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DIY Wrap Bracelet & Necklace with Monster Tail Loom

A few months ago, I wrote about how much my daughter loved Rainbow Loom's Monster Tail loom. The love affair is still going strong, but she grew tired of making basic bracelets after a while. So when Walmart asked me to share a project using the loom, we had to get creative about what she could make with it. Lest [...]

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IlluMask: Lighting Your Way to Clearer Skin (Just Not While Breastfeeding)

I consider myself lucky. I've always had relatively clear skin and I've never had to deal with severe acne. But after I had baby Juliza, my skin started acting up. I started seeing more pimples and flareups of smaller bumps where there had been none. Needless to say, I wasn't thrilled about it, but I had a beautiful new baby to [...]

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Back to School: Boy Style

Shopping for back to school supplies is a necessary consequence of this time of year, but it is hardly my kids' favorite part. Like me, they are far more excited about shopping for new clothes. As much as they'd probably love it if we went to the mall and spent a ton of money on pricey brand name clothes, that's [...]

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Back to School: Getting the Supplies

That time of year has come again: Back to school. I fully admit that I'm one of those parents who looks forward to it — probably because I work from home. Entertaining kids all summer while you're all cooped up in the house for most of the day is — well — challenging. And with back to school season comes shopping. Lots [...]

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A Morning in the Life: Our Laid-Back Routine

When Walmart asked me to share my morning routine, I wasn't sure how to approach it at first. Because routines are — well — routine. Boring. Rote. By definition. But life is never really boring, is it? And those routines are the things we remember when the years have passed us by. I can still remember the sweet smell of [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 7

Baby's first year out of the womb is pretty amazing to witness. It seems like one day, all they can do is eat, sleep and poop. And maybe blink at you a bit. Then the next day, they're sitting up, bouncing, crawling, talking, eating food, and generally growing up way too fast. We've hit the 7-month mark, and I'm just [...]

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On Exclusive Breastfeeding, Teething and Sleep

It's World Breastfeeding Week (barely, since today is the last day), and I thought now would be a great time to update you on my nursing journey. Because while I think it's important for all of us to work toward normalizing breastfeeding, I think it's especially important for African American moms to be visible, because breastfeeding rates are significantly lower [...]

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Pool Day! Cooling Off in the Summer Heat

My family and I recently moved, and we are in our glee at the moment. After years of apartment living, we are finally in a house! It's a rental, but it's a beautiful rental with a lot more space than what we had before. Plus, no neighbors downstairs or upstairs. I'd call that a win. But the one thing our [...]

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Save Money in a Snap with Walmart’s Savings Catcher

Being self-employed means getting used to a flexible budget. There are ebbs and flows in our earnings, and they're not always as predictable. Meaning? Sometimes, things are really tight for us. I've never been a big couponer, because I usually just don't have the time necessary to not just clip and track coupons, but shop at several stores trying to get [...]

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Review: Plum Organics Baby Food

Baby Juliza is growing up fast. Too fast, it seems some days. And with growing up comes experimentation with food. She's at the age now when she wants to try everything that we're eating. Sometimes, that works. We can mash a little of whatever fruit or veggies we're having and share with her. But there are times when we can't [...]

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