5 Unconventional Occupations that Make Him Marriage Material

When most of us mamas think of our ideal husband, we think of a man wearing a three-piece suite who works in a skyscraper and drives a Benz.  Well those are beautiful daydreams, but let's be honest, that might be a bit unrealistic.  Furthermore, what I've found is that this demographic of men aren't the only ones capable of being good husbands and fathers.  If we look a little closer there are some undiscovered diamonds in the rough hiding right under our noses.Here's my list of occupations that contain men who might be marriage material....more

Love Your Kid, but Hate Her Bestie? Here's How to Get Rid of Her.

I remember when I was growing up and I brought home one of my first best friends.  For security sake we will call her Samantha.  Samantha was a hot girl, or hoe, if you prefer.  At the time I didn't know that, I just thought Samantha was cool and I wanted to be cool.  With that objective, Samantha and I became friends....more

5 Ways to Go Into 2015 Grown Woman Style

 1. Run Your House Right"I hate that word 'housewife.' I prefer to be called 'domestic goddess." -Roseanne Barr...more

4 Fantastic IOUs All Moms Will Love This Christmas

Lucky for last-minute or financially-strapped buyers, moms love IOUs. Plus, IOUs give the gifter a plethora of thoughtful choices that can have a huge positive impact on a mama's life. Considering the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it's nice to take some down-time after the New Year by cashing in an IOU....more
For the last two years my budget has been tight.  IOUs have been the perfect way for me to gift ...more

How a $9 Caftan Made My Hubby Want Me More

Most of the time when my husband comes home from work this is what I am wearing: a pair of sweats or pajama pants and one of his oversized t-shirts.  He usually greets me with a kiss.  While that’s nice, it’s not exactly the reaction that I want.  “I’m glad to see you,” “You look beautiful,” or even a sla...more

Beyonce: Are We Raising Too Many Businessman & Not Enough Good Husbands & Fathers?

I remember my days of single motherhood very vividly.  The cold bus rides, enjoyable first baby moments spent alone and the endless nights where I wished I had a mate to share them with.  While I also had some great moments as a single mom, like  graduating from college with baby boy in tow, I often wonder now as a married woman what my life would have been like if only my son’s father would have been raised to understand that children come first and that parenthood is what we live for....more

Can Rap Music Heat-Up Your Bedroom?

Riding in my car is probably the only consistent me-time that I get.  With 3 kids,  my ride time is my opportunity to take a breather and also gives me time to act out something like a fantasy.  My husband brought a new car last year, and lately he's been letting me drive what we refer to as the "Mach 5" because our 2010 Nissan Altima drives smooth, has the best sub-woofers I've ever heard and makes me feel like a million bucks....more

4 Argument Icebreakers for Couples

So the argument is over.  You realize it really wasn't that big of a deal in the first place, but both of you are waiting for one another to make the first step forward.  I know.  I've been there.  As much as you want to get back to the normalcy of hugs, kisses and slaps on the butt, you just don't want to go out like a chump.  Well, the bad news is you kind of have to.  The good news is you can do it in a cool kinda way....more

Should We Tell Our Kids Maybe?

We do it in a plethora of ways.  There's 'maybe,' 'not yet,' 'you can get it when,' and the infamous 'if you be good." Moms have all types of ways of not giving their kids definitive answers....more

What Our Kids Can Learn From Kendrick Lamar & India Arie

India Arie's music has always held a special place in my heart.  It reminds me of sunshine, dewed grass and everything that is light and wholesome in life.  Now Kendrick Lamar isn't all sunshine and trees, but the track "Hol' Up" on his Section 8.0 album had me hooked on how melodically he delivers rugged lyrics.  Long story short, I am a fan of both artist....more