#BuyBlackBham in my family!
It's the holiday season! Growing up, I could not wait to sit on the floor of the den with my pencil and an old notebook from school and thumb through the Sears or JC Penney catalog to make my Christmas wish list. My parents allowed me and my younger brother to create and post our… Continue reading Giving and Gifting
This my health story. I share to hopefully help someone who is me or loves someone like me.
Meet Dr. Candace N. Clark - law student, photographer, friend, sister, daughter, your biggest and best support, and a beauty mogul.
Read about A Little Joy & Grace, a t-shirt business of Courtney L. Sankey
This Friday's feature is author Peter Reynolds. I was introduced to his work via Scholastic Book Clubs. Teaching is just my excuse to collect children's books. Scholastic makes that so easy. As I have mentioned before, I have a goal to get my hands on as many books that I can that have black and… Continue reading Peter Reynolds
A tribute to my circle of friends, my sisters.
Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstance may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revelator and Mediator of that will].1 Thessalonians 5:18, Amplified Bible It is my belief that holidays serve as a reminder of what is important.… Continue reading Speak the Word Only: Give Thanks
google.com Switch (noun) - definition 1: It sounds like I could be the device for making and breaking connections of the energy circuit flowing throughout my body. We possess gates that connect to our soul that influence how we feel, react, express, etc. The eye gate = what we see and witness The ear gate… Continue reading dear dope chick: this week’s focus word: switch
There is no other name higher than the name of Jesus
Meet Sonja Jones, a caring Birmingham preschool teacher and nanny, a dedicated dance teacher for Ursula Smith Dance Academy, an accomplished dancer apart of the Brown Sugar Nutcracker, future children's book author, a loving daughter, a supportive sister, and nurturing mother of a beautiful 7-year-old daughter. She has now added solopreneur/boutique owner to her list… Continue reading Small Business Saturday Business Spotlight: Chic Gems
Fridays are dedicated to some of my favorite black and brown children's book characters. I have been a teacher for about ten years and a reader for about 30 or so years; therefore, I am reasonably familiar with the lack of diversity within children's literature. Oddly, I do not recall being concerned about diverse characters… Continue reading Princess Truly
This week has not been the best for me. Sleep and I have not been friends. That is nothing new for me. Talking to my friend/sister/life coach, she thinks that I might have too much on my mind. I started thinking about my night, and all I could is count the number of hours I… Continue reading Thankful Thursdays continued
Enter the romantic Christmas movie wormhole with me!
Just a reflection of the deaths of pop and political icons.
Rest and sleep should not be shamed.
My writing struggle.
Jacqui Jones is back and better than ever!
Some of my fondest childhood memories are full of my love of books. I remember sitting on my bed, listening to a tape on my pink radio, engulfed into the pages of a book. I was a big fan of detective/mystery books (Encyclopedia Brown, Sherlock Holmes), and series books (Mandie series books were my favorite).… Continue reading Bold Black Women
In a world where it is so easy to be negative, why not take a step back with a heart of gratitude and give your heart a reason to smile! I am thankful for... a sound mind, mobility of my limbs, and control of my bodily functions (after I thank God for waking me up,… Continue reading Thankful Thursdays
With the presidential election results still pending, many Americans have faithfully watched the news with growing anxiety. I am not one of the Americans because I did not need anything to add to my own anxieties. I did my part, and there is nothing I can do at this point to change the outcome either… Continue reading Speak the Word Only: Fear Not
Today is election day, and thankfully I voted early. Our presidential candidates are men in the 70s. Traditionally, 70+-year-olds are retiring. It is hard to believe that either of them thought it was too late for them to attempt to claim the highest seat of government. It is possible that someone in their circles told… Continue reading Too old and Too late – Part 1
Nourish, a verb meaning (1) provide with food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition; and (2) keep (a feeling or belief) in one's mind, typically for a long time. One of my favorite influencers, Phylicia Sadsarin, aka @askproy, created a movement called dear dope chick. The motto, we inspire + energize… Continue reading dear dope chick: this week’s focus word: nourish
Shakespeare: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet Rick Riordan: Names have power Morris Mandel: Integrity: A name is the blueprint of the thing we call character. You ask, What's in a name? I answer, Just about everything you do. Rachel Ingber: A name represent integrity, a deep feeling and holds tremendous… Continue reading What’s Her Name
Words have power and carry weight.
2020 came in with so much hope and promise with an unusual air of unexpectancy. I am closing out my 30s this summer, so this new decade gave me so much excitement and anticipation. Now we are in a pause. During this time, I have wrestled with fear over so many things. I have never… Continue reading Selah
In my opinion, she is currently experience one of her most challenging, yet rewarding assignments to date. She has to use all the tools she has attained. I hope this encourages her to keep on going!
My friend and sister, Ursula Smith.
What if waiting until you are a grown up is not necessary???
Ja La Mo - a driven woman, diligent mother, devoted friend, financial whiz, curly hair influencer, funky framer wearer, and just a dope person
The simply amazing and unbelievably courageous, Courtney.
The phenomenal accuracy of God.
Who is Jacqui Jones? Why does she put "The" in front of her name?
My hair has brought me more attention that I could ever imagine. It's always been thick (just like my thighs!), and the longer it grew, the more people stared. I never really saw it as a significant feat or accomplishment. It was just how God saw fit to create me. My hair and I have… Continue reading The Pen is Mightier
Last week in my classroom, we studied butterflies. Now, I must be honest, it is rare for me to do any additional research on our weekly thematic units. Any knowledge I pass on to my class is either information I learned in previous years or comes from a book I choose to read. The latter… Continue reading Metamorphosis
Here's the 1st story in my new series. I tried to cram the importance of my mother in about 1000 words.
God is blessing the works of my hands
Thoughts on Women's History Month and how I tend to celebrate the women of my history
Is there a theory behind love?
Every Christmas since maybe my college years, perhaps my mid-20s, my dad has ended the gift opening/exchange with a treasure hunt. Each family member has a stocking that contains a clue/riddle. We have to figure out the hiding place of the next clue which may or may not have a present with it. Typically, the… Continue reading Treasure Hunt
I vividly remember the night I sat on my parents' bed, rocking my niece to sleep, watching the news of the murder of a young teenager Black boy wearing a hoodie, clutching a bag of skittles. In my mind, I tried to visualize the scene. How fast was the boy walking? What song was playing… Continue reading What should Dreamers do
It's the annual after Thanksgiving event, Black Friday. An event that has steadily evolved from the opportunity to gain a head start on Christmas shopping by scoring some excellent deals to what just seems like capitalism and commercialism. But it was those thoughts and feelings that lead to Small Business Saturday. The consumer can "stick… Continue reading Clickbait aka Support
In deep reflection on how God is able to perform miracles with what I have in my hands
Passion, people and profit goals
My hair is beautifully magical.
A #bloglikecrazy day late but definitely not a dollar short.
Looking for love or not looking for love but for the hope in love for me
I think season 3 or mabye season 4 is my favorite.
Something that Javacia of See Jane Write has truly been consistent about other than being a fabulous girl boss, writer, encourager of all things feminist, and an avid Beyonce' fan is writing a mission statement. Hers is so clean and simple and I'm jealous that I did not think of it 1st. But a prompt… Continue reading My Mission Statement aka Personal Statement aka My Manifesto
My G-ma, as my friend...