Two Steps Back

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Is there ever a point where I'll stop beating myself up for not being the perfect mom? I'm starting to think that there won't be. Please allow me to vent for a bit, y'all. I really don't like whining or complaining, but I feel like I'm never going to get ahead in parenting. I take three steps … [Continue]

Lemon Garlic Marinated Raw Kale

Lemon Garlic Marinated Kale

You either love kale or you hate it. Me? I'm absolutely on the side of loving. When it comes to greens, I like just about any kind anyway. They don't even have to be smothered in sauce or dressing for me to eat them. I like them raw and fresh so I can TASTE the dirt. Wait. That didn't sound right. … [Continue]

Last Minute Holiday Home Prep: Happy New Year!

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I'm sharing tips on last minute holiday preparations as part of a sponsored campaign with CVS/pharmacy. Every year on New Year's Day, we invite Terrence's parents to our house for lunch and a movie. It's our way of paying them back for hosting tons of fun parties for the family at their house … [Continue]

Happy New Year From King Julien, Netflix And Me!

King Julien on Netflix

I am a member of the Netflix # StreamTeam and receive promotional products for participation. New Year's Eve is finally here! I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Maybe I'll go out to a club or host a fancy party. Ah, who am I kidding? I'm the mother of a 5-year-old. I'll probably be in bed … [Continue]

Mama Knows It All’s 2014 Year In Review

Mama Knows It All Year In Review

Well, we made it, y'all. The end of another year, and I must say I'm looking forward to starting fresh in 2015. I know some folks make fun of the Happy New Year Peeps, but for some of us, a defined, intentional fresh beginning is super helpful in helping us let go of things that held us back and … [Continue]

Delicious Spinach And Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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This easy and delicious breakfast casserole post is sponsored by Johnsonville Sausages. There's something pretty amazing about breakfast casseroles. I mean, casseroles in general are pretty awesome, but breakfast casseroles? Honey! Now, I've been working really hard over the last few years … [Continue]

Mom Enough, And Stories Of Naked Mothering

Mom Enough

The last few months have been really crazy in our house. From Ayva starting kindergarten to leaving my job, losing my stepmother, finances being tight due to starting a business (as well as unexpected expenses), and everything in between, I haven't been feeling like "The Best Mom" that I vowed to be … [Continue]

Air Storm Firetek Bow For Adventurous Kids

Firetek Bow

This light up power post about the Air Storm Firetek Bow is  part of a sponsored campaign with Walmart. It's not every day that I find a toy that I'm just as intrigued with as Ayva. The Air Storm Firetek Bow, another toy on the Walmart Chosen By Kids Top 20 Toys List had me totally interested in … [Continue]

Last Minute Holiday Home Prep: Fast Snacks For Guests

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I’m sharing tips on last minute holiday preparations as part of a sponsored campaign with CVS/pharmacy. I have the type of family where, if they stop by my house and I don't have any food at all, they're going to talk about me. That's just how my people roll. But really, during the holiday … [Continue]

Zoomer Dino Is On Every Kid’s Wish List!

Zoomer Dino

I'm roaring on about the Zoomer Interactive Dino as part of a sponsored campaign with Walmart. Children love interactive toys, and the Zoomer Interactive Dino is the epitome of that category. It's really not hard to see why this toy made the Walmart Chosen By Kids Top 20 Toys List. A beautiful … [Continue]