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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

  • 6 Fatal Mistakes Husbands Make After Their Wife’s Affair and How to Avoid Them
    By: Dr. Shane Perrault, PhD You just found out your girl — or worse your wife — cheated. Ouch! That cheating #@&%^ #%$@! you say, but, much to your surprise, you still love her. What now? Leave, stay, forgive, forget? Your heart was just ripped…
    - 6 days ago 13 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Free Couples Webinar: How to Build a Successful Business with Your Spouse
    When a husband and wife embark on a business venture together, it adds a unique dynamic to their relationship.  The idea of working with your spouse seems exciting, but the reality is it can lead to great success or great failure for the business…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 2:08pm -
  • Amazing Kid CEO Teaches Your Children to be Entrepreneurs
    If you know anything us, you know that we love to hear about kids who are killing it with business and education.  Our kids are our future, and with the state of the world today, it’s good to see that some of our seeds are growing to be dignified…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 8:56am -
  • 3 Simple Tips for Investing in Your Husband
    They say that behind every great man is a great woman. I like to take it one step further and say that behind every great man is a wise woman. But I didn’t make that up. Dating all the way back to Biblical times, and specifically Proverbs 31, we s…
    - 7 days ago 12 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Home Fire Drills: 3 Easy Steps that Could Save Your Family’s Life
    All this month, I have been spreading the word about Home Fire Drill Day which is on October 14th, 2017. To be honest, I had never heard about Home Fire Drill Day until I was asked by Nationwide to help spread the word about it.  But when I learned…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 7:05am -
  • 19 Things Confident Women Just Don’t Do In Relationships
    Men love confident women and when they are looking for the lady of their dreams, it’s one of the top qualities they desire. I feel you rolling your eyes, girl, because you may be thinking to yourself: Yeah right! These brothers out here are i…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Racial Tension is Hurting My Marriage: How Can I Support My Black Husband?
    Dear Dr. Buckingham, I have been reading your articles for some time and decided to write because I feel that you are a logical professional who gives good practical guidance. I am a white woman and I am married to a black man. We have been married f…
    - 9 days ago 10 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Quick & Easy Penne Pasta Recipe and 2 Tips to a Happy Wife
    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla® The opinions and text are all mine. During summer vacation, dinnertime meals are mostly a free-for-all.  We don’t plan meals and we don’t consistently cook either.  But now t…
    - 10 days ago 9 Oct 17, 7:19am -
  • At Last! The Secret to a Happy Marriage is Revealed
    I was at a restaurant not too long ago and saw an older couple. Maybe in their late 70s or early 80s, there was an air of serenity about them that bespoke decades of life and love together. They ate in comfortable silence, but somehow I just felt th…
    - 10 days ago 9 Oct 17, 6:00am -
  • Christian Singles: 4 Scriptures to Restore Your Faith When You Have Given in to Sexual Temptation
    So, you desire to be celibate, but, well, you’re no longer a virgin and you think that, even though you are a Christian, the celibacy ship has sailed. You wonder if there is any hope for those who have already tossed sexual purity to the side and…
    - 13 days ago 6 Oct 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

