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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Making Lasting Memories With Blinkbuggy (Giveaway)

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For me being a parent is all about creating lasting memories with my kids. That’s why I started blogging in the first place.  Weather Anchor Mama has become sort of like a diary that they can one day go back and read about their childhood and family. It’s funny how Princess recounts events with intricate […]

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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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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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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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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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