Reported burglaries in my hood got me spooked

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I’m used to my station covering burglaries, but experiencing them in my own neighborhood is a whole other story. I get home late from work one night to find two cop cars blocking my driveway. I call my hubby to meet me outside just in case. To be honest, a burglary is the furthest thing […]

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“Hey, Keep Your Filthy Paws Off My Kid!”

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Every time someone touches one of my children I want to say, “Hey keep your filthy paws of my kid!” I do realize that sounds a bit “stank.” But, I can’t stand it when people feel the need to put their hands on my child’s face or hair. I should preface my saying that there […]

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What people without kids should never say to people with kids

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I consider myself a pretty easy going person. I make it a point not to sweat the small stuff. However, the one thing that annoys me more than anything is when people without kids complain about being tired. The other day someone whined, “I’m tired. I only got five hours of sleep last night.” I […]

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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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How I Heal My Kids’ Owies and Boo-Boos (Giveaway)

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Nowadays, you’ll find my kids chasing after each other. In case you haven’t noticed, Baby O recently started walking. So, you can imagine he’s still a bit wobbly. The other day I received a call that he fell at daycare. My mom and Princess were there to pick him up and saw it happen. Thankfully, […]

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First Experience Using Henna on My Natural Hair

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I’ve finally become a henna head. After months of contemplating, I decided to just do it. But, not before researching the pros and cons of using henna to dye natural hair. Here’s a quick breakdown of the benefits and drawbacks to using henna. Pros: It strengthens and thickens hair Adds shine Covers grays Less shedding […]

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6 Tips For Planning an Amazing Theme Park Vacation

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Now that the summer is winding down, I thought is would be a great idea to wrap up the season with an amazing theme park vacation. As the fifth installment to our Family Fun Summer Series, my hubby and I decided to take the kids to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania. Here’s a wrap up along with […]

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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 so […]

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How I Avoided Another Travel Nightmare

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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