No, Girl: Bethenny Frankel Says Black Women Should Hire White Men As The Face Of Their Companies

Obviously, enjoying our money doesn’t stop Ms. Frankel from putting us down. As there are many of us who watch the RH franchise, this is a slap in the face.  Based on the struggle she experienced in her upbringing and how hard it was for her to succeed, how can she say to other women that you should bring a man to your investment pitch. She must have forgotten that women drink her products, not men. Skinny Girl has been deleted my from my shopping lists.

Source: No, Girl: Bethenny Frankel Says Black Women Should Hire White Men As The Face Of Their Companies

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The Joy of Doing Nothing: Hello Spring Break!

Spring Break knitting on a Monday morning.


As some of my students relax on different islands in the Caribbean and in Mexico, I have started my quest to do nothing at home this spring break. Many of my first and second graders inquired about my travel plans.

Here is how the conversation went:

“Where are you traveling to Ms. Pollard?” I am traveling to [hometown]. 

“You can’t travel there. That is where you live!” Exactly! I am traveling to my home. 

“What are you going to do?” I plan on doing nothing, zero, absolutely nothing! If I knit, that is doing nothing; if I read, that is doing nothing; and if watch my Roku, that is doing nothing. Oh, and the one thing I will do is talk to adults because I need to use bigger words this week.”

So, here is my first “nothing” activity: a golden slouchy hat. It has been awhile since I started a knitting project. I usually the energy or focus after spending my day teaching. That is why this feels so good. It is a moment for me to sit back, relax, and have unscheduled time. 

How do you slow down and unwind during your vacation?



Photo: Wind Chimes in the Storm

I love the moments right before a thunderstorm. I love the smell of the rain and the feel of the cool wind. Our weather in New Jersey has been interesting and unusual. We have moved from 80 degree days in December to single digit temperatures in April. This thunderstorm seemed so normal…and peaceful.


Looking from my porch towards the woods as my wind chimes are blowing


Looking at gray sky in the distance and pink tree