When to Splurge and When to Save on Your Wedding

Weddings are expensive. Way more expensive than I thought before I started wedding planning. Since most of us don’t have an unlimited wedding budget, difficult decisions have to be made. It’s important to take a hard look at your priorities and decide where your money should be allocated. While we all have different priorities, there are some areas where your money will go a lot further and where I would recommend splurging. Here are the areas (in my opinion) for where to splurge and where to save on your wedding!...more

Infidelity - Is Ignorance Bliss?

The hacking of the Ashley Madison website and posting of that information on the internet for all to access raised a question for many married persons – “Is my spouse cheating on me?”  When I read about persons searching this informational trove I thought about that game we played as adolescents.   The game where we pulled the petals of a flower as we recited “He loves me……He loves me not” hoping that it would end on the right choice.    I know that persons are hoping that they do not find the name and information of their spouse among the Ashley Madison inform...more

Four Ways You Can Stop Gossip In Its Tracks

 “Anxiety is contagious.  Fortunately, so is calm.” - Anonymous ...more


I like them. All types. The 20 yr. old, he volunteered his age when I asked if he was in high school, at the army surplus. Upon my passing through the store doorway a sidewalk passerby yelled something indiscernible at me. The young store clerk, having heard the passerby, asked if I was okay. “I’m fine”, I replied. In a 7 minute “get-to-know-you” session, I learned that Jake had worked at the army surplus for six months and was in college....more

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10 Reasons Why Interracial Relationships Are The New Black

With racial tensions rising on a global scale, from antisemitism, to the war on black youth, to ISIS and the rise of extreme fundamentalism, never has there been a more important time to celebrate the beauty and importance of sharing in our differences.  So, we decided to put together a list of the top 10 reasons, why interracial relationships are all the rage:...more
Great article! I am a Black woman married to a White man, although he claims that he's not ...more

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 16 Questions to Help You Decide if it is Time to Leave Your Marriage

I used to be a master of distraction (weight loss was my favourite diversion) so it took me a long to realise my marriage had disintegrated while I hadn't been paying attention. I remember sitting in front of the computer late one night Googling "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"I wanted a check list, or a quiz or even a free psychic reading to tell me what to do....more

Can You Be BFFs with the Opposite Sex?

As the guy on the TV screen wrestled with his uncooperative bowtie, he looked in the mirror toward the barrier a few feet behind him, where his best friend was busy putting on her dress....more


 “Bag lady, you gone hurt your backDraggin all them bags like thatI guess nobody ever told youAll you must hold on toIs youIs youIs you”- Erykah BaduI’m not gone tell y'all how I old I was before I realized she wasn’t talking about actual bags.Any who,...more