Savor The Moments Because There Will Be New Ones

Ayva Daddy Daughter

I am so confused. The last thing I remember is being in the hospital holding an itty bitty baby thinking that there's no way anything could top that feeling. When did that itty baby turn into an outgoing kindergartener who declares herself to be a "totally people person" with loves hugs, reading and … [Continue]

Want A Perfect Playdate? You Need Avery & Austin.

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As the mother of an only child, I'm always looking for things that Ayva and I can do together. Of course, we love to go shopping and out to eat, but we also really enjoy doing arts & crafts, baking, and being active together. Basically, anything where we can spend time having fun with each … [Continue]

10 Shows That Spunky Little Girls Will Love

10 shows that spunky girls will love

I am a proud member of the Netflix Stream Team. Note: My entire family enjoys Netflix together. Terrence was so excited that Inspector Gadget is back that he was inspired to write about how he's looking forward to introducing Ayva to his favorite old cartoon! When I was growing up, I watched … [Continue]

I’m Just Keeping Up With The Rileys

keeping up with the rileys

You know the phrase, keeping up with the Jones'? The Jones' are a fictitious family that have EVERYTHING. Big screen television, fancy house, extravagant vacations. Oh, the Jones Family has it going on! Everyone wants what the Jones' have, and they are going to do whatever they have to do to keep up … [Continue]

Looking For A Chore That Kids Can Help With? Try Laundry!


Thanks to the all new Persil for sponsoring this conversation on how kids can help with laundry! Growing up, I used to think my parents had me just so that they could put me to work. Clean the bathroom, vacuum the floor, wash the dishes. It was like I was their own personal servant. Once I became … [Continue]

If You Love, Let It Go

if you love, let it go

Have you ever had the experience of struggling to let something go? Maybe it was something you really wanted to do, or some place you really wanted to go, or someone you really wanted to be with, but for some reason, it just didn't work out for you to get what you want? That has happened to me … [Continue]

Nothing Gets Done When I’m Hungry

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhenImHungry #CollectiveBias It happens all the time. I start off the day with a burst of energy, ready to take the world by storm. I pull out the dirty clothes and put them in the washing … [Continue]

3 Ways To Guarantee Your Man Always Smells Good

irish spring

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MySignatureMove #CollectiveBias It's not enough for my husband to be super smart, kind, and a great father. Can you believe this man has the nerve to be fine, too? It's crazy, right? Like, … [Continue]

25 Things I Want My Black Daughter To Know

25 Things I Want My Black Daughter To Know

Long before I had my daughter, I was a mentor to hundreds of Black girls all over Philadelphia. We laughed together, cried together, but at the end of the day, I sent them back home to their mamas. Life is a lot different now. I'm raising my own little Black girl, and all of the worries and concerns … [Continue]

Slow Cooker Brats And Potatoes

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This savory slow cooker brats and potato meal is sponsored by Johnsonville. March is a great month, right? Of course it is! It's the beginning of spring! We're outside more, burning lots of calories, and although it's starting to warm up (except for you poor sweet souls on the East Coast), that … [Continue]