Char J. Patterson is a journalist, lifestyle blogger, and a lover of all things pop culture. While she has much experience in covering top entertainment news stories, she aims to share her everyday life experiences, old and new, with other women who can relate, laugh, and love along with her. Follow Char on Twitter @charjpatterson, Instagram @charpatterson, and keep up with her journey at CharJPatterson.com .
No matter our size, most of us want to get rid of stubborn belly fat. Whether you're a 6 or a size 26, we seem to be just fine with our voluptuous breasts and big butt, but when it comes to that belly, it's a common enemy for many of us.
I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. It's the beginning of the week and is a welcomed fresh start, but the weekend I'm ready for is so far away and the one that just passed seems like it was only 20 minutes long.
Most of the time, we don't recognize burnout until it's too late.
By the time we realize we're unmotivated or depleted, it's already in takeover mode in multiple areas of our lives and we're ready to snap on anyone in our path, if we haven't already. Despite how it might feel, burnout doesn't have control over us. It can only come in and wreak havoc when we allow it.
Mother's Day is the perfect time to bring back the "for us by us" movement. Maybe I shouldn't say "bring back," because it never really left. Black women have been doing it for the culture for quite some time. So, what better way to salute the women who birthed us?