13 Things That Will Make A Happier YOU In 2013

13 Things That Will Make A Happier YOU In 2013

By Anise Smith I find that life is a constant growing and evolving process, you can either guide the evolution by controlling your own destiny or have your destiny decided for you.  The latter is a sure path to unhappiness.   As women, we tend to spend so much time being the caregivers that we […]

A Guide to Modern High School Parties, Tips for Parents and Teens

A Guide to Modern High School Parties, Tips for Parents and Teens

High school parties today are nothing like they were when you were a kid. I can say that with confidence, because I started high school ten years ago. I know what kids get up to, because a very short time ago, I was one. Today’s high school parties are essentially Roman orgies but with a […]

Honey Or Vinegar? Which Do You Choose For Expressing Yourself?

Honey Or Vinegar? Which Do You Choose For Expressing Yourself?

By Tracy Madlener Here at Spicie, we like to encourage our readers to dig a little deeper, to open up those feelings that tug at the heart and to lead a life that is uncompromising and filled with passion of your choosing.  We’ve had conversations that have sparked many emotions, good and bad, but none […]

7 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Really Follow Through On

7 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Really Follow Through On

By Amanda Fox With the new year rapidly approaching, New Year’s resolutions will begin flooding every corner of our life. We’ll hear about the resolutions made by friends and family members, they’ll be status updates everywhere we go. Some people will make one resolution while others will have a list of them. Some will be […]

Michelle Obama And Her Impact On Black Women

Michelle Obama And Her Impact On Black Women

By Anise Smith The mainstream view of the typical black woman may not necessarily be true, but perception can sometimes taint the view of many. This is especially the case if there is no basis of comparison for whatever reason.  This has been the case for so long because some of the images in both […]

Happiness And Success: Make 2013 Your Year Of A Lifetime!

Happiness And Success: Make 2013 Your Year Of A Lifetime!

By Amanda Fox Happiness and success are not accidental . That sounds a little funny maybe, but think about it. Happiness and success are not abstract things that stumble into our lives, they are something we pursue. You can’t sit on the sofa all day doing nothing and expect happiness to ring the doorbell and […]

The Meaning Of Christmas: It’s About The People We Love

The Meaning Of Christmas: It’s About The People We Love

By Amanda Fox Over the past couple weeks, we’ve focused on the holidays and what they mean to us. The importance of giving and forgiving, compassion and we even tossed in a couple funnies to keep the smiles coming. We’ve been thrilled that many of you chimed in with your views on the holidays and […]

Organizational Good At The Holidays And Year Round

Organizational Good At The Holidays And Year Round

By Anise Smith This past year there has been a lot of talk about organizational and corporate greed. I am NOT disputing that there is corporate greed, but there is also corporate good.  I am not totally against a certain amount of greed, as it is needed to build and grow a business. Just keeping […]

A Bittersweet Christmas

A Bittersweet Christmas

By Tracy Madlener As a mother of two, I am doing the same thing that most other moms are doing since the tragedy of Newtown, I am hugging my children more than usual and at the same time, whispering a prayer under my breath.  Like you, my heart shattered with the news of the shooting […]

How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

How To Plan Christmas In A Multigenerational, Multiblended Family Without Duels To The Death

By Carrie Eckles The bulk of my childhood was spent splitting Christmas day between the houses of both of my grandmothers’. For lunch, we would go to my dad’s mom’s (Ma’s) house; for supper, we would go to my mom’s mom’s (Grandmommy’s) house. And it was very evenly split like that until my mom’s mom […]