11 Must Have Items to Get Through a Snowstorm

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I love covering snowstorms, but traveling in it is a whole other ball of wax. I’ve driven through so many snowstorms that I’d call myself a snow driving connoisseur. Depending on the timing and the intensity, I stay overnight. Yes, you read that right. And I’m not just talking about being at a posh hotel. Sometimes it’s […]

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Weather Fun for Kids: How to Make Fake Snow

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My daughter has always been obsessed with snow. Before there was Frozen, all she wanted to do was go sledding and build a snowman. So, it didn’t come as a surprise when she asked me how snow is made, which ties into what I do for a living. My job as a weather anchor involves […]

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Curly Hairstyle of the Week: Dutch Braids With Twist

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You may remember our some of our Disney inspired hairstyles last summer. Princess and I love experimenting with different looks – from dutch braids, to french braids and buns, we’ve tried them all. But with the cold season upon us, I find that we’ve been keeping her hairstyles really simple. So when my little fashionista told me she wanted […]

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First Date of 2015: Tips For Planning An Awesome Date Night

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I’m embarrassed to say that the last time my hubby and I went out on a date was when we celebrated our wedding anniversary last June. I know, that’s sad. That said, one of our goals for the new year is to get back in the dating game, and this past past weekend we had our first date night […]

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How to Teach Pool Safety Skills Through Swim Lessons

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I’ve taken on the guest blogger role on other sites. However, I’ve never featured one on Weather Anchor Mama – that was until fellow blogger and mom Kaitlin Gardner approached me about writing a guest post on how to teach pool safety skills through swim lessons. I learned how to swim in high school. But after […]

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Oatmeal Pancake Recipe in 6 Minutes

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As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I like to kick of the morning with a yummy, yet filling dish. Oatmeal pancake is my favorite by far. Not only is it tasty, it’s also very healthy and simple to make. Here’s the oatmeal pancake recipe in 6 minutes. Ingredients […]

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When should kids begin learning about Martin Luther King Jr.?

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We teach our kids important lessons everyday. My kids learned about Santa and the Easter Bunny at an early age. But I find it odd that they aren’t taught about important historical figures like Martin Luther King, Jr. at daycare. I have asked teachers in previous years if they plan on honoring him, and I was met […]

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Biracial Parenting: Helping My Daughter Find Her Identity

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Those of you that think kids don’t see color, think again! At three-years-old, Princess started talking about it– differentiating between white and brown grandma. I knew then that there would be plenty of conversations about race, so it was no surprise when she asked about her own skin color. I knew that helping my daughter […]

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My Baby’s Reaction to Seeing Snow for the First Time

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There hasn’t been much snow this season – thank goodness. Driving in snow is not my cup of tea, cleaning it off my car isn’t something I look forward to either. But the one thing I love about the snow is seeing the look on Princess’s face when those flakes fall from the sky, turning our […]

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Why You Don’t Have To Work Hard to Find Success

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I’ve been a hustler since the age of 14. Before my TV gigs, I worked as a candy striper, telemarketer, babysitter, retail sales person, substitute teacher, model, you name it. I worked my butt off! When I got my first TV gig, I paid serious dues. There were times I actually worked for free! Heck, there […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Make New Year’s Resolutions

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I stopped making new year’s resolutions a long time ago. They are a waste of time. Just think about it; you commit to losing 20 pounds and five months later you end up gaining ten. It’s happened to so many of us. Rather than setting ‘resolutions,’ set goals. Let’s start with the definition of the word […]

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Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

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Nowadays I can’t get through cooking without Princess wanting to take over. So, I do what most parents probably won’t do. I let her have at it! Here’s a breakdown of the easy eggplant parmesan recipe that our family enjoyed. Here’s what you’ll need: One medium to large eggplant cut into 1/2 inch slices 1-2 cups panko breadcrumbs 4 […]

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My Daughter’s Play-Doh Toy is Shaped Like a Penis!

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My daughter recently shared with us her goals for 2015. Becoming better at Pay-Doh was at the top of her list. My hubby and I purchased the Sweet Shoppe Mountain Playset to help her accomplish that goal. Plus, we knew how much she’d love making pretend treats. But little did we know that there’s a toy shaped like […]

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How to Help Your Kids Set New Year Goals

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I love putting together fun projects with my kids. Not only is it fun to get them involved, it also gets them thinking. Plus, it allows them the opportunity to get their creative juices flowing. Here’s how you can help your kids set New Year goals. You may be wondering, how on earth can a 17-month-old come up […]

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Is it possible to give kids too many Christmas gifts?

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When I was a kid, I never got a ton of Christmas gifts. It really didn’t bother me because it was something I was accustomed to. As I mentioned in my previous post, Jamaicans celebrate the holidays a little differently. We’re a bit more laid back when it comes to gifts and the commercialization of the […]

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