Renee’s Corner: Busy Mom Breakdown

  Life as a hard-working mom can be exciting and overwhelming all in one breath. We spend so much time caring for others, in all aspects, that we have to strategically plan getting ourselves together every. single. day. This applies to our hair care routines, too! I have three young daughters myself, twin girls (now age five!) and my youngest who’s two — all of whom need their hair done night and day. (PLUS my son who’s curls also need a little love too!) But this article isn’t about them! I just want to share how I keep my own hair Read More

Three Ways to Shop for Mom this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is an annual celebration used to honor mothers for not only giving birth but loving endlessly, caring beyond measure and pouring their all into their offspring. Every mother, especially your mom deserves to feel special! We buy our moms something every year: new earrings, scarves, and handbags, but this year, we want to switch things up! How about new hair products? A simple stop at Walmart, RiteAid, CVS or Target to grab your mother’s favorite Uncle Funky’s Daughter products couldn’t be easier! To guide your Mother’s Day gift giving, here are 3 different gift bundles you can use Read More

Renee’s Corner: 3 Things My Mom Taught Me About Motherhood

Growing up as the youngest daughter in the family created a special bond between my mother and me. As I watched her go through different highs and lows throughout her life, it taught me lessons that remain ingrained in me today. This past weekend, we all celebrated our mothers in our own special way. Some of us also celebrated being a mom (I celebrated by spending a day in relaxation!). As I reflect on Mother’s Day, I’m always thoughtful of the things my mother taught me growing up. Here are just three of those things… Your Kids Come First: I have interpreted this Read More

Easy Updos For Mothers On-The-Go!

As an educator and mother of three beautiful children, I know all too well how challenging it is to achieve that perfect hairstyle with such a short amount of time with which to work. I simply do not have time in the morning to put together an intricate hairstyle, so I’ve come up with a few quick updos that all mothers can implement within their busy schedules and still look absolutely fabulous! So say goodbye to scarves and hats, because I have the style just for you!   The Ponytail Mohawk The Ponytail Mohawk is a great way to stretch Read More

I’m Not My Diagnosis

2011 was supposed to be the year I showed up and showed out on life! I was preparing for my 40th birthday bash when I first began to feel ill.  During that time I was self-diagnosing; I was working 50+ hours per week as the Executive Director of Majestic Divas, Inc (a social & charitable organization based in Laurel, MD), all while juggling roles as a mentor, philanthropist, wife, mother, and grandmother. I chalked my condition up to exhaustion – I figured I simply needed a vacation, and to sleep and eat better. But in Spring 2011, I began to experience shortness Read More