19 Lessons 2019 Taught Me From the Queendom

The 19 Lessons of 2019 are brought to us by Herstun’s resident Queen. She is not with us often, but when she is, her content is some of the most popular on the site. Queen is a 30-something working mom, entrepreneur, & stylist living in Atlanta and raising five kids with her husband. Let’s seeContinue reading “19 Lessons 2019 Taught Me From the Queendom”

Kodak Black. Expeditiously.

Let’s talk Kodak Black-  In a world of cancel culture, I am hesitant to write someone off. Because I believe that people can grow. HOWEVER comma — There are some people that we just need to leave where they are at!! One of those people is Kodak Black. For one, he’s trash. Like, have youContinue reading “Kodak Black. Expeditiously.”

The Blended TRUTH

I know Will and Jada & Swiss and Alicia, have y’all thinking that being a blended family means that you are having Thanksgiving dinners together and traveling to exotic locations as a collective.  But unfortunately, that’s not the truth for most blended family situations. Don’t get me wrong that would be nice, but the truthContinue reading “The Blended TRUTH”

The FEAR by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual

People ask me all the time why I am willing to drive my children across town to a school, that’s not in the “best neighborhood.” My response is both simple and complex. For one, the schools they are zoned to attended are not the best. Which would force us to have to put them inContinue reading “The FEAR by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual”

Pretty. BROWN. Girl. by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual

Last night, I watched Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta — Yes, reality TV, remember this is a guilt-free zone. — I cringed while watching Spice — the self-proclaimed Dance Hall queen — speak about wanting to bleach her skin so that she can be a successful music artist in the United States. Spice’s bleached-light skin andContinue reading “Pretty. BROWN. Girl. by Queen feat. Marcus the Visual”

Y’all. These Kids Don’t Have JOBS.

So there’s this notion in motherhood that, your children are supposed to be better dressed than you as a mother. And that it’s ok if you walk around looking like a rag doll, as long as your children are well kept. You have minimal standards. You wear sweats, mini-you wears jeans. The world smiles on your mothering skills and ‘sacrifice’.

Mom Jeans? But Why.

I know mom jeans are making a comeback, but not with me. I’m not ready to pull out my Levi’s 550 just yet. Instead, I find myself in a strange space when it comes to fashion, especially as mom. Let me take you back. So my love for fashion really didn’t start until about middleContinue reading “Mom Jeans? But Why.”

Meet the Queen

Who am I? If you didn’t read that in the Petey Pablo “Raise Up” voice, then we are not the same. No, but seriously — Who am I? I am the Queen. (Ask my kids, they’ll tell ya! 😂) I am a 30-year old mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I have been married toContinue reading “Meet the Queen”