Lessons For My Kids: People Will Treat You How You Allow Them To Treat You

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  I’ve learned over the years that people will treat you according to how you allow them to treat you. I remember being afraid to speak up as a kid. I didn’t want to ruffle feathers or seem confrontational. However, I later realize that staying silent meant that I accepted peoples’ lack of respect. It’s […]

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Lessons for my kids: Be Thankful

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I knew that becoming a parent meant that someone else’s life would essentially be in my hands. Just think about it – you’re in charge of someone else’s well being. It’s a lot to take in. But, it’s become second nature in these last few years. Now that Princess is getting older, we often have […]

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Highlights From Our Family Trip!

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It’s not often you that I post a family vlog. In fact, this is the first time. Over the summer, we took a trip to Sesame Place. If you know me and have been reading my blog, then you’re fully aware of how much I love snapping photos and videos of our kiddos. Here are […]

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First Homes in My Hood Get Broken into, Now My Car?

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I must have the worse luck! First the homes in my hood get burglarized, now my car? This is ridiculous! Like every morning, I get up and get the kids ready for school. But, this morning is different. I grab the diaper back with my keys in one hand, and Young O in the other. Princess walks […]

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Amazing Photos of How We Celebrated Halloween

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It seems as though we spent the entire month of October celebrating Halloween. There were a couple visits to the pumpkin patch – one of them being Princess’s first school field trip, where I served as a chaperone.   There was also her first visit to a haunted house, which left me in stitches. Oh, we can’t […]

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Coping With the Stress and Guilt of trying to Balance it All

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I’ve heard people say that you can get sick from stress. I wasn’t sure about it before, but I’m absolutely sure of it now. I recently watched an episode of 48 Hours, and an elderly man who had been on a mission to find his son’s killer ended up dying because of stress, according to his […]

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The Time I Took My Four-Year-Old to a Haunted House

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I took my four-year-old to a haunted house for the first time this past weekend. She got scared, and I loved every minute of it. I do realize that may sound a bit cruel. What parent would want to scare the kid senseless? Me, of course! But all jokes aside, there is a lesson to […]

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Why Having a Pet May Not be Such a Great Idea Right Now

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Recently Princess has been asking for a cat. “Are you going to take care of it?” I asked. “Yes,” she replied. Now you know how the story goes. You get the cat, and the parents are the ones who end up taking care of it. Images started popping up in my head of me cleaning […]

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How the Love Between Parents Impact Their Children

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When I was a little girl, I had dreams of marrying Michael Jackson. So, when my daughter brought up the topic of matrimony, I expected her future husband to be someone from one of the animated shows she often watches. But, she caught me by surprise when she confessed that she wanted to someday marry her baby brother. […]

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My Baby Has a New Name

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You may remember a post I wrote a while back about changing Baby O’s name. While I hate to admit it, it’s time. He has grown into a tot. No more crawling for my little guy. Now my baby has a new name!   Thanks so much for sharing ideas, although most of you thought […]

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Simple Low-Fat Cheesy Tofu Stuffed Shells Recipe

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I love getting recipe ideas from other people. The other day I happened to be heating up my dinner at work when one of the young ladies tipped me off to cheesy tofu stuffed shells. I wanted to give it another try.   I sent my hubby out to the grocery store to purchase the […]

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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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Hipster: The New Way to Carry Your Baby (Giveaway)

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Since becoming a mom, I’ve become somewhat of a baby carrier connoisseur. I’ve vlogged about trying to find the perfect one for my baby. It took some trial and error. But, I finally found the right one – or so I thought. I was recently asked to test out a new baby carrier called Hipster. […]

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Healthy Snacking With Skinnygirl Popcorn

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinnyGirlSnacks #Collectivebias It’s become our little tradition. Every weekend Princess and I pick a fun movie to watch. We’d curl up on the sofa with ice cream and watch Frozen or some other Disney movie for the millionth time. It’s […]

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