Meet Sleeping Beauty # One

The Words of wisdom from my mother; "Do not be like me." I interpreted that to mean not to be a teen mom like her. I followed her directive , I graduated from high school, college, pursued a career, married, purchased a home, and birthed my babies....more
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Adulting Sucks: 7 Ways to Fake It Like a Boss

Can we discuss the “A” word for a moment? And no, I don’t mean that word – I mean “adult.” Adulting sucks. I suck at being an adult... ...more
FANTASTIC post! I laughed out loud. Even though... I do all those adult things... which makes me ...more

Society's View of Women And body Image

If your like me and your under 5' then you sure know that finding clothing to fit you properly without visiting a seamstress for every article of clothing to be fixed. This is why I gravitate towards makeup to avoid trying on clothing for hours just to find one shirt to fit my 4'11" body. Now I'm not disproportioned but I'm short in statue and not a size 0, more like a 12-14 depending on the pants....more

Open Letter to Elaina Watley: Victor Cruz Is The Least of Your Problems

This is an open letter to Elaina Watley. Victor Cruz is irrelevant.A couple of days ago, I read that you sent a group text to your man’s chillas (allow him to translate that) to incite anger between the dumb ass broads that are sleeping with your future husband. They didn’t fight with one another. They, probably, traded info because they don’t care....more

Are Women Their Own Worst Enemy

We all grew up reading stories about ladies in distress. Stories were more or less the same. Girl is in trouble and she does not see any way to end her miseries. She is so beautiful that even nature stops to admire her. She has a voice so soft that it could melt even a stone and when she sings in her soothing voice the whole surrounding is spell-bound....more

You Are So Much More Than Pretty

ChristieShuMcElweePretty (according to Google):      1. attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome     2. an attractive thing, typically a pleasing but unnecessary accessory ...more

Encouraging Girls to Believe Shatters Mold for Young Women

It’s a great time to be a girl.Locally and across the country, in schools, on athletic fields, and in the workplace, girls and women are breaking out of stereotypical female roles and they are garnering a lot of attention for their success....more

Homeless Women's Taboo Struggle: Their Periods

I watched the homeless woman as I waited to cross the street. She sat with her head in her hands, shaking slightly. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen her around–she usually walks the blocks near the building where I work, with a vacant look in her eyes that says that somewhere, sometime, something worse than living on the streets happened to her. I had to pass her to get to my office; I thought about ducking into the breakfast joint down the street and grabbing her a biscuit. As I approached, however, I saw her real need....more


   I am a HORRIBLE procrastinator.  It's a very bad habit that I, unfortunately, posses.  It stagnates and destroys good intentions.  I have goals I've yet to accomplish because of my bad habit.  For some reason, turning 40 has forced me to reflect, realize some hard truths, and do inventory on the past 20+ years of my existence.  Like most of us, I'm no where near where I should be or where I want to be....more