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Mocha Dad

  • Last-Minute Shopping Hacks for People Who Hate Waiting in Lines
    I am a last-minute shopper. It is a badge of honor I wear with pride. I love the hustle and bustle of the crowded malls. I love the sound of Christmas music playing in the background as people scurry to snatch any remaining items from the shelves. I…
    - 22 Dec 16, 11:20am -
  • Top 10 Best Gifts for Dads
    Shopping for dads can be tough at times. What do you get for the guy who has everything? We’ve curated a list of the 10 best gifts for dads this holiday season to help make your shopping a little easier. 1. Kenmore 4 Burner Stainless Steel Lid Gas…
    - 17 Nov 16, 5:41pm -
  • It’s Time to Honor Our Veterans
    According to the 2014 U.S. Census there are over 21.8 million veterans in the United States. Members of my family are represented in this number. In each major conflict that America has been involved in, my family members have fought bravely and serv…
    - 9 Nov 16, 10:26am -
  • 4 Off-The-Beaten Path Family Travel Destinations
    I like to travel. However, I don’t like going to the same destinations all the time. I enjoy variety and I’m thrilled when I discover places to visit. I’ve added the following destinations to my travel bucket list and you should to. These fou…
    - 2 Nov 16, 8:45am -
  • Dad Time Weekend Sweepstakes
    Life is hectic, especially if you’re a dad. Between work, driving kids to their activities, attending functions, and doing chores around the house, there is rarely any time left for rest and relaxation. However, taking time to decompress is importa…
    - 28 Oct 16, 8:50am -
  • How to Plan a Guys Getaway With Your Sons
    Although I enjoying traveling with my whole family, I sometimes like to take my sons on a short trip for guys weekend. We like to call our journeys, MANcations. These mini-vacations give us time to bond, have fun, and create long-lasting memories. I…
    - 17 Oct 16, 8:36pm -
  • 6 Ways to Get a Head Start on Your Holiday Shopping
    It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost upon us. As I type this post from my office in Houston, TX, the temperature is 90 degrees (Jack Frost, where are you?). Nevertheless, I’m already making my holiday shopping plans. Here are a…
    - 13 Oct 16, 1:36pm -
  • Cool Mobile Tech for Busy Families
    This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Families are busier than ever before. With work, sports, music recitals, and other pressing commitments, families must find creative ways to keep track of everything and stay connected to one another…
    - 11 Aug 16, 12:10am -
  • Sears Back-To-School Fashions
    My sons and I have a Back-to-School tradition. Each year, we go clothes shopping during Texas’ Tax-Free weekend. People always tell me I’m crazy to brave the crowds, but I love it. Shopping during this weekend is exciting, but it also marks the e…
    - 8 Aug 16, 10:43pm -
  • How to Stay Safe When Traveling with Children
    Travel is fun, enriching, and relaxing. It is a great way to connect with your family and teach your kids about the world. Unfortunately, the world can be a dangerous place and it is important to think about safety when planning your journey. By taki…
    - 25 Jul 16, 7:24pm -

