I’m Not Oblivious

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We're living in some tumultuous times, y'all. Race relations in this country have gone to the crapper. Mothers are scared for their sons. There's a war on our daughters, and women are still earning less than men in the workplace for doing the same job. Folks are killing people over parking spots, police officers are going rogue, and over 240 school girls from Nigeria are still with their captors over a year later. Just a few weeks ago, as many of us were celebrating the resurrection of Christ on Easter Sunday, the families of 148 Kenyan students who were massacred because of their Christian faith a few days earlier were still in shock and mourning. … [Continue]

The Best Spring Dresses For Your Princess

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I'm sharing the most adorable spring dresses thanks to a partnership with Pink Princess! I absolutely hit the princess jackpot with Ayva. She loves all things glitter and sparkles, and the girl LIVES for a dress that twirls! Ayva looks for any opportunity to get dressed up, and if I tell her we're going to a party, she's pulling out a party dress. It doesn't matter if it's a bowling party, or a picnic. All she needs to know is that folks are gathering, and she's pulling out her prettiest frock! As the end of the school year gets closer, it seems like there's a party every week, and at this point, Ayva is running out of things to wear! We checked out Pink Princess for a few ideas on cute styles that Ayva could shine in. Pink Princess has a huge variety of bright, colorful, gorgeous spring dresses. They have everything from formal dresses to simple sweet dresses, and everything in between. The prices are affordable, and I imagine that every little girl (and her mother!) will … [Continue]

Want More Fun? Stop Planning And Start Playing.

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I'm super excited to be partnering with Gold Emblem Abound at CVS/pharmacy as one of the #CVSTrailMakers this year! When's the last time you went outside just to play? I'm not talking about a scheduled playdate. I mean you and your little one spending quality time together and having fun … [Continue]

Help Your Family Member Combat Boredom On Bedrest

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#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.   Over the last few years, I've been on bed rest three times. Twice was for surgeries that kept me off my … [Continue]

Spring Beauty Spruce Up Tips

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We're at the point of springtime where, all over the country, regardless of the temperature, folks are shedding jackets and sliding on sandals at the first glimpse of sunshine. We're tired of winter and are willing and begging warmer weather to appear NOW. Of course, I live in a place where the … [Continue]

Do You Know Where Your Kids Are? They’re Probably Online.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of OurPact. Do you remember that commercial from back in the day that said, "It's ten o'clock. Do you know where your kids are?" My friends and I used to spoof that all of the time, but really, it wasn't a joke. Back then, knowing where your kids … [Continue]

“Ever After High: Spring Unsprung” Inspired Barrettes

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It wasn't that long ago that Ayva was infatuated with a little red monster puppet. Well honey, those days are over. This little girl has graduated to loving any character that has a great fashion sense, wild hair, tween angst and grade school drama. Needless to say, she's completely in love with the … [Continue]

A Kitchen Should Smell Good

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Learn how I eliminate stinky smells in the kitchen with Zep as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #ZepSocialstars I've always been super sensitive to smells. It's the main reason I don't like ketchup or pickles. The smell of the vinegar is so overpowering that I can't even bear to eat … [Continue]

Going Tech With Grandmom

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#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. The way children bond with their grandparents now is sure different than than how I related to mine. Back in the … [Continue]

Savor The Moments Because There Will Be New Ones

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I am so confused. The last thing I remember is being in the hospital holding an itty bitty baby thinking that there's no way anything could top that feeling. When did that itty baby turn into an outgoing kindergartener who declares herself to be a "totally people person" with loves hugs, reading and … [Continue]