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My youngest son recently came up to me recently and expressed his desire to be rich when he grew up.

I am pretty sure this thought process came from a recent conversation while shopping when I told him he could not get a toy he had his eye on because it was “below the line” for me. Since he hadn’t saved enough, no toy that day. He was crushed. He tried, unsuccessfully, to hold back tears as we finished our shopping. Unbeknownst to me, another shopper overheard our conversation and stopped me as I was finishing up my shopping.

“Ma’am your little boy is so adorable and it tears me up that he’s so upset about not getting his toy. Since you’re unable to afford it, would you be offended if I purchased it for him?”

“I appreciate that. I really do, but it’s not that I can’t afford it right now, it’s just not something I budgeted for for this shopping trip and I’m teaching him the importance of saving and spending his own money rather than relying on others.”

“Oh….”

I have shared before my inspiration and motivation for my savings goals. I have been completely broke and broken before. With a child. While working a full-time job. Sounds like an oxymoron, but when you are more focused on material things, living outside your means, and the words savings and budgeting are like speaking Greek it happens.

It’s a humbling experience. It changes your perspective on so many things.

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How To Overcome When Your Motivation Falters

Motivation is the key to reaching any goal. Motivation though, isn’t a constant thing. It rises and falls – a trusted mentor likes to use the analogy that it ebbs and flows like the tide. You’ll have periods of high energy where you’re very productive, and times when you are lethargic and work is very difficult. The temptation to quit can be strong when your motivation ebbs or falters. The key is to stick with it and the flow will come back.

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Who Is The Most Deserving Person You Know?

Who is the most deserving person you know?

For me that is a tough question. I am blessed to be surrounded by some wonderful, caring, giving and self-less people – personally and professionally.

My mother comes to mind. She selflessly gives of her time, talents and resources to others. She is always positive and encouraging. If she knows you are going through a difficult season you will get random encouraging texts or cards from her. I can confide in her and know that she’ll truly listen. If you ask for advice, she’ll give it. If you ask for an ear, she’ll give you just that. She’s my mom – and she’s just awesome.

My fellow blogging DIVA, Author Rhachelle Nicol’ is  passionate and committed to bringing awareness to domestic violence through her #MyScars chats, t-shirt line and online and offline community. She gives so much of herself to others selflessly and I’m thankful to call her friend.

The ladies of Sigma Beta Xi, Incorporated – a community-based sorority that I belong to – amaze me on a daily basis with their self-less giving, support and spirit of sisterhood.

Another blogging DIVA, Natasha of Houseful of Nicholes who dedicates countless hours to Habitat for Humanity in Chicago and recently completed a trip with Habitat for Humanity to Malawi. She uses her platform to bring awareness and encourage and inspire others with her personal family anecdotes.

I could go on and on listing DIVAs that are everyday heroes in their own rights. That give back and sow into others because they have a true passion to do so. I am sure you could do the same thing!

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Protecting Our Skin While Enjoying The Summer Sun

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Protecting our skin during the summer month’s is essential. My kids love spending time outdoors. It’s common for them to request we eat outdoors or have me sit on our patio to while they let their imaginations run wild with whatever they can get their hands on in our backyard.

We have to be careful with our outdoor fun, especially in the summer, as my younger two children have eczema and psoriasis. People with eczema and sensitive skin need to take extra care in protecting their skin from the sun. It’s best to keep their skin covered as much as possible but we need a product that we can trust for the skin that is exposed to the sun.

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Summer Entertaining Essentials #TweetFromTheSeat #IC #ad

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Our Summer Family Cookout is the highlight of my summer entertaining. Each July, my family hosts my DIVA crew and our families at our home. 5 DIVAs, our Significant Others, and up to 16 children – under one roof for at least 36 hours. What’s not to love about that?!?

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What Does Success Look Like To You?

I have a straight to the point question for you today: What does success look like to you? If you had to visualize your ideal lifestyle, what would it entail? Many of us want “it” but do we know exactly what that “it” is that we’re striving for? Or are we hoping we can recognize “it” when “it” arrives?

Before we can start our journey to success, it’s essential that we have an idea of what the success we are striving for looks like. It’s, also, important to realize that my definition of success and “living well” may be totally different from yours – and that is okay! To one person living well may mean traveling around the world, and to another it may mean having more time to devote to an artistic pursuit.

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Five Positive Affirmations to Start Your Day

Simply put, affirmations are short, powerful statements that strongly state a fact – typically one you are striving to attain or maintain in your personal or professional life.

Starting your day with positive affirmations can help to shift your mindset and start you off in a productive manner.

MindTools.com gives a wonderful analogy when referencing affirmations: “[Look] at positive affirmations this way – many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our body’s physical health and condition. Affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook; these positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think, and act, in a new way.”

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