Looking For A Chore That Kids Can Help With? Try Laundry!

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Thanks to the all new Persil for sponsoring this conversation on how kids can help with laundry! Growing up, I used to think my parents had me just so that they could put me to work. Clean the bathroom, vacuum the floor, wash the dishes. It was like I was their own personal servant. Once […]

If You Love, Let It Go

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Have you ever had the experience of struggling to let something go? Maybe it was something you really wanted to do, or some place you really wanted to go, or someone you really wanted to be with, but for some reason, it just didn’t work out for you to get what you want? That has […]

Nothing Gets Done When I’m Hungry

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias It happens all the time. I start off the day with a burst of energy, ready to take the world by storm. I pull out the dirty clothes and put them in the washing machine. While […]

3 Ways To Guarantee Your Man Always Smells Good

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySignatureMove #CollectiveBias It’s not enough for my husband to be super smart, kind, and a great father. Can you believe this man has the nerve to be fine, too? It’s crazy, right? Like, how lucky can one wife […]

25 Things I Want My Black Daughter To Know

25 Things I Want My Black Daughter To Know

Long before I had my daughter, I was a mentor to hundreds of Black girls all over Philadelphia. We laughed together, cried together, but at the end of the day, I sent them back home to their mamas. Life is a lot different now. I’m raising my own little Black girl, and all of the worries […]

Slow Cooker Brats And Potatoes

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This savory slow cooker brats and potato meal is sponsored by Johnsonville. March is a great month, right? Of course it is! It’s the beginning of spring! We’re outside more, burning lots of calories, and although it’s starting to warm up (except for you poor sweet souls on the East Coast), that doesn’t mean we […]

Saturday Sights – Easter Eggs

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It’s one of those activities that I remember from my childhood. My cousins and I (this was before my siblings were old enough!) would sit at my great-grandmother’s dining room table and dye dozens of hard boiled eggs. Dyeing eggs, a new church outfit and big ole’ baskets stuffed with candy make for poignant memories when […]

Green Slime Inspired Popcorn

Green Slime Inspired Popcorn

This post is sponsored by Acorn Influence. #ReadySetSlime One of the best things about being a mom is teaching Ayva about all of the things that I used to love when I was a kid. Old cartoons, Debbie Gibson, and Nickelodeon top that list. I recently introduced her to the beloved Nickelodeon show, “You Can’t […]

My Man Looks Good In The Adam Levine Collection

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The Adam Levine Collection is so hot! This is a sponsored post. I am blogging for Sears, and all opinions are my own. My husband has absolutely no problem with picking out his own clothes. In fact, he’s probably better than me at choosing my outfits! I love that he’s totally game at trying out […]

Make A Simple Giving Bank

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Many thanks to CARE for sponsoring this post and encouraging me to learn more about this great cause! My family is blessed to have a comfortable life. We live in a lovely apartment in a beautiful neighborhood. Our daughter goes to a private school, and we have 2 cars. Even though funds get tight sometimes, […]