A Celebration of Motherhood: A Mom on a Mission to Help Other Moms Shine

Today, I caught up with Nikki Osei Barrett, Co-Founder of District Motherhued and The Momference. Did I mention she’s a super-busy wife and mom of three?  Nikki shared her mom journey, from the beginning, in her teen years through the pursuit of her education and on to the launch of her boutique public relations firm and the creation of a dynamic organization for moms of color.  In case you missed it, click the link above and listen.  (Original Air Date:  Friday, March 20, 2020)

Guest:  Nikki Osei Barrett/http://www.districtmotherhued.com and http://www.themomference.com

 

 

Let’s Talk About Love: Creating Connections

Finding love can be magical and life-changing, but you have to be ready to receive it and reciprocate. I sat down with two experts who help clients find and sustain fulfilling love relationships. First, you’ll hear from Reginald Smith, also known as Coach Reg of R U Coached. Later, Kimberly Cleveland of The Wife University joins the conversation and shares her approach to helping women prepare for marriage and preserve healthy marital relationships. (Original Air Date: Friday, February 14, 2020)

Guests:

Reginald Smith, Educator, Communicator, and Relationship Coach/www.rucoached.com

Kimberly Cleveland, Speaker, Blogger, and The Wife Coach/www.thewifeuniversity.com

Celebrating Black Motherhood, Pt. II – Being a Model Mom

As we continue this month’s theme of Celebrating Black Motherhood, I caught up with Alina Patton Jones, a dynamic mom who shares her experience balancing the needs of her beautiful family while crafting a multi-faceted career as a community activist, social worker, model, and author. Her secret to making it all work? She calls it “a practical positivity focused on making the best of the present while believing in the future and conquering her insecurities in a visible way, inspiring others along the way.” Check out our conversation here. (Original Air Date: Friday, January 31, 2020)

Guest: Alina Patton-Jones, Community Activist, Social Worker, Model, Author/www.alinapattonjones.com and www.mommyamipretty.com

A Celebration of Motherhood, Pt. I: A Look At Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

In this discussion, we examine the experience of raising black children in the U.S. through the lens of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., our nation’s oldest organization for mothers devoted to the growth, development, and education of Black children. Our guest, Danielle Brown provided a particularly illuminating perspective of the organization’s history and a glimpse into what members are are most concerned about today. (Original Air Date: Friday, January 10, 2020.)

Guest: Danielle Brown, National President, Jack & Jill of America, Inc./http://www.jackandjillinc.org

Home & Family Part II – One Mother’s Recipe for a Peaceful, Blended Family

Families take on many forms and blended families are on the rise. Increasingly, we find that couples are coming together with one or more of partners being joined by children from previous marriages or relationships. These transitions often take extra effort to make them work. Today, we talk to a mother who, along with her family, has done the work to create a beautiful blended family. (Air Date: Friday, November 29, 2019)

Guest: Rev. Dana Porter Ashton, Pastor and Author of Yours, Mine, and Ours: A Mother’s Guide to Blending a Family (but Anybody Can Use It)

Home & Family, Part I

What a great conversation we had with today’s guests. Our theme was Home & Family: Where Hope, Courage and Dreams are Born. These two phenomenal women have achieved personal and professional success and fulfillment while holding fast to home and the values that shaped them. You’ll want to hear what they had to say. (Air Date: November 8, 2019)

Guests:

Daphne Maxwell Reed – Actor, Producer, Designer, and Author/www.daphnemaxwellreid.com

Kristi Guillory Reid/Attorney – Policy Analyst, and Author/www.harpercountsherblessings.com

A Time to Heal: A Look at Bullying

You don’t want to miss my conversation with America’s Bullying Expert, Dr. Mildred Peyton. She has a wealth of experience helping individuals and organizations confront this epidemic. We walked through the definition of bullying, how it plays out in schools and work settings, the adverse effects and strategies for addressing it. Listen here and let me know what you think! (Air Date: Friday, October 11, 2019)

Guest: Dr. Mildred Peyton, Consultant, Educator, and Author/http://www.drmildredpeyton.com

Higher Knowledge: Attending College Debt-Free


Check out my conversation with Adebisi Adebowale, College Coach and Founder of Upliftology. Ms. Adebowale is committed to helping students find the right college that helps them meet their academic and life goals while leveraging scholarships and other resources to avoid taking on the burden of student loans. Her approach has helped many students gain admission to top colleges and universities and build rewarding careers. (Air Date: Friday, September 13, 2019)

Guest: Adebisi Adebowale, College Coach and Founder of Upliftology/www.upliftology.co

Cracking the Code on Child Care

Today, we explored a bold child care solution for working Moms!  I was joined by the dynamic educator, consultant, and author, Susan Tatsui D’Arcy who was also named 2019 California Mother of the Year®.  She describes her approach described in The Millennial’s Guide to Free Child Care in Your Home. It might be just the answer for you!  Listen here and see what Susan had to say!

Guest: Susan Tatsui D’Arcy, Educator, College Advisor, and Author/http://www.meritworld.com

Winning the College Game

As the college admissions game becomes increasingly competitive, many students wonder just what it takes to make their application stand out from the rest. Many resort to such tactics as loading up their resumes with activities or advanced courses for which they have little to affinity. Some go as far as to misrepresent their abilities in athletics and admissions testing as recent scandals have revealed. There is another way. Today’s guest has written a book that helps students design robust projects that allow them to research and learn more about a topic or cause that is important to them while demonstrating a range of skills and talents that will catch the attention of college admissions directors. (Air date: Friday, August 9, 2019)

Guest: Susan Tatsui-D’Arcy, 2019 California Mother of the Year®️, Educator, College Consultant, and Author of Beat the College Game with Project Merit/www.meritworld.com