Bravo series “Extreme Guide to Parenting” over the top?

I’m a strict parent and I don’t care what others may think. But, is it okay to be an extreme parent? Bravo’s new series, “Extreme Guide to Parenting,” tackles the subject. Cameras follow nine households who share their child-rearing techniques that may have some folks scratching their heads. One couple forces their child to get involved in […]

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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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Flexi Rod Set on Natural Hair

flexi rods

It’s my first time trying a flexi rod set on my natural hair. For those of you who’ve been following my hair journey you know that braid outs have always been my go to hairstyle. But, I’ve been wanting to try something new now that my hair has grown past shoulder length when stretched. I purchased about […]

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Baby Takes First Steps and I Missed it!

Baby Steps

If you keep up with my BabyCenter blog, then you may have read my post about missing milestones. There are some that I have had the pleasure of witnessing up close and personal. But, there are other milestones that I completely miss. Yesterday I get a call from my hubby and Princess telling me that Baby […]

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I’m Thinking of Changing My Baby’s Name

Little Prince

Baby O is just days away from turning one. It seems like I gave birth to him just yesterday. That said, I’m thinking of changing my baby’s name. He’ll always be my baby, but I can’t imagine calling my soon to be tot Baby O. That said, here’s what I’ve got so far: Prince: it seems the likely […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: Salute to America


It’s not everyday we get to take the kiddos to see a concert and fireworks. This weekend my hubby and I did just that. For our “Family Fun Summer Series,” we thought the kids would enjoy it. Besides, it was free! Well, actually our tax dollars fund these types of events. But, whatever. The town hosts different […]

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My Baby’s Big Accomplishment

Mommy and son

It’s become a routine. I get home late from work, and Baby O is normally up within a half hour screaming his head off. It’s as if he knows when I get home. I’m barely out of the shower, and he’s ready to devour my boobs. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. But, you get what […]

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Con-Air: How to Make a the Perfect Bun


I love trying out new styles on Princess. But, every now and then I like to experiment on my own natural curls. I was at the drug store the other day, and stumbled across the Con-Air Bun Maker. I never quite mastered the perfect bun, and I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to […]

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Family Fun Summer Series: 4th of July Weekend Beach Trip


Our annual Family Fun Summer Series got off to a late start this year. Baby O has been a little under the weather, so we’ve had to keep things pretty simple. Plus, we’ve had a ton of parties and other events to attend these past few weekends. Now that everything has simmered down a bit, […]

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‘Finding Nemo’ Inspired Fishtail Braid in Four Easy Steps


Now that summer is officially here, I’m having fun trying out different styles on Princess’s hair. I’m no professional, but I’ve managed to pull together some pretty awesome dos that have been getting a lot of positive feedback. I share some of my styling tips on my BabyCenter blog. One of my tips include, finding inspiration.The Disney movies […]

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Undercover Mama: Alternative to Nursing Wardrobe (Giveaway)


I can’t believe Baby O will be a year old next month. It’s safe to say that I will be meeting my nursing goal of one year. By the looks of things, we’ll more than likely go beyond that point. So, nursing bras are a must. But despite sporting the right undergarment, there are times […]

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A Night With Dave Chappelle & Black Star

Radio CIty Music Hall

My husband and I recently celebrated our ten year anniversary. It’s crazy how much time flies. It seems like we got married just yesterday. If you asked me ten years ago how we’d celebrate it, I’d probably say that we’d renew our vows in Jamaica, go on a trip to Europe, or something else grand. […]

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End of School & Gearing Up For Summer Fun

Baby o

I don’t know where the time went. After a brutal winter, the months have been flying by. It’s the last week of school and the kids are so excited. It’s a good thing my hubby reminded me about getting something for the kids’ teachers. I was able to run out yesterday to pick up something […]

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Easy Crockpot Chicken Recipe


When it comes to cooking, easy recipes work best for my busy schedule. The other day I decided to dust off the crockpot, and whip up a meal the entire family would enjoy – or at least, I hope they would. The great thing about using a crockpot is that it saves time, and lawd […]

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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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