Category: JTMG

These Shoes Were Made For My Journey

In the summer of 2007. I picked up a pair of black Airwalk flip flops at Payless during the BOGO sale. I don’t remember how much I paid for them, but I can’t see myself paying more than $8.00 for them.(Although what they’d become to symbolize to me is priceless.)...

Thank God For My Aunt T.

Oh my goodness, i just got off the phone with my Aunt T. She was my mother’s favorite sister,  (she had no problem letting her other siblings know it either); my godmother (she did her godmother duties when she  became me and my sister’s guardian during the latter part of...

Organizations I Love

  But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him? 1 John 3:17 It is very important to me to support organizations that are making a real difference in my community. Whether...

30-day-challenge

30-Day Challenge: Quit Smoking

So I’m starting a 30-day challenge for the month of October. One of my challenges is to quit smoking. I know that it will take longer than 30 days to complete this task, but i think it’s a great start. Studies have shown that it take 21 days to break...

financial security

Let Talk About M-O-N-E-Y Pt. 3: Budgeting

Making A Budget And Sticking To It The most useful financial tool you should utilize is a budget. Now budgeting is never fun but with discipline and determination, you’ll see improvement in your financial security. The purpose of a budget isn’t to deprive you of the things that you want...

financial security

Let’s talk About: M-O-N-E-Y Pt. 2: Setting Financial Goals

Setting Financial Goals   When trying to get our financial life in order, setting realistic goals is the difference between success and failure. We cannot be successful if we don’t know what we are working towards. Goals are necessary because they help us define our purpose, it keeps us focused and...

fall pant trends

5 Pants Trends I Want To Try This Fall

I came up in the 80s and 90s so I remember hot summers. I love hot summer days, not like these punk summers we’ve been having the past few years where there’s a handful of ninety-degree days and double-digit heat indexes. But 2016 has turned out to be a summer...

where have you been?

Where have you been lately?

    Oh my goodness, I know that it has been a long time since I posted on the blog, but isn’t it just like life to switch things up on you as soon as you start to get a groove going and start falling into good routines and habits....

3 Simple Ways To Be More Mindful Today

As a mom, sometimes I find it difficult to be present in the moment. There is always something to do, somewhere to be, something to think about. As someone who suffers from depression living in the moment can seem like a monumental task, especially trying to overcome the symptoms that...

JTMG Eating Better – Introduction

This post is the Introduction to the JTMG Eating Better Series.    Back in October 2014, my husband had a health scare that literally scared “the you know what” out of us. I think up until that point we thought we were above health issues — we ate what we...