Getting Healthy with Nava Health & Vitality Center: The Beginning

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I’ve tried it all. Counting points; meal plans: low carb, no-carb, paleo, Atkins; 5K races, Zumba classes, power yoga, hot yoga, walking – and my excess 50lbs just would not budge. Imagine the frustrating days (and nights) of ill-fitting clothes, bathing suit cover ups and forsaken foods because of my weight struggle. For the most part, I’ve trucked through, making a strained peace with my newfound ‘plus-size’ 14, but believe you me, it’s always in the back of my mind. Last Summer I got a postcard in the mail from Nava Health & Vitality Centers. I was immediately struck by the questions being asked (shoutout to the copywriter!): “Are you feeling fatigued? Frustrated with food? Not feeling like yourself? Craving for the feeling of vitality?” I’m paraphrasing, but whatever it said struck a chord. I wasn’t myself and I was tired of feeling sick and tired. So I called and setup a Wellness Diagnostic for $250 at the Columbia, MD location – they have another in Chevy Chase, DC – and embarked on an eye opening journey in my 38th year of life.

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The Nava Health & Vitality Center is a serene place with a waterfall in the waiting area and super friendly staff. The skeptic in me was on alert but I figured that nothing else had worked for me to date, so why not keep an open mind. I’m so glad that I did. After a great conversation with the health practitioner, we scheduled a full blood panel testing me for all kinds of things. The blood draw was covered by my insurance so that was even better.  A couple of weeks later I returned for my follow up and was blown away. Here’s what I learned about myself:

  • I am casein intolerant. {What the heck is casein? The protein in milk. This different that being lactose intolerant which means you cannot tolerate the sugar found in milk.}
  • I am gluten intolerant. I suspected this the previous year when I started cutting out gluten myself.
  • My thyroid levels (T3 and T4) were dangerously low. In fact, I suffer from Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.
  • I am Vitamin D deficient. No surprise there, my GP had called this and prescribed supplements (that I wasn’t really taking).
  • I am progesterone deficient (which affects all things uterus. more on that in another post).
  • I am testosterone deficient (which affects my energy, motivation and focus).

Holy mackerel. I was a walking mess. No wonder I felt terrible! And so I walked away with my new Get Stacey Right Wellness Plan (I made that up). It included: eliminating casein and gluten from my diet. Let me rephrase. That meant no pizza. Or ice cream. Or bread. BREAD. Or cheese. Basically, my life is over.  Also, natural thyroid supplements and progesterone supplements as well as a renewed commitment to take my Vitamin D tablets. Everything else – including my too-high-BMI – was going to have to wait until I got these fundamentals under control.

The team at Nava was able to prescribe and fill the supplement prescriptions at the facility (though the progesterone was sent to my home). I left feeling relieved. FINALLY I knew my constant crappy feeling wasn’t all in my head.

What I also really appreciated about NAVA was that they take a holistic approach to wellness. Meaning they support both traditional and alternative approaches to treating various conditions. And they believe that everything int he body works together. Now that made perfect sense to me. On staff they have nutritionists, chiropractors, massage therapists, life coaches, acupuncturists and so much more.

Two months later, I went back for my follow up. My Vitamin D levels were out of the yellow zone and into the green. My thyroid levels were up, but only ever-so-slightly, so they increased my dosage of the supplement. (This would happen one more time before I saw real progress). And I had kind of cheated on my progesterone supplements because it made me sweat at night and gave me crazy dreams. I later learned that it’s nicknamed “the sleeping pill” because it makes you sleep so deeply. But I was feeling more energetic and less cranky. So – progress!

But there was still the matter of my weight to deal with. And, lo! They had a solution for that. More on that next!

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#ad Fergie’s Adventures in Natural Hair {and a #YBNSallyBeauty Twitter Party on 10/13!}

If you’ve been on this blogging journey with me for the last several years, you might remember this post: My Hair Is Trash.

And it really was. Dry, dull, brittle, falling out left and right – it’s like my dear, beloved offspring sucked the life right out of it! But I was determined to restore my crown to its original glory. Which meant…giving up the ‘creamy crack’ as they call it (aka relaxers) and going natural.  The process was fairly painless – my natural hair texture is wavy and soft thanks to my maternal great, great grandmother who was Portuguese, so I was able to get away with wash and go styles for most of the year. I did break down once or twice and use a children’s texturizer to get through those rough patches (pun intended).

