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Walk or Run in Atlanta Children’s Shelter 5K &  Camp Sunshine 5K

  Atlanta is warming up this weekend with two amazing 5K events that benefit children. The first event is the  7th annual 5 to Thrive 5K in Atlanta that benefits the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) on Saturday, June 27th. ...

Win World of Coca-Cola Tickets at All About Atlanta Facebook Chat

This summer I’m looking forward to visiting the World of Coca-Cola with my husband and son. Who doesn’t want cool off inside the amazing space and enjoy Coca-Cola drinks from all over the world? A.J. loves to read the maps, ...

Atlanta Summer Camps for 5 Year Olds (and Up)

Whoo hoo. Summer is here. No more car pool lane and homework. Bu parents still have plenty of choices to fill in summer break with exciting summer camps. I’ve been looking forward to his summer because now that A.J. is older, ...

Atlanta Baby and Child Expo

  Here’s all the information you need to know for the fifth annual Atlanta Baby and Child Expo.  When I was pregnant with A.J., I was also new to Atlanta. No friends or relatives nearby. I went to Google to find my OB/GYN ...

Product Giveaway
Summer Allergy Season Survival Kit & $25 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway

Most summers I seem to get through June just fine. Until last week when my eyes were red (or as our 5-year-old described them – pink) and itchy for three days. I skipped the mascara and eye makeup to limit my discomfort. ...

Holiday Gift Guide
6 Clutter-Free Gifts Dads Will Love

Forget the neckties, socks and power tools for Father’s Day gifts. I’ve got some ideas that will make the dad in your life feel good. Plus, these gifts won’t add to the pile of things he hasn’t used or touched ...

News & Information
[VIDEO] 2016 Mazda CX-5 Safety Features and Storage Space

For our sixth wedding anniversary we re-lived our fifth anniversary. Weird, right? But not really. The Skyview Lounge at the top of the Glenn Hotel is one ...

When Your Child is Old Enough, But Still Not Ready

For the last five years, A.J. has attended mostly half-day preschools. They were the perfect mix of affordable play and child care, then he’d come ...

Atlanta Summer Camps for 5 Year Olds (and Up)

Whoo hoo. Summer is here. No more car pool lane and homework. Bu parents still have plenty of choices to fill in summer break with exciting summer ...

Disney Memories of Uncle and Nephew  #DisneySMMC

When work demands kept my husband from joining us at the invitation-only 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I immediately thought about inviting my ...

Figuring Out 40
Stressed Out? These 5 Professionals Can Help

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I shared in a Mommy Talk Show Facebook video that I’m essentially falling about from stress in my life. Nothing ...

Advanced Maternal Age: Annoys the Crap Out of Me!

There’s a term that I’ve seen on my medical records that annoys the crap out of me: Advanced Maternal Age. It’s the label given to women ...

Envy: What a Waste of Time!

Welcome back to what’s become “Midlife Monday” when I tackle my Figuring Out 40 Journey. Some things I’ve mastered by age 40, but ...

The Power in Asking: “Can We Start Over?”

As I grow into my 40’s,  one of the things I’m working on is becoming more forgiving. I struggle with letting issues go. A Facebook friend ...

Talk Show
[VIDEO] We Chose African and Caribbean Summer Reading List Books #GASummerRead

Pre-K has been a breeze for us and the boy is officially ready for kindergarten in the Fall. So far, he doesn’t have any homework. But we still have ...

[VIDEO] HLN Interview: Did Baltimore Mom Abuse or Discipline Her Son?

This week my video blog in support of Baltimore Mom, Toya Graham, went viral!  A cell phone video captured her chasing her son away from the Baltimore ...

[VIDEO] In Support of the Baltimore Mom Who Grabbed Her Son  at the Riots

As the parents of a Black son, we are guarded and careful to make sure that he behaves. Not just because good behavior makes it easier on us, but because ...

[VIDEO] Teaching Children to Save Money on HLN’s The Daily Share

I recently appeared on HLN’s The Daily Share cable TV show to talk about new research showing almost half of Black American families have NO ...

(VIDEO) Dos and Dont’s of Birthday Parties

Planning birthday parties are the new parenting land mines! Every time I see a social media post from friend who’s planning their child’s ...

(Video) I Support Child-Free Restaurants

Yes, you read that title correctly. I’m a mommy blogger who supports child-free restaurants. Usually my colleagues come out and rant against this ...

(VIDEO) Behind the Scenes: Part I

You may have noticed I’ve changed things around a little bit. I’ve changed the look of the blog and will continue to make updates until I find ...

[VIDEO] Disney Dreamers Academy Deadline & Tracey D. Powell Interview

For high school students with big dreams, Disney’s Dreamers Academy with help from TV Host Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine, presents a three day ...

Product Review
How to Make Your Own Manicure Kit for Nail Salon Visits

I’m the type of mom who splurges on a nail salon visit every once in awhile. It’s my time to get out of the house and focus on getting pretty ...

Spring Wedding Shoes for the Whole Family & Shoe Carnival Gift Card Giveaway

Spring is flying by and we’re about to attend our first wedding of the season. In about two weeks, we will go back to Mississippi to watch my good ...

Like Father, Like Son with YOXO Toys #YoxoToys

Weekends around our home are pretty laid back. I usually head to a coffee shop in the morning, while my husband and A.J. find something fun to do like ...

Deals & Discounts
Tea Collection 2015 : Summer Beach Style for Boys

Every Spring, I go through A.J.’s summer clothes to see what fits and what doesn’t. Some of his shorts still fit from last year after I let out ...

Get Runway Ready Hair with TRESemmé® at Walgreens

  You would think that for Fall my schedule would calm down a bit. Actually it’s quite different. I just attended the Type A Parent Blogging ...

Celebrate @MommyTalkShow Reaching 8K Twitter Followers with $50 Family Dollar Gift Card Giveaway

Whoo hoo!! I’m so happy that this week I reached 8,000 Twitter followers and to celebrate I’m giving away a $50 Family Dollar Gift Card. It’s thanks ...