The Kayapo Tribe & Energy Independence

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Can you imagine living without light? It’d be pretty tough right. It’s easy to forget, especially around this time of year, when there are lights twinkling and glowing everywhere, that the resources that work to provide us with our beloved light are, in fact, finite. We have to conserve and be responsible in order to […]

You Never Have To Miss Your Favorite Holiday Shows

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Thanks to TV Everywhere for sponsoring this post! #CouldBeWatchingTV Oh my gosh, y’all. It’s the time of the year when ALL of my favorite movies are on television. From A Charlie Brown Christmas to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, there’s something extra special about knowing that Ayva will get to experience the same magical movies that […]

“The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns” Is My New Favorite Show

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Thanks to #TheSisterhood for sponsoring this post. I love getting in people’s business. It’s not that I’m nosy, I’m just fascinated with the way other people live. I love learning more about how they think, and what inspires them to do the things that they do. That’s why it should be no surprise that I’m […]

I’m Scared Of Your White Son

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I have a confession to make. This is going to be hard because, in some ways I feel like a hypocrite for feeling this way and for holding it in for so long. Also? I know that feeling this way makes me no better than some of the folks I’ve called out and held accountable […]

Keep Your Family Connected With Life360

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I’m excited to partner with Life360 for a series of posts on keeping your family connected! It seems like 2014 has flown by. In just a few days we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, as well as the busiest traveling time of the year before we head into 2015. With most of my family across the country, and […]

Watch TV Wherever You Are With TV Everywhere

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Thanks to TV Everywhere for sponsoring this post! #CouldBeWatchingTV We are getting into our busy season. Ayva has stuff, Terrence has stuff, and me? I mostly just drive and wait around a lot. Often while I’m waiting, I’ll browse the internet on my phone, or pull out a notebook and write. Every once in awhile, […]

Kmart + Black Friday = Winning

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This is a sponsored post. I am a K-Club blogger, but all opinions are my own. In my family, shopping at Kmart on Black Friday morning is a holiday tradition. Well, for everyone except me. I don’t like the crowds too much, but I love to look through the circulars and plan my trip for […]

“Aaliyah, The Princess Of R&B” Premieres 11/15 on Lifetime!

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This is a sponsored post to promote the movie, “Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B” coming to Lifetime on 11/15.  It’s almost time, y’all! Ladies, pull out your husband’s jeans and your crop tops. Fellas, start practicing your background dancing because tomorrow night is it! Aaliyah, The Princess of R&B biopic  premieres on Lifetime at 8 PM […]

Milk Is Fuel: How To Get Your Little Athlete To Drink It!

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This post was sponsored by ‘Got Milk?’ through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about ‘Got Milk?’, all opinions are my own. My 5-year-old is always on the move. From intentional activities like soccer and ballet, to the unintentional somersaults and cartwheels down the hallway, she is […]

Heavy D, Passing Notes, and Youth

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A few days ago was the anniversary of  the death of Heavy D, the Dapper Rapper.  With his passing, I was reminded that the era of my youth is long behind me. I remember jamming to We Got Our Own Thang when I was in middle school. Man, those were the days. Boys really wanted to […]