My Brown Baby

  • Musical Healing: The MyBrownBaby Blackety-Black Spotify Playlist
    It’s quite simple, really: music heals. And right about now, we need some healing. When I’m in that kind of space, when self-care is paramount...The post Musical Healing: The MyBrownBaby Blackety-Black Spotify Playlist appeared first on MyBrownB…
    - 16 Nov 16, 1:04am -
  • When The Challenges Are Stacked: Raising My Black Daughter With Special Needs
    There is joy in parenting black children with special needs. But what happens when you have to educate her and everyone else about the double social stigma?The post When The Challenges Are Stacked: Raising My Black Daughter With Special Needs appear…
    - 15 Nov 16, 11:51am -
  • A Declaration For Children: Our Vow To Uplift Through Books
    With paintbrushes and pens in hand, we children's book authors and illustrators vow to use our work to seek equality, justice, and peace for children.The post A Declaration For Children: Our Vow To Uplift Through Books appeared first on MyBrownBaby.
    - 14 Nov 16, 9:01am -
  • Trump Election: How To Talk To Your Kids About This Mess
    Oh, be clear: like many of you, the day after the Trump election, I woke up not quite sure what to say to the girlpies....The post Trump Election: How To Talk To Your Kids About This Mess appeared first on MyBrownBaby.
    - 10 Nov 16, 12:01am -
  • The MyBrownBaby YOU Want: Take Our Survey
    After eight years of bringing you posts that matter to Black moms, MyBrownBaby is stepping into a new chapter. Take this quick survey to help us retool. The post The MyBrownBaby YOU Want: Take Our Survey appeared first on MyBrownBaby.
    - 8 Nov 16, 12:01am -
  • It Matters: Vote in Tuesday’s 2016 Presidential Election
    This is our house—our America. And when our house is chaotic and disorganized and dirty, we clean it. Because it is ours. We own it. Vote. It still matters.The post It Matters: Vote in Tuesday’s 2016 Presidential Election appeared first on MyBro…
    - 6 Nov 16, 2:00pm -
  • My Black Son Could’ve Been Shot By Police In My House
    When her Black son forgets the secret word needed to turn off the burglar alarm, this mom imagines the very worst: police showing up to her doorstep.The post My Black Son Could’ve Been Shot By Police In My House appeared first on MyBrownBaby.
    - 1 Nov 16, 12:01am -
  • This NFL Wife IG’d the Cutest Pregnancy Pic Ever—and Got Bullied For It
    By MARTAVIA WYNN Last month, I uploaded this pregnancy pic of my growing family. My intentions were to announce to my relatives and friends that we...The post This NFL Wife IG’d the Cutest Pregnancy Pic Ever—and Got Bullied For It appeared firs…
    - 31 Oct 16, 12:01am -
  • Beyoncé Jack-O-Lanterns Slay
    Look at these Beyoncé pumpkin carving templates!The post Beyoncé Jack-O-Lanterns Slay appeared first on MyBrownBaby.
    - 27 Oct 16, 10:55am -
  • Birds, Bees and Truelove: a Father’s YA novel Tackles Sex and Abstinence
    A respected children's book author opens up an honest conversation about sex by letting his son read his young adult novel, "The Making of Dr. Truelove."The post Birds, Bees and Truelove: a Father’s YA novel Tackles Sex and Abstinence appeared fir…
    - 26 Oct 16, 12:01am -

Black and Married with Children

  • Why Do So Many Christian Couples Fail at Marriage?
    Dear Dr. Buckingham, I have been reading your articles for some time now and I notice that you often talk about God and often encourage people to pray. My husband and I have been married for 12 years, but we are having problems because we do not oper…
    - 7 days ago 5 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • 10 Ways to Reclaim Your Time and Get Emotionally Intimate With Your Spouse
    Emotional intimacy is how close you feel emotionally to your spouse. It speaks to the type of connection that you share with one another, the non-sexual affection that you show, and how you communicate, openly and honestly. In its simplest terms, e…
    - 8 days ago 4 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • Best Dating Advice? These 12 Made Our List!
    Well, it’s the last month of 2017. For many singles, the year has been nothing but a roller coaster ride of crazy! Whether you’ve been hooked up through a mutual friend, swiped your way through Tinder, or took a chance on a co-worker, you have ye…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Signs You Could Be Cheating on Your Husband
    It has become a well known fact that women cheat in relationships as often, if not more, than men. Though the stigma is more often attributed to the husband, wives shouldn’t get comfortable and think they can’t be found to step out on their men.…
    - 12 days ago 30 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 3 Ways to Save Your Marriage From Holiday Hell
    I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love Christmas! As for the New Year, it’s a time we look forward to hitting the reset button and starting life fresh. If you have children they are through the roof with excitement. Adults, on the other…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Help! My Son is Picking Up Bad Habits from His Father… What Should I Do?
    Dear Dr. Buckingham, My 8-year-old son has recently started to act out in a very aggressive manner toward female children at school. His temper is getting worse by the day. Initially, I did not understand where he was learning the behavior. However,…
    - 14 days ago 28 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Embrace These 6 Traits if You Want to Be the Woman of His Dreams
    If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to be the woman of your man’s dreams, you’re not alone. Whether you are married are single, becoming and remaining the woman of his dreams is not only for his good, but yours. In truth, the idea of the “…
    - 15 days ago 27 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Key Questions to Ask for Your 2018 Marriage Mission Statement
    Most married people can connect to a time or two of frustration in their marriage relationship, but there also exists a path to a better relationship. So, here is an idea: For 2018, write a marriage mission statement together—a simple document of…
    - 18 days ago 24 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 3 Special Prayers for Joy and Peace During the Holidays
    Happy Holidays! This joyous seasonal phrase will be heard in living rooms, grocery stores, and churches all throughout the country for a little more than a month. For many people, this is truly the best time of the year. But it doesn’t come without…
    - 19 days ago 23 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Peace Keeping Solutions for a Happy Holiday Season
    The holidays can be one of the most exciting times of the year. After many months of being away from Grandma, you and your family will travel the three hours to her house for the best sweet potato pie this side of the world. Having had weeks to prep…
    - 20 days ago 22 Nov 17, 6:00am -

