Lane Bryant

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5 Ways To Slay This Spring

Five Ways to Slay this Spring   Although spring got off to a late start in Chicago, Mr. Sunshine finally found a few minutes to pay us a visit. The70-degree days combined with the sunshine is just what I need. It feels like I’ve been hibernating all winter long. Dressing in layers of clothing and […]

Being Grateful for the Little Things

Being Grateful for the Little Things A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend of mine. Both of us was in crappy moods when she stated that she was going to do an alphabetize list of her blessings. This list helped her to be grateful for the little things in life. It was […]

What My First DIY Dresser Project Taught Me

What My First DIY Dresser Project Taught Me I’m no DIY expert by a longshot, but I wanted to add a pop of color to this dresser. I purchased it so long ago until I can’t remember what month. I bought a sleeper sofa for my basement from Craigslist sometime in 2014. I wanted the sofa […]

Pink October: Have You Been Screened for Breast Cancer?

  Pink October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month This year I officially turned 40. When I visited my doctor for my annual exam, the first piece of paper she handed me was an order for radiology for my very first mammogram. The word mammogram sounds scary to me. I am one of those women who has […]

Why Can’t African-American Women Be More Supportive?

Why Can’t African-American Women Be More Supportive? On last Sunday, we witnessed the support of African-American actresses as Taraji P. Henson took on the role of the head cheerleader at the 2015 Emmy awards. Regina King, Uzo Aduba, and last but not least, Viola Davis took home awards for their outstanding work in various dramatic […]

It’s September: Are you Falling Backwards or Forward?

As summer starts to fade away ask yourself “are you falling backwards or forward”? Have you ever just stopped and asked yourself, “where did the time go?” I had one of those moments this morning. I can’t believe how fast 2015 is going. I imagine time will continue to fly as I get older and […]

I Survived My First Zumba Class

I Survived My First Zumba Class My sister has been bugging me for months to take a dance class with her. I finally found a local class not too far from my home that offered a Zumba class multiple times a week. I figured that was good enough because it was the only class I […]

Falling and Getting Back Up

Falling and Getting Back Up Last year, I found myself in the backwoods of South Carolina covered in mud and about thirty mosquito bites. This adventure was the first time I realized mosquitoes bit people on the lips. I was soaking wet, battered, bruised and shaken. But, I was determined to conquer this steep hill […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Weekend Getaway

  As much as I love to travel, you would think that I surround myself with like-minded jet setters. We’ll pack our bags at a moment’s notice and fly off into a weekend getaway full of fun and adventure. Think again! No one in my social circle travels as much as I do. I wish I […]

Was This Plus Size Woman Overly Sensitive After Body Shaming in Old Navy?

Are Plus Size Women Overly Sensitive? Yesterday, I read a story on social media about a picture of a plus size woman that went viral after she was body shamed in Old Navy. While shopping, Rachel Taylor became offended after she overheard a conversation between a mother and daughter regarding the size of a tank top. According […]