Category

Work

Black Women-Owned businesses to support

Supporting black women-owned businesses has always been a priority for our business and our family. We intentionally BUY from black-owned companies, small businesses, and female-owned brands regularly. We understand we must be intentional in where we spend our money. Buying and supporting black-owned businesses is more than getting a quality product. When we place our money back into black-owned businesses, we create sustainability in their communities and strengthen our economy. Putting your money in[...]

A new norm: 12 ways to thrive as a suddenly-at-home parent

Wow! Within the last week, thousands of schools were closed, and a multitude of parents became “suddenly-at-home” parents. From being told to work from home (if that is even an option) and now being responsible for “homeschooling” your kids, most parents are just trying to figure out the next step. If this is you, you are not alone. Many parents have more questions than answers. We are striving to find some sort of norm, giving more screen time than usual, searching for toilet tissue, and[...]

3 moves to turn your setback into a comeback

Lately, I have been embracing the new. New workouts. New ideas. New opportunities. With every new step comes the opportunity for a setback. Let’s just say friends; I have been dealing with quite a few setbacks. You know those moments where technology crashes, and you lose all of your work. Moments when you realize you are not going to complete your class on time. It could be the moments the new product you made doesn’t quite look the way it should so now you have to push back your timeline. Maybe it’s[...]

Making Moves: 8 healthy mental habits to have a productive Monday

Making Moves: 8 healthy mental habits to have a productive Monday How can it be Monday already? Do you ever find yourself already dreading the day to start? You are not alone. But you can turn your Monday around. You can change your attitude, making Mondays a day filled with joy and happiness. I believe creating healthy mental habits will help you have a more productive Monday and give your week the jumpstart it needs to end well. As a military wife, educator, and mom of four, here are eight habits that put i[...]

Work life: 3 boundaries to help improve productivity when you work from home

Working from home is such a blessing. For the last five years I've had the joy and privilege to instruct the next generation of teachers often from the privacy of my home as a college professor. Never did I think I would be working solely from home, but what a great opportunity it has been. When I first started working from home, my youngest son was only four years old. At that point, my fellas had NO idea what working from home meant. Making the adjustment from working outside the home to a stay-at-home mom[...]