The Spooky October Tag 


Hey guys, happy Tuesday. 

I’m the spirit of October and all things scary I have here for you guys a spooky October tag. It was very fun to do and I hope you all enjoy. 

After reading, I would like for you all to answer one of the questions in the comment section. I look forward to hearing from you guys. So let’s jump right into it. 

  1. Do you get scared easily? Absolutely! I am such a scary cat! 
  2. Have you ever played Bloody Mary? No, never! I wouldn’t bring that type of energy into my life. 
  3. You’re home alone, but you hear footsteps. What do you do? I refuse to be scared in my own home. So I would call my husband to come home immediately lol. 
  4. Do you prefer gore or thrillers? Definitely thrillers. 
  5. Favorite scary movie? I would have to say The Skeleton Key and the Jason movies. 
  6. What was your scariest Halloween costume? I was a dead cheerleader when I was much younger. Lol. 
  7. If you were dead to spend the night in a haunted house, would you?  Nooo…I can’t even imagine having to do something like that. 
  8. Are you superstitious? No 
  9. Creepiest thing that has ever happened to you? I swear that my dolls spoke to me when I was little. Haven’t touch a doll since. 
  10. Did these questions scare you? Kinda sorta. 

Thanks so much for reading. Make sure to connect with me on Instagram

Until next time…stay positive 💖

-Toya 

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Ways To Handle Your Little Picky Eater.

Hello everyone and happy Sunday 🙂 

I hope that you all are having a great weekend doing whatever it is that makes your heart smile. 

I know that I am not the only Mom that has to deal with a picky eater. I don’t know if it’s just a phase but my son is very picky when it’s comes to eating food. It’s seem like everyday his little tastebuds change up on me and I’m back to square one. Trying to figure out how to feed him while making sure at the same time that he is getting the nutritions that he needs to grow healthy and strong. 

So I have been doing some research and trying different thing to get him to eat. So I would like to share with you guys the tips that I use to deal with my little picky eater.   

  1. Lead By Example- I have learned that if I want my son to eat, that I have to eat it with him. If he sees me eating something he will eat it with me. This works especially if you are having a hard time introducing veggies to your little ones. 
  2. Shop Smart- What this means is only buy the foods you want to introduce. If you do not want your child to eat unhealthy then do not purchase unhealthy foods for them to eat. 
  3. Get The Kids Involved- Involve the little ones in good prep as much as possible. Kids are more like to eat what they have prepared. 
  4. Snack Routine- Stick to some sort of snack routine. I personally have my son eat his snacks at the same time everyday. That way he is kind of looking forward to them. 
  5. Don’t Force- I know that we all really want our kids to broccoli but if they really do not want to eat it then do not force them. Try to introduce in a different way. 

Well guys, those are a few of the thing that I did to get my little picky eater eating more. Comment below and share with me your ideas and stories about your little ones. 

Until next time…Stay positive! 

-Toya 
*Pictures from Google Image 

Let’s Get Motivated! 

Hello everyone and Happy Friday🙂

In today’s busy times and with everything that comes with adult life, we all could use a little help staying motivated. Yes, me included. You all know that I have been taking steps to a healthier me and so far so good. But I still have my days when I’m just overwhelmed and need a little motivation. 

Here are a few tricks and tips that has helped me another the way. You can apply these to everyday life not just with living a healthy lifestyle. 


•I would say that the number thing to staying motivated with anything is to remind yourself of your goals. On the days that you are not feeling it, just remind your self of why you started in the first place.

•Reward Yourself- I always say that with making goals it’s always nice to treat yourself for the things you accomplish along the ways. Don’t wait to celebrate until the end, celebrate those small goals inbetween too. 
•Make A Written Plan – Writing out your goals and things that you want to accomplish will give you instant motivation to get things done. 

•Remember That You Are In Control- You are in control of your attitude. If you say to yourself that you want to get something done today then do just that. No one can stop you but YOU!

•Have The Right Attitude- A positive attitude will change everything. It can make those hard goals or bad days go by so much smoother. 

Comment below and let me know of some of the ways that you stay motivated in your life. 

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

Study Tips for Online Students


Hello Everyone, Happy Thursday 😊 

I hope that you all have been having a great week so far and are accomplishing the goals that you set out for this week. 

This is the season of going back to school. While I scroll down my Facebook timeline, I see many parents posting there children’s first day of school pictures. And that makes me smile. All of th children look amazing with there nice school clothes on, with a bright smile plastered on there faces. There excitement instantly warms my heart. 

I don’t have a school age child yet, AyeJay is only one. I know the time will come soon for him to become a big boy and head to school. I’m sure that I will be that parent that tries to hold back tears as I wave bye. 

Even thought I have some years before it’s my son’s turn to head to school, I, on the other hand, will have my first day back at online school in less then a week. I have been a online student for quite sometime now and I love it! I believe that this form of school just works best for me and my family at the time. 

