Author Archives: Michelle Garrett

BronzeLens Film Festival 2017

The 8th Annual BronzeLens Film Festival starts this week in Atlanta, Georgia and I am excited to be attending as a part of their social media team!

The festival, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2009 to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. It features screenings in multiple venues, as well as informative panels,

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On The Go Essentials for Busy Mompreneurs



This week kicks off the start of a new school year for our family and the official end of my “summer schedule”.

This summer I made it a point to slow down and enjoy time with family and friends. While I did not completely step away from my business, I was able to work a very relaxed schedule and give my children my uninterrupted time and attention fulfilling a promise I made when I transitioned to working for myself full-time two years ago.

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Summer Memories

Disclaimer: Summer Memories included some business travel where I connected with amazing brands. Some of the products featured in this article were received free of charge in exchange for me sharing them with my awesome community.

At the beginning of this summer I declared that I was going to be intentional about disconnecting and enjoying the time off with my children. As we prepare for the first day of school next week,

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6 Tips to Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe #sponsored #ColumbiaSC

Disclosure: This article on 6 tips to keep your teenage driver safe is written in partnership with University Motor Company in Columbia, South Carolina.

Did you know that teens have the highest crash rate of any drivers? Nearly four times that of drivers over the age of 20! It’s statistics like this that I come across as we prepare to have a teenage driver in our household. Over the past few months we have been researching new-to-us vehicles and preparing ourselves for the car-buying process,

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The Importance of Me Time

Married life, children, a career, community service…that’s just the beginning of the list of responsibilities that I have. At some point not too long after my youngest son was born I realized I was just floating along. I was unhappy. I was doing “things” but nothing that truly brought me joy or a sense of purpose. I felt ashamed to admit it because I had a beautiful family, a great job and all the things that seemingly should have made me happy and fulfilled.

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Simple Ways to Satisfy Your Teen & Tween’s Appetite

Disclosure: This article is a sponsored conversation on simple ways to satisfy your teenager’s appetite on behalf of Nature Valley and in partnership with Acorn Influence. I have received compensation for sharing with my community. All words, experiences and opinions are mine.

As we’re preparing to transition from the long, lazy days of summer into our back-to-school routine, my children – especially my sons –  are determined to get the most out of each day.

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How To Be A Diva In Your Day-to-Day Life

A question that I’m often asked when people find out the name of my organization, see me wearing my shirts or hear me stress the importance of “embracing the divatude” is “How to be a Diva?” I am asked that from women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. My answer to them all is the same – your divatude starts from within and we all are divas – we just need to walk in our purpose.

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