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  • Get Up and Get Dressed

    Heyyyyy y’all!

    I know it’s been awhile! But child, I’ve been DRAINED, OVERWHELMED, DEEEPP Down in the Dumps, and to be frank Mentally and Emotionally Exhausted. I’m sure you all can relate to this, 2020 has been filled with a lot of challenges.

    So many ups and downs. We’ve had to shut down our barbershop 3 different times. We have a new addition to the family. Details will come soon. And although we may have been exposed to Covid; another story to come, we’re safe and well.

    The most challenging part of 2020 is losing my Grandmother, “Alice the Great”. My oldest and I flew across the country to spend some time with my family and attend the funeral.

    On the bright side we figured out the safest way to fly. Please take note of these steps. 1. DON’T FLY. During the flight drinks and snacks were passed. And I guess “Don’t talk with your mouth full”, is no longer a thing. People were sitting with strangers talking without mask during and even after the snack. It was frightening!

    In 2020 not only am I a wife, mom, work full time, now I’m a homeschool teachers, tutors, tech support, head of the cafeteria, the list goes on. With everything going on and always caring for my families needs; I decided to make myself a priority.

    As women we LOVE to look good. When going through my battle with breast cancer there was a program called “Look Good, Feel Better”. It’s so true that feeling confident in your appearance, helps you feel confident in other parts of life. I purchased a book titled, “Get up and Get dressed”. And one day I’ve decided, I’m going to do just that. Check out link above to see my outfit.

    I’m deciding daily to dress with intention of having a great day. And so far so good. Don’t get me wrong some days are still rough, but it’s the different mindset that get me through.


  • Please be a friend!

    Coronavirus, it’s getting real! -Cardi B

    This world wide pandemic is undoubtedly impacting physical health. But what a mental health? As I always strive to do let me be transparent. I have the following diagnosis. Meaning these are actual diagnosis in my medical record. Major depressive disorder, PTSD and anxiety. All of these diagnosis after going through divorce, other toxic relationships with mutual mental and emotional abuse (yes I share blame), diagnosis of breast cancer, several surgeries, and other medical conditions with no known diagnosis; all of this by age 26.

    For some people these things seem minor. However, what is traumatic for one person may be a great day for another. It doesn’t make personal feelings any less valid. I have a great story of how a male doctor told me going through breast cancer doesn’t cause PTSD. I looked him up recently and he had terrible reviews. I know super petty!

    I now realize that even in childhood I unknowingly experienced signs and symptoms of anxiety.

    According to the NIMH Generalized anxiety disorder symptoms include:

    • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
    • Being easily fatigued
    • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
    • Being irritable
    • Having muscle tension
    • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
    • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep

    For more information on anxiety disorders check out:

    The point of going over all of this is so the following experience can make more sense. I wrote this Facebook post this morning and I wanted to share with you all.

    I’ve been acting “normal” for my family. But internally my anxiety has been at it’s peak for days. I’m trying to remember how I had to literary just be still and totally trust God in 2012 when diagnosed with cancer. But this situation has so many layers. In 2012 yes my life was at risk and my Jada was only 4. But that was somewhat isolated to me, my family and friends.

    Now the entire world is uncertain of how to navigate this situation. I’m worried about my children getting education and other skills we don’t consider. Like learning to develop relationships and interact with people outside of family. This is especially true for my middle son. He finally was approved for additional services through the regional center. Now he can’t even go to the part time program that helped him in an extraordinary way. And please save the phrase “people are in worse situations”. It’s never been comforting to me; I worry about them too.

    Parents are having to figure out how to make money, homeschool our children, and create new routines. It’s possible and we will do it. But this is A LOT to process for everyone.

    So I ask, please have patience , have empathy, and help when you can. A man saw me struggling to grab toilet paper from the top shelf. Without hesitation he helped me before grabbing his own. It may seem very insignificant. But if you already have anxiety and go in the store feeling like you’re going into a war zone. Finding a “friend” in chaos even for a second can improve someone’s day.


  • Coronavirus


    There is another virus on the loose. Times like this can cause panic, confusion and fear. Some people become indifferent; believing they’re not at risk. There are also people who have no idea what’s going on.

    No matter which category applies to you, having knowledge about the coronavirus is beneficial. We are the only ones that can stop the spread of the coronavirus. We first need to know what it is, how it spreads and how we can avoid it!


    Please click the link below or copy and paste into browser to get the facts on the coronavirus


    DO NOT touch your face. Sneeze/cough in the crease of your elbow, a tissue, paper towel or whatever you need to do to not touch your face. Please don’t touch anyone else’s face. Not only will this prevent the spread of germs; it will also prevent a fight.


    DO NOT touch children that are not yours! Sounds likes common sense. However, common sense is not so common. Also the U.S. is a melting pot of all different cultures, beliefs etc. Different cultures do different things. Please find a kind, yet stern way to say do not touch my child. Let’s not toss strollers in 2020 like the good sister Blac Chyna. (But oh I understand)


    *Fun fact: When your mom’s “your” becomes yo, hurry up and do what she ask.

    One of the biggest (if not the biggest) defenses we have against germs and viruses is hand washing. Wash your hands frequently. Do this anyway, even when there is no outbreak. Because the things we touch daily are filthy.

    Hand washing has been proven over and over again to reduce the spread of illness and germs in general. Wash your hands, your kids hands, your spouses hands (lol), your pets paws (just playing, but not at the same time) and remind friends and family to wash their hands.


    Since we’re talking about hand washing. I have a quick question. When you’re in a public restroom and someone flush’s the toilet and then walks out of the stall bypasses the sink and just goes on their merry way; do you judge? Do you say hey you forgot to wash your hands? Or do you not even care? Please comment below!


    Finally there is a proper way to wash your hands! Soap and water, cover all surfaces of hands including nails and sing the “Happy Birthday song”, twice. A lot of people wonder but are embarrassed to ask who to sang to. According to my research Brittni is the perfect name to use. Just kidding any name will do.

    Have you noticed when singing the Birthday song and you get to the name; we say it at the same pace no matter the length of the name? If it’s a short name we pronounce every syllable and if it’s a long name we make it one syllable. I know that’s random but I’ve always found that to be funny.


    Any-who, please check out the link below on hand washing and share with your kids, friends, family, co-workers etc.

    Thanks for stopping by!


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