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Beautiful Textures Lives Up to the Name

When I started my natural hair journey with my big chop way back in 2009, I admit that I started as a product junkie. After years of using the same products I'd used basically since childhood, I learned really quickly that they wouldn't work the same at all on my new tightly curled hair. So I spent months trying dozens [...]

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End of Summer Bubble Party

I can't believe that summer is already coming to a close. Seriously. Where did the days go? Working from home means that my kids are with me all day every day, so usually at this point, I'm counting the days until my daughter goes back to school. This year is different, though. I'm actually going to miss having her here. [...]

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Support Baby Products Made in the USA

When I was pregnant with baby Juliza, I had all these grandiose ideas about how I was going to do everything differently this time: All her clothes and bedding would be organic, I'd make all her baby food at home, and we'd use cloth diapers. Fast forward to my current days of chasing an active 18-month-old, and let's just say [...]

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Review: Sprint’s LG G4 is like a DSLR for your Pocket

Disclosure: I am participating in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a Sprint device to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I swear, everyone in my house is tethered to our devices. Even baby Juliza knows how to swipe and pinch a screen on a [...]

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Movie Night Hilarity: Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

We've reached the point in the summer when the days feel really long and I'm struggling a bit to keep the kids occupied. All day. Pretty much every day. So sometimes all I want to do is sit everyone down and find something funny to watch. We pop popcorn and laugh until our sides hurt — also known as Movie [...]

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Back to School Prep: Finding a Backpack

We're smack dab in the middle of summer, but my daughter, so excited to be going to the fifth grade, has already presented me with her school supply list and started talking to me about what she'll need. She's used the same backpack for the past two school years, so this year, finding a new one is a priority. So [...]

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Prepping Your Home for a Staycation

Every year, my family and I say that we're going to take a vacation. Away from home. Preferably somewhere warm with white sandy beaches and clear blue water. And every year, we don't. Time, money, circumstances, and a bunch of other variables usually leave us finding ways to have fun at — or near — home. Not much has changed this [...]

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Oufit: The Perfect Summer Pants

The Petersen household is well into the summer swing of things — which really just means that we've gotten good at waking up late and relaxing. Given that I work from home, that is where we spend most of our days. But when we do go out, we definitely want to look our best. I took care of the girls with [...]

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Finding the #UnscriptedBeauty in Life with AVEENO

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for AVEENO. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. It's crazy the difference two years can make. Before baby Juliza was born, I'd say we were a pretty laid back family. With two parents who worked from home, there [...]

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Father’s Day: Gift Ideas for the Stylish Dad

I'll fully admit that Father's Day is a difficult shopping occasion for me. What in the world do I give my husband? He has very specific interests, but I try to hit those for every gift-giving occasion. So when Father's Day rolls around, what do I give him? Luckily, my husband loves looking great just as much as I do, [...]

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