Can this Naturally Curly Doll Help Change Society’s Beauty Standards?

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Like many young black girls, most of my dolls were white. It wasn’t necessarily by choice. Back then trying to find a black doll was a like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Once you found one, chances are the doll didn’t have naturally curly hair. The lack of diversity among dolls not only reflected…

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Career Mom Guilt: How My Little Girl Broke My Heart

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For me, career mom guilt means struggling to balance work and motherhood. I started this blog to document my parenting adventures and share tips with other moms and dads. After over four years,  I thought I had this down pat. But, these last couple of years have been tough. I love my job, but I love my kids too….

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Do You Participate in Take Your Child to Work Day?

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There was a time when I wanted to be a nurse like my mom. That’s because I would accompany her to work every once in a while back in Jamaica. She’d pack my favorite snack, Ovaltine Crackers and Milo. I’d sit at the nurses station and meet some of her colleagues and see some of the newborn…

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How to Bargain Shop for Kids Clothes| Crazy 8 Special

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One thing I love about meeting other parents is chatting about where to find the best deals for kids. I look forward to Princess’s dance classes every weekend because I always leave knowing how to bargain shop for kids clothes. One mom told me she visits consignment shops and thrift stores for her daughter’s princess dresses….

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Would Choose Quality or Quantity Time With Your Kids?

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If you had to make a choice between quality or quantity time with your kids, which would you choose? Parents often grapple with not spending enough time with their kids. But a new study by the University of Toronto states that it isn’t about how much time, it about the kind of time you spend with your children….

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Kids Crafts: How to Make Awesome Play-Doh Dresses

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Princess is always trying to find fun and creative ways to use Play-Doh. She’s even made a volcano using the modeling compound. The other day she came up with the idea of using Play-Doh to make dresses for her miniature princess dolls. So, here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make awesome princess Pay-Doh dress….

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Easter 2015: How We Spent the Holiday

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This is the first time in a long time that I haven’t felt stress during a holiday. Why? For starters, we normally make multiple stops before coming home to cook and prepare for the week. The one thing I’ve learned since becoming a parent – don’t bite off more that you can chew. So for Easter 2015,…

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Praising Young Children: Good or Bad Idea?

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The idea of praising young children has become a trending topic in the news recently. Some feel that it’s a good idea to tell kids how great they’re doing to help motivate them to become better at a task. But others argue that praising a child could backfire and lead to failure in the long run….

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