I Didn’t Get The iPhone 6 (But I Did Get A Cool Case From Zazzle!)

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Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. It’s a discussion that couples around the world have been having for the last few weeks. There’ve been debates, possibly even some separations, but there was no escaping “the talk”. Terrence and I had “the talk”, and after contemplating for weeks, we decided […]

September is National Preparedness Month

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A few weeks ago, Ayva and I experienced our first California earthquake. While we were fortunate to not have any damages related to the quake, but it made me start to think of disaster preparedness, and what we would need in the event of a natural disaster. My friend, Elizabeth from the organization Activation ReACT put […]

Zazzle’s Dazzling Cases

Zazzle iPhone 6 case

Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. Last year, when Apple released the iPhone 5s, my husband set his alarm early and headed to the Apple store at the break of dawn to pick his up. I calmly rolled over when the alarm went off and went back to sleep. […]

International Can-It-Forward Day #CanItForward

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Have you always wondered what it would take to preserve your food? Intrigued by fruits in mason jars, and homemade tomato sauce? Well, then you’ll want to keep up with what’s going on with International Can-It-Forward Day today! There are lots of different educational events all over the country, or you can follow along from […]

Old Traditions Made New With #CanItForward Day

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Growing up, I spent a lot of time in my grandmother’s kitchen. There was a big table with plenty of chairs for all the folks who would drop in to visit her all the time. In that kitchen, at that table, she mixed cakes while chatting with friends, started her mornings with devotion and Bible readings with […]

How To Advocate For Your Children To Succeed

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How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed by Janeane Davis BOOK BLAST Janeane Davis, Superwoman, mother of 4, wife of 24 years, and friend wrote the book “How to Advocate for Your Children to Succeed” in order to help parents use their skills and talents to help their children reach their own definitions of […]

Stay UNDER Grocery Budget? Yes! #GroceryChallenge

Grocery Budget Tutor

I’ve shared a lot about some of the financial struggles that I had as a former single mother. Even though my family is doing much better now, I’m still dealing with some of the challenges of being working poor for so many years. Thanks to my brilliant husband, I’m working on paying off debt, clearing up […]

Keep Momming

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween […]

Getting the Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season Tires

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In 2003, I drove from North Carolina to Philadelphia to start a new job. Immediately upon arriving in the city, I ran over a huge pothole. Nervous that I had busted a tire, I got out of the car and surveyed the damage. My tire was fine. Awesome! Unfortunately, the Philly streets offered many, many more […]

Happiness Is: My Essence Fest Experience #CokeEssenceFest

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The Essence Music Festival celebrated 20 years this past weekend. Last year, 500 thousand folks were in attendance, and this year, I was fortunate enough to be in that number. I was invited by Coca-Cola to attend the “Party With A Purpose” as a VIP Mom Blogger, and it definitely tops my list as one […]