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That Tattooed Mom

That Tattooed Mom

  I got my first tattoo when I turned 18. I had wanted one ever since I was 16, but in keeping with my mother’s rules, I waited until a) I was 18 and b) I paid for it myself.  My college roommate Jen and I went to Way Cool Tattoos, here in RVA, traveling […]

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Kids' Hairstyles

Kids’ Hairstyles: Letting Them Make the Choice

As a hairstylist and a mama, I’ve been dealing with kids’ hair issues for a long time. Mothers who want their daughters to have “Princess” hair. Fathers who expect their sons to have a high and tight fade. Strong opinions abound when it comes to hair. When my daughter was 4 years old and preparing […]

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The Passion Pitfall

The Passion Pitfall

We’ve all heard versions of these quotes meant to inspire us to follow our dreams: The message is a good one: dedicating yourself to whatever you’re passionate about can lead to a meaningful, purposeful career. And in many cases, it truly can. The person who’s passionate about helping people turns that into a long, fruitful […]

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Stop Asking For Help

Stop Asking for Help

I don’t think there is a mom out there who hasn’t needed help… …who hasn’t felt overwhelmed, drowning in life’s day-to-day grind. What mom hasn’t felt frustrated by seemingly endless chores, errands, laundry, cleaning, cooking, and planning, often in addition to a job outside the home? I hear, over and over again, mothers complaining of […]

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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

I wasn’t looking for a boyfriend, let alone a husband, when I met Russell. I had been married before and had gone through a rough divorce. I wasn’t sure if I ever wanted to get married again. One night, I was out with a friend for a girls’ night out in Jackson Ward. Suddenly, I […]

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