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Review: Carol’s Daughter Now Available at Walmart

When I first went natural back in 2009, I was a product junkie. I would buy and try a new product — sometimes several new products — just about every week. After years of managing relaxed hair, it took a while before I figured out what worked for my hair. There was also the fact that products specifically designed for naturally curly [...]

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Child of Mine Will Get Kids Ready to Swim

Last year was interesting. When my family and I lived in an apartment complex with a pool, we spent a lot of time in the water during the late spring and summer. All of us love to swim, and even infant Juliza loved bouncing and kicking as she floated. But when we moved into our current home in a community [...]

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Dress Your Table: DIY Easter Basket Centerpiece

One of my favorite things about Easter actually has little to do with the holiday itself. I really just love the fact that it is a good signifier of the fact that spring is here, and I can really begin to expect the bright colors, growth and sunshine that comes with it. So when Walmart asked me to share an [...]

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Outfit: Springing into Fashion Fun

I'm Wearing: No Boundaries Lace Dress, $14.88 | Bohemian headbands, $3.88 (similar) | Kenneth Cole sandals (similar) Second only to fall, I absolutely love spring. The monotony of spending winter is indoors finally coming to an end, and I swear — it couldn't happen soon enough. Because I work from home and baby Juliza stays home with me, we can [...]

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Easy DIY: Build Your Own Easter Basket

I admit it: I'm the mom who always forgets to buy Easter baskets for the kids, then ends up running to the store on Easter morning trying to find whatever happens to be left on the shelves. Not exactly the best way to score a quality basket. I usually end up with the ones that include random toys and the [...]

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Travel in Style: Urbini Turni Travel System Review

I'm a sucker for good design. What can I say? I love products that are functional, obviously, but if they can also serve up a good dose of form, I'm sold. Many baby products are heavy on function, but leave a lot to be desired in the design department. This is why I love Urbini. We having been using their [...]

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Sleepy Cuteness: Child of Mine by Carter’s PJs

It's not hard to make baby Juliza cute. What can I say? She was kinda born that way. Of course, that doesn't stop me from trying to make her cuter when I'm shopping for her clothes. At this age, though, when she's growing like a weed, I can't afford for that cute to be expensive. It's just not worth it [...]

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I’m Ready to Get in Formation

This weekend was a great time to be a Black woman. Don't get me wrong: I'm proud of my melanin all day, every day — twice on Sundays. But over the past few days, the rest of the world has gotten to witness that pride in all it's glory, and it is exactly what my spirit needed. Or at least [...]

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Date Night Makeup Look: Smokey Eye Attempt

You may have noticed that the vast majority of the photos I post of myself here and elsewhere on the web are bare-faced. This is not by accident. I am not a makeup person. It's just not something I wear on a regular basis. With the exception of lipstick, I can count on both hands the number of time I've [...]

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Three Easy Snack Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Party

My daughter loves Valentine's Day. She loves decorating a "mailbox" to collect cards from her classmates, and she loves all the candy. What can I say? She's a kid. Plus she has a mother with a notorious sweet tooth. This year, Walmart challenged me to share Valentine's Day party ideas, and I decided to surprise my girls with some homemade [...]

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