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Everything Comes Full Circle

Many times in life we wonder why certain things happen to us or why we meet certain people. And often, we don't think twice about some events or some people. But one thing I have seen over and over again in my life is that... Everything comes…

Use Your Refund to Get Ahead

This is an updated version of a post I wrote last year. As I hear about how people are using (or in some cases, wasting) their sometimes large income tax refunds, I felt compelled to share my story again about how I used tax time every year…

Love Yourself

If you read my last blog, then you read about my beautiful Valentine's Day proposal. I really hate spoiling the story for anyone who hasn't read my book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, but these two blog…

Time to Learn to Sew...Make a Stitch. Save Nine.

...ignoring it, pretending it didn't exist, thinking it wasn't as bad as I already knew it was, thinking it would fix itself, or just moving on to the next thing.

The S.O. What! Foundation presents Self-esteem, Sex, and Success was a huge SUCCESS!

Feels amazing to use time, talent, and even trials to transform the lives of others. This past Saturday, the S.O. What! Foundation hosted nearly 50 awesome teenagers at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.…

Day 1 of 6 Days and 6 Awesome Events. The National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards.

As I sit here typing like I've been doing since I got up at about 8am, I reflect on the amazing past few days I've had. It has been a bit of a beautiful whirlwind, and I'm resting (by working in my bed) and looking forward to going to the US…

Well, at least...

Last week, I did a quick Periscope with my thoughts on perspective and said I'd write this blog because I had SO much to say about the topic. Tonight I talked to my son, and he said that all his father does is try to give him advice. I forgave…

The Journey Back Home...2 weeks, 12 cities, and over 1200 miles.

It was difficult to leave what had been my home, my office, and my sanctuary for the past weeks. I had relaxed a lot and worked a lot too. I had met some interesting people, and I had really enjoyed some great company...my own. For my 36th birthday,…

Grandma's Hands

I was 15, pregnant, scared and didn't want to be in my mother's house with my stepfather another day. Remember in my book the time when he got mad at me about the ironing board, and I ran away? Well, walked because I was very pregnant. Very…