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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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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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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How We Celebrate Christmas and Boxing Day

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When I learned that my job was celebrating Boxing Day, I was like “yaas!” Okay, so they weren’t really referring to the actual holiday. The company decided to give us the day after Christmas off because it falls on a Thursday. They threw us a bone by including Friday, I’ve been told. For those of you unfamiliar with the Boxing […]

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Twas the Night Before Christmas

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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Princess and Young O kept running about. The stockings were hung, and presents placed neatly under tree, with Mommy and Daddy hoping these kiddies soon would be fast asleep. The children were finally cozy in their beds, while visions of chocolate chip cookies made by Princess danced in their […]

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What I Love Most About Christmas

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I can’t lie. The holidays are stressful. I don’t mean to sound like a scrooge. But trying to keep up with buying presents, taking photos, and figuring out plans for the holidays can be brutal. My face is throbbing with anxiety as I type this because I know that I still have a bunch of […]

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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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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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Easy Tips for Taking Awesome 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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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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Lessons for my kids: Be Thankful

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I knew that becoming a parent meant that someone else’s life would essentially be in my hands. Just think about it – you’re in charge of someone else’s well being. It’s a lot to take in. But, it’s become second nature in these last few years. Now that Princess is getting older, we often have […]

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Highlights From Our Family Trip!

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It’s not often you that I post a family vlog. In fact, this is the first time. Over the summer, we took a trip to Sesame Place. If you know me and have been reading my blog, then you’re fully aware of how much I love snapping photos and videos of our kiddos. Here are […]

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Coping With the Stress and Guilt of trying to Balance it All

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I’ve heard people say that you can get sick from stress. I wasn’t sure about it before, but I’m absolutely sure of it now. I recently watched an episode of 48 Hours, and an elderly man who had been on a mission to find his son’s killer ended up dying because of stress, according to his […]

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The Time I Took My Four-Year-Old to a Haunted House

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I took my four-year-old to a haunted house for the first time this past weekend. She got scared, and I loved every minute of it. I do realize that may sound a bit cruel. What parent would want to scare the kid senseless? Me, of course! But all jokes aside, there is a lesson to […]

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Get Connected: Walgreens Rewards for Setting Health Goals

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #Collectivebias It’s been a little over a year since I gave birth to Baby O, and shedding the post pregnancy weight has been a challenge. I had to get into a mind set that I was no […]

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