Choosing the Perfect Kids Cards for My Daughter’s Birthday

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #KidsCards #CollectiveBias Princess gets a boat load of toys for her birthday every year from friends and family. But in addition to receiving cute dolls and fun games, she gets some pretty awesome cards. Who knew kids cards could be […]

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How I Avoided Another Travel Nightmare


I remember freaking out at the thought of traveling alone with kids, but traveling without them seemed just as scary. I had to attend a workshop in Mississippi, and didn’t know how I’d survive my first trip without the kids. I know it’s a little dramatic to feel that way. Of course I’d be okay, and […]

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How to Make Bedtime Fun With Frozen

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #FROZENFun #CollectiveBias If you haven’t heard of Frozen the movie, then chances are you’re living under a rock. Princess has watched it so many times that I’ve lost count. Like most kids her age, she knows the songs. Heck, […]

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How to Plan an Awesome Little Man Theme Birthday Party


You’re probably wondering where I’ve been these past couple of weeks. I’ve been planning parties, studying, and working. It so happens that both my kids’ birthdays are less than a month apart. You’re probably wondering why I decided to hold separate events, rather than combine them. The answer is simple. There is a three year […]

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Protective Style: Retro Hair in 5 Minutes or Less


Ever since becoming a natural, braidouts have become my go-to-hairstyle. Now that my mane has grown out a bit, I find myself experimenting with different hairdos. The main challenge that I’ve come across is trying to achieve cute styles in a short period of time. So, I’ve come up with an elegant retro style that […]

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DIY: Cheezy Orzo & Garden Veggies


Getting Princess to each her veggies is like trying to win the lottery. Trying to prepare a meal that everyone will enjoy is just as difficult. I find myself making the same thing over and over again. The other day, I happen to be in the pasta aisle and came across orzo. It’s pasta that resembles rice. […]

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Disney’s Maleficent: Princess Aurora Inspired Twistback

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If you ask Princess who her favorite Disney Princess is, she’d probably say Aurora. The other day all the girls were asked to dress as Princesses, and all the boys as pirates. I resurrected Baby O’s Halloween costume, which actually still fits. I wanted to recreate Aurora’s twistback, as seen in Disney’s Maleficent.   I […]

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DIY: Easy Way to Make Non-Toxic Kids Paint


I wouldn’t consider myself a crafter. In fact, I’d say that I’m craft challenged. But, when I heard that you can actually make your own (DIY) non-toxic kids paint, I jumped at the opportunity. I found a few recipes online. But as with many cooking recipes, I had to put my own little spin on […]

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6 Awesome Baby-Safe Products & Babyganics Giveaway


Now that I’m a mom, I find myself always scouring the internet to find baby products. There are so many to choose from it’s ridiculous. I used to buy whatever was on sale, but I have since learned that’s not always best. After giving birth to my daughter, I basically used whatever soap, wipes, diapers […]

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Sometimes I Wish I Were a Work-at-Home Mom


When I read about ways on how moms can work-at-home I thought dang, I’m in the wrong line of work. Some moms start their own business right in the comfort of their own home, and are able to have the best of both worlds – a wonderful career and time with the kids. Some may think that […]

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Baby O’s Moving Up! Why Am I Not Over the Moon?


When the director of daycare approached me about Baby O moving up to the next level, you’d think I’d be ecstatic! Why am I not over the moon, you might ask? Well for starters, he just got there! Okay, maybe he’s been there for about seven months. But, so what? Alright, I’ll admit it. It’s […]

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Happy Mother’s Day 2014!

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The plan was to sleep in on Mother’s Day. But, for some reason my eyes popped open at 9am. I didn’t get breakfast in bed. But, that’s ok because I was still stuffed from the big dinner we had the night before. After a quick call to wish my Mom a Happy Mother’s Day, I […]

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I Admit to Being a Little Greedy on Mother’s Day

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Do we really ever get what we want on Mother’s Day? I’m not saying it ever sucked. But, I’m not exactly jumping over the moon either. Put it this way, my previous Mother’s Day have been ok. My hubby chips in way more than he normally does, you’d think I’d be satisfied. After all, there are a […]

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Mother’s Day: One of the Hardest Things About Parenthood

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Being a mom is the most important role I’ll ever have. But I also love having a career too, which sometimes leaves me feeling torn.  Just when I thought I was getting this balancing career and motherhood thing down pat, life decides to throw me a curve ball. One of the hardest things about parenthood is […]

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Is coloring or straightening a baby’s hair sending a bad message?

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Normally I’d keep my mouth shut when it comes to how people raise their kids. But after seeing images of young children with straightened and color treated hair, I feel compelled to speak up. It makes me wonder if coloring or straightening a baby’s hair sends a bad message? I happened to be browsing through YouTube and stumbled […]

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