Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

"Why is there is no celebration for the invisible ones who help the world go around?  Since she doesn’t have a ring or child she fades into the crowded background of the miscellaneous." As a single, childless and 40-year-old woman it is rare that people say things like “Congrats on being single. I need to … Continue reading Woe is a NO! – 40, Single and Childless

What Works for Me, Works for Me

Last week, while leaving a meeting, one of the members of the group yells to me, "Happy Easter, Hilda". I respond to her, "Thank you, likewise", and make my way down the hall and out the building. Whenever the traditional Christian holidays come up throughout the year, it can become very awkward for individuals like myself, … Continue reading What Works for Me, Works for Me

To My Daughter

I know that I'm not the only one that gets emotional over their kids, often for no reason at all! My children are truly a blessing to me and I am forever grateful that God saw fit to make me a mom. I literally wrote this on the spur of the moment while in the … Continue reading To My Daughter

African-American Woman, Mom, Wife, Military Nurse- Success With Wanda Parks

An entrepreneur, wealth and wellness coach, Wanda Parks is living her life to the fullest. As a Registered Nurse, Mrs. Parks is passionate about transforming people lives by teaching and coaching in spirituality; physical, mental, and social well-being, and financial wealth. Wanda is superwoman. She’s a wife, mom, grandmother, career coach, and a military nurse. … Continue reading African-American Woman, Mom, Wife, Military Nurse- Success With Wanda Parks

That’s Just My Baby Momma

"At some point you have to get yourself together for you and your children and become an admired lady; show these other young mother’s how to handle these situations like a boss!" All relationships can be challenging from time to time, adding a baby momma to the mix can make the relationship very challenging. First you … Continue reading That’s Just My Baby Momma

My Journey to Motherhood

"But not all of us have these simple pregnancies that we breeze through." I have two healthy kids. I've been pregnant six times. Yes. Six. My journey to motherhood has not been an easy one. I had never thought about getting pregnant before my ex-husband and I decided to start a family. I was on … Continue reading My Journey to Motherhood

Why Are So Many Children Being Molested?

"Then, one lady began to talk and she started off saying, “Ok, so we all know everyone has been molested as a child!” and she continued talking but I didn’t hear anything else after that. All of the ladies in the room nodded in agreement when she made that statement like it was normal." A … Continue reading Why Are So Many Children Being Molested?

All Assed Out ~ Why We’re Worth More

"Some may say that I’m being a hater or that I’m jealous because I wasn’t blessed with a big bodacious booty." Scrolling through my Facebook page the other day I came across a friend request from a female that had an ass shot as her profile picture. My first thought was what the hell! I … Continue reading All Assed Out ~ Why We’re Worth More

My Shit Ain’t All Together

"They tell me that turning 30 will be just fine and that eventually I'll find my place in life, in this world." I had someone tell me one day while attempting to look busy to avoid conversation that I always look so put together. After I guffawed loudly I thanked her and went on to … Continue reading My Shit Ain’t All Together

Leukemia and Lymphoma- How CLS Blog is giving back!

My mother came to visit me in 2005. We had a great time but she began to complain about feeling out of breath. She had recently started to try and stop smoking, so I figured that between the Atlanta heat and her penchant for cigarettes, that was the issue. I took her to Kaiser Permanante … Continue reading Leukemia and Lymphoma- How CLS Blog is giving back!