Exhaustion Is Not Normal

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias Did you know that it's not normal to be exhausted all of the time? If you're a mom, this little tidbit might be surprising to you. After you get kids dressed, head out to work, dinner, homework, cleaning, husband, it's not surprise that many of us are walking around in a fog, Seriously, if I had to choose one word to describe how I felt for most of last year, it'd probably be exhaustion. With so much to do, I wanted to start supporting my immune system, but I'll get to that later. … [Continue]

Make A Big Game Cookie Bar

Big Game Cookie Bar

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias You know what I love about football? It doesn't matter if your team goes to the big game or not, as long as there's good food, you're going to have a great time watching it. What? Is that just me? Since my team didn't even make it to the playoffs, I've been consoling myself by taking advantage of the tailgating recipes that folks have been posting lately. A girl's gotta heal her broken heart in one way or the other! You know what I discovered? If your team doesn't make it to the big game, cookies and candy will make everything all better. I'm not joking! I put together a fun Cookie Bar with SNICKERS® for my family, and all of our sad red and gold tears dried up. … [Continue]

6 Things I Do That Get On My Husband’s Nerves

6 Things I Do That Get On My Husband's Nerves

Well, folks. The honeymoon is over. Terrence and I have been married almost a year and a half, and it's all binge watching Netflix shows and negotiating who's going to be the one to wash the dishes tonight now. Even though we've settled into a routine, we do still get along really well. Our … [Continue]

Save Time. Drop, Shop, and Oil!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias There never seems to be enough time to get it all done. I don't know about you all, but as hard as I try, it's very rare for me to get everything on my to-do … [Continue]

Room For One More

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This post is brought to you by The Stork OTC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. It's the question that folks start asking right after you walk down the aisle. Sometimes the ink isn't even dry on the marriage certificate before the inquiries begin. Newlyweds know what I'm talking … [Continue]

Cranberry Lime Shot

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I created a kind of healthy cocktail as part of a sponsored post with Socialstars! #SweetNLowStars New year, new cocktail, am I right? While everyone is running around getting gym memberships and making vision boards, my husband and I are sitting in the house trying figure out how to make more … [Continue]

Did The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise Cure My Insomnia? Maybe!

The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise Cured My

I've had insomnia since I was in college. Over the years I've gone to doctors, taken medications, eliminated caffeine, drank warm milk, exercised, slept in a cool room, and tried every other trick in the book for getting to sleep. They just didn't seem to work, so I've gotten used to just existing … [Continue]

I Am Here

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I don't take a lot of selfies. I can never seem to get the angle right, and on the occasions when I do, my skin looks bad, or my hair is a mess, or the picture is just off. Besides, it's just so much easier to take pictures of Ayva and Terrence. They're always camera ready. It really didn't matter … [Continue]

MLK Find-A-Word {Free Printable}


MLK Day will be here before we know it, and if you're planning lessons to teach your children or students about the civil right leader, you are not alone! Learning about Dr. King, for many children, is the foundation for their education about the Civil Rights Movement and Black History in America. … [Continue]

How To Make French Press Coffee Recipe

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias Every morning, no matter what, I start my day off with a cup of coffee. Coffee is really the reason that I go to sleep every night. I remember remarking to a … [Continue]