Things to Think About And Do Before Getting Married

Recently an old friend asked me what were some things she should think about and do before getting married.  She thinks her long-term boyfriend is preparing to ask THE question. Her biggest fear is not a lack of trust or love – it is a lack of positive relationship role models in her life. She comes from a family that has a history of divorces, settling, adulterous relationships and just plain unhappy couples.

While I do not consider myself a “veteran”

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List Your Goals and Make Them Visible For Success

Goal Planning Success: Keep your goals visible

Goal Setting Success:
List Your Goals and Keep Them Visible

Surprisingly few people regularly make lists of their goals and even fewer put their lists where they can see them. Part of goal setting success is creating visuals that will keep your goals front-and-center on a regular basis and motivate you to remain focused and actively working towards your success.

A lot of money was once paid for the following famous goal setting advice given to a rich businessman:

Each night make a list of 6 things you need to do tomorrow and list the 6 tasks in order of priority.

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Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Honestly, I stumbled across making this cheesy broccoli and rice casserole by accident a few years ago.

We were having a potluck at work and I had to bring something other than soda or iced tea.

I was trying to make a broccoli and cheese casserole and misread the instructions. No idea how that happened, but eh, it worked and was a hit.

It’s become one of my family’s favorites and I’ve made adjustments to it as I got more comfortable in the kitchen.

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Preparing A Care Pack

Thank you to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s post on preparing a care pack and inspiring me to become an #UnderWarrior and stay confident!

Hi there, Divas! Today’s post is a little personal but it’s one that we can all relate to – especially if we have pre-teen and teen divas in our life.

My oldest niece and I share a very special bond. Before my little Diva came along,

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14 Strategies For Overcoming Procrastination

Is overcoming procrastination a goal of yours? Perhaps I should ask, should overcoming procrastination be a goal of yours? Not sure? Let’s see … Does this sound familiar? You have plans and ideas for getting some writing done on the report due tomorrow. You sit down at your desk but notice there are a few piles of paper surrounding your desk. So you take a few minutes to go through them. Now, you’re ready to write.

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Mother’s Day Gifts: Do It Yourself Ideas For A Pampering Basket

I love giving gifts.  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I have been reflecting on what to do for my mother and aunts – a group of women who seem to have EVERYTHING. The best thing about them is that they are truly appreciative of anything given to them from the heart. This year I have decided to give each of them pampering baskets with items made by myself and my little ones so they can feel included.

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Pose ‘N Post Symposium hosted by Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele Singing At Pose 'n Post Columbia

Divas With A Purpose was on assignment this weekend at the Pose’ n Post Symposium, hosted by the one and only, Chrisette Michele! It was an opportunity offered to only a handful of bloggers and media personnel and we were chosen. E’toshia McFarland of Faces by Etosh and myself, Sherika V. Washington of Worthy Words Writing Services were on hand to represent Divas With A Purpose.

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