But! I made it and with the help of some great transition products, and lots of not-so-good hair days, I’m proud to say that I’m 3 years a 100% naturalista.

During the summer months, I typically wear my hair curly and just wash and go. When it’s cold outside, though, I revert to getting my bi-monthly blowouts at the Dominican salon. I know, I know, the heat isn’t great for my hair either, but I’m kinda-sorta hooked on them. Last year, around this time, I decided that I needed to spice up my life and dyed my hair….BLUE! I loved it, and actually ended up dyeing it a blu-ish-green next and then bright purple some months later.

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The next step in my hair adventure would be to experiment with protective styles, starting with crochet braids. I hadn’t heard of them before until a friend in my mom’s group started doing them for other moms in our chapter. My hair was starting to become a pain in the behind (most likely because the Dominican blowouts were ruining my curl patterns), and I needed a hairstyle that would suit my busy lifestyle. Traveling, Mommying, Zumba-ing; none of them lends themselves to a high-maintenance hairstyle. And so crochet braids it was!

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My girl Dalva at Twist Hairstyles hooked me up and I have been hooked on them ever since (get it? hooked? crochet braids? I SLAY ME). Not only have I been getting crazy compliments on the styles, but I don’t have to style my hair with flatirons or blowdryers and it’s delightful!

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Feeling adventurous, I decided to try another kind of natural hair style – Two-strand twists.  For these, I went to another friend of mine, Angela who owns N Natural Hair Studio in my area. The style was so cute and so different for me, but I liked it! I even wore it down the runway at the Macy’s Emme plus-size fashion show that I walked in.

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Next, I tried Goddess Braids, which was a perfect summer hairstyle that worked like a charm for my birthday weekend getaway on Miami Beach with my besties.

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I think that it’s safe to say that my natural hair journey adventures are just beginning – there is so much to explore and so many amazing women I know that are sources of inspiration – from Diana at Sisters With Beauty, to Tamara at Natural Hair Rules, and more.

Stay tuned for what’s next in Fergie’s Natural Hair Escapades…even I don’t know what I’ll try next!


This post was sponsored by You Be-Natural, but of course all opinions expressed here are my own. You Be-Natural’s products for natural hair are now available at select Sally Beauty Supply Stores – click here for a store directory AND I’ve even got a coupon discount for ya. And please join me, Pauline Campos (@Pauline_Campos), and Danyelle Little (@thecubiclechick) and Ty Alexander (@gorgeousingrey) at the #YBNSallyBeauty Twitter Party Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8pmCST/9pmET for a celebration of natural hair complete with prizes!

Follow You Be-Natural EVERYWHERE to learn more about their products and how they can help you create your very own natural hair adventure: TwitterInstagramPinterestYoutubeFacebook and on their Website.



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Celebrating Blogust and Being Grateful for the Experience


My middle child (perhaps not by coincidence) is my sensitive one. She’s my child who I have to check in with – emotionally – daily to make sure she is doing alright. I can’t say that I blame her – having to deal with a rambunctious little brother and a tyrant (ahem, I mean tween) for an older sister is enough to make anyone lose their marbles. One of the things that really bums her out is when a really fun experience comes to an end.  Whether it’s a vacation or a party or a special visitor leaving the house, I’ve learned to look out for her lip tremble and quiet exit to her room – it’s my clue that she’s trying to process the sad feelings that wash over her when the fun stops.

I’ve taken to saying the following – that I made up just for her: “Don’t be sad that the experience is over – be happy that you got to experience it in the first place.” It doesn’t always work, of course, but my hope is to shift her perspective to not dwell on the sadness, but to relish in the memories of the happiness.

It’s easier said than done, sure, and a lesson for adults and children alike.  But if you’ve got a Mama whose blog name is “Life IS the Party” then you’ve got to expect an optimistic outlook on the day-to-day!

I’m hoping that this little note of encouragement will stick with her and eventually help her to see the glass as half-full, and make an impact on her perspective.  Speaking of making an impact, I’d love to hear what quotes or advice you give your children to improve their worlds.  Leave me a comment on this post and you’ll have some pretty amazing karma headed your way! Want to know why? You’ll be a part of the month-long Blogust movement birthed by the UN’s Shot@Life campaign.