We Got Kidz

  • An Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece that You Can Make with the Kids
      Thanksgiving is fast approaching; and if it’s your turn to host the holiday festivities this year, you may be hard-pressed to find a few easy, unique, and creative ways to decorate your home. Don’t make it more complicated than it has to be. Y…
    - 3 Nov 15, 9:00am -
  • 11 of the Worst Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
      I’m sure we’re all familiar with how crazy and downright disturbing some adult Halloween costumes can get. (Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman couples costume?? Seriously??) The reality is that it’s very easy for some kid’s costumes to cr…
    - 18 Oct 15, 9:00am -
  • Here’s a Convenient Way the Prepaid Visa® RushCard Can Help You Manage your Budget
    It’s been a few weeks since I partnered with Visa Clear Prepaid and received my Prepaid Visa® RushCard in the mail. Since budgeting and grocery shopping for a family of four can be challenging, my plan was to add my weekly grocery budget to my car…
    - 20 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • Natural Hair Kids Product Review! Aunt Jackie’s Girls [Video]
    The kind folks over at Aunt Jackie’s sent us their full line of Girls products for us to try. Of course we were eager to test them out and share our results with you guys. Check out this super cute video outlining how to use the products and our fa…
    - 13 Aug 15, 9:40am -
  • Saving Money and Sanity with the Prepaid Visa® RushCard
    I’m so excited! You guys are in for a treat as I’ve just teamed up with my friends at Prepaid Visa® RushCard to share with you a couple of amazing ways to keep your family on budget and more organized. Back in college, I used a prepaid card to h…
    - 22 Jul 15, 9:00am -

