Private School Recruitment vs Reality

We had the pleasure of hosting a chat with the filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson onChatty Guest about their documentary American Promise and book Promises Kept.The filmmakers gave us a glimpse into their life as an African-American family that navigated through the elite private school experience.  The chat on Chatty Guest allowed parents of color the space to express their views on the film and their experience as parents of children going through a similar experience....more

Pledge to health, myself and family

Ok I have been trying to lose weight and get healthy every Monday morning! I make the same pledge to myself every Sunday that I will start the week off by starting a new diet or new weight loss fad. I have tried everything HGC, Atkins diet, Weight Watchers, etc. Sometimes they work and I lose a few pounds and then as soon as I take a bite of bread I gain 10 extra pounds! Argh!!!...more

What I learned from a group of teenagers about compassion

What are we teaching our kids about compassion? How are we modeling the behavior for our kids? Do we slow down to talk to our kids about respecting others that are different from them?Last night I attended a fundraiser for the organization Best Buddies. Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)....more

Embracing the next chapter

After being introduced as wife and mother for the past 10 years, yesterday being introduced as the CEO and Founder of Chatty Guest was something that made me pause.I was asked to speak to a class of Business School students about Chatty Guest.The class is piloting the use of Chatty Guest as a teaching tool for teaching to the millennials. ...more


I have been watching the Bravo TV show I Dream of Nene. And yes I can admit to my love of watching Nene since she started on the hit reality TV Show "Real Housewives of Atlanta." As a real life housewife turned app entrepreneur with 2 young kids Nene's life and my life don't have a lot of similarities. I mean just today I barely had enough time to change from my workout gear to normal "comfortable" clothes, make dinner, make snacks for pick up and get ready for my transportation duty of hauling children around to their after school activities....more

What About the groom's mother?