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Remembering Bobby Womack: His death lifts the lid off my heart

Remembering Bobby Womack: His death lifts the lid off my heart
Death is inevitable. We know this. But there are some people when you hear about their passing, it just hits you hard. Bobby Womack is one of those people for me.  I never knew him personally, never met the man, but his music was an integral part of my upbringing and the psychology I have... Read more »

Today I'm on the Steve Harvey Show!

Today I'm on the Steve Harvey Show!
I’m so excited! Today is the day my husband and I will be featured guests on The Steve Harvey Show! Everybody asks us how did we get on the show, and I must admit I had nothing to do with it. My husband wrote in to the show a year ago expressing his desire to... Read more »

"Drunk In Love": A Sober Look at Beyoncé

"Drunk In Love": A Sober Look at Beyoncé
Recently, a friend of mine, posted on Facebook her experience of hearing Beyoncé’s”Drunk In Love” for the first time.  Delores Balogun, Founder and Creator of iGlowMentoring, much like myself, primarily listens to non-secular music, and she described what it was like to hear Beyoncé’s song for the first time.  The discussion was so interesting I decided,... Read more »
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Scandal is too scandalous for me

Scandal is too scandalous for me
I tried to be supportive, but the fact is, Scandal has just gotten too scandalous–and ridiculous–for me! For the entire first season, I’d never even seen the show. I would see the comments posted on people’s Facebook pages and felt like I wasn’t missing much, but everyone just kept talking about it. Then, this past... Read more »

Step aerobics, not your average workout

Step aerobics, not your average workout
Let’s face it: step aerobics is not your average workout. Going up and down on that step board to a rhythmic beat hearing cues for directional moves you don’t know should drive anyone completely mad! How de-conditioned exercisers stay in the class and learn the moves is beyond me. But people do, just like I... Read more »

Scared of Kindergarten

Scared of Kindergarten
Finding a school should be a fun thing. But with everything I know about Chicago Public Schools and their competing charters, I don’t know what I’m going to do this Fall. In short, I’m scared of kindergarten for my twin five year old girls. Presently they are in a free full-day Pre-K program at Burke... Read more »
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Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?

Did you know there is a $68 million church on the South Side of Chicago?
You may not know or believe it, but there is actually a $68 million state-of-the-art facility and church in the West Pullman area on the South Side of Chicago! You may be like me and never even knew such a place existed, but it’s true, and it’s real, and it’s beautiful, and now I’m even... Read more »

All I want for Christmas is to stay out of jail

All I want for Christmas is to stay out of jail
I thought I wanted the same kinds of gifts most moms want for Christmas, but I realized last night all I really want for Christmas is to stay out of jail.  I don’t know any other way to put it, than to say that my teenage daughter is trying to kill me, or have me... Read more »

The Salvation Army bells: The sweet sound of Christmas

The Salvation Army bells: The sweet sound of Christmas
This year I will be doing something new to celebrate Christmas, something I never dreamed or imagined. I will be outside ringing the bells for the Salvation Army. And I am so super excited! I never knew how it came to be that people were outside of stores and malls ringing those bells.  To tell... Read more »
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Season finale of Preachers of LA brought me to tears

Season finale of Preachers of LA brought me to tears
The Season Finale of Preachers of LA brought me to tears. After weeks of blogging about their debauchery and lavish lifestyles, and their greed and questionable acts on the show and in their lives, when all was said and done, at the end of it, I cried.  And not because of the reasons listed above.... Read more »
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