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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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Outfit: Getting Active with Avia

I'm Wearing: Avia performance tank from Walmart  |  Avia performance capris from Walmart  |  Puma sneakers (similar) (aff) I'll start this off with a bit of honesty: I've become lazy. In fairness, I've had a good reason to slow down. Having a baby will do that to you. But baby Juliza was born six months ago, and it's about time [...]

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Let’s Eat Healthy Together This Summer

During the summer, many families will see their grocery bills increase a bit. With kids home all day every day, that means providing meals that they normally would've eaten at school. Plus snacks. And BOY, can kids snack! But while we're balancing our own food budgets, it's easy to forget about the kids who face a much bigger problem: Getting [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 6

Ummm. Apparently, I blinked and wound up with a 6-month-old baby on my hands. I feel like I suddenly woke up to a child with tons of personality who can sit up and is interested in real food and who has hair I have to detangle. I'm amazed at how much her hair has grown. I amazed at how much [...]

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4th of July Outfit: DIY Scarf Top (+Tutorial)

I'm Wearing: DIY scarf top with scarf from Walmart | Faded Glory jean shorts | OP striped tote bag | Thrifted Calvin Klein sandals (aff) Like most other people this weekend, I will be spending time with my family with good food and possibly some fireworks. I will obviously want to be comfortable for this, because what fun is a [...]

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