7 Favorite Interviews of 2017

Let’s go back to 2017 for a minute: It was a great year for interviews. These were so beautifully done that when I saw, heard, or read them, I immediately said, “Dang, I wish I’d done this myself.” And because I spent 2017 kind of searching for...

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Bloom, Baby, Bloom: 32 for 32

31 was hard. Like “someone slaps you in the face” hard. And it was partially because I’d made a huge decision: the decision to stop running away from the issues I had with myself and be real about it all. I decided that it needed...

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8 Days of Feeling Physical Powerful

Sometimes, when you’re feeling down, you’ve gotta show yourself what you’re working with. After hitting a mental roadblock and beating myself up about it, I unintentionally spent a week pushing myself to build my confidence back up in ways that were really, really physically challenging...

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#FBF and a Love Letter to 2017 Grads

It's the end of June, the unofficial end of spring graduation season, and I'm not gonna lie. It made me super nostalgic, and I started to think about my own graduations and the amazing feeling I had walking across the stage each time. I graduated from...

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To My Baby Boy on Your 10th Birthday

Well, kid. We’ve been at this thing for a decade now. And although we’re still trying to figure it all out, I wouldn’t trade being your mom for anything in the world. Thank you for giving me life’s greatest job, for filling me up, for...

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Chronicles of a Half-domestic Diva, Vol. 1

My number one promise for 2017 is to be kind to myself and that includes is my role of being a half-domestic diva. Unlike the main character in Sophie Kinsella’s “Undomestic Diva” (if you’ve ever read this super hilarious book, you’ll know what I mean),...

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Late-Night Devo: Enough of Not Being Enough

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""] When you measure people, you're either winning or losing, living in a space of pride or feeling defeated. — Pastor Alli Munsey [/inlinetweet] I’ve had enough of not being enough. For as long as I can remember, I’ve never felt as if I was good...

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The Last Time I Saw My Love

“Is that your friend in there?” an older doctor with thick glasses asked as my friends and I were leaving my boyfriend’s hospital room. “I hate to tell you this, but it would take a miracle to get him out of here.” That doctor did not...

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Wearing My Invisible Crown

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it. — James Baldwin[/inlinetweet] I’m grateful for a lot: my life is good, my family is good, my God is good. So in addition to keeping my...

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When I Cried for 30 Days

A few months ago, I started to cry and I couldn’t stop. I had a lot of commitments, too, and I couldn’t stop those either. I’m a journalist, a writer, a social media consultant, an entrepreneur, a mother, a daughter, a big sister, a mentor,...

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Thankful for the Jackies to My Joy

Behind every successful woman, is a tribe of other successful women that have her back. I'm late watching movies [like a solid year-late late] and I just watched Joy — the movie loosely based on entrepreneur Joy Mangano who created the Miracle Mop and then went...

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Trina Knows All: 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

This week, I got the chance to work with my big sis Trina of Baby Shopaholic, to help design her holiday gift guide, done in conjunction with Mimi of Unlikely Martha. As far as gifts go, Trina literally knows all and her style is impeccable. She's...

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Put Yourself in That Place

I sold out. Three times. Three times, I placed orders with my printer and three times, I was unsure of my ability to sell what I was paying to print. Essentially, I was doubting myself. I went to speak at an elementary school career day this morning...

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The Truth About Fears and Vision

With the new year approaching (Whoo hoo!), I wanted to share with you the ways I’m using my own Dreamer’s Notebook to have my best year yet. And, I’m pretty confident that I will. For me, 2016 is all about tackling my fears — those horrible things...

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