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{@iVillage #iVoices} Resolutions from Kids = More Sweets!

Are you starting to think about your goals for the new year, yet? Well, I don’t necessarily have resolutions, but I do have a word that I focus on and let direct my actions throughout the year. This year, my word is CULTIVATE. Isn’t that a great word? I’ll share more about the type of […]

Doc McStuffins’ Halloween Special: A Preschooler Review

Halloween is coming soon, and as the mother of a 3-year-old, I really can’t tell you who was more excited about the Disney Jr. Halloween specials, her or me. Look, I love my classics like “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, but I was really looking forward to the Doc McStuffins’ Halloween Special. I mean, […]

Tips for Capturing Memories Through Video

One of my most favorite things to do is creating video. From the moment I received my MacBook, I fell in love with PhotoBooth, which allowed me to play around on video with a young(er) Ayva. When my good friend taught me how to use edit using iMovie…oh, you couldn’t tell me anything! It didn’t […]

The Crazy Thing I Did For Love

Have you ever done anything crazy for love? I have. There was that time that I rode the Greyhound bus for 8 hours to deliver a gift to someone. Then, another time, I bounced a check so that someone I loved didn’t get dropped from their classes in college. And even now, where I am […]

#VlogMom: 3 Biggest Fears

This week’s #VlogMom prompt comes from Lee at Couple Dumb. She asks us to share what our 3 biggest fears are. I’m a big ‘ole scaredy cat, so it was tough to narrow it down. Take a look at my 3 biggest fears, and let me know if you can relate.  

What I’m Good At – #VlogMom

You know what I’ve noticed?  If you ask a woman to name something she’s good at, she will often hem and haw around a bit until she finally comes up with something.  Chances of her saying that she’s a good mom are quite high.  The chance of her being a real boss, you know, intelligent, […]

Hard Conversations: Talking to Your Child About Tragedy

Today is the first day of summer, and here in Philly, things are already off to a troubling start. I don’t even want to turn on the news anymore because of the horrible stories of children being abducted and abused here in the city. Ayva is only 3, so my goal is to keep all […]

Hey, I’m Always In the Mood!

Alright, so here’s something I don’t write about often.  Sex.  Bow chicka wow wow. Oh, yeah!  But seriously, since I’m not married (yet!), and I am a mother, writing about sex publicly just isn’t my thing.  However, in this latest episode of The Conversation Thread on iVillage, I join Beth, Kelly, Sharon and Amanda to […]

Working and My Child – inspired by "Julia’s Child" by Sarah Pinneo

Last night, after an entire day of playing catch up online, I felt a bit of guilt about not giving Ayva as much quality time as I would have liked to.  Poor baby.  Not only is she having to deal with her Mommy recuperating and everyone reminding her to “watch out!”, “be careful”, “don’t hurt […]

#VlogMom – No Flaws At All?

This week’s #VlogMom question comes from Tania from Pure Natural Diva, who asks, “What’s your biggest character flaw?”  Check it out and see if you agree with me about my opinion of character flaws…and no, it isn’t that I’m always a week behind in my videos!