Category Archives: Uncategorized

38. Feeling Great. It’s Okay to Celebrate!

Earlier this year, I celebrated my 38th birthday. To some people that’s no big deal, but to me it is. After getting pregnant on my 15th birthday by someone I didn’t know, I didn’t get excited about my birthday for years. … Continue reading

Posted in birthday, friendship, life, relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

20 Years Later. So much more than I ever expected.

When I entered my senior year of high school in 1996, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Not because I didn’t like school or people there because my school, Jackson Central-Merry, was amazing. We were award-winners and record-setters … Continue reading

Posted in Business/Entrepreneurship, Education, friendship, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What Happened When I Told It

When I started writing my first book, Life After Birth: A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, I just wanted to tell my story. Mainly, I wanted to encourage every teen mother not to give up herself, … Continue reading

Posted in Business/Entrepreneurship, life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How My Life Became a College Course

When I walked onto the campus of the University of Memphis as a freshman and mother of a two year old in 1997, the last thing I ever imagined was that I would one day be a professor on that … Continue reading

Posted in Business/Entrepreneurship, Education, life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Me in Joplin was No Accident and No Coincidence

As with every invitation I receive to speak, I am honored and excited. I love sharing my story because I have been so blessed to see audiences light up when I share it. And it feels amazing to see people … Continue reading

Posted in speaking, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer School- Class 4: Life Check

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer School- Class 3: The Purge

Two weeks ago, I started a short series with a few tips to help us make the most of our summer “break”. This summer, this Summer  will hold Summer School with a focus on using this season to keep moving forward. Last … Continue reading

Posted in life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment