How To Win The Morning

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This post was sponsored by belVita through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about belVita, all opinions are my own. #MorningWin Every morning, after I drop Ayva off at school, I return home and the race to get it all done before I have to pick … [Continue]

How To Make Turkey Bacon In The Microwave

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Breakfast and a clean microwave in 5 minutes? You betcha! I show you how in this sponsored post for Socialstars featuring Zep’s Microwave Miracle! #ZepSocialstars My husband is pretty awesome. Since meeting him, I've learned so much about life and love. The most important lesson he's taught me, … [Continue]

Baked Chicken In Creamy White Wine Sauce

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Have you ever walked into your kitchen planning to make dinner, and when it's all said and done, you realized you instead made magic? That's what happened to me the other evening when I went in all set to bake some chicken breasts for my family. I had a fantastic recipe from Pinterest that I'd been … [Continue]

To Be A Sad Mom

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My journey to motherhood didn't start under the happiest of circumstances. I was already experiencing the most chaotic times of my entire life when I became pregnant. The spiral of sadness that I had been going down before I conceived paled in comparison to the overwhelming sense of gloom I felt as … [Continue]

Disney On Ice – Let’s Celebrate!

Disney On Ice Let's Celebrate

Do you ever make plans to do things with your kids solely to see their reaction? I do it all of the time with Ayva. I know exactly what will make her go over the moon crazy, and I absolutely LIVE for those moments. Her gasp when she realizes that we've planned a surprise, followed by her out of … [Continue]

5 Places To Visit With Kids In Northern California

5 places to visit with kids in Northern California

Thanks to Galileo for sponsoring this post and encouraging me to think creatively about summer camp! Every since we moved to Northern California a little over 2 years ago, both Ayva and I have been completely enamored with this beautiful, golden area of the our country. From farmer's markets to … [Continue]

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

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There's something magical about a vegetable recipe that makes your child eat straight from the pan with their fingers and that sends your man back to the kitchen for seconds. That's what this Parmesan Green Bean recipe does. It is so good, y'all! Our family has a kind of love/hate relationship with … [Continue]

Raising A Thin Girl With Healthy Self Esteem

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I've always been thin. Small breasts. Little waist. Booty that was slim to none. It's only been in the last few years that I've started to fill out. Growing up a tall, skinny Black girl wasn't great for my self-esteem at all. Middle school pretty much sucked. High school was a little bit better. By … [Continue]

Chocolate Chip Muffins (Made With Yogurt!)

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Being healthy doesn't have to be hard. I mean, making huge changes can be challenging, but small tweaks here and there, that's easy. Every year I resolve to eat better and feed my family better, and I'm happy to report that so far we've been doing really good. The secret to my success has been those … [Continue]

Food Documentaries To Help You Stay Motivated

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I am a member of the Netflix # StreamTeam and receive promotional products for participation. January always starts off with a bang. We're all super pumped and ready to make this year our best year yet. The residual jolliness from the holiday season is still lingering around and some of us really … [Continue]