Exciting Opportunity for Teens from BET!

American Psychological Association and BET Rap It Up Campaign are working together to create a new HIV prevention campaign for youth.  They are looking for committed high school youth across the country to apply to be selected for the APA BET youth advisory board. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 14th! From APA/BET: We are…

How to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

I tuned in to OWN (Oprah Winfrey’s Network) to watch Lisa Ling’s new show “Our America” last Tuesday and the episode was called “Teen Mom Nation.” The statistics were staggering: 1 out of 3 teen girls becomes pregnant More than 1,000 teen girls a day give birth 50% of Black & Latino girls get pregnant…

Lupe Fiasco’s “Bad Bitch”

I love hip hop! I’m married to the best rapper alive (Rhymefest of course!). I heard this song by Lupe and I have to share it. Music can be a powerful tool for social uplift. I admire Lupe because he’s never afraid to call a spade a spade (<— did you check my rhyme?)! Listen…

How To Be A Better Big Brother (Or Uncle Or Father)

Caption: Neyo with little sister Nikki. We’ve embraced the fact that our boys need fathers. We’ve even said those who don’t need male role models. According to most fathers – boys are easy. You can toss them around. You can raise your voice. You use the bathroom the same way. You have so much in…

Project Life Updates…

Although I haven’t been posting on the blog, I did want to let you guys know that Project Life has been alive and well! I’m actually all caught up!!! Here are a few of my favorite layouts from Weeks 6 – 8 (last week): In the photo above, I captured a screenshot of my husband…

Project Life – Week 1 of 52

Project Life is a simple approach to capturing everyday life created by Becky Higgins who you can find here: http://www.beckyhiggins.com/blog/. Some people take a photo a day, others approach the project weekly. I’m doing the weekly approach and unlike many others, I’ve decided that I’m going to make my own journal cards and tags (although…

The Personal Is Political…

A few days ago, one of my favorite bloggers and scrapbookers released an extremely personal statement on her blog. Ali Edwards & her husband are going through a divorce. I was moved by her public announcement because she literally has thousands of fans and scrapbook enthusiasts and in one moment she decided to be vulnerable…

Play Like A Child!

  You’re never too old for fun. Before the summer ends do something that you liked to do as a child. Go to the park, play a game of Uno or double dutch. Play hide and go seek, race and let loose.  

The Carter Bunch: A Look At Lil Wayne’s Blended Family

My husband and I were watching a documentary called “Without a King” about the current King of Swaziland Mswati III. Swaziland is the only country in Africa that has a monarchy. King Mswati III was the son of King Sobhuza II who had 110 wives and 240 children and came into power at the tender…

Summer Manifesto!

In about 2 1/2 hours I will be off for the next 12 weeks! I’m celebrating with my Summer Manifesto (a list of things I plan to do/accomplish over the summer). For those who can’t view the image here is the list (not necessarily in order of priority). Finish Campaign Scrapbook Finish Mom’s Scrapbook Finish…

My Marriage is Different

When we have little to no experience in unchartered territory, the first thing that we look for are “signs.” Signs for what’s appropriate, boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed, and directions to help us figure out (A) where we are and (B) where we’re going. We do the same thing in our relationships – often looking…

Could He Be Your Child’s Father?

One of the questions that you have to ask yourself when choosing a life-time partner is, “could he be my child’s father?” If you can answer yes to that question then that means you are dating a man who has the character, intelligence and admirable qualities that you’d like passed on to your child. Please…