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Street Festival Adventures

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Street festivals and Gold Emblem Abound snacks are the perfect combination! This is a sponsored story. #CVSTrailmakers I’m not ready for the summer to end. Every since school let out a couple of months ago, my family’s schedule has been jam-packed. There’s still something about this time of year that makes every day feel almost […]

Saturday Sights – Coca-Cola’s Art Of Entrepreneurship Event

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Do you know what happens when you empower women in impoverished communities? That community thrives! Coca-Cola knows that, and created the #5by20 initiative in support of women and communities. The company’s goal is to provide tools, resources and education to financially empower 5 million women by 2020. So far, 865,000 women in 52 countries have […]

Things To Do With Kids In The Bay Area Before Summer Ends

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In just a few weeks, parents all over the Bay Area will be sending their kids back to school. It’s been a lovely summer. The weather has been nice, there have been lots of activities to keep the entire family busy, and many of us had a chance to remember why we fell in love […]

5 Binge-Worthy Shows On Netflix For Couples

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There are two types of married couples, those who binge watch Netflix together, and those who don’t. Terrence and I definitely do. It’s surprising, really, because when it comes time to choose movies at the theater, we very rarely agree. Eight to thirteen episodes of the same show, however? Not problem. Go figure! Our first couple […]

Host An End Of Summer Reading Party!

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I am proud to be a PBS Kids Insider, and grateful to them for sponsoring this party! Every since Ayva learned how to read, things have been so different around here. Take this summer for instance. Instead of me reading to her, she’s been picking out stories and letting me be the one to listen for […]

Back To School Style: The 90’s Are Back!

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Ayva has always had her own sense of style. From the silver cowboy boots she wore through most of her toddler years, to the romantic dresses she’s currently into, homegirl definitely knows what she likes! It just so happens that my little fashionista attends Catholic school where there is a strict uniform policy, so she […]

STEM Needs More Girls

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Learn how to get your little girl interested in STEM! This post has been created in partnership with Green Works. #NaturalPotential My daughter has always been raised to know that she can be whatever she wants to be in this life. When she was a tiny little girl, she wanted to be a princess. Of […]

Summer Shows On The Go With TV Everywhere!

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You can catch up with summer shows on the go with TV everywhere! This is a sponsored story. Our family spends a lot of time outside of the house during the summer. Terrence is super busy from June until the end of July, and Ayva has summer camp every day. Me? Well, something about the […]

Simple Detox Smoothie

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My mother-in-law Mary is a social butterfly, and it’s a good thing because people love spending time with her. It seems like she’s always on the go. When she’s not socializing and having fellowship with friends, she’s vacationing with my father-in-law, and even finds time to work at the church and babysit Ayva. It’s pretty […]

Easy Mango Agua Fresca

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Get the recipe for a delicious brunch mocktail in this story sponsored by Sweet’N Low® and Socialstars. #donthesitaste So, about brunch. Can we once and for all just name it the champion of all meals? Let’s go through the ways that brunch is a winner. First, when you make plans for brunch, you get to sleep in. No […]