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Travel & Auto
Headaches Everywhere at LaGuardia Airport

As a native New Yorker who flies home a few times a year, I have to grapple with the decision of where to fly out of – Kennedy, LaGuardia or MacArthur airports. This week, my family almost turned on me for scheduling a flight ...

Enjoy a Summer of Debt-Free Travel #VisaClearPrepaid [AD]

June and July will be the months of road trips for our family. We just returned from Mississippi for our friend’s wedding. In July, I hope to meet one of my closest friends in Louisville, Kentucky since we haven’t seen each ...

Health
When the Doctor Said “You Need to Get More Sleep” –  I Rolled My Eyes So Hard

I took one of many first steps to work on my health by going to get my first complete physical in two years. I always get my annuals at the OB/GYN because ...

Summer Allergy Season Survival Kit

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 ...

Portion Controlled Smoothies with Ziploc® Brand Bags with Easy Open Tabs

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Ziploc® brand. I have a horrible habit of not measuring the ingredients for my low carbohydrate ...

News & Information
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 ...

Triumph Through Tears at the Wells Fargo My Untold Dinner

When I was invited to join a group of Atlanta-area influencers at an exclusive dinner to share how past experience moves and motivates us, I wasn’t sure ...

How to Take a Digital Diet

I noticed that I spend way too much time “plugged in.” I carry my iPhone everywhere. I’m always using my social media apps to manage my ...

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe Passed Down by Generations

My dream is to be the type of woman who can walk into a kitchen and whip up an amazing meal without a recipe. I am not that type of woman. A recipe is my ...

Family
The Unexpected Meltdown at the Library

Awww the lazy days of summer where you relax with your children by the pool. Each day is filled with fun and silliness. Your family collapses into a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Like Father, Like Son with YOXO Toys

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 ...

Talk Show
(VIDEO) How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July When My Heart Aches for America?

This week, I’ve seen so many of my blogging colleagues creating some creative 4th of July crafts, red-white-and-blue drinks, along with festive ...

[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 ...

Figuring Out 40
While You’re Waiting for the Perfect Time…

How many times have you heard yourself say, “I’m waiting for the perfect time” or “Everything will be perfect when _____ (fill in ...

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 ...

Beauty & Style
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 ...

How to Maximize Your Next Spa Visit Without Paying Extra

Anytime I’ve snuck away and had a spa or salon moment to myself, I’ve left wondering “why does this time have to end?” It’s ...