The incredibly true story of how I got involved with one of the Whitest, most horrible companies on the planet Earth. And how I got out. 2008 was a tough year for a college graduate. Our country was in an economic recession and finding a job was super challenging. I had decided to study Psychology… Continue reading Just a Black Girl Living in an Abercrombie World
... during PCS season You have heard the story by now. The PCS from hell. The one where they didn’t send enough packers and then half our stuff ended up broken or unuseable. The one where we didn’t find out orders until 3 weeks before “Go-Time.” The one where my truck couldn’t finish the trip… Continue reading Making (Military) Money Moves
Parenting Hack Number 1: There are no hacks. This is your life now. These kids don’t listen. giphy.com, http://www.nbc.com/good-girls They say I’m a bit of a control freak. I’m not really sure who they are. And not sure how I feel about that name per say, but if I’m being honest with myself, which I… Continue reading Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
A post about still trying to figure it out. Marvel Comics was born after Stan Lee had already been writing and editing comic books for 40 years. JK Rowling was 36 when Harry Potter was first published. Viola Davis didn’t receive her big break until she was 43. And it took the legendary Toni Morrison… Continue reading A Dream Deferred
Aww Jessica Day, it's okay. Army moving isn't sad... it's an adventure! Change is the only constant thing in life. Well that and death and taxes. But that is not why we are here today is it? You came here because you are just so dang interested in military life. Admit it. This lifestyle intrigues… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting… Orders.
This pesky bitch somehow always finds a way to strike... Writer's block is real, y'all I love to run. I've always been fast and as a kid I was very athletic. I played softball, basketball, and ran track. Running was essential and speed was my weapon. As an adult, I am shamefully not as athletic… Continue reading The Anxiety
Spoiler alert... it's you! I've spent the better part of the last ten years studying on how I can better understand my kids' needs so that I could be the best advocate for them that I could possibly be. I have spent the majority of my career developing and mentoring young talent and advocating… Continue reading Who’s Gonna Advocate for You?
To most, this title doesn't make sense. Generation Y, also known as millennials, are regarded as the "me" generation, a generation made up of folks who are mostly concerned about taking care of themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is my generation. A generation that saw its people choose education and career over family. … Continue reading The Modest Millennial
I took my children to march last Saturday. In spite of the crowds and the noise. In spite of the humidity and the heat. In spite of potential danger. In spite of the fear that this current Pandemic has created in so many of us, I took my children to march on Saturday. And I… Continue reading That time I took my children to a Black Lives Matter protest during a Pandemic
Upon starting my job, I received some things that I had never had for a job before. A cell phone and a laptop were among the bigger items. My employer expected me to be able to help my participants wherever they are because well, many of them don't have homes. My job was the first… Continue reading How I’m making remote working, work… with three homeschooling children and very little space