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Outfit: Summer Dressing

Can I be honest for a second? Summers in Georgia are generally too damn hot to be worried about getting dressed up. Most days, stepping outside feels a lot like turning on a blow dryer in my face at full force, and I just want to wear effortless outfits that don't require much thought. So when Walmart asked me to [...]

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Kid Style: Stay Cool for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is regarded as the "official" start of summer, and lots of families take advantage of the occasion with cookouts or trips to the beach or pool. Our Memorial Day celebration is a bit different: Every year (except last year, because toddler), we spend the whole weekend celebrating Atlanta's Caribbean Carnival. There are parades, concerts, picnics and parties, and [...]

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Saved My Daughter’s Life

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals via Mode Media. The following story is entirely my own and reflective of my actual experience. As a parent, there is little that feels worse than being completely helpless when your child is hurting. And yet that is precisely the place my husband and I found ourselves in back in 2010 [...]

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Outfits: Leave Nothing But Footprints (+ Giveaway)

Lately, life hasn't given me many reasons to feel like dressing up. Of course, once upon a time (not that long ago, really), I didn't need a reason to get dressed. I just did it because it made me feel good. Well, I'm trying to get back in the habit of doing that. And I couldn't think of a better [...]

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DIY Gymnastics Medal Display

When my husband and I bought our daughter a Groupon deal to try out a few gymnastics classes a few years ago, we had no idea that it would become her passion. We were honestly just trying to help her find an activity that would burn off extra energy. At the time, she was still being treated for leukemia, so [...]

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Kid Style: The Wonder of Nature with Tor Organics

My family has lived in Georgia for a total of more than a decade, but I admit, we haven't seen as much of it as we'd like. We're creatures of habit, and we tend to frequent the same places we've always gone. That's mostly my doing, I'm sure. I tend to prefer the familiar. But since Juliza and I started [...]

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Kid Style: DIY Slashed Leggings + Lauryn Hill

OK. I admit I'm having a whole lot of fun with Juliza's newfound fashionista persona. Since she is really shy around other people (read: She doesn't like very many people at all), I love seeing her light up in front of the camera. I'm also getting a real kick out of styling all her little outfits. Case in point: I've [...]

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What’s in My Baby Bag, Toddler Edition

Breastfeeding is magical. OK. Maybe not magical. But there are quite a few perks, one of which is not having to make bottles of formula, and another of which is never having to take said bottles of formula with me when leaving the house. As a result, baby Juliza's baby bag has always been free most feeding supplies. Of course, [...]

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Kid Style: FroBabies & Timbs

One of the things I've made it a point to do is make my girls feel empowered about their hair. In a world where naturally curly hair among Black women and girls is only just approaching the realm of mainstream, it is important to me that they know they are beautiful just the way they are. So when I discover [...]

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Awaken the Force with DIY Star Wars Cosplay + New DVD

I'm going to admit something. I've never really seen most of the Star Wars movies. By that, I mean that while I remember iconic scenes from most of the films from watching them in passing, I never actually sat and watched any of them in their entirety, on purpose. So when Walmart offered me a chance to have a viewing [...]

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