• The time is always right to do what is right - MLK. Words I try to live by! If you visit Memphis, go by the Lorraine Motel. So many emotions just knowing this is where he took his last steps.
  • I thank God for my family.  Out here breaking generational curses and sharing black love. There was a time when I thought being a mom was negative because I watched so many in my family, including my mom, struggle raising kids on their own. Motherhood is a struggle but the best and loving kind of struggle.
  • I want to giveaway one Supermom hoodie and monthly planner to a mom that has big goals for 2020! 
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  • Somebody’s been drinking their water and minding their business 😆. My first blog post of 2020 is up! This is the year I say YES to myself more! I’m excited about it.  I also forgot I got Fendi bag on Black Friday at a consignment store because I tucked it away before Mr started asking questions! Pretty much brand new for a small fraction of the price 🙌🏾. My dress/jacket is also on sale at @recessionistasclose! Details are on the blog. Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Y’all remember this? I saw that meme about what you call @diddy and you can tell someone’s age. Well I call him Puff. Happy Friday!  Fun fact: Peyton got some moves.  She can really dance. I don’t own the rights to this music. #puffdaddy
  • “I used to live downtown, 129th St” 🎶  My old heads know about this. That’s exactly what i look like.  Bonus points of you can tell me who or what song it’s from.  This has been my uniform (outside of my @supermomculture hoodie) over the holiday break +/- the hat. Trying to get my style mojo back for 2020! Shedding a few lbs will definitely get me inspired. Links to what I’m wearing in profile. #momstyle
  • *This pic is from Feb 19’* Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10 - Card B. I’m looking more like my before pic but I know it’s possible because I’ve done it before.  Last year was devastating for me and I ate and drank all my emotions.  I’m back at it again.  Click the link in my bio to see what helped me achieve these results.
  • Even though my voice is gone (I’m sure Mr & the girls are happy about that 😒), I’m excited for my first speaking engagement of the year for @bcollectivemag #belevated conference this month! I’ll be giving all the tea that has helped me to secure the brands. I’m so honored to be included in the line up!
  • I was holding on by a thread most of 2019. It may continue into 2020 but I’m holding on.  I thank God for keeping me. 
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  • Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄. Mr is missing but he’s still around 😂. To my defense, we took these before Thanksgiving and I planned to have another shoot with him but I was tired. Anywho... what y’all get?
  • Going to @chuckecheese as a kid was a big deal. #AD.  My girls feel the same way so I was happy to take them to the newly renovated @chuckecheese in Kennesaw, GA.  When we pulled up, I was like Okay Chuck E.! From the warm new look, fresh food options, tons of games made this a great evening for the kids, while mama got to chill.  If you’re in the Atlanta area go check out the Kennesaw location, you’ll be impressed with the updates. Check it out over the holiday break. Learn more about the new look on the blog.  Link in profile. #chuckecheese
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Protein Challenge Recap + Pesto Beef Kabob Recipe

October 28, 2016

This post is brought to you by The Beef Checkoff and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

My 30 Day Protein Challenge has come to an end.  Since starting the Protein Challenge, I have learned so much about my eating habits this past month.  Early on in the challenge it was clear that I wasn’t getting the suggested amount of protein that I needed to get me through my busy day.  In an effort to get increase the protein in my diet, I tried some new recipes and revived some old ones.  Keep reading to learn how I made these delicious Pest Beef Kabobs in the oven and how I updated my Beef Sliders.




  • 1 to 1 1/4 pounds of boneless top round or sirloin cut into 1 inch squares
  • Yellow bell pepper (green or red will be fine) cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of pesto sauce

In a large bowl, add the cut meat and season meat with salt and pepper.  Add tomatoes,  bell peppers and pesto sauce in the bowl.  Toss meat and veggies until the pesto sauce has covered all the ingredients.  Cover bowl and place in the fridge to marinade for 10 to 15 minutes.  Alternating the bell pepper, tomatoes and beef, place them on skewers.  Try to place at least 3 pieces of beef on each skewer.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place kabobs on a cookie sheet lined with foil.  Cook for 30 minutes while turning the kabobs every 10 mins.  If you like your meat well done, add and extra 10 minutes. If you want more of the pesto flavor, use a basting brush to coat the kabobs the last 10 mins of cooking.


These Pesto Beef Kabobs were so delish!  I’m so proud of myself for trying something new.  My recipe makes 4 to 6 servings and can contain up to 26 grams of protein.


One of my favorite (and easy) weeknight meals are Beef Sliders with baked fries.  Super easy and everyone loves it.  To give my beef sliders an update I added 1/4 pack of onion soup mix to my seasoned beef to add a little kick.  How ever you make your beef burgers at home, try adding some onion soup mix.  You’re welcome!

Now that I’ve shared my favorite recipes with you, I wanted to tell you about my challenge experience.  Like I said earlier in my post, I quickly learned that I wasn’t getting enough of protein in my diet.  On the days when I didn’t have a sufficient amount of protein for breakfast I was starving and hour later.  My natural instinct is to load up on carbs.  We all know that carbs ain’t loyal.

When started consuming the protein I needed, I never felt hangry and my energy levels increased.  Stepping up my protein game gave me the natural fuel I need to juggle two active kids and working out.  This is not a weight-loss plan but I managed to lose 3 pounds in the process.  Woot Woot!  Having enough protein led me to making better food choices throughout the day.

It’s crazy how simple diet changes can have such an impact on your wellness.  Moving forward, I’m more aware of my protein consumption and make sure I have a source of protein at every meal.  I encourage you to take the 30 Day Protein Challenge to see how protein can have an impact on your overall wellness.  The 30 Day Protein Challenge is free and has all the free tools and recipes you need to get started.  Click HERE to learn more about the 30 Day Protein Challenge.


Do you think you get enough protein in your diet?

  • Shilene
    October 30, 2016 at 1:55 am

    As busy moms and wives it’s easy for us to lack in this area. I’m more aware now but I can work on my overall eating habits and making them healthier.

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