  • Breaking Bedtime with #AlwaysDiscreet
    For the first time in my daughter’s life, she’s spending the summer away from her mommy. Up until now, her dad and I made monthly road trips, ensuring she spent quality time with both sides of her family on both sides of the state. Our shared agr…
    - 11 Jul 17, 2:42pm -
  • Pittsburgh Kids Summer Bucket List: Baseball & Breakfast
    Diary of a First Time Mom teamed up with Denny’s to share how you can score a free breakfast at a Pittsburgh Pirates game. Dear Diary, Last school year, my daughter participated in her first (of what will likely be many) organized activities. She…
    - 5 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Healthy Hair Diet for Kids
    Dear Diary, Recently, I begged my two-year-old daughter Summer to eat her broccoli. She refused to pick up her fork. She told me that she couldn’t eat trees. Trees are nasty. She doesn’t understand that broccoli is good for her, especially her n…
    - 3 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Online Activities on Hot, Summer Days
    Dear Diary, I enjoy outdoor activities. I rarely break a sweat and soak up the sun. However my little girl is easily overheated. So when the temperatures soar, we seek shelter from the hot,  humid weather and take part in the air-conditioned activit…
    - 1 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Should You Schedule an Induction?
    Dear Diary, Wouldn’t it be nice to pick your baby’s due date? Maybe you want your little girl to share a Born Day with your late, great-grandmother. Or perhaps you want your son to celebrate his life with his father. Or maybe, you’re just sick…
    - 29 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • IVF: What One Mom Wants You to Know Now
    Dear Diary, Garmin should create a GPS to navigate the road to fertilization. Instead of entering an address, women could plug-in their age, medical information and family history.  The system could map out the fastest route to conception. …
    - 26 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • FREE MOM PRINTABLE: 6 Things Every Mom Should Say Everyday
    Dear Diary, My mom vocabulary is filled with words to uplift and inspire. I pour positive messages into my daughter, praying the words will take root in her heart and her mind. As she reflects on the things I say, she’ll grow into a beautiful, conf…
    - 23 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • HIV Positive and Pregnant
    Dear Diary, I’ve attended the funerals of five family members–my sister, my aunt, my two cousins and my nanny. I lost them all to HIV. As I mourn their deaths, I can’t help but wonder if I’ll be forced to once again say goodbye to other loved…
    - 21 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Surprising Breastfeeding Savings
    By: Shani St. Vil You’ll spend almost $10,000 on your baby’s first year, according to the thousands of moms who took a recent Baby Center survey. Before you throw your calculator against the wall, read on! One way to cut costs is to breastfeed y…
    - 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Top Travel Blogs for Families
    By: Shalene Dudley Dear Diary, Planning a vacation as a mom is much different than creating an itinerary as a single person! Water parks replace spas and zoos push nightclubs right off the list. But taking your new family on a vacation doesn’t mean…
    - 19 Jun 17, 7:00am -

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

  • 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 -
  • Your Daughters will Activate their Inner Magic at the Brown Girl Magic Empowerment Conference!
    We are so excited! Let the party begin! Brown Girl Magic is pleased to announce the  “Activating Your Inner MAGIC” Empowerment Conference and Mother/Daughter Dinner! The empowerment conference, Mother/Daughter Dinner will be held on May 7th 2…
    - 5 Feb 17, 8:55am -

