Motherhood: When You Didn’t Think You Would Be a Mom

In a recent interview with People magazine, Oprah discussed why she never had children. She discussed the “depth of responsibility” that it would take to be a mom. She also talked about the people...

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Five Books to Commemorate the Day

The third Monday of January, every year, is the commemorative celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Growing up, the day has always been significant because it wasn’t just a day out...

The Day My Daughter Began Preschool

As we get into our stride of the school year, I hope that this year is meeting and exceeding all expectations while not exhausting parents too much. This is my very first time experiencing...

Work and Life and Creating the Balance

I spent my 20's chasing career and money, and I will hold true to the fact that I did the right thing. I waited until I was in my 30's to have children because...

Battle of the Moms: When You and Your Mom Have Different Parenting Styles

                                            Let the record show, my mother raised me, so let me humblebrag...

Saying Goodbye to My Adolescence

For all the angst, my teenage years were amazing. The reason I remember this is because I have several journals chronicling the ages 13-18 that tell me just how idealistic I was at that...

Surviving R. Kelly: A Mother’s Perspective

I am going to admit something, I was complicit in my views. I was a HUGE R. Kelly fan, as well as all of my friends and why wouldn’t we be, R. Kelley has...

What is Your Vision? Tales of a Vision Board

One of the most amazing parts of the New Year is that you have a brand new 365 days to correct things that you didn’t get right in the past 365 days. That may mean...

Are We Raising Grateful Children

The holidays are over.....thank goodness! Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays and I revel in the rest and the ability to spend time with my family. Every year, my mother asks my...

Why Mentoring the Next Generation of Women is so Important

I spend my Saturday afternoons with young ladies ages 12-14. Now before you sigh and ask if I am crazy, know that I volunteer for this. I have volunteered to do this for years...

Election Day and the Issues that Impact Moms

I have been going to the polls since I can remember. My parents voted before work and made a point of taking my brother and me so that we knew the significance. In high...

Why Attending Church is Important for My Family

Sunday mornings at the Beaven House are chaotic! Not a typical chaos, but one that literally makes you want to get back into bed and try again. It is my personal belief that it...

Raising a Daughter Who is Like You: The Pros and Cons

I found out I was having a daughter in July 2015, and I seriously dreamed of that day. I am all things feminine, and the thoughts of bows and tutus ran through my mind....

An Intimate Conversation with my Mother

This post is dedicated to my Mother, Vivian, the effortless style star and self-proclaimed introvert. Mommy has been a Mom and wife for the better part of her life. Sacrifices were made, dreams were...
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