Ancestry DNA Test Surprising Results!

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I’ve always been curious about the makeup of my ancestry. I do know that many of my forefathers are from Africa and the Caribbean. But, I’ve wondered if there were any other regions that made up my genealogy. With the help of Ancestry.com, my husband and I set out to find out more about our…

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Success Caribbean Style: Overcoming Odds

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I enjoy connecting with different people online, especially bloggers and entrepreneurs who share similar backgrounds. I recently met fellow Jamaican, Kingsley Grant, a man who wears many different hats. One of his most recognized roles is host of Success Caribbean Style. About Kingsley Grant Grant empowers people to live their best life, regardless of their past or…

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Why Does “Mixed Hair Care” Offend Some People?

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The terms “mixed hair care” and “biracial hair care” appears to offend some people. I’m a mom of two multiracial children, and often share mixed hair care tips. In fact, the subject matter is an ongoing theme throughout my blog. As you probably know, my daughter previously grappled with accepting her mixed hair. That struggle inspired our Curly…

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Melody Ellison: Not Your Ordinary American Girl Doll

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American Girl recently debut it’s newest doll, Melody Ellison and she’s probably not like any other dolls you’ve seen. A doll like this didn’t exist when I was growing up. Most of mine were white. I remember being super excited when I got my first black doll. We had just moved to Brooklyn, NY from Jamaica. It…

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4 Tips for Planning a Trip to Lancaster, PA

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Every year my husband and I plan a family vacation. Last year we visited Hershey, PA. We loved Pennsylvania so much that we decided to head to Lancaster, PA this summer. But, planning a family trip also has its challenges. Let’s just say when you have a toddler and a first grader who are interested in different…

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3 Reasons to Take Kids to White Post Farms

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When I was a child living in Jamaica, having goats and other farm animals were the norm. But, I can’t exactly raise farm animals in my suburban New York neighborhood. So each year we visit White Post Farms in Melville, Long Island to give the kids a little taste of  what it was like back home.   3…

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8 Things Every New Mom Needs

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias We often go into panic mode wondering if we have everything ready before the baby arrives. I thought I had all baby essentials when we returned home from the hospital. But, I quickly realized there were a few…

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Secret Life of Pets: My Interview With Kevin Hart & Castmates

Secret Life of Pets- My Interview With Kevin Hart & Castmates

It’s not every day you get to sit down with famous actors and talk about their latest work. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, and Lake Bell of the animated film, The Secret Life of Pets. Our 2-Year-Old’s First Time at a Movie Theater Prior to the press conference, I…

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