She Was Disobedient, But I’m Still Proud

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There’s a reason we don’t keep a lot of treats in our house. Terrence, Ayva and I LOVE candy. Terrence isn’t that big on chocolate, but he loves those sour gummy worms that are covered in sugar. I’m not a fan of those, but I’ll eat just about everything else, and so will Ayva. It’s […]

In Defense Of The Girly Girl

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My 5-year-old is a tutu wearing, princess loving, twirling, dancing, glittery girl. She loves getting her nails polished, anything with sequins on it, and never met a piece of jewelry she didn’t like. When she played soccer in the fall, she did pirouettes and leaps down the field, and was more interested in talking to […]

Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s “Three Little Birds” Is So Much Fun!

three little birds playbill

When it comes to children’s theater, I consider myself (in my highfalutin voice and British accent) a bit of a connoisseur. After years of performing in and attending a gazillion family shows in my younger days, I know that kids have creative expectations that rival even ours as adults. The Bay Area Children’s Theatre really […]

MLK Find-A-Word {Free Printable}

MLKFindAWord

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. It’s also a […]

Mom’s Formula For Summer Family Fun

#CapriSunMomFactor

Our family had a great time drinking Capri Sun while exploring the great Oakland outdoors as part of a sponsored post for SocialStars. #CapriSunMomFactor Summer is here which means moms everywhere are trying to figure out what to do with the kids. Being a mom is a lot like being a concierge, right? Everyone is […]

How To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

How To Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Summer is here, y’all! I love summer for a variety of reasons, but number one has to be a relaxed schedule and quality time with my baby girl. Ayva is going to camp for a few weeks, but HONEY, camp is expensive! There are going to be a few weeks when she’s chilling with Mama, but I’m […]

Kiwi Crates For Summer And Stay At Home Kids

Kiwi Crate

Whenever folks find out that I work full-time from home and have a daughter who is only in preschool 3 hours each day, they ask how I’m able to do it all. Honestly, I have no idea! If I were to sit and think about it, this arrangement is probably pretty much impossible. Fortunately it’s been […]

Preschool Style: Pink and Lace

Preschool Style: Pink and Lace

As Ayva gets older, she’s becoming very specific about her style. The more feminine, the better. If it’s pink, that’s like icing on an already super sweet, super girly cake. I don’t mind, really. I mean, I used to try to get her to expand her taste. The reality is, she’s growing up, and being […]

Hidden Pictures Are Puzzles, Too!

Puzzles for Young Learners

If I were to ask you all to think back (waaay back for some of us!) and tell me one thing that you remember about your childhood doctor’s visits, I’m sure many of you would call out Highlights Magazines. Highlights for Children magazines have been around for nearly 70 years. My mother used to read […]

Chocolate Valentine’s Day Lollipops

Chocolate Valentine's Day Lollipops - Mama Knows It All

So, y’all know how I practically live in Target, right? Well, for the past couple of weeks, every time we’d go in, I’d see the cutest heart sprinkles in the Dollar Spot section and I had been trying to figure out how to make use of them. As we were strolling through the aisles, making […]