Bedroom August 20 2012

BonBon Break


There will be times in your life when the unexpected happens and life, as you know it, takes a turn for the worse. It may be financial, it may be a relationship, it may be your career. Are you prepared to do what it takes mentally and physically, to be able to start over…to make a new beginning? Writer, Erin Patrick, shares about a time when her confidence in her ability to write was shaken to the point where she could no longer write. See how she overcame her insecurities and was able to develop the strength to begin writing again. She is sharing her story in hopes of encouraging others who are struggling to overcome a set back and start over.

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About Erin: Erin Patrick lives with her husband in the midwest. She has raised 6 children and has 3 grandchildren. Erin has been writing for several years, including an inspirational blog, articles for online magazines and content for other websites. She is currently developing a line of inspirational greeting cards using her own photography and in the process of writing 2 books.

Follow Erin at her blog, Nuggets of Truth on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

GETTING MY CARD REVOKED ::: Chica and the City

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to hold on to my culture card for dear life as someone tried to rip it out of my hands. Nope, “You’re not Puerto Rican enough!” they’d say. Say what? But, but, but I’ve taken all of the online, “You know you’re Puerto Rican if…” tests, and passed them all with loud and vibrant colors! Yes, I do point at things with my lips. Yes, I do say, “Bring me la cosa, no next to el deso. Ay, no la otra cosa!” Yes, I have at least four relatives with beaded curtains, and yes I grew up thinking my name was “Mira”. But, even despite this, my Puerto Rican card is in constant danger of being revoked. Pero, porque?


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About Tanisha: Tanisha Love Ramirez is a freelance writer and the creator of the blog, written by and for intelligent and urban Chicas. With blog posts about everything including pop culture commentary, social commentary, book reviews and hilarious anecdotes and hyjinks, Chica and the City, like NYC, has a little bit of everything for everyone. So keep up with the Chicas as they redefine life, news and culture in NYC!

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I grew up a typical body hating yo-yo dieter. In my teens and 20’s I hid my body in big oversized jeans and wouldn’t be caught dead in a bathing suit. After years of punishing myself for not being “perfect” enough I’ve finally come to the conclusion that my body is what it’s alway been and there’s nothing wrong with that. Join me for a trip down my body’s memory lane where I expose myself and all the wonderful things my body has done for me in the past as well as the future.


Color Run
About Roni: Roni is a web publisher and healthy living blogger living outside Baltimore, MD with her 2 sons and husband. She started blogging in 2005 as a way to stay accountable on her weight loss journey and has since maintained a 70lb loss, ran 4 half marathons, 1 full marathon and recently completed a Tough Mudder Event. She now blogs full time at, and and organizes the FitBloggin’ Conference.
When she’s not working or playing with her boys, she can be found chatting on Twitter.


With age comes clarity. You learn to appreciate family and friends. Things that you obsessed over pale in comparison to actual problems. Unfortunately, with each new year comes wrinkles and age spots. I’m not incredibly vain, but I don’t want to look like a Golden Girl. However, a trip to the cosmetics store isn’t easy. Especially when a young 20-something is dishing out advice.




About Deanna: Deanna King is the creator of, a website that offers an honest look at parenting. She isn’t afraid to say what everyone else is thinking. Deanna is the mother of 3 children ages 2, 5 and 12. She was in the TV news industry for a decade, but recently resigned as a reporter to be a stay at home mom. A journalist at heart, Deanna also discusses her take on newsworthy topics. Follow her journey: @CynicalMother