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October 2015

    Inspiration

    Behind the Scene with Natasha B.

    Meet Natasha B. – an up and coming free-lance makeup artist from New York City.

    I first met Natasha in a religion class we had to take for our undergraduate degree.  Back then, our biggest concerns were figuring out what we would have for dinner, where we could find a good reggae party or how we could finance our next shopping spree.

    Even in her early 20’s, Natasha has always had a strength and independence that I’ve admired. It is that same strength that helps her today as she faces life as a single mother.

    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Natasha to chat about her life today as a single mother.

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    Love & Relationships

    Why I Finally Cut Off My Reserve Guy

    Disclaimer: Out of respect for the individual, the name of my “reserve guy” has been changed for this article.  All other details are true.

    I have a type. My best friends know my type and for the most part I usually date guys that fit the mold of what I like…

    Sean and I met when I was in high school. He’s one of the good guys – comes from a nice family, wasn’t into dating multiple girls at the same time – he was just nice. I always knew Sean had a thing for me but so did his friend.

    Since the friend was more my type, he and I dated on and off for a few months.

    Sean and I remained friendly even after his friend and I broke up. I eventually went off to college and started dating someone else. I never hid any of my dating life from Sean, neither would he hide his feelings towards me. Continue reading

    For Single Moms

    7 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Single Mother

    You’ve probably heard it before – “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It’s a cute nursery rhyme we learn as kids, but as we grow up, we quickly learn words do hurt. They can even hurt more than sticks and stones.

    Being a single mother often invites unsolicited comments and opinions from others.

    While some comments may come from a genuine place, they can be internalized negatively by a single mother.

    Of course every single mom’s reactions will be different, but generally speaking, here are seven things you should never say to a single mother:

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