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If I Could Turn Back Time

I had my first child almost 16 years ago. I was 26 and full of excitement, terror, and toggling between “When will the baby get here?” and “Let’s keep her in a little bit longer.” The only thing I really knew about being a mother, I’d learned from babysitting and watching Family Ties. At best, I was […]


Raising Teenagers: A Day in the Life

If I had a dollar for every time a parent of young kids asked me what it’s like to parent teenagers, I’d be rich. The questions range from mildly curious to positively terrified. “Are they always moody?” “Do they stop wanting to spend time with you?” “Are they selfish human beings leaving nothing but a […]


14th Annual Journey Into Womanhood Awards Celebration

The 14th Annual Journey Into Womanhood Awards Celebration recognizes program participants for their commitment to completing the 25-week program and their transition into womanhood. The awards celebration includes honoring our graduating high school seniors and providing them with scholarships. The event also includes recognition of all JIW youth for their accomplishments and a talent showcase. The event includes dinner, a silent auction and talent showcase. The theme is “Get InFormation” featuring Lt. LaKesha Burton, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League, as the keynote speaker and Angela Spears of Angela Spears Communication and host of Jax Engage with Angela Spears radio show as the emcee.


Traveling With Kids: Give Up on Perfection

We are a family who loves to travel. Local or international, weekend getaways or week-long adventures. We’re in for it all. The memories are priceless, and the chance to escape the distractions of day-to-day life can help reset and recharge our family. As much as I love traveling with my kids, there have been a […]