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

Making Lemonade: My Fertility Journey

In May and June, children and spouses / significant others celebrate parenthood, showering moms and dads with (hopefully) wonderful gifts of appreciation for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It is a wonderful season for parents and soon-to-be parents. But for those who may be struggling with conceiving children, it can be a season of considerable sadness.  Many of you know that I make a concerted effort to keep myself out of the Uncle Funky’s Daughter limelight, and that my personal life remains — well, personal. But infertility is a subject that affects so many couples today; and yet, because it’s 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