Are Parents Nurturing or Spoiling Kids; a Happiness Dilemma

Nurturing or Spoiling, A Parenting Dilemma #MLTVkids

When my good friend Kelly Wallace, the amazingly talented editor of asked me to contribute to her recent article about parenting I was, as always, happy to oblige. I have contributed to a number of her articles these last few years because Kelly believes as I do that parenting is a team sport. [Read more…]

10 Things My Mom Said That I Do Not, Cannot, Or Would Not Say

10 Things Moms Say Then and Now #MLTVkidsMy mother was in town visiting this week and she was amazed when my son text me to ask me if I wanted anything from the store before he came home. We are all getting used to him having his drivers’ license, but what she was really marveling at was how different things are for me as a mother then they were for her. [Read more…]

My Usana Reset With Kathy Kaehler a Lesson In Mind Over Stomach

Reseting My Health With @KathyKaehler #MLTVhealth

This week is the 1 year anniversary of my Divorce, but my friend celebrity fitness trainer Kathy Kaehler gave me an early anniversary gift a couple of weeks ago. She gave me the gift of a Reset from Usana. She didn’t just give me the gift of the week long health improvement system, she gave me the gift of her time and participation. [Read more…]

National Youth Violence Prevention Week; Helping Kids Build an Anger Management Toolkit

Preventing Youth Violence By Managing Emotions #MLTVkids

It’s National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Considering that youth violence is the second leading cause of death for most youths ages 10-24, according to the CDC, I’m not sure a week is long enough. As a parent statistics like that are frightening and overwhelming, but we can’t hide from it we just have to dig in and deal. [Read more…]

Coming Out Black, Something I Was All Along

Coming Out #Black #MLTVraceI watched one of my favorite characters on Television last week, Olivia Pope on Scandal, take a stand and symbolically announce to the world that she is a black woman. That may seem like a strange thing to say, but trust me it’s not. As people of color striving for our own personal greatness we are often put in a position of having to deny or simply not mention our ethnicity as it can impede our progress in many ways, distracting from the narrative we are trying to adopt. [Read more…]