I Love the Woman I Have Become

tatoo infinityMorning Inspiration….

Who would of thought that I would become this woman….A woman that would do whatever her kids ask of her…A woman that would help those in need…A woman that motivates and empowers others to do better…A woman that loves to see others happy….A woman who gets what she wants…A woman that is loved by herself, her kids, her family and others… and today I realized I love the Woman I have Become!!!!



Morning Inspiration…You should always feel needed as a woman,wife,mother,sister,daughter,friend,lover, and  companion

our husbands“I used to think my husband didn’t need me. When my boys were really young, I gave them all of my time and attention. I wanted to be a really good mom so I read all kinds of books about parenting and kids’ learning styles. I kind of became a student of my kids so I could meet all of their needs.
The only problem was, I gave so much to my kids that when my husband got home from work in the evenings I had no energy and focus left to give him.

One night J.J. and I were having a challenging “conversation” and he ended up saying he felt like our marriage wasn’t a priority to me anymore. I got all defensive and told him the kids needed me more because they were children and he was a grown man.

But that night, God showed me that my priorities and my perspective were off kilter. He helped me see that my husband does need me just in a different way than my kids.

Our spouses need to know they matter to us; that we want to spend time with them and meet their needs too.” – Renee Swope

Downtown Santa Monica

IceSkate_webICE at Santa Monica will return November 1st, 2013! 

Every holiday season, Downtown Santa Monica brings a little ice skating to the beachside community and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica, a premier outdoor ice skating rink. The 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the bite.

A great location to celebrate the holidays, ICE at Santa Monica is the perfect place to hang out with friends and family, throw a party in a private event cabana, enjoy a first date or sign up for skate lessons. Join the fun and visit Downtown Santa Monica this season to experience ICE.

November 1st, 2013 – January 20th, 2014

1324 5th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue in Downtown Santa Monica)

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday: 2:00pm – Midnight
Saturday: 10:00am – Midnight
Sunday: 10:00am – 10:00pm

Living A Healthy Lifestyle

Morning Inspiration….Thanks to Quateece Timar Lewis for sharing her reasons for her healthy lifestyle change. It touches my heart when I hear anyone let alone women who are turning to healthy lifestyle changes not only for physical reasons but mental and spiritual change as well. Hats off to you Quateece for starting your journey on your own healthy lifestyle change physicially, mentally and spiritually. A Curvy Girl’s Journey, Inc solutes you and supports your change…YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Quateece Timar LewisIt really warms my heart to see people actively working towards their fitness and nutrition goals. I must admit that a year ago these two were the furthest from my mind. I now believe and understand the importance of being healthy. I don’t do this to look cute in a dress ( yes, someone had the gall to tell me that) I do this because I want to live further than what is expected of me because I am a #1 African American and #2 female. There are so many odds against me and in order to beat those odds I must stay 10 steps ahead and make sure that I am physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. I also do this because I want to be able to watch my son grown up and become a man. I want to watch his kids grow up and so on and so forth. Now I’m not saying I plan to live forever, but I do plan on being on this earth longer than what’s expected. If I can make that choice, why can’t you? What is it that’s holding you back? Food for thought!