How to Send Mother’s Day Memories to Mom Across the Country

Eleven years ago, I got married one week before Mother’s Day. We boarded an airplane in Detroit, Michigan headed for our honeymoon in Antigua. We booked our return flight to New York, NY where we were to begin our lives. Our wedding date is May 3rd and the following Sunday was Mother’s Day....more

A Stay At Home Mom’s Plan to Getting Back to Life at 42

My birthday is fast approaching and there’s nothing I can do about it. I’m grateful that I have been so blessed to reach the age of 42, married with two children along with a supportive family. I have no complaints there at all.But my professional life took a turn when I left Corporate America nearly 8 years ago....more

P&G "Thank You Mom" Olympic Commercials Sell Encouragement for Moms, Not Product

Did they have to go all the way back to infant hood? Really, P&G?I can't stand these P&G Olympic Thank You Mom commercials. I really can't. Every time I watch them, I end up on the floor, drowning in buckets of tears, walking into walls because I can't see the bathroom clearly as I hunt for a tissue....more

9/11: When Should I Tell My Kids About That Day?

Both of my kids were asked to wear red, white, and blue which begins two weeks of “wear this color for this/that day.”  Well, we all know why they are being asked to wear the colors which symbolize our country.  Today, is the anniversary of 9/11.  The day I personally will never forget....more

Take My Advice Before Entering Your Kid In A Pageant

Did you receive a “referral” letter in the mail today from the 2013 (inser city here) City Pageants?  My daughter did.  She’s only seven years old.  I was eager for this day.As a former pageant director in two pageants with a strong history, I know how to spot a legit pageant from one you need to stay away from.  This is why I am here to help those who are excited about entering the world of pageantry.  Now, I am not bashing any pageant, but aim to inform you of what to look for and run from when it comes to choosing a credible pageant....more

What If Your Daughter Dated An Abusive Boyfried?

I'm not trying to weigh in on the Chris Brown/Rihanna relationship thing, but I do know that I would not want my daughter dating a young man with his abusive history. ...more

Accepting My Daughter for Who She Is

The other day, I just got "it." The "it" I am talking about is accepting my almost seven year old daughter for who she is.  I now understand why I get so frustrated at her at times.  It's because she is not exactly how I want her to be.  She is not at all how I was at her age.  She is not me.  She is so far from me at her age.  I get it and I am now accepting it.  ...more