Motherhood is a rewarding thing. You can have a sense of fulfillment and experience feelings of joy as you take an active role in raising your children to be loving, responsible, and honest individuals. It is also fraught with its share of challenges. By the end of a day of non-stop action, you may very well be screaming for some real “me” time. Health psychologist Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D., says that moms should have at least 15 to 20 minutes of “me” each day to decompress, then about once a week you need a longer block of time to get out and do something for yourself. Continue reading
BNM, never never take for granted that you will have another Mother’s Day with your baby. Each day is a moment to share the blessing from God — not just during the month of May.
Read the powerful motivational words from a mom and hold your baby extra tight today. Happy Mother’s Moment to all!
How do you re-invent, much less find the strength to get up and go on, after your son is fighting for life after being hurt by a drunk driver, and that driver happens to be his father? Continue reading
Join me this Tuesday, 12PM EST as I welcome Pennie Hamilton, wife of singer Anthony Hamilton on motherhood, balance and her crusade to raise money for HIV/AIDS.
Tarsha’ “PENNIE” Hamilton is a woman who wears many hats. PENNIE Hamilton is a singer/songwriter born and raised in Cleveland, OH. The church is where her roots lie and it rings loud through her music. She released her first inspirational album, “The McMillian Story” independently in 2008 and has ministered her songs as far as Japan and South Africa. While working on her sophomore album PENNIE experienced the devastating loss of her brother Michael to AIDS. It wasn’t the first family member she’d lost to the disease. Both mother and father succumbed to HIV/AIDS several years before. Read more about Pennie and get radio information here.
Here is an excerpt from my book posted on Essence.com.
Like any new mom-to-be, I was elated when I got pregnant with my first child at 39. At the time, I held a high-profile public relations job and just imagined myself being the chicest pregnant lady ever. But my doctor had another plan. She soon let me know I was high risk and had to be put on bed rest. Womp. I couldn’t believe it. I soon had to resign from my job. But while I may have suffered a few days of self-loathing, I decided to treat the diagnosis of bed rest as a time to create and discover a ‘brand new’ career and live the purposeful life I craved and deserved. Read the entire article on Essence.com and let me know your thoughts.
The ‘Brand’ New Mommy: From Babies To Branding To Bliss is the perfect gift for a mom, dad, friend and you. #Blessings
Recently I took my children to Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus at Nassau Coliseum (thanks to the PR agency) and watched all the children and adults (including self) experience an amazing breathtaking show for over 2 hours. What makes this circus special? It’s affordable, simple and fun. My family and I ate all the junk food we could digest (cotton candy, pretzel, popcorn, soda) and allowed the simplicity of life to take hold. Continue reading
After attending an Executive Women Summit, I walked away refreshed, revived and reenergized. I have to share this wealth of information with you in hopes that you, too, will be inspired and energized. Visit Hope Magazine for Women to read the article and stay inspired.
The power of hair color is no joke. It can make you feel empowered or simply old.
Recently I stopped coloring my hair to embrace my process of sexy and getting older; not to mention each application of gray was changing my hair texture and becoming more defiant. Perhaps, it did not want to dyed and who said that having gray hair at 46 is so bad? Continue reading
‘Brand’ Mommy Motivation: Walk in your sexy kick butt mom shoes this week and live your truth. Get still for 10 minutes today and simply listen to your thoughts and filter what you want and discard the garbage. It’s your life, space and happiness. Decide what matters and forget all the other garbage which holds us back. #Reset #Renew #Reinvent #Gratitude
Let’s kick off Monday afternoon with some real Mommy time talk.
What are your thoughts on privileged women talking about motherhood, balance and climbing the corporate ladder?
According to Marissa Mayer (Yahoo) and Sherry Sandberg (Facebook), we are selling selves short and can do more to win. True, but not that simple.
It’s real easy to offer advice when you have not walked in most women shoes.
Although I agree that women can have it all, I believe that happens in stages. Something will suffer eventually– perhaps your marriage, children, health, self-esteem or S-E-L-F. I’ve made short-term career sacrifices for the good of my team (family) and that was once a hard pill to swallow.
Women should not have to apologize for wanting to remix the manner in which they work and contribute to society. Women are not built like men and that’s okay.
Marissa Mayer talks work from home ban at Yahoo: http://news.yahoo.com/marissa-mayers-home-ban-working-yahoo-thats-155459174.html
Sherry Sandberg talks Challenges for women in biz: http://www.womenonbusiness.com/facebook-coo-sheryl-sandberg-and-the-challenges-of-women-in-business/
BNM, what are your thoughts on remixing how we work and play this corporate game?
I still love love the Mary Tyler Moore show and all the spin-offs especially Rhoda.
Remember how fabulously stylish, classy, fearless, driven and funny Rhoda was? She rocked the movement then and now. The reason Rhoda was so authentic is because she was played by Valerie Harper — a truly fearless, driven, stylish, classy fighter and winner. #TeamValerieHarper BNM, has Valerie Harper’s brave outlook inspired you?