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6 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

1. “You don’t even look pregnant.” 2. “You’re bigger since the last time I saw you.” 3. “Are you sure it’s not two in there?” 4. “All of your hair is going to fall out in postpartum.” 5. “Birth is so painful. You’re going to need an epidural.” 6. “Oh, you’re having a pandemic baby!”

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Life Life Lessons

My Dog’s Attack: A Parenthood Lesson

All things are lessons God would have me learn. — A Course in Miracles Who needs scary movies when you have the unexpected suspense of life? Here’s a story of how I became a dog mom October 2020 and a recent event that awakened a lesson in human motherhood. I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant with […]

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Careers Education Life

The Black Girl’s Guide to College: The World

Congratulations, sis 👩🏽‍🎓! You’ve made it through 12 years of schooling and now you’ve decided to take on at least four more. ✅ you’ve completed your FASFA ✅ you’ve picked out your roommate ✅ you’ve got your on-campus food card ✅ you’ve registered for first semester classes ✅ you’ve got your outfits lined up in […]

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Life

Unraveling Friendships: When to Stitch and When to Throw Away

Self-Reflection Questions: When was the last time someone told you “You’re a great friend!” or demonstrated her appreciation through a small deed? Further, do the people in your life see you as a dependable friend? According to Oxford Dictionary, friendships are a place of mutual trust and support between friends. Many of us say we […]

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Family Friends Life Life Lessons

How to Plan the Baby Shower of YOUR Dreams

Depending on the culture you grew up in, your perspective of baby showers will vary. It may be: (a) I don’t desire to have one at all. (b) Members of a particular religious organization, family or friends plan and execute the event on your behalf. (c) Co-workers surprise or plan a baby shower to celebrate […]

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Life Life Lessons Motivation

Chiquita with No Purpose

I recently met and have had the opportunity to observe a nine year old chihuahua mix, Chiquita. It’s been an interesting experience as I’ve studied her behavior and how she moves around the space. Dogs are brilliant and in many ways parallel human life. They can be timid in new environments or around new faces. […]

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Careers Education Life

A Shaky Voice Still Has Sound: Leading With Authenticity

Have you ever been afraid to raise your hand in a high school or college class because you felt like you should know the answer? Have you ever kept your feedback or insight in a work meeting in fear of rejection or not being heard? Have you ever been in the home you were raised […]

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Careers Faith Life Motivation

21’ Career Moves Affirmations + BONUS: Downloadable Cards

2020 stopped us in our tracks — whether we liked it or not. It forced us to assess the many facets of our lives including our careers. It is said that we spend half of our lives (maybe more) with the people that we work with. We are certainly fortunate to be employed, however, our […]

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Life Life Lessons Relationships

Conversations with Coeta, my laundry lady

One of my life aspirations is to purchase a multi-acre ranch to pass through my family’s future generations. Key: Land ownership + an income producing asset. Recently, I ran across a Women’s Health article by Rachael Rodgers, CEO of @hello7co and @therodgersranch who recommended women stop doing laundry if you desire to be a millionaire. […]

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2020 Gifting With Purpose Guide

Exercise: Define 2020 in three words silently to yourself. I am positive we would each come up with different answers. Some may say “This has been the most progressive year of my life.” Some may say “I can’t wait for it to be over. I cannot take anymore”. Every person’s feelings and perspective is valid […]