Good Enough Mother

4 Hats and Frugal

  • Fun at the Battle Of The Sexes Premiere
    If there’s ever one cool thing about being a movie buff, it’s seeng the red carpet premieres. The actors wear their best outfits, talk to all of the news outlets about their time filming, and strut into the theater to see their work on a big scre…
    - 20 days ago 29 Sep 17, 8:27am -
  • How To Rock Your Fall Routine
    Fall is all about routines. Getting ready for school, dressing for the changing weather, visiting your local farm for pumpkins, and setting a schedule that you’ll actually follow. Those have always been the biggest parts of fall for our family. But…
    - 21 days ago 28 Sep 17, 9:57pm -
  • Apricot Pork Chops
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ohio Pork Council. This recipe for apricot pork chops is fast, simple, easy, and kind of a cheat recipe for us. OK, this is technically a recipe that I put together for chicken, but one day, I realized it’s…
    - 22 days ago 27 Sep 17, 5:48pm -
  • Honey Oregano Pork Chops + fun at Surber Farms
    This post is sponsored by Ohio Pork Council.  There’s something about farm living that has called to me. Maybe it’s the whole “working hard and growing things” part. It’s definitely not the “waking up at the crack of dawn” part. But, t…
    - 30 days ago 19 Sep 17, 2:44pm -
  • How 24 Dollar Lotion Changed My Life
    This is a guest post from my dynamic husband, Brandon! Check out his funny and life-changing story: “Where’s the lotion?” “I thought you packed it!?” Gulp! These words would haunt my day as my wife said them to me. These words that would m…
    - 34 days ago 15 Sep 17, 12:14pm -
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Getting It Together
    Life is a mess, y’all. Whether life is going well for you or not, it always seems to be a little messy. The good mess is like having a ton of kittens and puppies wanting to cuddle with you all at one time, and you’re biggest issue is trying to fi…
    - 51 days ago 29 Aug 17, 11:51am -
  • 5 Things To Do Before The End of Summer
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Clorox. We all wait impatiently for summer to come. We plan, and plot, and make our summer bucket lists. Yet, once summer gets here, we feel like the time goes by so quickly! There’s much that can be done since…
    - 56 days ago 24 Aug 17, 6:42pm -
  • How To Plan A Road Trip with Kids
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Clorox. Summer is all about the road trips. We hit the road any chance we can get, and with 3 kids in tow, it can challenging. From a 2 hour trip to see family, to an 18 hour trip to our favorite amusement park,…
    - 65 days ago 15 Aug 17, 7:59am -
  • My Hell-raisers
    News flash: I’m black. If my cocoa skin and afro didn’t give it away, I wanted to make sure I acknowledged this for you, so you’re sure. Being an African American woman in America means I don’t have the luxury to forget what and who I am. I s…
    - 66 days ago 14 Aug 17, 10:57am -
  • Our Homeschool Back-to-School Checklist
    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Clorox. As a homeschooling family, we go about our back-to-school prep a little differently. There are some traditions still (cue the first day of school photo), but there are some  staples that we need that oth…
    - 70 days ago 10 Aug 17, 8:18am -

Mama Knows It All

  • Get help talking to your child about fire prevention and safety
    Learn to talk to your child about fire prevention with NFPA’s Sparky School House in this sponsored post. A few weeks ago, I pulled up to my neighborhood and saw smoke coming from a building next to our home. My daughter was in the backseat of the…
    - 3 days ago 16 Oct 17, 5:16pm -
  • How to get pictures of your baby once they start crawling
    Learn about the new Spencer by Jaclyn Smith collection at Kmart and how to get great pics of your crawling baby in this sponsored post. My son is crawling. He’s five months old and already on the move. I was not ready! Not only did we have to rush…
    - 8 days ago 11 Oct 17, 10:45am -
  • Mothering Beyond My Means
    I was 29-years-old the last time I sat on my grandmother’s lap. My grandmom was always soft and warm. My cousins, aunts and I never missed a chance to snuggle up to her regardless of how old we were. She would laugh and playfully swat us away, but…
    - 18 days ago 2 Oct 17, 12:33am -
  • 7 Unexpectedly Convenient Places to Wear a Baby
    Learn why baby-wearing is so convenient in this sponsored post! I was about midway through maternity leave with my first child when my best friend let me in on a sacred mama secret. A professional nanny, my bestie was was smarter than I was about all…
    - 19 days ago 30 Sep 17, 11:58pm -
  • It’s all fun and games until they start rolling over
    Learn how to keep your baby safe and comfy when they’re on the move in this sponsored post. Just about a month ago, my life changed forever. What was a peaceful existence with a sweet little baby got turned up by a thousand percent. Want to know wh…
    - 20 days ago 29 Sep 17, 12:29pm -
  • 5 Ways to Make a Baby Laugh
    This post is made possible with support from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Learn the Signs. Act Early.” program. All opinions are my…
    - 24 days ago 25 Sep 17, 10:02am -
  • Your Child Can Pack Their Own School Lunch
    When my daughter Ayva started elementary school, I did a lot of research on packing school lunches. I was on Pinterest saving bento lunch ideas and sandwiches that looked like butterflies. I spent a ton of time making grocery lists and walking around…
    - 25 days ago 24 Sep 17, 4:49pm -
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