When a woman becomes her own best friend life is easier.– Diane Von Furstenberg
2nd Trimester...No Blues...Just Relishing The...
My first trimester kicked my a$$ and I was expecting nothing but bliss in my 2nd trimester. Still vomiting, still experiencing morning sickness, still waiting for it all to go away. Then one morning something spectacular happens…I woke up…a BELLY appeared and the sickness went away!! I’m back to eating my favorite foods and loving that I can feel the baby move. But NOT so...
Poem of The Day
A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
First Trimester Blues....
Pregnancy…babies…are such a blessing. It’s a miracle, really it is. That a baby starts off in your uterus, many times unbeknownst to you, as small cells and forms into a 7-8lb moving human being. Women were created with this special task in mind, because no man would or could be brave enough to do this thing called “pregnancy”. I often times fantasized about becoming a mother…I worked in a...
The Art of Discipline
The art of discipline does not come with a belt!!
Heat Damage....I've got it!
I got my hair colored in April of 2011. Upon coloring I allowed the stylist to blow my hair out and cut whatever was necessary. Due to the stress that color puts on hair, I decided to stay curly for as long as possible. I rocked my curls for 6 months until my birthday in November. I straightened my hair yet again for Christmas, this time I was nervous about heat damage. I had a near panic attack...
What you focus on expands, and when you focus on the goodness in your life, you...– Oprah Winfrey
It’s OK to notice what you don’t want because it gives you contrast...– Jack Canfield, co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul!
SOOOO many things I want to say. But I’ll just say this instead…my coworker is participating in this…THIS YEAR 2012 MARCH 30-APRIL 1 www.njfffweek.com
If I Had A Son....
The only thing I’ve ever wanted in my life was a son! I’ve always just wanted to influence a boy to become a man that was a positive addition to society. I always imagined my son would be tall, athletic, smart, outgoing and most importantly loving. He would be respectful and love and protect his mommy. I’ve always want to teach my son about LOVE. I’ve always want to...
An Open Letter to the Citizens of my City (East...
This morning I went to my local post office to retrieve some mail that was being held for me. I just want to note that I go to the post office in South Orange (a few cities over, predominantly suburban) every single day for my job; the people who work there are lovely, the customers as well. So can you imagine my dismay when I step into MY post office only to see, GLASS enclosed counters, rude...
Hey Fran Hey: Shea Moisture Giveaway →
heyfranhey: It’s been a min since we’ve done a cool giveaway :) There will always be mixed reviews when it comes to beauty products. Not everyone’s hair or skin responds the same to certain ingredients, so getting a 100% positive response is unlikely! However, I think it’s fair to say the one product line we…
What's the obsession with my weight?
Seriously…what is people’s obsession with my weight? I think I must get asked this question, more times than I’d like to count: “Why are you so skinny?” or “Do you eat?” Then of course I’ll get the random suggestions: “You need to eat more.” Well here’s what I have to say…and be forewarned…I’m not being...
TIRED OF BEING NATURAL...
I think the title says is all! I am tired of being natural! This may come as a surprise to those who know me, since I’ve been natural all 25 years of my life. I’ve cut, colored, pressed, bunned, colored some more, added bangs, twists, braid outs, twist outs, weaves…you name it I’ve probably tried it! Let me just say this…I am NOT a hairstylist! And as my...