With online school you do have to have a lot of self discipline if you want to be successful. There is no one there reminding you to study for a test or to even get started on an assignment. It’s all up to you. I have came up with a few study tips that has helped me to become an successful as a online student. 

Study Tips : 

  1. Dedicated Study Space – I recommend finding a place where you can go and study without any distractions. This will allow you to focus at the task as hand without any interruptions. Also, I would recommend leaving your cell phone out of this space so that you won’t be tempted to scroll on Facebook. (Haha) 
  2. Build A Study Plan- A study plan is critical in online learning. This will help you to stay on track with what needs to be done. A study plan can include a calendar, a to-do-list, time limitations, etc. 
  3. Stay On Schedule- I know that with online school it can be very easy to not stay on schedule and procrastinate on work. That’s why it is very important to stay on a schedule when it come to studying and completing assignments. 
  4. Stay Motivated- I would say that the best way to stay motivated is to get engaged in your experience as an online student. This can mean rewarding yourself for a job well done or simply decorating your study space. 

Well everyone, these are just a few tips to help you to become a successful online student. Please comment below and let me know of some of your study tips, even if you’re not a online student, I still want to hear from you guys. 

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

Short Story Sunday-The Channing Hall Boys:Part 3


Dove 

Putting back on my clothes,I looked back at Tasha’s naked body laying in bed sound asleep. I couldn’t help but smile to myself. I was known amongst my two best friends as the ladies man. All the girls from around the way wanted to get with me and I couldn’t blame them. Standing 6 feet tall, dark complexion, muscles and dread, ask any girl and I bet she would tell you that I was the man. I could wake Tashe up and let her know that I was leaving but nope I was good on all that. 

I left her house and walked to my house where I lived with my aunt. Today had been a great day. I had celebrated the last days of being in the hood with my family before it was time for me to head off to college with my two best friends. I’m not going to lie, I thought that I wasn’t going to graduate from high school. But Sammie and Justin helped me to get my grades together to make sure that I was going to college with them.

I lived in the projects with my Aunt Jewel who I loved dearly. She had took me in when both of my parents decided that drugs and alcohol was way more important them being a parent to me. When I walked in the house I noticed that Aunt Jewel was on the couch as th nightly news watched her sleep under her blanket. I walked to my room and pulled my phone out of my pocket and laid across the bed. I had ten missed calls and five text message from Tasha. I looked at them and shook my head and pulled up my Facebook app instead of reading one text from her. 

I mean Tasha was cool and all but I don’t know why she was blowing my phone up. I wasn’t looking for a relationship and what had took place at her house a couple of hours ago was just that, nothing more. 

On Facebook, I noticed that I had a message from this other cutie, Maria, that I definitely wanted to get up with before I left for school. She was in my inbox telling me how proud she was of me and that she wanted me to come over so she can show me exactly how proud she was. Without a thought, I messaged her back and told her I was on my way. I mean, she was fine and I really want to see how proud she was of me. I laughed to myself as I got my things together and walked to her house. 

When I arrived she was there standing, waiting, in barely nothing. I reached in my pocket to pull out a condom. She took it out my hand and said, “Ohh baby, you don’t need that. I’m on the pill.” 

I dropped the condom on the floor and proceeded to let Maria congratulate me on all my accomplishments. 

Fake friends


Hello everyone, I hope that you all are having a good day/night, depending on when you are reading this…

I know that we all have a “friend” that acts as if they are your best friend but in reality they are not. You know the kind that is always by your side acting as if they are cheering you on, but they are really praying on your down fall. 

Yea that’s the type that we all need to stay far..far.. away from. 

When I was in middle school I had one of those friends. She would alway have something negative to say about anything and everything that I was doing. But at the same time she would make me feel as if she was a true friend, even though she would talk bad about me behind my back. Yea, I know it can be confusing because I sure was confused too. 


Now as an adult, I have came across people that do the same thing. But since I know better, I do better. I refuse to have those kinds of people around me. I have also realized that sometimes you can generally like this type person but deep down inside you know that you should stay away from them. I mean is it possible that there can be bad qualities to a good person? Or that they really don’t realize that they are hurting you? 

Well, we don’t need that type of negativity in our lives so beware of the fake friends. Comment below and let me know if you ever experienced a “friend” being fake.  


Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

New Month, Fresh Start…Hello August! 


Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday 🙂 

Today is the first day of August! This is another opportunity for a fresh start for everything. Whatever happened in July is the pass and it’s time to leave it there and move forward. 

I pray that this month brings many blessings, great opportunities, and great times for each and every one of you. As you all go through this month remember to try and stay positive and to keep a smile on your face. I mean nothing can keep a person down  for too long with a smile on their face, right 😊  

I pray that each wand every goal that you set for this month is accomplished. Or that the steps you take to reach those goals are the right ones and get closer to reaching your goals. Even when it seems like it may get hard, keep going!  


Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya