Photo by MART PRODUCTION on Pexels.com After a year of pandemic life, many of us have packed on more pounds than we’d care to admit. It's understandable though. When you’re cooped up in the house day in and day out, it’s hard to resist boredom eating and the comfort of your couch. But summer is… Continue reading 6 Clever Ways to Get More Steps In
The other day, The Shade Room posted on Instagram that Jennifer Lopez would be this year's recipient of MTV's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. I couldn't believe the hate that was in the comments. Sooooo many folks were unhappy with MTV's decision. In fact, a lot of people prefer that Missy Elliott receive the award… Continue reading Put Some Respeck on J-Lo’s Name
Picture this. After years of bad dates, you finally meet the perfect guy - well, almost perfect. He has a car, a nice house of his own and is financially stable. He shares your interests, is caring and always knows the right things to say. Even more impressive is that he makes you laugh like… Continue reading Dating someone you’re not attracted to
On Twitter tonight, one of the trending hashtags was #TheseLyricsChangedMyLife. Being the music fiend that I am, I had to jump into that conversation. As the night went on, I started thinking about life and how music plays such a vital role in my survival. Music has always been my safe place, and I need… Continue reading Which music artists have had the greatest impact on your life?
Yall know what I miss? Those good ole 90s remixes. Not the "let's throw a rapper on it and call it a remix" trend that only seems to occur these days. I'm talking those remixes that sounded like a completely different song. One of those Bad Boy/So So Def remixes that was so hot that… Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Remembering the Remix
Everyone, meet Pudgie. Pudgie is my roommate's dog. If you didn't know already, my roommate and I dated eons ago. Although I've always liked Pudgie, I wasn't as fond of her when my roommate & I were a thing. She seemed a little too spoiled for my liking. However, after a year of living with… Continue reading Four things you can learn from an over the hill pug
Look, I get it. Sometimes it just feels good to say you're dating someone, especially if you haven't dated in a while. We all have our insecurities, and it's wonderful to come across someone who thinks your pudgy little belly is cute or those freckles on your face are hot. However, don't let your new… Continue reading Three Basic Things Any Person You Date Should Have
Time to celebrate, ladies! You can finally free the nipple....well, to nurse your baby that is. Yes, this week it officially became legal in every US state to breastfeed your child in public. Even though I knew women who nursed in public caught scrutiny sometimes from others, I didn't actually know it was illegal. That's… Continue reading Public breastfeeding is here, yall!
Like most people, I was completely caught off guard this past Tuesday by the news of Demi Lovato. I was casually strolling out of Kroger grocery store when a breaking news notification popped up on my phone saying that Demi Lovato had been rushed to the hospital for what appeared to be a heroin overdose.… Continue reading #FlashbackFriday: Recognizing Demi Lovato
Although I grew up in the South where family is everything, I wasn’t born with the family bug. I was close to my immediate family growing up, but I never felt the need to develop that same bond with my extended family. The fact that all my aunts, uncles, and cousins lived hours away didn’t… Continue reading Letting go of toxic family members