Weekend With Santa Filled with Fun, Laughter, and Tears

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Normally we head to the mall for Santa photos. But, this year I wanted to save some dough and take them myself. Not only would we save money, we’d also save time. Last year we ended up going to two different malls. The first one was at least a couple hours wait. Ultimately, we went […]

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Fun and Easy Holiday Crafts for Kids

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am not a crafty person. Not even Crafting for Dummies on Pinterest can help me! But I’ve managed to come up with some fun and easy holiday crafts for kids that even the most craft challenged person can conquer. I’ve learned that the key to being […]

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Should I Worry My Daughter’s Keeping Secrets From Me?

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Everyday I ask Princess about her day. She usually responds by giving me a play by play of the day in question. Most recently, I notice her holding back, which made me question – should I worry my daughter’s keeping secrets from me? Like every other night, I get a call from my mom with a rundown […]

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Holiday Photos 2014

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After last weekend’s minor set back, we decided to give holiday photos another shot. This time we got an early start. Young O has been a bit cranky lately, so being strategic in how we planned for the day was essential. Rather than have the kids nap before our shoot, we decided to get them camera […]

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We Had a Minor Set Back in Our Christmas Preparation

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These last couple of weeks have been crazy to say the least. In between working and studying for exams, I’ve been trying to arrange Christmas preparation with the family. I had the perfect plan in place. But the man upstairs decided to throw some curve balls our way, which set us back. I had it […]

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An Interesting Conversation With My Daughter

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Here I am getting my daughter dressed after her shower when she says something that sends me back in time. “I want to be big like you and Daddy,” she says. “Why?” I ask. “Because I want to be a grown up,” she responds playfully. “Are you sure about that? Being a grown up is a […]

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Milkflow Fenugreek Blessed Thistle Helps Milk Supply (Giveaway)

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As a breastfeeding mom, there are moments when my boobs get so engorged that they feel like they’re gonna explode. But then there are times when my milk supply runs low. Both of my kids breastfed like champs. If you’ve been following my blog, then you know that I nursed Princess for two years. So far, it’s […]

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Natural Hair Update: How to Get Perfect 2nd Day Hair

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It’s been a while since my last natural hair update. My hair has come a long way. I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since my last relaxer. Some have asked if I missed those touch-up appointments every couple months. The answer – absolutely not! I can’t see myself ever going back to that. […]

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How Kayla the Great Teaches kids to believe in themselves (Giveaway)

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Most kids have things that they become attached to – a blanket, pacifier, doll- you name it. Princess began using a paci later than most babies, close to eight months. Some would say there’s no point starting so late. But at the time it served as a solution to her constantly putting everything in her mouth. […]

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Learning How to Appreciate Art (Giveaway)

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Remember going on school field trips to the museum? It’s something I’d look forward to, and it had nothing to do with learning about art or history. I admit seeing prehistoric dinosaur bones at the American Museum of Natural History were pretty cool. We also visited art galleries – featuring beautiful pieces by various artists. […]

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Is it Worth Shopping on Black Friday?

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Still stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, I contemplate Black Friday shopping. Some stores are open around midnight, while others open at the crack of dawn. It would be a great way for me to burn of the feast I just devoured, but is it worth it? Is it worth going out in freezing temps to wait […]

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Why Thanksgiving is More Than Giving Thanks

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      We give thanks on Thanksgiving, but this holiday also about learning. Most of the time it’s the kids who learn giving thanks. They also learn about family traditions. But from time to time the adults learn a thing or two. Here we are waiting for our family to arrive for Thanksgiving dinner […]

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What I Love About My Son

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My little guys amazes me everyday. It’s hard to imagine giving birth to him 16 months ago. Here’s what I love about my son. For starters, he’s a cool kid with a great personality. Believe me, I’m not just saying that because he’s my son. He has his drama filled moments, but that’s usually because he’s […]

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Words I Teach My Children Not to Say

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I recently wrote a post on my BabyCenter blog that has sparked a conversation regarding words we should teach our children not to say. I’m not necessarily referring to profanity, but words some of us may use everyday that could impact our children in a negative way. Words like fat, stupid, can’t, ugly, and diet are […]

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How to Spread Some Holiday Cheer With Minted Cards

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Things get pretty busy during the holidays. In fact, it sneaks up on you out of nowhere – at least that’s how I feel. Every year I find myself scrambling to send out holiday cards to family and friends. I’d plan to set up a family photo shoot, but end up being pressed for time […]

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