Easy Way to Perfect a Wash-and-Go Routine

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Summer officially arrives this Saturday. But, it looks like Mother Nature has decided to give us a little preview of the season this week. With highs near 90, Princess has been sporting her curly locks. That said, Sunday has become our designated “hair day.” Here’s how we’ve perfected her wash-and-go-routine: 1. Cleanse hair with Shea moisture’s Carrot and Mango […]

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Photos: Father’s Day 2014 Filled With Surprises

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Father’s Day celebration began a little early this year. The school held a tailgate party for the Dads and their kiddos. The kids were excited that their Dad popped in to surprise them. We were able to kill to birds with one stone on Saturday. Princess was invited to a birthday party at the amusement […]

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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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Do you think Stay-At-Home Moms Have it Easy?

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I can’t front. There are times when I fantasize about being a stay-home-mom. How hard can it be? All you have to do is feed them, change their diapers, and put them down for nap time. You also have to make sure they don’t hurt themselves or destroy the house. Think that’s easy? Think again! […]

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Photos: Now This is How You Have Fun!

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The day began like most Saturday mornings – breakfast followed by cleaning the house. The plan was to then head outside and enjoy the nice warm summer like weather. But, the kids wanted to have fun being pulled around the house in Princess’s Doc McStuffins wagon instead. Baby O had a kick out of it. I […]

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Easy Tilapia Recipe in 30 Minutes or Less

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One of the biggest challenges I face each day is making dinner for my family. My hubby is not into fish. Like most preschoolers, Princess is a picky eater, and Baby O has a limited diet. So, you can imagine how crazy it gets trying to please everyones’ taste buds. I realize that the best way to […]

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DIY: How to Make an Awesome Father’s Day Card

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, Princess wanted to make an awesome Father’s Day card her Dad will remember forever. Store bought cards are great, but she wanted to add a bit more of a personal touch. Besides, it was a great way to keep her busy. She loves crafts! I have a playlist […]

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Frozen: 3 Easy Steps for Achieving the Elsa Inspired Braid

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Most days Princess requests her curly girl hairstyle, which is pretty much a wash-and-go with some sort of hair accessory. But recently she’s been requesting hair like Elsa from Frozen. I’ll just do a simple braid to fulfill her request. I may even get a little fancy and braid it off to the side like […]

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Planning Baby’s First Birthday

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It’s become a routine. I wake up in the morning, get the kids fed and dressed, then we hit the road. On our way to school we sing songs and play animal clouds before our arrival. I juggle multiple bags with the two kids in tow. We usually drop Princess off first, and then Baby […]

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Is Racism Still Alive Today? Of Course it is!

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The other day I check my inbox to find an extremely long email from a woman who I don’t know. At first glance I think, “how sweet.” She goes on to say she is very familiar with my work and like most fans, debated on how many pregnancies I’ve had. After some online research, she […]

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First Day at Dance Class

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I’ve been meaning to sign Princess up for dance class for a while. But, held off because I wanted her to focus on swimming lessons. Now that she’s getting older, I figured now would be a good time to add another activity to the mix. Plus, she’s been asking us about joining for the past […]

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Simple Wishes Review and Giveaway

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At ten months old, Baby O has been eating solids like a champ. But, he still prefers the breast hands down. I mentioned that to someone the other day and they gasped in disbelief? “You’re still nursing?” he asked. “Yeah,” I replied with a smile. However, in my mind I couldn’t help but feel slightly annoyed. Why […]

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DIY: Easy Avocado and Tomato Dip

Avocado and Tomato Dip

Finding time to prepare a healthy meal can be tough these days. Running after two kids and working full time doesn’t make things easy at all. Whenever I’m pressed for time, I find myself snacking a lot. The issue that I often have is trying to keep snacking healthy and at a minimum. The best […]

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Memorial Day Photos 2014

Memorial Day Barbeque

This Memorial Day was about keeping it simple this year. Thankfully my hubby and I both had the day off, which made the holiday even more fun. We decided to skip the crowded beach and opt for a quiet family barbecue at home.

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