The Young Mommy Life

  • Monster High Dolls Make Christmas Come Alive
    This post is sponsored by Mattel on behalf of WomensForum.com. It’s the funniest thing. My kids will sit with their eyes glued on YouTube for hours if I let them, watching others (usually adults!) open up and play with popular toys and video games.…
    - 8 Dec 16, 12:28pm -
  • Monster High Dolls Make Christmas Come Alive
    This post is sponsored by Mattel on behalf of WomensForum.com. It’s the funniest thing. My kids will sit with their eyes glued on YouTube for hours if I let them, watching others (usually adults!) open up and play with popular toys and video games.…
    - 8 Dec 16, 12:25pm -
  • New American® Girl Character Encourages Girls To #LiftYourVoice
    This post is a collaboration between TheYoungMommyLife.com and American Girl. American Girl dolls are recommended for girls 8 and up.  I want my daughter to be able to see herself in her world. Since she was born I’ve searched high and low to surr…
    - 20 Aug 16, 6:27am -
  • Tackling My Emotional Eating Habits In The Quest For Better Health – #LifeIsWhy
     This post is sponsored by American Heart Association, but all of the opinions and stories are my own. “Mommy, how come every time we go to the grocery store we have to stop in the bakery section?” my daughter asked me a few months ago. I stoppe…
    - 30 Dec 15, 1:00pm -
  • Shop Cricket Wireless This Holiday Season + A Giveaway!
    This article is sponsored by Cricket Wireless. All opinions are 100% my own. I don’t know what it is about the holidays (maybe it’s all the gift-giving and get-togethers?), but without fail I start thinking about my budget and how I can save mone…
    - 11 Dec 15, 9:39am -
  • Three Ways Husbands Can Support Their Wife’s Transition To Natural Hair
    When I was pregnant with my son seven years ago, I decided to stop getting relaxers and start rocking my natural hair texture. I had no idea what my natural hair texture was, but I remembered that the last time I wore my hair as it grew out of my sca…
    - 8 Dec 15, 11:23am -
  • #TreatYoSelf: 25 Gifts Under $25 To Gift Yourself This Holiday Season
    I know so many of us are running around crazy, trying to ensure everyone else has a lovely holiday season. Prepping menus and racing to stores (maybe doing a little online shopping?) — whatever it is, it’s keeping us busy. And while many of us ar…
    - 4 Dec 15, 2:40pm -
  • How I Find Time To Bond With My Daughter Every Week
    I used to fret about getting quality time with my daughter, as she is at the stage where she prefers being curled up in the corner with a good book (she is my child for sure!) versus hanging around her mom all day. Sob. She’s entering that tween st…
    - 23 Nov 15, 11:13am -
  • Don’t Be Scared To Show The Real You
    Last week was a difficult week on many levels. Personal challenges were coming at me left and right and at one point, I burst into tears in public, sobbing quietly on my way to the car. I went home to do what I always do — get in the bed and cry pr…
    - 17 Nov 15, 9:12am -
  • “Mommy, She Looks Like Me!” The Dove Hair #LoveYourCurls Campaign Shows Why Representation Matters
    “Mommy, that little girl looks like me,” my daughter says, excitedly, tugging my arm to get me to turn my head as we cruise down the aisle of Target. A cute black girl with a halo of tight curls is featured on the signage in the girls’ departme…
    - 16 Nov 15, 10:13am -
  • Do You Wanna Be Happy? (The Secret Might Just Be Easier Than We Think)
    Every day for the past two weeks, I’ve listened to one song on repeat: Kirk Franklin’s newest single, “Wanna Be Happy?” If you’re tired of being the same If you’re tired of things not changing It’s time for you to get out the way Don’…
    - 30 Oct 15, 11:09am -
  • [GIVEAWAY] 4-Ticket Family Pack To The Great Lakes Science Center
    I was provided full admission to the Science Center for my family and four full admission tickets for a giveaway to my readers, by Great Lakes Science Center. As always, all opinions are my own. As my children are growing older and their schoolwork g…
    - 30 Oct 15, 10:12am -
  • My First Stitch Fix Box: Like “What Not To Wear” But Without The Humiliation
    Back in the early 2000s, my favorite show was “What Not to Wear.” I absolutely loved watching Clinton Kelly and Stacy London ambush an unsuspecting, fashionably atrocious woman and needle her into admitting that she needed help with her style cho…
    - 21 Oct 15, 1:14pm -
  • Caring More About How My Body Feels Than How It Looks
    This is a sponsored post by Fiber One and these opinions are 100% my own. Last year I published a piece on giving up my Netflix membership so I could sign up for a gym membership. The goal was to get active and do something about the bad habits I had…
    - 11 Oct 15, 7:12pm -
  • Are You Giving Yourself Permission To Be Happy?
    My 30th birthday is a little over a month away and this weekend, I took the bold step of purchasing two plane tickets (one for me and one for my hubby) to head to New Orleans to ring in 30 properly! Some of you might not realize how huge this is. I h…
    - 6 Oct 15, 11:19am -

