November 4, 2015


ya'll can stay mad but there is a-NOTHER mother burying her 9 year old who was slaughtered execution-style in an alley yesterday and his name is Tyshawn Lee ... and every day we will add another name until this ish stops ... and ya'll mad about a movie's name ... 

October 26, 2015


A while back, I recall sharing that from that time period forward, I would be eating to live and not living to eat.

That is SUCH a hard way to function in our food motivated world BUT it is the right way to go.

In doing so, you are not controlled by the vast world of food, but can really make choices that are right for you and your loved ones! 

Since I wrote those words, I have continued to struggle with my weight, because in the USA, those things go hand in hand, AND I have managed to raise two men who are very conscientious about what they put in their bodies! I have also learned the importance of learning to temper my eating, make healthier choices, and when I can not, decide to take the bad choice and make-up for it later by foregoing, or lessoning ... all in a day's struggle!

AND when you are running a particular food-based campaign, it is important to keep your integrity, be mindful, have fun and also share wisdom and GREAT, SCRUMPTIOUS PICTURES!

SO HOW EXCITED AM I THAT THE MOST WONDERFUL Food Conference I know about is coming to #Chicago on November 6-7th! I will be learning how to blog better about food, work better for my food-based clients and be a better, more focused ambassador. I CAN'T WAIT!

Hopefully, you will be joining us! CLICK HERE TO GO TO BLOGGER FOOD CONFERENCE PAGE: 

There is still time to enjoy the BEST company around and learn to be the best 'FOODIE'! ... AND if you don't write about food ... #Chicago IS the food capital of the world. COME EAT!

October 22, 2015

How About A Little Finess!

The lovely thing about woman-hood is that we share so many things. The not so lovely thing about woman-hood is that we often share so many things, but do so in utter secrecy.
There are many issues I have that are specific to woman-hood that I keep to myself until another gal-pal broaches the subject. In my teens and early twenties, I barely uttered any personal issues to my female friends. At age twenty-eight, in the aftermath of giving birth to my son, I was told I could not leave the hospital without first having a bowel movement. It was then that I began to peel away the unspoken secrets of womanhood. WE ARE ALL WOMEN! If we can share something with another woman to make her life better, than we should do it.
As I sat there crying to my sister on the phone after birthing my 8 pound son (vaginally), I began to scream at her: "Why didn't you tell me about this?" Where was the shared sisterhood birthing story? Six years prior, I arrived within hours of her giving birth to my beautiful niece (who is also my god daughter). Why didn't she share that the first bowel movement after birth was as bad as giving birth? WHY?!?!?!
It is our favorite story to laugh at now, 19 years later, but at the time I was really angry that no one, my mother included, shared the details about things women endure to be women.
As my son grew, my bladder shriveled. I was not medically diagnosed, but sitting through hours of football practice without an adequate restroom was becoming a real issue by the time I was 39. "No, I can not 'take a tree' " became a daily refrain as my son giggled.
I never spoke about this with my male gynecologist. I really assumed I was simply waiting too long to go the rest room. I began to adopt my mother's "hit every rest room on the way out" and "know where all the clean rest rooms are" as a solid practice by 45.
When those practices were no longer enough, well, I did what most women do. I started using my menstrual pads as buffers for those times when I just couldn't make it. Have you every tried that? Menstrual pads are not meant to hold urine. They ultimately inflate and jellify. Not cute. So what is a gal to do?
There are all types of diapers, liners, and pads on the market. The diapers do the trick, but they are bulky, loud, and filled with chemicals.
Enter FinessFiness is a great product. It is easy to apply. ( It simply sticks on. ) It is clean, small, easy to carry and easy to dispose of. It is soft. It is easy to hold. It is easy to remove. ( It peels off easier than a band-aid. ) It is odorless. AND BEST OF ALL, it works.
Finess is for those times when you may sneeze, cough, laugh or be unable to hold your urine until you can get to a rest room. By simply creating a seal over the urethra ( pee-hole ) you are safe and secure until you can urinate safely in to a toilet. It is typically worn 2-3 hours.
As always, please consult your personal physician with any questions you may have regarding your specific circumstances. The website and social media platforms are also available., @havefiness on twitter, HaveFiness on fb.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Finess.  The opinions and text are all mine.

October 14, 2015

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