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5 Kids' First Flights and Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

​It's Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday! As a 17 year-old high school student moving to Memphis, TN for college, I had no idea that Memphis would be my home for at least the next 20 years. And ignorantly, I didn't know the depth of…
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5 Lessons I (Re)Learned in 2018

In less than a week we will say goodbye to 2018 forever. But we say hello to 2019- a new year and another chance. As I reflect on the past year, I think about the roller coaster of emotions I felt (as I do every year). I think about some…
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Going Places...A Life-Changing Trip

When we started the S.O. What! Foundation's STEP-OUT (Self-esteem, Teamwork, Exposure, Personal development-Overcome, Understand, Triumph) program, I knew I wanted to take the special kids in our program on a flight to Washington, DC. Why?…
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Chapter 39- Celebrate Your Life While You Have It

If you've been following my blog for any amount of time or just know my story, then you know my birthdays are "special". Yes, everyone's birthday is special, but my birthday is also the anniversary of the day I got pregnant by someone I did…

No Honeymoon. New Cancun Memories and 10 New Life Lessons.

Last week I wrote about what would have been my 10 year wedding anniversary (June 9th) so this week 10 years ago I would have been on my honeymoon. We went to Cancun, Mexico. Although things were awkward (wrote about that too), we had some…

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,…