Diary of a First Time Mom

  • Family Fun: Cool Car Facts
    Did you know…. There are more cars than people in the world. The world’s population is estimated at 7.4 billion, however there are more than 10 billion cars on the planet. Ferrari thinks there are far too many cars in the world, so the car compa…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Attn: Working Moms: Here’s How to Create a Mobile Office
    Cars double as offices for thousands of American workers. But how can you create a mobile office that’s both safe and effective? Here are tips for employees and employers who must stay in constant contact and must keep their devices fully charged a…
    - 10 days ago 2 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • Traveling with Family Pets
    Pets are just not animals, they are considered members of the family. A lot of dog owners treat their dogs just as good as they treat their children or their friends. They eat, sleep and travel with their pets. If you travel with a tail wagging compa…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 7:00am -
  • How to Get Your Car Ready for a Teenage Driver
    Most teenagers dream of hitting the road as soon as they are old enough to drive. This dream is often a nightmare for parents. But it doesn’t have to be scary. New technology helps teens stay safe and allows parents to keep calm. Some devices even…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Tailgating Tips for Families
    Summer may be over but the sports season is just heating up! Whether you support your little ones from the sidelines at a little league game, cheer for the local college football team or wave your terrible towel in NFL stadiums, you probably enjoy ta…
    - 13 days ago 29 Nov 17, 7:00am -
  • Take a Trip to a Thanksgiving Day Parade
    The smell of fresh, hot apple cider is in the air. The ground is covered with colorful leaves. The morning air is crisp and cold. These are all signs that autumn has arrived. And that means, fall festivities are getting underway. It’s a season to p…
    - 21 days ago 21 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Kennywood and Sandcastle Black Friday Discounts
    Dear Diary, This Christmas, I plan to purchase a gift my daughter can use throughout the year–Kennywood and Sandcastle season passes! I know, the temperature is falling and going to an amusement or water park is falling off your to-do list. But did…
    - 22 days ago 20 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • How Busy Moms Can Knock Out the Flu
    Diary of a First Time Mom is teaming up with Kmart to knock out the flu and knock out your to-do list.cAlthough we received some form of compensation, all opinions remain our own. Every New Year’s, I make a resolution to take better care of myself.…
    - 45 days ago 28 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Are You Celebrating Halloween in Your House?
    Dear Diary, As a child, I looked forward to picking out a cute costume and trick-or-treating with friends. We crossed our fingers and hoped houses would pass out full-sized candy bars, McDonald’s ice cream sundae coupons and maybe even money–that…
    - 46 days ago 27 Oct 17, 8:00am -
  • Would You Let You Son Dress up as a Princess This Halloween?
    Dear Diary, The terror of Halloween takes on new life when you’re the mom of a preschooler. It happens in ways you may have never anticipated. First, developmentally and socially your little one is learning to gather vast amounts of information and…
    - 48 days ago 25 Oct 17, 8:00am -

Baby Making Machine

  • I’m Back… (Sort of): Here’s to December
    “This is my favorite time of year!” My daughter told me as we began unboxing our holiday decorations. My husband pulled down the tree and ornaments from the attic. “Is it your favorite time?” She does this a lot lately. She’ll tell me her f…
    - 29 Nov 16, 8:00am -
  • An Interview with Auli’i Cravalho (voice of Disney’s “Moana”)
    She’s adorable, inspiring, and the youngest Disney Princess to grace the big screen. Walt Disney Studios is introducing 16-year-old (her birthday was yesterday!) Auli’i Cravalho to the big screen in Moana.  Auli’i Cravalho interview.  I’ve…
    - 23 Nov 16, 8:00am -
  • Thanks to Moana, I Finally Listened to Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda Interview
    Confession: I didn’t know who Lin-Manuel Miranda was until a little more than a month ago. I guess you could say I was living under a rock–Or just am not a huge Broadway fan. But you know what I am? A Disney fan. So when I read that the talented…
    - 22 Nov 16, 3:50pm -
  • Dwayne Johnson on Moana: ‘They did a tremendous job of representing our culture’
    When I shared the list of people I’d be interviewing during the the Moana press junket half of my friends seemed to be most excited about our interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the other half was most excited about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson…
    - 21 Nov 16, 7:45am -
  • I’m Taking a New Approach to Christmas Gifts This Year
    Every year I seem to go a little above and beyond when it comes to Christmas gifts for my kids. This year I’ve been debating quantity versus quality and what they want versus what they need. I think I’ve come up with a good way to get a well-roun…
    - 18 Nov 16, 8:00am -

