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What Mami Needs...
July 06, 2015

What Mami Needs

I spent this past weekend doing…nothing. Well, it felt like nothing. Yes, I redesigned the blog (have you looked at it? Go now!). But outside of that, a lot of what I did was on the inside. Lots to think about and lots to decipher. This year is well on its way to being epic. As I look toward the remainder of the year, a lot of things are coming into focus. Things like time for me. Things like prioritizing (and re-prioritizing). Some days I feel like I can’t catch a break. I go......

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When Life Is Overwhelming, What Do You Let Go Of?

Sometimes life gets crazy. Too much going on…too busy, too many appointments, too many people in need of your help, not enough time for what truly matters which means you end up doing things that take you away from your passion. Not enough time for yourself. Where does the time go? I’m at a crossroads and it’s VERY apparent that in order for me to continue down the path I am meant to keep walking, a lot of “things” will need to come off my to do list. But it’s difficult because......

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Mami Mondays: The Countdown To the #Organizada Kickstarter

I have like 68 hours left on my Kickstarter. I thought I had a few more hours but apparently calculations is not my thing which doesn’t bode well for me. I’m not entirely sure if I’ll make my goal but the fighter and believer inside me thinks I can. Not entirely sure how, though. I figure if I get a virtual glass of wine from everyone in the form of a pledge, I could make that. Then I’d be drunk in love! See what I did there? The clock states it is......

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Mami Mondays: Black Girls Rock

This started as a FB post and as I wrote I thought damn, I might as well put it up on the blog. So, here it is… Last night the Frog Princess stayed up late. She was watching #BlackGirlsRock with me. It was another chance for us to talk about our blackness (my child has argued me down because hello?! She’s not black she’s brown. I love the surety of their reality at this age). She loved seeing the people in the audience. At one point we talked about shades (“Mami, like......

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What I Know For Sure: On Dreaming Big at 40

It is my birthday! Today I am FORTY, y’all! Can you believe it? I cannot. Wasn’t I just 12? Who messed with father time? For the record, I think I look fantastic! It’s the middle of the night, I’ve been fighting some allergic reaction for like 2 weeks, I have a boatload of work to handle and on top of that, my house is a holy mess and I’m supposed to have people over for my birthday. And you know what? I couldn’t be happier! Today, I get to tell you about......

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What I Know For Sure: On Love

Yup, we got to the love portion of the list. What can I say? Mamihood on Monday, living on Tuesday and love, smack dab in the middle of your week. Grab some wine a cup of coffee and let’s get to it. If you don’t learn the lesson, you’ll keep getting the test: this doesn’t just apply to love but I find that until I learn that “one lesson” from a relationship, I keep getting presented with the same damn test (and it’s usually packaged in the form of a beautiful man).......

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What I Know For Sure: On Living

Yesterday, I shared what I knew about Mamihood. Today, I share my simple thoughts on living.  Self-absorbed people have no idea you exist: this is true and I’d write more here but if you’re self absorbed you’ll probably hand this over to the person sitting next to you and tell them it’s for them. All that to say, take it with a grain of salt and keep it moving because your words are lost on them. People will treat you the way you allow: set the tone for how you expect to be......

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Mami Mondays: What I Know For Sure

You know I love me some Oprah. I have it in a corner of my vision board that I shall be speaking to her at some point in time. So it is no wonder that the words “what I know for sure” are so ingrained in me that when I say the words in my head, it is her voice I hear them in. As I round up to my birthday on Friday, I wanted to share what I have learned in these 40 beautiful years of life. It is a small gift......

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Time and Being Present {#Mamis40to40}

(I wrote this on my phone as I was boarding my plane in Houston, at approximately some hour which I do not recall)   It is all about time. What we’ve spent, what we are eating up, what we might not have.   These last few months, as I have struggled to create more space for peace, I have been failing to be as present as I’d like to be. It’s the problem with working at home. At least in part. It is also the fact that I have lived under the......

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40 Days Till 40 {#Mamis40to40}
February 15, 2015

40 Days Till 40 {#Mamis40to40}

With 40 more days until my birthday, I want to issue a challenge to friends near and far. I am not planning a big birthday bash (this is your hint to start planning a surprise party for me STAT, folks). But the thing about parties is that you never get the one-on-one time with all the people that come out to celebrate. What I am proposing is simple: I’d like to see as many friends as possible in the next 40 days. It can be for coffee, for dinner, a Skype call,......

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