Category: Motherhood

independent children

Raising Independent Children

My husband and I established very early on that we were going to raise our children to be as independent as possible, mainly out of necessity —  he worked nights and I worked crazy hours at the time, they really needed to know how to do things for themselves because...

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.)...

happy with where i am

Happy With Where I Am

Sometimes I feel like this journey is moving too slow, like I should be further along in on this journey to greatness. I’m constantly asking myself, “are you there yet?” When things are going well in my life, I try to talk myself through the steps of what to do...

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...

Celebrating Black Fathers

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Paul Felts Jr.

First off, let me wish all the fathers out there a Happy Father’s Day, I hope the day is filled with all the things you like to do.   It is only fitting that I finish the JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood series with the father of my children, my husband,...

Celebrating Black Fathers

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Jamal Swift

Hey guys, I’m sorry for my absence, I am in the process of moving so I’m busy downsizing and packing. With the process of going through all my family’s belonging comes moments where I find myself walking down memory lane. I find myself holding up one of my boys old...