Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parenting

An Open Letter To My 16-Year-Old Self

Life is pretty hard right now, isn’t it? You probably feel like you’ll never have it figured out. But trust me, you will eventually see the reasons for everything that you’re going through. You’re stuck in this place where you have great friends but you yearn to be “popular.” I know right now it seems like popularity is some kind…

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Lifestyle, Mental Health

Busy Life? Here Are Five 10-Minute Self Care Tips.

If your schedule looks anything like mine then you don’t have a lot of downtime. In fact, I only have time to write this post because I’m in between classes. When life is super busy, we can forget to take care of ourselves. And that can leave you not only exhausted, but mentally drained, as well – making it even…

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10 Blogs By Women You Should Be Reading

1. The Everygirl This lifestyle blog is run by a team of women who cover everything from career and finance to fashion and beauty. They also have some pretty cute merchandise, including coffee mugs and tumblers (I love a cute mug). 2. Awesomely Luvvie If you consider yourself a professional in the art of side eye and shade, then this…

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6 Books You Need On Your Bookshelf

1. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Buy it here. Ta-Nehisi Coates attempts to answer the biggest questions about American history in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s…

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Got The Winter Blues? Try These Pick Me Ups.

Unless you – like my daughters – long for snow, Michigan winters can be draining. Months of freezing temperatures and cloudy skies can put even the happiest person in a crappy mood. This week, that person in a bad mood has been me. While this winter hasn’t been as bad as winters past (knock on wood), I’m craving some consistent…

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