Cinco Mom

  • Ho-Ho-Holiday In The Park Returns to Six Flags Over Georgia!
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a reason>>> because Holiday In the Park is in full swing at Six Flags Over Georgia! The S’mores, hot cocoa, twinkling lights and holiday thrill rides are good reason to get your sleigh bells ringing an…
    - 16 days ago 26 Nov 17, 10:13am -
  • Check out this Fidgit Spinner Worksheet to Help your Kids Conquer Math
    Hey everyone, so I’ve been having Mommy Camp with my kids for the last week to keep them occupied during the summer since I’m home and have time off. For those who don’t know I am an educator with a MAster’s degree and teach elementary school…
    - 12 Jun 17, 11:01am -
  • The Battle for Metropolis Ride at Six Flags Over Georgia will Blow you Away
    Me and my crew got to test out the new Battle for Metropolis ride and needless to say, we were blown away! Six Flags Over Georgia’s  highly-acclaimed Justice League: Battle for Metropolis attraction is AH-MAZING! Get ready to take a 4-D highly int…
    - 11 Jun 17, 5:37pm -
  • Review: Trying Out Strawberry Laser Lipo at Spa810 in Buckhead
    Listen, if I could lipo out every ounce of fat I’ve got, I would. Even though though, if I could do a non-invasve procedure that gets rid of fat, I’d be on-board with that too. Let me say this: nothing truly beats out eating right and exercise bu…
    - 11 Jun 17, 4:14pm -
  • Brown Girl Magic Conference Kicked Off in a Big Way with Powerhouse Speakers!
    Thank you so very much for making the FIRST Brown Girl Magic, Activating Your Inner MAGIC conference, sponsored by Curls an event to remember! Just wow! Love, laughter, light, INSPIRATION and EMPOWERMENT! It was all there! The vision of Mikaela Sydne…
    - 11 Jun 17, 3:21pm -
  • Everything, Everything Movie and a Conversation with the Stars!
    Why are mom and daughter relationships so difficult? Many are but most times mommas aren’t trying to hinder their daughters lives by preventing them from having one. Enter the movie Everything, Everything, a wonderfully-made ode to motherhood and…
    - 18 May 17, 6:35pm -
  • Battle for Metropolis Opens May 26!
    School is almost out so what are you doing this summer? Well, Battle for Metropolis is opening at Six Flags on May 26th! Exciting! To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Six Flags Over Georgia is adding the popular and highly-acclaimed Justice League: Ba…
    - 18 May 17, 1:30pm -
  • Deborah Cox ROCKS as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard
    Chills! I got to see Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron in “The Bodyguard” at the Fox in Atlanta and from the opening of the show with a BANG, the show as a thrill! The Grammy nominated performer is starring in a new North American tour of the musical.…
    - 2 Apr 17, 8:23pm -
  • Hospital Worker Assumes Keshia Knight Pulliam is a Welfare Mom
    Being a mom of five kids, I know what it feels like to have people ASSUME that you have no money and that you are dependent on food stamps to survive. It’s truly a shame! Now Keshia Knight Pulliam, who is MORE THAN capable of caring for her new bea…
    - 5 Feb 17, 12:55pm -
  • Little Miss Dancey Pants encourages children to embrace their creativity
    In Little Miss Dancey Pants, the first book of the series, Addison a.k.a. Miss Dancey Pants, makes her debut! Addison is a lively and energetic little girl, who has a very hard time keeping still. Deep down, Addison knows she is a star, but it is not…
    - 5 Feb 17, 9:35am -