Blogust is a month-long digital dialogue, bringing more than 45 of the most beloved online writers, photo and video bloggers and Shot@Life Champions together to help change the world through their words and imagery. Make an impact. Join the conversation. Each day we will bring you an inspirational quote. Every time you comment on, like or share the Blogust posts, Project Perpetual will help provide a vaccine for children around the world who need them most.

 I had the honor of participating in the inaugural Blogust in 2012 and played a role in providing 10,000 children with vaccines to prevent diarrhea, pneumonia, polio and measles. How you ask? By being part of an amazing team of bloggers that generated 10,000 comments!

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The Shot@Life team has hosted Blogust each year since and this year you have the chance to make a difference once again. Every comment, share or like of the Blogust posts = one vaccine for a child in need. Over 37,701 vaccines have been donated via Blogust ’15 – and the month has only just begun!

Every time you comment on this post and other Blogust contributors’ posts, or take action using the social media by liking, commenting or sharing my Instagram and Facebook posts, Shot@Life and the United Nations Foundation pages, one vaccine will be donated to a child around the world (up to 50,000).

And when August is over, don’t be sad. Remember to be happy that we had the opportunity to experience Blogust together and to make an impact on so many lives.

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Learn all about Blogust HERE.


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i’m over the gathering part


We’re about one month into summer and I’m 100% over the “gathering” part of my role as the head female in the household. Here is how my days go:

Figure out what is for breakfast.

Make people breakfast or help people make their own breakfast.

Clean up after breakfast.

Figure out responsible answers to constant requests for snacks.

Figure out what is for lunch.

Make people lunch.

Clean up after lunch.

Continue to figure out responsible answers to constant requests for snacks.

Figure out what is for dinner.

Make people dinner.

Clean up after dinner.


And this doesn’t take into account the menu planning, list-making, grocery shopping, unpacking, defrosting and other meal prep.

It is exhausting.

I would happily swap roles with The Hubs to take the role as the lead “hunter” in the relationship for the remainder of the summer months.


I have no idea why this paragraph from Wikipedia makes me laugh hysterically. Perhaps I am delirious from foraging. Or perhaps it is the the thought that this implies my current state is causing me to become increasingly “sexually attractive…”  [STIL LAUGHING.]

The emergence of cooking in early Homo may have created problems of food theft from women while food was being cooked.[17] As a result, females would recruit male partners to protect them and their resources from others. This concept, known as the theft hypothesis, accommodates an explanation as to why the labor of cooking is strongly associated with the status of women.[17] Women are forced to gather and cook foods because they will not acquire food otherwise and access to resources is critical for their reproductive success.[17] On the contrary, men do not gather because their physical dominance allows them to scrounge cooked foods from women. Thus, women’s foraging and food preparation efforts allow men to participate in the high-risk, high-reward activities of hunting. Females, in turn, become increasingly sexually attractive as a means to exploit male interest in investing in her protection.[17]


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Seizing The Summer w. Summer Learning Contracts + UMIGO {sponsored}

Summer is the season I live for! The winter holidays are a close second, but nothing beats the sunshine and lazy days of the June – August months in my book.  I was just telling a friend yesterday that because of all of those years my kids spent at full-time summer camp while I was working a 9-to-5, I have a soft spot when it comes to over-scheduling and overworking them during their summer vacations now that I am at home with them.

That said…

I also don’t want their brains to turn to mush thanks to the summer brain drain that naturally occurs without some active countering! About a year or two ago I started making them agree to Summer Learning Contracts that require them to complete a weekly series of learning activities with a fun twist.  We’re already on Week 2 of their SLCs and it’s such a great opportunity for them to do just a little bit of review and preparation, while re-discovering activities, books and toys that they have long forgotten and left buried in the basement.  Even neglected MadLibs activity books and Wreck-It Journals are new again!

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While the older kids are more willing to read a novel (kind of) or research a topic online, finding entertaining but educational activities that are self-directed for L’il Buddy is a teensy bit harder.


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UMIGO – You Make It Go - is a fun, vibrant online world of adventure that uses the building blocks of math to engage early elementary age kids in narrative-driven “appisodes.” As best friends Bean, Bit and Dizzy save the day from broken roller coasters, ancient mummies and more, the hilarious, interactive UMIGO appisodes incorporate stories, music videos and games, getting children involved and helping them to become active learners. UMIGO helps children develop the math skills they need for effective reasoning and problem solving; its educational content is aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics for first and second grades and is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education. UMIGO’s free downloadable at-home activities engage families and educators in the child’s development of math and reasoning skills and are designed to make learning easy and fun.

