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Kid Friendly Dinner Ideas For Busy Nights

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Get ideas for kid-friendly dinner for busy nights in this story sponsored by CVS/pharmacy! #CVSTrailMakers Whoever said summer was all about taking it easy and relaxing had it wrong. I really think we're more busy in the summer than during the school year! From summer camp to swim lessons and … [Continue]

Raising My Hand For My Favorite Teacher

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Learn how your favorite teacher can win $2500 from thredUp in this sponsored story. There are some people in this world who are really more amazing than normal. That would be my friend, Endeara. Beautiful both inside and out, Endeara has been an inspiration to me since the first time I met her. … [Continue]

Packing Lunch? Here’s How To Make It Special.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Rubbermaid through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about LunchBlox, all opinions are my own. Lunch. It's the most important part of an elementary school kid's day. After a long morning of having to sit … [Continue]

Donating Toys (or, Growing Up: This Is Happening)

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We're giving away toys, but before we do, we're using Zep All Around Oxy Cleaner & Degreaser to clean them up as part of a sponsored story with Socialstars. #ZepSocialstars Even though I know Ayva growing up is inevitable, that doesn't make it any easier. It seems like every day that she … [Continue]

Saturday Sights: Homeroom Mac & Cheese

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We are a family that is made up of creatures of habit. We thrive on routines, and have our favorite places to go, products to use and places to eat. It's great in one way because we never struggle over making decisions. In other ways, it gets boring. Today, after a fun day at the beach with friends, … [Continue]

Fly Mamas: A Look At Modern Black Motherhood

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Welcome BuzzFeed Folks! Thanks so much for coming to see more beautiful images of Black motherhood! Learn more about me on my About Me page. I'm a former single mother, kind of newlywed, pushy Bay Area girl. Get to know a sista! A photo posted by Brandi Jeter Riley (@brandijeter) on Mar 30, … [Continue]

How I’m Learning To Pray For My Husband

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Anyone who knows me would say that I have a way with words. From emails to public speaking, my biggest talent is being able to string words together to encourage, inspire, or entertain. When it comes to praying for my husband, though, it's like the cat has my tongue. All of a sudden, I don't know … [Continue]

Becoming A Women Who Does

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Insecurity has caused me to miss out on a lot of opportunities in life. For years I walked around completely uncomfortable in my own skin. My clothes were never quite right, I couldn't ever get my hair the way I wanted it, and I was always way too skinny. I learned how to fake confidence enough to … [Continue]

Keep Kids Busy When You’re Getting An Oil Change

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueltheLove #CollectiveBias Ayva and I have been real road warriors this summer. Even though she's only been out of school for a couple of weeks, we really have been seizing the day and … [Continue]

Go To The Beach And Then Watch A Beach Movie!

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I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I love everything about the beach. The sand and water really give me life. Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I take a short drive and sit by the water, soaking up the sun and waves. You know what else I love? Beach movies. I always have. Back in the day I'd … [Continue]