March 19, 2017

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How to Raise Smart Kids as an Immigrant

The other day my husband and I sat down to talk about raising smart kids for a requested You Tube video.  We really wanted to do the topic justice and provide as much relevant information as possible.  We are parents to three teenagers that by most standards have done well academically under the circumstances. As any parent knows, it is hard to raise a smart, moral, well rounded child, whether you are an immigrant  or not.  Certainly immigrant parents have…

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Tips and Treatment for Combating Insomnia

At some point we have all experienced some form of sleeplessness,  lying in bed, unable to fall asleep or having trouble staying asleep.  The last time this happened to me I was in bed contemplating  my day ahead and worrying about  traveling to a different location for work. I had gotten into bed at what I thought was a reasonable time. But there I lay intermittently looking at the time on my cell phone. Midnight became two, then four in…

Leveraging the Power of Choice

In the last blog I outlined 5 steps to reach your destiny. Short and to the point. The thing is your destiny is made up of choices. Now there’s a lot of things out of our control. Genetics being one of them or the kind of family we are born into. Some things are pretty universal like the crazy uncle or the messed up cousin. Natural disasters, the weather, taxes, death….the list goes on and on. The truth of the…

Box Braids for a Queen

Box Braids are everything! With a few accessories you can go from ordinary to Glam Goddess! When I want a low maintenance, low manipulation protective style this is my go to. We all have busy lifestyles and don’t always want to be bothered with combing and styling our hair daily which can be even more challenging when you have natural type 4 hair.  Don’t get me wrong! I love my natural hair but sometimes it is nice to take a…

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Botanicals MD: MD created and approved BODY & FACIAL SCRUBS!

I am pretty low key when it comes to my skin care regimen.  I don’t use any fancy creams, masks or anti aging serums. Nor have I ever had a facial which almost sounds blasphemous to admit in today’s society!  I would like to think that at least I try to take care of my skin from the “inside” by drinking several glasses of water a day, eating a healthy diet- ok almost healthy diet - and I don’t smoke…