Mom’s Formula For Summer Family Fun


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 […]

Rock Necklace and Children’s Church Activity

Rock Necklace

Once a month, Terrence and I serve our church by leading the K-3rd Children’s Church group. Our Youth Ministry Leader, Sugar, sets us up by giving us the lesson that we’re going to teach in enough time for us to study the text that the lesson is based on, and come up with activities to […]

Preschool Style: Tough Little Valentine

Preschool Style - Mama Knows It All

In our house, we wear pink. No matter how I try to encourage Ayva to try other colors, she can’t help herself. She’s just drawn to rosy, bubblegum colors! This Christmas, however, my Mother-In-Law bought Ayva a beautiful red dress, and she fell in love with it right away. The chic cable of the dress […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. – I Have A Dream Pillow

I Have A Dream Pillow cover

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  is just around the corner, and if you’re the parent or teacher of a preschooler or other early learner, I’m sure you’re looking for activities to teach your little one more about Dr. King and his legacy.  “I Have A Dream” speech is Dr. King’s most famous speech, and is […]

Books To Teach Children About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Books for Little Kids About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you’re looking for a way to teach your young child about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., there’s no shortage of literature that will introduce your early learner to the Civil Rights leader. From stories about Dr. King as a young boy, to the history of his fight for equal rights, and even a beautifully […]