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Time To Bury The Hatchet And Learn To Co Parent

Parenting isn’t easy.  When you have children with someone you’re no longer in a relationship with it creates another set of obstacles.  One major challenge is learning to balance personal healing with raising your kids.  Co parenting with someone who hurt you can be more painful than a bikini wax.  However, like being bare down […]

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Remembering September 11 With The Kids

It’s hard to believe the Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attack is upon us. This event changed our Nation and our World in many ways. It gave new meaning to the term 9-11. Please take a moment to remember the 2996 innocent people who lost their lives: parents, husbands, wives, children, grandchildren & […]

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Your Child Deserves More Than Mediocrity

There comes a point in life when you need to garner a sense of accountability.  A time to be liable for your actions.  A time to GROW UP.  The minute you’re responsible for the union of sperm and an egg is a good time. As an adult your child deserves more than mediocrity. Your father […]

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How To Enjoy Twitter

Social media is taking over. Tv, movies, brands and celebrities are all turning to social media for promo and entertainment. If you haven’t been bitten by the Twitter bug, it’s not too late. Recently we’ve seen major news stories and current events break on Twitter before it hits the media airwaves. Anytime I feel an […]

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Clean Your Room Kobe Bryant

No matter how old we get, we all have our room or belongings at our parent’s house. For me, it would include dusty cheerleading trophies, high school love letters, and a Salt N’ Pepa poster. All worthless to most, priceless to me. If you’re talking Kobe Bean Bryant’s old room it’s another story. The 15 […]

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Memorial Day Photos

Memorial Day is here. While it is the kickoff of Summer for many, there is a deeper meaner to the day. Please pause from the BBQs, marathon runs, and discount shopping to remember the true message of Memorial Day…to honor those valiant men and women who gave their lives fighting for our country. On Memorial […]

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Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and respect for those that have died serving our nation.

To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the “National Moment of Remembrance” resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans “To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to ‘Taps.”

 

As a mom, my heart goes out the many moms that have children in the armed forces as well as the many moms serving our country.

Recently, Army Specialist Zachary Boyd, 19, of Fort Worth, Texas, was photographed in his pink “I Love NY” boxers and flip flops. He rushed from his sleeping quarters on to join fellow platoon members at a base in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province after the unit came under fire from Taliban positions.

These men and women have so much pride, honor, courage, and integrity.

No matter what your stance is on the war, or your political affiliation, please take a moment to remember and honor those that have died fighting for our many freedoms.

A special Memorial Day honor to my dad, Retired Reserve Army Lt. Colonel Gus Strassburger and one of my BFF’s (and Hot Mama) Air Force Major L.B Slade.

THANK YOU




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Homeless GA Teen Graduates Valedictorian

Chelesa Fearce. Remember that name. She will make an incredible impact on society one day. Chelesa a senior at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County, Georgia will graduate Valedictorian of her senior class. A wonderful feat in itself, however Chelesa spent most of her high school years homeless, living in shelters and her mother’s car […]

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Real Women Over Disney Princesses

I’m not a fan of the whole Disney Princess thing. Yes, there are a couple good ones, but overall the dressing up in an antebellum gown, pretending to be vulnerable, waiting to be saved by a man…YAWN. I guess it’s good I don’t have girls or that my boys aren’t into princesses (aside from B […]

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50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013

As a mom and MBA student, Working Mother’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2013 caught my eye. I was even more excited when I saw my imaginary BFF, Mariah Carey made the top 10. Way to go Bestie!!! Fellow Hollywood mommies, Beyonce’ and Giselle made the Top 10 as well. Working Mother […]

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