Good Enough Mother

  • MyRxProfile: A Brilliant Medical and Lifestyle App
    MyRxProfile: A Brilliant Medical and Lifestyle Apple 0-0 (Disclosure: I was compensated for my review of this app. All thoughts and opinions are my own)    Being a mom and of course a daughter, I have long been a caregiver in some capacity. My own…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 12:47pm -
  • Tips to Ace Your Retirement Starting Now!
    Tips to Ace Your Retirement Starting Now!   Regardless of where you were born or what generational label you attach to yourself, you were likely told growing up what path you were going to take to get to adulthood, right? For as long as I can rememb…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 12:45pm -
  • The Other F Word Is Back And On Fire!
    The Other F Word Is Back And On Fire! Disclosure: I was compensated for this review. Opinions are my own. The Other F Word is back for another season and it is on fire! All over network cable, Netflix and other series streaming networks, you will fin…
    - 9 days ago 3 Dec 17, 12:20pm -
  • Good Enough Mother: An Authentic Taste of Europe
    Good Enough Mother: An Authentic Taste of Europe (Disclosure: I was compensated and given product for this review. Opinions are my own.)   I feel fortunate that during my life I have had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places. I have exper…
    - 20 days ago 22 Nov 17, 12:59pm -
  • Good Enough Mother and Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat : And The Winner Is…….
    Good Enough Mother and Britax: And The Winner Is…….   A few days ago I told you about the awesome Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat and announced that I was going to be giving away one of these beauties! Well, now is the time..  And the winner…
    - 77 days ago 25 Sep 17, 9:53pm -

4 Hats and Frugal

  • Columbus Ohio Love with Ready Player One
    2018 is bound to be one of the best years to be a movie goer. Ready Player One, the highly anticipated movie from Steven Spielberg, based off of the best selling book, is due to hit theaters March 30th, 2018. We are extremely excited about this film…
    - 1 day ago 11 Dec 17, 1:59am -
  • A Morning on the Farm – Part 2
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Ohio Pork Council. All opinions and experiences are my own. There’s so much to do before the “fun” part of farming. During the last part of our pig farm journey, I was just about to learn the long list…
    - 4 days ago 8 Dec 17, 7:31am -
  • A Morning on the Farm
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Ohio Pork Council. All opinions and experiences are my own. “We’re always thinking of ways to do better.” When Rebecca Surber shared those words with me during my visit to the pig farm, they really hi…
    - 6 days ago 6 Dec 17, 7:33am -
  • How To Create A Holiday Party In 15 Minutes
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of CVS. The holiday season is full of fun, family, and parties. Yes, parties. They can sneak up on us quickly during this time of year, and every once in a while, we find ourselves planning them very last minute. Am…
    - 12 days ago 30 Nov 17, 6:16pm -
  • When To Press Your Natural Girl’s Hair
    Our only girl loves her hair. She really loves being a natural girl, just like her mom. While she and I love having our kinks and curls, there are times when we feel like we may need to straighten our hair. There are only a few instances where you de…
    - 27 days ago 14 Nov 17, 10:17pm -
  • 5 Best Places To Find Affordable Accessories
    Fashion brings my heart joy, and accessories are the path that brings that joy straight to me. An outfit isn’t complete without the right pieces, and being a frugal fashionista, I’m all about affordable accessories. There are 5 places where I fin…
    - 28 days ago 13 Nov 17, 9:20pm -
  • Easy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
    There are those times when you open the fridge and freezer, take inventory of what’s still available, and you just happen to create awesomeness. This easy chicken sheet pan dinner is our current awesome recipe. Sheet pan dinners aren’t anything n…
    - 30 days ago 12 Nov 17, 7:19pm -
  • Doable Time Saving Tips For Moms
    Dig if you will, the picture: my second baby was screaming, my 5 year old wanted all of my time, and the house was a mess. I didn’t know what to do, so I turned to google. All I wanted was time-saving tips for moms that I could implement RIGHT THE…
    - 31 days ago 11 Nov 17, 3:02pm -
  • How To Take Loyalty Cards Off Keychains
    Have you ever did a thing that you were sure someone else in the world discovered, so you went searching on the internet, and didn’t find said thing? Also, have you ever tried to take loyalty cards off keychains, and cried because it was extremely…
    - 32 days ago 10 Nov 17, 3:02pm -
  • Unconventional Homeschool Classes
    The fact that I named this post “unconventional homeschool classes” is kind of funny. Most people would say homeschooling is already unconventional. As a family who has been homeschooling for 3 years now, homeschool seems conventional to us. But…
    - 33 days ago 9 Nov 17, 7:36am -

