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Back to School: DIY Duck Tape Binder Pouch

It's the end of August, and my daughter is already in her fourth week of school. That's crazy to me, given that I still remember the days when we headed back to school after Labor Day. Of course, that also meant summer didn't start until June, instead of May, but it's still strange to be sending her back to school [...]

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A Pen That Writes Chocolate. Really.

My oldest is a crafty kid. Like me, she enjoys making things, and the easiest way to keep her entertained is to give her a new craft kit. This latest kit, though, is something special. Walmart recently offered me the opportunity to try the new Chocolate Pen by Candy Craft. That's right. A chocolate pen. As in a pen that writes in [...]

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The Secret to Cleaning Up After a Toddler: Dyson Cordless Vaccum

Baby Juliza has a nickname: I call her the Hurricane. Because that's what life with her often feels like: A whirlwind of activity after which I have to clean up. This child will take DVDs out of their cases, then take the cases apart. She tears through paper like it's an Olympic sport, into pieces so tiny I swear it's [...]

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Outfit: Day to Night with Walmart

Over the past year or so, I admit that fashion has not been as high on my list of priorities as I'd like. But having a hurricane of a toddler to chase will change your priorities in a hurry. I haven't done much shopping, but anything that I do buy needs to serve multiple functions, and work with multiple outfits. [...]

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Just for Me Makes Wash Day So Much Easier

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Just For Me. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Can I be honest for a second? I love my and my girls' natural hair, but I hate wash day. There. I said it. My older [...]

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Our Favorite Diapers + Toddler Snacking

A few weeks ago, we bought a potty for my 18-month-old. And she promptly refused to sit on it. Unless she's wearing clothes, of course. She has a great time lounging in the bathroom when she's fully dressed, but when we take off her diaper and try to get her to sit on it, she's not having it. At all. [...]

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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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