Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

#PhilandoCastile – I Don’t Know Where to Begin

I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m sad. I’m scared. I’m tired. I’m sick AND tired. I’m a black woman, a wife and a mom.  Today’s not guilty verdict rendered for #PhilandoCastile’s murderer has filled me with so many overwhelming emotions that I can’t even begin to articulate how I feel right now. It’s been a long… Continue reading #PhilandoCastile – I Don’t Know Where to Begin

Mommyland · Woman Talk/Shop Talk

10 REASONS BEING A MomPreneur ROCKS!

As many of know, over 2.5 years ago I left the Obama Administration to focus on being a better wife and mommy.  Since then, I’ve launched my blog and a consulting firm.  I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to appear on national TV, radio and several speaking engagements.  This has been an extraordinarily fulfilling time in… Continue reading 10 REASONS BEING A MomPreneur ROCKS!

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

A letter to my son…

Dear Maxwell: My heart hurts. It aches with the agony of knowing that no matter how much I try, your life could end needlessly just based on the color of your skin.  The complexion of your skin in this day and time labels you as a threat.  It places an unwarranted target on your back… Continue reading A letter to my son…

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

It’s after the morning drop off for the first day of school. It’s a short day and I’m at my usual spot, Starbucks, that’s right around the corner from my little guy’s school.  As I’m sipping my yummy spiced pumpkin latte and enjoying my spinach feta wrap, I am overcome with so many emotions about… Continue reading First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

Mommyland · Woman Talk/Shop Talk

Monday Motivation: Mochapreneurs Rock!

Today was awesome!  Simply magnificent. I was joined today by my business partner, Melissa and her beautiful daughter.  Melissa and I are working to put the final touches on the launch of the consulting firm and executing strategies for the clients we already have...yes, we have clients and haven't officially launched yet!  Ain't God Good!… Continue reading Monday Motivation: Mochapreneurs Rock!

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

With the recent “death by cop” news on South Carolinian Walter Scott, I am reminded of one of my previous blog posts - Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers. In that post, I focused more about starting a social media campaign to raise awareness. However, today I want to ask the question, who will protect… Continue reading Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

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My Top 4 #MommyHappyHour Moments!

I love my child.  Every day, I praise God for a healthy, brilliant, handsome and fun-tastic man child.  However, every now and again, Mommy needs a break! If you are a mom, you feel me…right?  While on this journey of motherhood, I have realized there are moments, ranging from 30 to 60 mins (sometimes longer,… Continue reading My Top 4 #MommyHappyHour Moments!