Happy Birthday to CLS!

  Last year when I started the blog, I was preparing to go through a divorce. I had just truly become a single mother and was starting to acknowledge and accept that the life I thought I had was not real. After agonizing and sitting on all of it all alone, I called a few … Continue reading Happy Birthday to CLS!

Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

Energy Vampires

Energy. It's real.  It determines your mood. It's the reason people are drawn to you, or just the opposite. I've been enamored by vampires since I was a kid. They are sexy, mysterious, but at their core, they take. They feed. As do energy vampires. I'm not sure that they even know that they are … Continue reading Energy Vampires

Don’t Let Your Relationships Lauryn Hill You

Lauryn Hill came out with one solid album damn near twenty years ago. And yet, in 2017 she still has promoters booking her for events. It makes me wonder. Why? Of course, her name is a draw, and for those of us that loved every word on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, I guess there … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Relationships Lauryn Hill You

Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” Maya Angelou The train is ticking down the tracks; I’m waiting patiently to run to the back seat without being too aggressive. I need … Continue reading Crying over LIFE and Candy Crush

Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

At some point in our lives we are faced with an important decision. To either face the pain that we have stuffed and hid behind for years or just face it.  When I use the word "we", I am among the countless numbers of individuals that have faced some form of emotional, physical, or spiritual, … Continue reading Peeling Away the Layers, One Brick at a Time 

Ready…Set..Your Intentions

Insanity is defined by doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting different results. There is truth to that statement, yet so many of us find ourselves cycling through these patterns doing things the same way. Then we end up defeated or upset when the outcome is no different. So why do … Continue reading Ready…Set..Your Intentions

11 Years Of Silence- Why Did I Not Exist In My Marriage?

"No matter where you go, you are what you are player, And you can try to change but that's just the top layer Man, you was who you was before you got here....." ~Public Service Announcement, Jay-z   I did a project on human nature back in college. We had to ask a parent about … Continue reading 11 Years Of Silence- Why Did I Not Exist In My Marriage?

I Don’t Want Your Grandmother’s Ring

I saw a meme in a Facebook group that asked what you would do if after five years of marriage, you discovered that your wedding ring used to belong to your husband's ex-wife. My answer was not exactly the most cooperative. For me, it would not be a means to ending the relationship, but I … Continue reading I Don’t Want Your Grandmother’s Ring

25 powerful photos of Chicago’s Women’s March (2017)

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