Category: Carpe Diem

Pay it Forward

During the holidays, we participate in the “Elf on the Shelf” Christmas tradition. Our elf is Matthew Frickle, and he became a part of our holiday family four or five years ago. Even though the kids know Matthew Frickle doesn’t have the “magic” they once believed he had, they still enjoy looking for him every

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Just Keep Living

One of the things that scares me the most about getting older is getting older. Like most people, I enjoy life to the fullest and it’s hard to believe one day (God willing) I will have children that will have children, and I will get older. One day people will have to look out for

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Friendship

I got to spend the day with a great friend today. Her name is Kalenda and we met in college at Dillard University twenty-two years ago. We were both English majors, so all of our classes were together. Through the years, we formed a very close friendship; a bond that remains today. Even though we

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Alright

I enjoyed spending the Easter holiday with my family this weekend. It’s always good to go home and recharge with the people, who’ve been a part of your “squad” since Day 1. Even though we spend a lot of time together, it’s always a treat to share experiences with them and make memories for my

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A Blues for Nina

“I tell you what freedom is to me; no fear.” ~ Nina Simone In an era that didn’t consider or appreciate a woman’s genius, Nina Simone shared with the world her musical magic. Known as the “High Priestess of Soul”, Nina was an activist, songwriter, singer, classical pianist…icon. I’ve always been a lover of music.

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She Believed She Could, So She Did

One thing all moms have in common is their desire to raise strong, empowered, and confident daughters. In a world where television, popular songs and magazine ads are only a few examples of negative influences “beauty standards” on our girls, we must be committed to setting positive examples so they can see first-hand, what true

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This is 40. Well…almost.

It’s almost here. That dreaded for some yet much anticipated for others– time of our lives when we stop and realize, damn….I’m almost 40 years old. To be honest, I don’t know how to feel. As far as lives go, mine is pretty good. I’m truly blessed. I mean I wouldn’t change a thing (maybe

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