Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Mother’s Thought

Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC My daughters teach me every day that it’s okay not to be perfect. I wake up daily wondering how to do more, talk more and be there more for them, even though they don’t ask for it. In my spinning mind, there’s always something more that I can,…

Show Up for Yourself – 5 Simple Self-care Tips

Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash H.E.R. Crisis Guest Blogger: Michell from Midlife Sassy “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to do list” -Michelle Obama Do you want to know how to make self-care a daily routine in 2019? Are you ready to commit to self-care being a…

Rep Yo City…with some Wine and Words

Let’s do a #FBF post to the ladies of Wine and Words… On another episode of Wine and Words, Shari and DNC salute their hometowns (NY and STL) and speak to the regional differences that they love, loath and now see in their own children. Get ready for some nostalgia, cuss words and motherhood wrapped…

Wine and Words from Two Hustlin’ Moms

Motherhood ain’t easy. Neither is working more than one job. So why would any woman put the two together? Because that’s just what the Mommy Hustle is about! There’s something magical about when you learn how a mother does it all and these two women are here to share their story! Check out the new…

CHERISH EACH MOMENT FROM THIS SEASON AND SEASONS TO COME

Artwork by Ellis Wilson, “Funeral Procession” As much happiness as the holidays may bring, sadness sometimes follow from the absence of those who are no longer physically here to share in those occasions. For me, I miss my mom every holiday—really every day. She has been gone now for 11 years, this coming December 26….

Parenting Matters: It Takes a Village

It Takes A Village It takes a village to raise tomorrow’s future leaders. That’s why parenting matters for our sons and daughters. I heard this statement It Takes a Village on numerous occasions and the meaning didn’t quite hit home for me till I saw how my parents interact with my son. The time and attention…

Cooking With The Hendons

Honey What’s for Dinner? This is a common question in the Hendon household. I’m actually blessed to have married a man that cooks and cleans! Very rare to come by this type. During the week it’s a race to get home, get comfortable and start cooking a meal. Soon as I kick my shoes off and…