Know Nik: Chipped!

If you have followed me for any amount of time then you know I have no problem being transparent. If you’re new, buckle up. I find it easier to control my own narrative than to allow others to tell my story. Although I find some of the stories people come up with hilarious. Here is another opportunity for you to Know Nik! A few months ago my good buddy and blogger boo Marcia Cragget, SheFlyTho (IG), reached out to me to do a photo shoot. I love having people in my corner who just get me, Marcia is one of … Continue reading Know Nik: Chipped!

Too Blessed, To Be Stressed?!

Last week I was on the phone with one of my sista friends. I asked her how she was doing and she replied “I’m too blessed, to be stressed!” As we continued to talk she revealed that she actually was stressed . There was a lot going on in her life and she didn’t know how to deal with it. As I continued to listen to her I wondered why she would start the conversation saying she was too blessed to be stressed. The more I thought about this I thought of the many times I have masked my stress … Continue reading Too Blessed, To Be Stressed?!

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…

I’m sure most families have the tradition of handing down things to the next generation. There are family recipes, heirlooms, photos and so many other things we as families want remembered, so that we can keep track of where we come from and where we are going. What I have noticed is that families are not passing down enough information about our health. We tend to want to let each person figure it out or wait until they have the issue before we speak on it. In particular I have found that we as women don’t pass down enough information, … Continue reading Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell…

The Convenient Toy

So the other day I inconveniently forgot an item I needed for dinner at the grocery. I got all the way home and realized it, there was no way I was going back to that grocery store.  So I opted to get the item, at a higher price, at the “convenient store.”  As I walked into the store a little boy about 7-8 years old walked in behind me.  He looked eager to get inside and purchase his item, he had his money in hand.  Me, being a mom, looked to see if he had walked there alone and saw … Continue reading The Convenient Toy

No Place Like Home?!

I, like many other parents, have mixed emotions when it is time for our children to leave the nest. There’s an overwhelming feeling of worry, sadness, joy and victory. All those emotions as you watch your children venture off into the world to start their own lives. I can recall the day Symone moved out (for the 2nd time that’s a different story), I felt accomplished and happy for her. I went to visit her new home, the place she would lay her head after a long night at work, after hanging out with friends, that place where she would … Continue reading No Place Like Home?!