The Truth About Classroom Behavior Charts


It’s no secret that providing kids with an incentive is an effective way to get them to behave and complete tasks in our household. The same system rings true in many classrooms. Teachers may also get positive results with classroom behavior charts. However, according to a Washington Post article, rewarding a child may only work…

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7 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf


One of my daughter’s favorite accessories for fall is the infinity scarf. It keeps her warm on chilly mornings and it also adds flare to any outfit. She came up with seven ways to rock an infinity scarf. 7 Ways to Wear an Infinity Scarf Basic Tie Loop Place the infinity scarf behind the head…

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Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe


Jamaican rice and peas is a staple in any Jamaican household. My mom often made it every Sunday with curry chicken, oxtail, curry goat, escovitch fish or some other kind of meat. But I have to admit, Jamaican rice and peas wasn’t my favorite dish growing up. I didn’t like peas, so I’d pick out every single…

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Ancestry DNA Test Surprising Results!


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, my husband and I set out to find out more about our…

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Success Caribbean Style: Overcoming Odds


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


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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