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Why I Choose A Word Of The Year

In 2014, along with creating a vision board, I started choosing a word of the year. This word would help guide me through the year. I have learned to be very intentional about the word that I choose, because I am a firm believer that words have power. The power that this word gives me […]

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My Almost Empty Nest

When our children are born we mark all the milestones. The first words, first steps, potty training, and first day of school. I was so happy when my oldest entered high school, because in 4 short years I would begin the process of  “emptying my nest.”  I spent 18 years loving and protecting him. I […]

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Social Media and My Teenagers

Social Media and My Teenagers

Raising children can be tough. As parents we do our best to instill proper values while at the same time letting them have room to spread their wings. It’s a very tough balance. When you add social media to the mix, that balance gets tougher.  Trying to ensure that your child doesn’t post something online […]

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I Have To Dream

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. As a child learning about the great Dr. Martin Luther King was required. As it […]

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Lessons My Children Have Taught Me

When we bring children into this world, our job is to teach, nurture, guide and love them. I’ve been at this job called motherhood for 17 years and I think that I have learned more from my children than I ever thought I would. But there are a few lessons that stand out. Lesson 1.  […]

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I’m A Mother, Not A Father

I’m a Mother, not a Father. I lost my father when I was 10 years old.  This left my mother to handle the parenting duties alone.  She had a great support system that helped her then, and truth be told, they are still helping.  I truly appreciated all of the sacrifices that my mother made […]

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Meet Belinda!

Chicago born but Memphis made. Although born in Chicago I have called Memphis home for over 30 years. I love the big city with a small town feel, especially for raising my sons.  I have always attended Catholic schools. My high school, Immaculate Conception, is all girls. As an only child being able to form […]

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