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  • 4 things you need to know about the Black Panther movie
    It’s been years since I was overly excited about a movie coming out. The last time I counted down the days for a movie premiere, I couldn’t wait to see if the lead character chose a werewolf or a vampire as her forever partner. Yup, it’s been t…
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  • Inspiring my daughter to think of the future with Barbie Career
    Which Barbie Career will your daughter love the most! Read all about them in this sponsored post. Growing up, I was the biggest fan of Barbie. I was a creative and loved making up stories for my dolls. It didn’t matter what kind of Barbie I had, th…
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  • How to create a baby fun zone at home
    Learn how to create a fun baby zone in this post sponsored by ONESIES.  Life with a little baby isn’t that hard. When they’re newborns, as long as they’re fed, warm, and have a clean diaper they’re good. As they get older, you have to watch…
    - 11 days ago 1 Dec 17, 10:39am -
  • 5 Christmas morning must haves
    Christmas morning must haves? Read about it in this post sponsored by Mirum. I’m so impressed by the parents that have it all together at Christmas time. They get tickets to the Nutcracker before it sells out. They bake dozens of cookies and treats…
    - 11 days ago 30 Nov 17, 10:19pm -
  • Smarter Baby Nesting Tips
    I am a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® One of the best parts of being pregnant for me was the baby nesting phase. My home was never so clean and I was never more organized in my life! Once it really hit me that I was bringing another human…
    - 15 days ago 26 Nov 17, 9:57pm -
  • One simple way to save money on baby clothes
    Here’s a simple tip on saving money on baby clothes sponsored by Clorox®. I’m becoming a better mom with every child that I have. I am definitely smarter with this baby than I was with my first. With my daughter, I spent tons of money on dozens…
    - 27 days ago 15 Nov 17, 4:15pm -
  • 17 reasons why your baby might be crying
    Find out why your baby is crying in this sponsored post. Babies cry. That’s a given. As a new mom again after taking an eight-year break, I forgot just how much they cry! It makes sense, though. It’s the only way they have to communicate. Otherwi…
    - 34 days ago 8 Nov 17, 9:57am -
  • Tips to Make Baby’s First Bath a Success
    I am a paid spokesperson for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Even though it was eight years ago, I still vividly remember the first time my daughter smiled at me. It was definitely one of the best moments of my life! Over the years, I’ve had lots more of thos…
    - 35 days ago 7 Nov 17, 12:27pm -
  • Feed Your Fandom (with fajitas!)
    A little over five years ago, I moved from Philadelphia to California. With that move came a lot of changes. I left my job, my home, and all of my family and friends. Not only that, but I left behind my Philadelphia football team and became a proud S…
    - 36 days ago 6 Nov 17, 2:44pm -
  • 31 things my baby tried to eat today
    Life with a baby is pretty easy up until two things happen. The first challenges start when the baby starts to get mobile. When Jamie started rolling over, and then a few weeks later when he mastered crawling, it felt like getting promoted from the b…
    - 38 days ago 4 Nov 17, 12:33am -

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