Joy At the Table from The Trunk of My Car

Joy At the Table from The Trunk of My Car

Heyyyyyy mommies!!!

How often do you and your family eat a meal together? When was the last time you sat down together at a table, with no interruptions, no gadgets, phone or toys and enjoyed each other?? If you can hardly remember, then you’d probably want to keep reading and see how my friend Tia Norman decided to bring JOY to the table by simply writing a note, placing it in a jar. What happens next is so rewarding and therapeutic. Have a try by reading the story here! 

Tia says you can find joy in each day and join the movement by following her on Instagram and Facebook @joytothetable.

Whatever table you find yourself at today I hope it is joy-filled!

 

Love & Hip Hop Radio

Love & Hip Hop Radio

Life after radio has me nervous and I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments. But I am happy and I’ve met some really incredible people over the last 2 months.  I’ve been networking and I am very optimistic about what’s in store fore me. So, this week, I’m just giving you an update on what’s going on in life.

See the full video here! 

As always, I love you all. Thanks for your DM’s, messages, inboxes and checking on me. The journey continues….

Be sure to subscribe for updates and exclusive prizes on my page jjonthemic.com and check out the video diary every Thursday at 2PM to keep up with my journey!

#xoxoxo#

JJ

Disney’s The Lion King Returns to The Hobby Center

Disney’s The Lion King Returns to The Hobby Center

I was 12 years old when the original The Lion King hit theaters June 1994.

(WOW, I feel old!)

I can sing along to most of the songs, know all the characters, and I still don’t like Scar, Mufasa’s brother, who plots to kill Mufasa and Simba in hopes of becoming king.

I’m too thrilled to know a favorite animated film of mine is set to hit the stage with a live performance beginning Summer 2017 and tickets are on sale NOW! If I were you, I’d hurry and purchase mine before they’re all sold out.

To purchase tickets, see showtimes and more, click here! 

Chill Out at The Houston Zoo

Chill Out at The Houston Zoo

Stay cool all summer long as TXU Energy presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo! Even in the heat you can head to the Zoo for a relaxing day filled with fun, education, and amazing animals. It may be hot outside, but the Zoo is cool! Want to take the family on this cool adventure, check out more information here!

Single Forever: 5 Reasons to be Alone!

Single Forever: 5 Reasons to be Alone!

“Hey You…” As I began to type these two little starter words in a text message to my ex I paused, growing a conscious. These two little words “Hey you” seemed so innocent, but secretly I knew what they could do. I knew if I used them, it was sure to set off a back and forth firestorm. The text exchange would include plenty of innuendos and subtle advances that would grow from sweet and suggestive to blatant with teasing emojis (like eggplants and water splashes). I knew it would make him want me.
As I typed “Hey You…” I already knew what I was doing. My intent was to put ‘me’ on his mind. I would play and get exactly what I wanted and that’s exactly what made me stop. In that flirtatious and vulnerable moment, I realized that I no longer even cared to have my ex, I was just texting out of familiarity or convenience perhaps. I only wanted him, “when I wanted him” and that was only when I felt like I didn’t have him.
It reminded me of the song by Ginuwine, “Only When You’re Lonely”. I began deleting the instigating text. It was a sad but honest realization that I simply don’t want to be accountable to someone else’s feelings. Or spark up something with my kid’s father that would be fleeting.
I thought about what I missed about my ex- having him wash my car, pay for dinner and bills and being able to send an occasional ratchet text (without being judged). Then I reminded myself, that’s just isn’t fair. Being lonely is totally the wrong reason to interrupt someone else’s feelings. It made me think of folks who just can’t be alone or those who get into relationships for the wrong reasons. Not saying that you have to be single forever, but here are 5 reasons you should not date someone – consider being by yourself:
1. You only want them when you’re lonely (mentally, emotionally, and physically aroused). If this is you, save yourself the trouble.Read a book.
2. Because you are financially struggling or not satisfied with being check to check (and opt that two incomes has got to be better than one).
3. You really have nothing in common (but they are nice to you).
4. You only consider being with them because you have a child together – if there was not a child, they would not be a match for you (at this point in your life).
5. Because you don’t want to be alone.
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