I asked L’il Buddy if he would be willing to test out an app for Mama, and after negotiating his compensation ($3 – truly a son of a blogger!) he got right to work. As soon as the site loaded, it caught the eye of his big sisters who exclaimed: “I like it!” and “The animation is BOSS” – the ultimate tween compliment, I must say.

What I loved about it was that it was easy for L’il Buddy – who turned 7 years old on Tuesday! – to navigate on his own.  He didn’t need to ask for help nor did he get frustrated while using it.  He was able to dive right it to the “Let’s All Umiball” appisode, which kicked off with THE cutest music video, which had him in a fit of giggles right off the bat.

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As an avid sports fan, he was enthralled with the Umiball storyline – and the “commentator” in the game very clearly explained the rules of the game, so he able to jump in right away.  Peeking over his shoulder, I noticed that the appisodes did a great job of illustrating mathematical concepts with humor and repetition. The concept this appisode focused on was that, for example, if 3+7 = 10, then 7+3 also = 10. I’m sure there’s a snazzy name for the concept but apparently I am not smarter than a 5th grader so I can’t recall.

After happily playing UMIGO for a solid 30-minutes, here is what L’il Buddy had to say about UMIGO:

  1. It’s fun.
  2. It’s good.
  3. It’s exciting!

I asked him if there was anything he didn’t like or that he would change and he couldn’t think of anything. And when I asked if he would play it again and he said: “Yes! I’m going to play again right NOW, Mom!”

And so, we’re adding daily time on UMIGO to his Summer Learning Contract. An interactive, engaging and entertaining way to make sure that he’s learning while hanging out for the summer.

Now that’s BOSS.

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Thank you to UMIGO for introducing us to your platform and for sponsoring this post. All opinions are mine (and L’il Buddy’s)!

UMIGO + National Summer Learning Day

Last week, UMIGO kicked off the Summer of UMIGO on National Summer Learning Day, Friday, June 19, in an effort to help combat the “summer slide.” In partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), UMIGO will brought its narrative-based appisodes, interactive games, activities, and educational resources to more than 70 communities around the country. Learn more about how the day went here:

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radio silence

Whew! Spring is always a busy time of year but the past few weeks have been cray cray for me, hence my radio silence on the blog.  Really, Mommy-ing has been the primary focus of my time, what with end-of-school plays and concerts and ceremonies and field trips.  On the work front, I’ve been busy opening up registration for Blogalicious Weekend 2015 and all that entails! Adding to that list is managing our marketing network which has launched and pitched several campaigns this month; hosting a wine tasting and Pop Up event in DC; and preparing for my upcoming 2-Day Sponsorships Intensive…all while still serving coaching clients, walking in fashion shows, and spending quality time with the Hubs.

So you see, I’ve been busy living!

June is going to be another whirlwind with the Intensive, keynote preso at Y’all Connect, workshop preso at Weekend Startup School, and ending with a much-needed vacation to the Dominican Republic – all with the kiddos out of school. I’m gonna need my vitamins.  Most importantly, I’d love to see your gorgeous faces everywhere I go (except the DR. I plan to be a total recluse there!) So here is the info on how you can join me over the next few weeks:

June 4+5: Done-For-You 2-Day Sponsorships Intensive
(for those of you who want to secure sponsorships for your events)

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June 12+13: Y’all Connect
(for those in the Birmingham, AL area who want to connect and learn about blogging and social media)


June 13+14: Weekend Startup School
(for those of you who are entrepreneurs launching a startup)

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Or? If you want me all to yourself, I’d love to be your passion strategist + coach. Start HERE if that tickles your fancy.

See you in June!

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INTERVIEW: TalktoAmberTV ~ What Every Blogger Needs to Know About Pitching to Speak At a Blogging Conference


Thinking about pitching a session at a conference? You’ll want to listen to my interview with Amber Wright of TalktoAmberTV first! I’m giving my top tips and helpful takeaways for pitching from my perspective as a conference organizer (and reviewer of hundreds of pitches!!)

Miss Amber knows her craft too – I’m currently taking her “How to Speak with Less Fear and More Finesse” eCourse and it’s the truth! If you get the chance to work with her, I highly recommend it.

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Check Out My Key Takeaways and Watch the Interview HERE.


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the kind of world I want for my family in 2030 #globalmoms

I am sharing this post as a J&J Social Influencer for Social Good. This post is part of the Global Moms Relay. Each time you ‘like’ or share a Global Moms Relay post via the social media icons or comment, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) up to $300,000, to improve the health and wellbeing of moms and kids worldwide through MAMAShot@LifeUNICEFand Girl Up. You can also use the Donate A Photo app and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 when you upload a photo for Girl Up or UNICEF, up to $100,000.   Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

Change The World

In 2030, my babies will be 26, 24 and 22 years old. It’s beyond insane to imagine! And yet, as they say, “The days are long, but the years are short” and so the time will be here before we know it.  And while I’m attending school functions and cheering them on during track meets and flag football games and Girl Scouts ceremonies; grocery shopping and making lunches and roasting marshmallows over our backyard firepit, every now and then the thoughts about our world and what the future holds creep into my mind and take my breath away.

I have 3 wishes.

That in 2030, my children will not feel limited by the color of their skin. Am I delusional that this day will ever happen? Amidst all of the police brutality against African-Americans, the systemic racism, the inequity in opportunity, I remain encouraged – it’s my sincere belief that we are in the midst of a revolution. Not only is the revolution televised, but it’s being tweeted and Instagrammed and Facebooked and blogged. With the #BaltimoreUprising the latest movement in a tragic series of events, I’m encouraged because I know that things must get worse before they get better. I’d say things are pretty bad now – I’m praying for an upswing just around the corner.  What’s my part in all this? To use my voice and my platform to bring attention to current events that expose the deadly racism that still very much exists so that the powers that be are forced to make a change.

That in 2030, my children will not have to worry about their food poisoning them.  About 3 years ago we started to order our food from a farm.  And even 2 years before that, we started to get our dairy delivered from a farm.  Once our eldest daughter was old enough to eat “real food” my husband and I became uber-conscious of the additives and GMOs and preservatives being added to our food.  [I have Laurie David to thank for much of it!] We’ve tried to eat organic or grass-fed or hormone-free and to read labels and to be mindful about our food selections. But even and still – it’s HARD. What makes it so frustrating, is that it’s unnecessary and dangerous.  We’ve all seen the documentaries and heard the research and are being made aware of a new toxin in our foods regularly.  Having been raised in Canada, by Caribbean parents, I’ve experienced first-hand how food can and should be. It’s my wish that by 2030 (or sooner!) my children will be able to have confidence that their government is feeding them – and their kids – food that is healthy and safe.  {My related wish is that all who need food will have access to it.}

That in 2030, my children will be able to trust their environment.  Tsunamis. Earthquakes. Fires. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Water shortages. Crazy allergies. Melting glaciers. Poor air quality.  All never seen before to this magnitude. Snow in May and sweltering temps in December.  Our environment is screaming and yelling for our attention and we’re ignoring it, while reporting on unbelievable weather and natural disasters.  We’re destroying our planet and I’m panicked at what our children and their children will be dealing with when our generation is long gone.  We recycle. We conserve water. We bring our own bags to the grocery. But it doesn’t feel like enough. It’s not enough. I’m going to figure out what more we can do – starting with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.  Our babies deserve clean air and water and protection from preventable natural disasters. A planet they can trust.


Photo Credit: Then Again Photography 

What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030?


About The Global Moms Relay

From May 1 to June 19, 2015 (just before Mother’s Day through Father’s Day), each day a celebrity, community leader, or everyday mom and dad, will share a personal story on the kind of future they want for their family and the world, and then “pass the baton” to the next contributor.

You share, they give: The United Nations Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, BabyCenter and The Huffington Post created the Global Moms Relay with a goal of improving the lives of women and children around the globe. Each time you ‘like’ or share a Global Moms Relay post via the social media icons or comment, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action) up to $300,000, to improve the health and wellbeing of moms and kids worldwide through MAMAShot@LifeUNICEFand Girl Up. You can also use the Donate A Photo app and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 when you upload a photo for Girl Up or UNICEF, up to $100,000. You can help make a difference in seconds with the click of your mouse or snap of your smart phone. Visit to learn more.

