It finally happened! So many of us have been secretly rooting for this couple to take the next step and…it…finally… happened. Continue reading
If you are a woman in your 30’s, with no baby or hubby, there are many pressures that you may be feeling. For starters, every one of your friends is probably getting married or expecting. What does this mean for the rest of us who just aren’t there yet? Continue reading
Congratulations are in order Continue reading
How many times do we hear stories of women that have trouble conceiving? It’s a miracle to be able to have a baby nowadays, without the help of IVF. Continue reading
With Valentine’s Day in our rear view mirrors, it’s probably appropriate to talk about the art of breaking up (hee hee). You could say that recent events in my own life have made me stop and think about why breaking up is so hard to do. I personally commend all of those heartless men and women out there who have the ability to sever ties and not look back. Me? I’m like that puppy that knows when you’re going out of town and all they do is whimper and cry as you pack your bags, as if it will change someone’s mind. I mean, call it separation anxiety or being a softy, but I just don’t break up with people…I just CAN’T do it!
So, here’s MY deal. I get so attached to people, I invest all of my energy into someone that when the time comes and the dreadful downward spiral begins, it just seems impossible. It honestly feels like breaking up would be the equivalent of not having an arm or not being able to breathe…you just can’t imagine that, right?
Can you break up with someone? How do you do it? Is it this insane build up of awkward exchanges then one day you finally break and blurt out, “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US?!” like in the movie Mean Girls? Or do you just distance yourself until the other person breaks up with you so that you don’t have to do the dirty work? Or do you just disappear and hope that no one notices? I’m sure someONE must have the answers…right?
Far too often relationships feel like a chore and from a very young age, many of us have heard relationships take work and love is hard. But, I’m not so sure that’s true. If two people are in love, sure, there will be tough times, but shouldn’t it be the ONE thing in life that you don’t have to work at? Shouldn’t it be that “gimme” from God that’s just not too hard? Maybe if being with someone was understood to be just a temporary “thing” then ending it wouldn’t be such a difficult task. At some point I’m sure I’ll have to grow up and put my big girl panties on and learn how to do the breaking up thing, but for now I’ll let the grown-ups master that art. I’m OK with being an incapable 32-year-old sucker!
The traditional regimen of getting engaged and planning a wedding one to two years later, was the total opposite of what Ludacris had in mind. He and Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, his long time girlfriend of 6 years, showed us that it can be done differently.
The rapper surprised Eudoxie with his proposal, while on a private jet and also gifted her with a white dress that would serve as her wedding gown that same day. After tying the knot, close friends and family (including singers Monica and LeToya Luckett) met them and jetted off to Cost Rica for a group honeymoon.
What a way to solidify love! Kudos to Ludacris for thinking outside of the box and showing Eudoxie that she is your queen. CONGRATS and MANY BLESSINGS!
*All photos are credited to Instagram and Prime Phocus photography
Here we are again…another year of life celebrated! It seems like I was just in Miami with my family, bringing in the big 3-0! Now, I’m the big 3-1 and wondering where the time went. So many changes came about over the past year, both good and bad, and I must say that it feels good to see how strong of a woman I am becoming. As life shifts into a new phase, I am embracing it. I welcome new experiences and adventures. Thank you to everyone who has shown me love on my special day…here’s to another year of growth, lessons and love.
I find it fitting to address the ladies out there, especially on Independence Day. Being a woman isn’t easy; we are naturally emotional creatures, take many things personal and often put up with a lot of crap that we must take on with grace. Being a woman is a responsibility. WE, far too often, compromise our self worth, our integrity and our life, for men and for petty female drama. It’s time to take back our self appreciation and begin to realize just how special we really are. The second we allow and except disrespect, mental or physical abuse or anything less than high standards, is the second we give up the very thing that makes us great! Love is not mean. Love is not ignorant. Love doesn’t call you “bitch” or “hoe” or anything outside of our name that is degrading. People will only treat you as badly as you allow them. It’s never too late to make a change or set the bar a little higher than yesterday. Love yourself more than anyone else can and you’ll be just fine.