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NAME: Shaqueria Howard or “Tudy”   AGE: 25 JOB TITLE: Publicist/CEO  YEARS WORKING IN COMMUNICATIONS: 5+ CHILDREN: Indigo, 1   Shaqueria when 5 STAH MEDIA, LLC launched   TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Since graduating in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Florida A&M University, I have been working in PR for […]

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July 2021 #CommsMom: Shaqueria Howard

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Trigger warning: as noted in the title, this blog post is about my daughter’s open heart surgery and the roller coaster of emotions that comes when your child is critically ill. Please do not read beyond this point if it could potentially upset you or trigger your own experiences in a negative way. When my […]

These two pictures were taken exactly eight years apart, to the day. What a #heartwarrior!


Eight Years Post-Open Heart Surgery: Our Story

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If you read my previous post, you’ll recall my daughters and I did a mandatory 14-day quarantine when we went home to Canada to see my family. Overall, I did a pretty good job of preparing and packing (minus forgetting my older daughter’s laptop charger), but I thought I’d share a few things I wish […]


What I Wish I Had Brought Into Quarantine

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If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I was born and raised in Canada. I’ve lived all over the U.S., but settled in Michigan in 2005, so I could be within an hour’s drive of my family across the border. In normal times, we’d see my parents every week or every other […]

Quarantining with kids


Prepping For Quarantine in a Different Country

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If you’re an email subscriber of mine, you read this last week (and if you’re not subscribed, sign up here). You haven’t heard from me in a couple of months and there’s a good reason: I burned out. It’s actually somewhat ironic because I’ve spoken on international stages about organizational culture, employee engagement, well-being and, […]

The Holdsworth Family


I Did It…I Burned Out

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NOTE: I originally wrote this post for LittleGuide Detroit, so be sure to click through and check out all of their great tips and activities. On Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 6am, I awoke to the news that my daughter’s school district was shutting down through April 13th as a precautionary measure to the coronavirus […]

Inexpensive ways to keep the kids busy while they are out of school


Inexpensive Ways to Keep The Kids Busy While They’re Out of School

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