About The Global Moms Challenge

The Global Moms Challenge connects us with people and programs helping moms from Peru to Pakistan, to boost health and happiness for moms and babies everywhere. The community supports the United Nations’ Every Woman Every Child movement to help women and children lead healthy lives. The Global Moms Challenge is an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, which connects people ideas and resources to support the UN and its causes, and is made possible by support from Johnson & Johnson, which is committed to showing that small acts of care can grow into a world of difference.

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things to do: may


It’s like I turned around two times at it was already May 12th!! When did that happen?

This month, here are my things to do:

Open registration for Blogalicious Weekend 2015.  The streets have been asking! So many details and moving parts go into opening the ticket sales – you wouldn’t believe. But I think Team Blogalicious is cloooose! Plus, we have a special surprise this year. Well, several. See? MOVING PARTS.

Plan Something Fun for Memorial Day Weekend. My kiddos are far from deprived – in fact, they live the Life of Riley even if they have no clue. But I still am bummed that they haven’t had a vacation since last summer because they attend three different schools and don’t share the same spring break dates.  So even on their off weeks, they were relegated to hanging out with me at home, running errands and other such pleasantries. So I’d like to plan an l’il sumthin’ sumthin’ for the long weekend. They lobbying for Hershey Park (well, they are actually lobbying for Atlantis – see? Life of Riley) but that ain’t happening so they’ll have to go somewhere fun, but local and be happy about it.

Enjoy My Weekends.  If I showed you my summer calendar, you might cry.  Or laugh. Either way, you’ll experience an intense emption stemming from disbelief.  I am literally traveling 3 weekends in June  and 5 weekends in July!! So May looks like it for me until August (and then it will be countdown to B7, ha ha).

Catch Up On All My eCourses.  I looooove learning. And books. And conferences. And eCourses. I have no less than 7 (4 of which are paid) that I have signed up for but have not had the time to listen to. I started on Mother’s Day and got through the JINGLE! course by @DrShanteBishop and now I’m talking @TalktoAmber’s “How to Speak with Less Fear and More Finesse” webinar series and I’m loving them. Just 5 more to go!

Practice Mindful Eating + Daily Movement.  I’m done (I think) with the radical diets and extreme workouts. I’m going to take it day by day and be present and intentional and force myself to MOVE. That has to work, right?

How’s your May coming? Have anything planned that you need accountability with? Holla at me.

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Celebrate My Runway Moment! Saturday 5/16 @ Macy’s at The Mall at Columbia (MD) #MacysEmme #Sponsored

Note: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. 

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That’s right! Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – yours truly will have the honor of sharing the runway on Saturday, May 16th @ 2pm at Macy’s in The Mall at Columbia with the iconic plus-size Supermodel, Emme!!

I am so very excited and humbled (and terrified!) at this opportunity.  Not only because I love fashion and I love what Emme has stood for when it comes to positive body image for women everywhere; but I also appreciate this special opportunity to embrace and flaunt my curves.  After becoming a mom – almost 11 years ago! – my body has changed. And changed. And changed.  I’m no longer the hourglass size 8 that I once was and I’ve been struggling with that for some time.  But I AM curvy and shapely and proud of what my body has done and everything it gives me daily. So I’m considering this fashion show a celebration of my body! And I’d love for my friends in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas to come to the show on Saturday and help me to celebrate.
It’s FREE and I can guarantee it will be loads of FUN and you’ll get to participate in a Q&A with Emme!! We can celebrate ourselves together.

The Event Details.


Come see the season’s hottest looks at a special runway show, and afterward get the chance to meet* celebrated plus-size supermodel Emme at a discussion highlighting positive body image. Pick the brain of a leading voice in the fashion industry and a globally recognized advocate for self-esteem at Emme’s Q&A. Enjoy refreshments while you’re here and receive an exclusive cosmetics travel bag with any Macy’s Women purchase of $75 or more**.

The Event will take place at Macy’s The Mall In Columbia (Columbia, MD) – May 16th at 2pm 

Event subject to change or cancellation. *While time permits. ** While supplies last. Limit one per customer receipt.



Stay Connected to the #MacysEmme Event.

Macy’s - @Macys (Twitter/IG/Facebook)
Emme – @SupermodelEmme (Twitter/IG) @EmmeNation (Facebook)
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About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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