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...

Meditation as Communication with God

This weekend I finally sat down and made an editorial calendar to help me post more regularly. In the beginning of the process I wrote down each topic I like to explore on JTMG. When I got to the Mediation topic I toyed with the idea of changing the name...

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...

African American women and depression

I’m a Black woman and I suffer from Depression

African Americans women are more likely to suffer from Depression but are less likely to be treated for depression due to the cultural stigma of mental illness in the Black community, feelings of shame and embarrassment, lack of health insurance, and lack of understanding of the illness. Our people need to...

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...

Celebrating Black Fathers

Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Jonathan Alford

JTMG Celebrating Black Fatherhood.   I just dislike the reputation that black fathers have and it’s been around for quite some time.We have to take a stand and change this whole reputation by showing the world that there are black men doing what they are supposed to, even though sometimes...

Celebrating Black Fathers

Celebrating Black Fatherhood: Kevin Dingle

Every day as I scroll through my social media feeds, I see beautiful black fathers engaging their children with sport, video games, music, etc., and I want this side of black men who are black fathers in the limelight. So, I reached out to a few of my social media friends...