These Books Will Jumpstart Your Year!

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I.LOVE.READING. It is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. Of all the books in the world to read, though, I love faith-based non-fiction. I’ve written before about my favorite authors and reviewed some of their books…and I think I may have even written about the time I met one of those authors at a local coffee shop here in Dallas.

One of the best books I read last fall was The Power of Purpose: Breaking Through to Intentional Living. Living a more intentional life has been a standing goal of mine. Some days I can do it, and some days I fall short. Last year, I analyzed the numbers in my life in order to gain a greater perspective on intentional living and to say the least, I realized that I had some work to do. I did a lot of things that weren’t aligned with my purpose, my calling, and I wasn’t passionate about. I said yes when I should have said no, and as a result I was miserable. Continue reading “These Books Will Jumpstart Your Year!”

The Best Summer Reading List Ever (With Something for Everyone)

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Even though we’re only one day into summer, I am very excited to share this summer’s reading list with you. If you are travelling, if you’re soaking up the sun, if you’re passing time while shuffling kids from camp to camp activity, this list has something for everyone. I’ve already started working on it, but I’m curious to know what you’re reading this summer. Leave a comment and let me know! Continue reading “The Best Summer Reading List Ever (With Something for Everyone)”

10 Books to Read to Understand Racism in America

Click to read suggestions for understanding the history and present-status of racism in America from the My Life With Him and Them Blog
If you’re an avid reader and need suggestions for understanding the history and present status of racism in America, check out this list. Affiliate links included.

It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a crisis in America. The racial divide is difficult to navigate as a parent, a college instructor, and just as a citizen. I believe that we need to start to have honest and serious conversations with ourselves before true change can occur.  Continue reading “10 Books to Read to Understand Racism in America”

Do You Want to Succeed in Love? Read More.

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Two people meet. They smile. They talk. They smile some more. The minutes turn into hours and the hours turn into days, and everything is blissful and giddy and full of giggles and blushes and hugs, until reality sets in.

The reality for two people in love (or in like) today is this. They must navigate sticky situations and he-say she-say moments and weird emojis and making the relationship Facebook official and one of my personal favorites, interpreting what  the dreaded love ‘ya means.  Continue reading “Do You Want to Succeed in Love? Read More.”

Great Reads for Black History Month

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This month I have seen a variety of suggestions for family books to read during Black History Month. While February does hold a special place in the hearts of my family, we celebrate African American history all year. I’ve cultivated a list of books from around the internet that  you and your family can enjoy until February of 2017! Happy reading!

This post contains affiliate links and some of the books below include topics for older children. Please review and share with your family according to what you deem is age-appropriate.

Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

I Love My Hair

Hip Hop Speaks to Children

Letters to a Young Brother

President of the Whole Fifth Grade

Between The World and Me

Amistad Rising

The Other Mozart

Remember the Journey to School Integration

The Hemingses of Monticello

Please, Baby Please

Welcome, Precious

Baby Dance

I Dream a World

Do you have any favorite books that you and your family share about African American history?