Dollar General locations limit store hours due to being understaffed

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹at 6:46 P.M. on a Wednesday night, my mother & I arrived at Dollar General in Boykins, VA to find the store doors were locked while the lights were still on. Several customers aside from my mother & I patiently waited for the store to reopen, assuming that the locked doors were temporary;Continue reading “Dollar General locations limit store hours due to being understaffed”

The Church Robbed Me of Motherhood

My unexpected journey of motherhood began about 10 years ago in July of 2011. I never expected to be pregnant. I only took a pregnancy test for the heck of it. I remember that my exact reason for โ€œpeeing on the stickโ€ was just to see what it would say. The double solid burgundy linesContinue reading “The Church Robbed Me of Motherhood”

From the Heart of a Healthcare Professional

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ healthcare professionals are angels right here on Earth. Iโ€™m only speaking on the behalf of us that have been working front lines since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Yes, I know itโ€™s been a tough transition for us all, but as for the healthcare worldโ€ฆit lies in shambles. ThoughContinue reading “From the Heart of a Healthcare Professional”

Give or Take?? 5 Gifts your significant other would love

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ Christmas & gift giving, gift buying season is upon us. So is my birthday ๐Ÿฅณ (December 3rdโ€”dirty 30โ€”-Sagittarius season)โ€ฆ Butโ€ฆ.. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Christmas. Valentineโ€™s Day. Just Because. These are ALL reasons or occasions to purchase gifts. If you are anything like me, choosing the right gift for your significant other is difficult.Continue reading “Give or Take?? 5 Gifts your significant other would love”

The Struggle of Growing Up with Black Parents

Disclaimer: Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ this is a TRIGGER WARNING โš ๏ธ & while it is not all my personal experience, it is a common one in our culture. I may cause a lot of backlash from the black community butโ€ฆ Can we talk about how much black parents traumatize their children? Or amount of unhealed traumaContinue reading “The Struggle of Growing Up with Black Parents”

Headphones In, World Out

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹, while typing away at work doing my daily duties, I put my earbuds in and tune out the noise & the office drama. My favorite Pandora stations were playing the best vibing music, and I was in a world of my own. This inspired my post! When you listen to these songs,Continue reading “Headphones In, World Out”

A Cure to COVID: Suffer Now or Later?

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ first of all: Iโ€™m sick of COVID. Sick of hearing about it. Sick of talking about it. Sick of working in it. But, itโ€™s still hereโ€ฆtherefore, so am I. With that being saidโ€ฆ 2020 hit us all like a ton of bricks as life as we knew it changed so quickly &Continue reading “A Cure to COVID: Suffer Now or Later?”

Create A Marketing Plan You Can Stick To

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹, last year, I published a blog post about building your brand. In that post, I mentioned that branding is who you are & marketing is what you do. Branding is about YOU & marketing is about the CUSTOMER. I still stand firm on that statement. Letโ€™s start by defining the word marketingContinue reading “Create A Marketing Plan You Can Stick To”

Derrick Jaxn: Is this your king?

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ over the past few days & probably a few more days to come, Derrick Jaxnโ€™s scandal has been the topic buzzing around the internet. If you havenโ€™t heard of him, let me try to give a slight background from the point of view of a spectator using the internet as my soleContinue reading “Derrick Jaxn: Is this your king?”

A BLACK Face In White Collar America

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹, itโ€™s BLACK HISTORY MONTH so letโ€™s discuss real black issues.  We often shine a spotlight on racism in regards to police brutality, but let me accentuate where we see it most. Allow me to call your attention to where the biggest racial divide lies but is discussed in a whisper rather than with a bullhorn. Let’sContinue reading “A BLACK Face In White Collar America”