Recharging Yourself as an Advocate

Living & Giving

This month, I have been fighting an uphill battle against a force that is either compassion fatigue, burn out or something by another name. While criss-crossing the country these past two weeks for HIV-related work, I have felt so…

August Powersheets Goals

My August Powersheets Goals

KB's Journey

How is it already August?! Knowing that this is the last month of summer makes me sad because I can’t believe how fast it flew by. More importantly, I feel like there are so many things that I didn’t…


Prioritizing Self-Care in the Summer

Living & Giving

With summer brings endless invitations to cookouts, festivals, weddings, happy hours, and more. That’s not to mention your own personal plans to take the kids on field trips, complete projects around the house, and whatever other plans are on…

Donating Baby Clothes in Chicago

Living & Giving

Motherhood has taught me many lessons. Among them is the fact that kids will outgrow clothes in the blink of an eye. I count it a true blessing that Caleb has more clothes than he needs and doesn’t want for…

My June Powersheets Goals

KB's Journey

Welcome to June aka summer time! Well, at least if you are in Chicago. Last month, I didn’t set any official goals in my Powersheets, but I did commit to some things so May wasn’t a total wash. That…

Biloxi Beach

Finding Peace and Sun in Biloxi

KB's Journey

Last week, our family left rainy Chicago in search of sunnier skies on the Gulf Coast. My oldest stepson graduated from high school down there so our trip was the perfect excuse to celebrate his accomplishments, catch up with…

Being Okay with Being Enough

KB's Journey

All of my life, I have held myself to incredible performance standards which propel me far but not as far as I know that I can truly go. I cut myself off at the knees and think things like,…