Are you staying active while pregnant? It's difficult when you're walking around with extra weight and swollen ankles, but it's important. Today, I'm going to discuss how I stay and comfy active while pregnant! I partnered with C9 Champion for this feature. At my very first doctor's appointment, I was
Finding safe exercises while pregnant can be a daunting task. Along with the help of the BodyBoss Fitness Guide, I've found 10 exercises that you can do daily! This post is sponsored by BodyBoss but all BOSS opinions are my own. I am not a doctor, so all recommendations are
When you're an adult in a strong and committed relationship, you expect reactions to your pregnancy announcement to be positive, right? Unfortunately, not everyone reacts how you'd like them to. So, it's very important for you to not overthink or overreact to their reactions. Don't forget that breaking big news
I survived the record-breaking storm but still complained about it afterward. Now, I am humbled after Hurricane Irma. Find out my thoughts and how you can help the victims. My thoughts after Hurricane Irma It's a very silent night. A night so silent that it gives you chills. People always
The best investment you'll ever make in this lifetime, is to invest in yourself. If you want to live a rich and happy life, it begins within you. It can be as simple as taking a nap or as complex as learning a new language. Here's 10 ways to invest
I've gathered a list of the Top 50 best inspirational books for women. These non-religious books offer encouragement, empowerment, joy, and self love. Nothing can touch your soul like a powerful book. Every woman deserves some "me-time" and these books offer just that! You can get all these on Amazon at
As a busy woman, I find my moments of "Me Time" to be few and far between. One of my goals this year was to dedicate more time to myself. I find it difficult to do when I have mountains of responsibility at home and in my career. I'm sure
Last week, I told you about my new found inspiration to declutter my life physically, mentally, and emotionally. I'll admit, this Declutter Challenge hasn't been easy. The first few days I went through a series of ups and downs. The good news is that I've finally found my groove. It just took a
Inspiration is the first step toward decluttering your life and hopefully that inspiration comes from this post. I want to tell you all about the steps I'm taking to declutter every aspect of my life and how you can too!
My life is a constant river of reflection. Not a day passes without me reflecting on the day before. I think of situations I could have handled better and I acknowledge those that I managed well. I do all that I can to nourish every ounce of my being. A strong mind, body, & spirit
Well, my friends. I'm back on Nutrisystem again. My journey in 2015 was challenging, but so rewarding. After 3 months of Nutrisystem and my new lifestyle choices, I lost a total of 18 lbs – without working out at all. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. My confidence
Social Media. It has a bit of a stigma attached to it these days, with good reason. A few things we all think of when social media is mentioned are: funny memes, cat videos, addiction, bullying, and gossip. Is that all social media has to offer? Is it only beneficial
Today I am reflecting on everything I accomplished in 2016. We've come to the end of the road and I've got a lot to be thankful for. It was a year full of traveling, writing, networking, and lots of love. When 2016 began, I told myself that it was going to be an
When word of the Loving movie first came out, I had no idea what it was about. Like most Americans, I had never heard of the Lovings. I didn't know that this incredibly couple help shaped the country that I love. I didn't realize that it was because of them, that I am allowed to marry the man that I love. Their story is like no other because the Lovings weren't an interracial couple fighting for the freedoms of America. They were simply a couple, a family, that fought for their right to live and love together – in the land of the free.
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Loving actress, Terri Abney, along with the lead actors and Director of the Loving film. We talked to all of them about bringing the Loving story back to life. This is a very touching story because it's true. It's the true story of the Lovings, who were sentenced to prison or to leave the state simply because they were an interracial couple that got married. With the hate and discrimination this still exists, this movie couldn't have released at a better time. There's a lot that we need to talk about and Terri Abney has a very important message for this generation about love, acceptance, and speaking out.
For the longest time, I've wanted to write this series. I've always been a people watcher. It's in my nature. My best friend and I used to go to the mall and sit for hours people watching. My stepdad and I did, too. It's definitely my favorite pastime. I've always
As a young woman, I've explored a lot of different relationships. I've had really long-term relationships, love at first site relationships, really passionate ones, and really volatile ones. No two relationships are the same, but they all carry a few common things that nobody seems to mention. Maybe we are too involved to realize it, maybe we are too afraid to admit the truth, or maybe we just don't talk about our relationships enough. These are the 5 things nobody tells you about relationships.
I feel like I've experienced more heartbreak in my life than the average person. I've had a lot of failed relationships and I've never taken a breakup lightly. It doesn't matter the reason for the breakup. It doesn't matter who ended it or if the decision was mutual – it
I am all about positive living and giving everyone a second chance. Sometimes first impressions aren't the best. I'm sure that I've given a bad first impression a time or two. I'd hate to be written off because of one bad day. Being the empath that I am, I do my best to put myself in everyone's shoes and give them the benefit of the doubt. However, there are some things that I have a really hard time overlooking. There are some women that I just don't want to be friends with.
There's a popular news article floating around which shows a disturbing image of a couple in the front seat of a car, passed out from drugs, with a child in the back seat – wide awake. I'm not sure how long the poor child was there for or how the story