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Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

By Jolie O’Rourke     Your new favorite superhero movie just got bigger! Black Panther was recently titled No. 1 highest-grossing superhero film ever. In the U.S. over the weekend, sales bumped the total domestic box-office ticket sales to $630.9 million, surpassing The Avengers with $623.4 million back in 2012. Black Panther is also currently… Read More Black Panther Makes Big Statements Across the Board

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An Easter TV Segment on WXYZ Detroit & Easter Family Photos

How was your holiday weekend? Did you do celebrate Easter or do anything fun with your family? We celebrate Holy Week and Easter, but unfortunately, we didn’t make it to church yesterday. We did have plans to attend Easter service. I even woke up early to prepare for it. I had the kids’ outfits ready… Read More An Easter TV Segment on WXYZ Detroit & Easter Family Photos

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Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

Going through a season of unemployment has its perks, believe it or not. For one, Travis and I get to spend more time together. Another plus side is he now splits homeschooling duties with me. It has been a joy to watch him work with the kids and teach them their lessons. He’s even discovered… Read More Loaded Sweet Potato with Shredded Barbecue Chicken

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7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down

I feel like “feeling down” is becoming a recurring theme for my life lately because…here I go again, but let me go ‘head and say it…of Travis’ recent job loss. I promise I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but it has been hard, you guys. I go a few days feeling cheerful… Read More 7 Things I Like to Do When I’m Feeling Down

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Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

I started making Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup last year when I was pregnant with Zephaniah. It is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I don’t know why I waited so long to make my own chicken noodle soup.It’s pretty easy to make and it tastes way better than canned soup. Seriously, stop buying canned stop right now and start… Read More Got Leftover Chicken? Turn It Into a Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup!

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Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

The Soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time Set to Release on March 9th! Are you excited for the new movie A Wrinkle in Time?! My kids and I are reading the novel right now and we can’t wait to go see the movie when it comes out. Last week, I was looking through my Twitter… Read More Ava DuVernay Announces Sade Has Created an Original Song for A Wrinkle in Time

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Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

Dress-up is one of Zhen and Zechariah’s favorite games to play at home. We have two storage boxes full of dress-up clothes for the toddlers. Zhen has at least two Frozen costumes and Zechariah has a kid-size policeman uniform and a ninja costume. The toddlers are also really into superheroes like Batman and PJ Masks.… Read More Do Your Kids Like to Play Dress Up?

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Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

Hope your week is going well so far, friends! Today I am sharing my family’s fish taco recipe. If you’re celebrating Lent then this recipe will be perfect for your Meatless Fridays! Travis and I first started making fish tacos around February 2016. We were observing Lent at the time and I wanted to find… Read More Tilapia Fish Tacos with Sweet Potato Fries (and Homemade Lime Sauce!)

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An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

Friday is the busiest day of the week for us. Our Fridays are always busy because we have homeschool group at a church in our area. Right now, Elijah and Zhen are taking a class at our homeschool group. While they’re at class, Zechariah and Zephaniah play in the playroom at the church. Michala hangs… Read More An Entire Day for Just the Kids and I (with NO Social Media!)

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9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

Hey, guys! Today on the blog, I’m sharing an interview with Los Angeles-based country music singer Jason Hawk Harris. If you’re a big fan of country or folksy music, then I think you will really love Jason’s sound. In our interview, Jason shares which country music legends inspire his music, how he incorporates classic literature… Read More 9 Questions with Country Music Singer Jason Hawk Harris

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Celebrating Love with Family (and Our First Michigan Snow Storm)

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend? We had a snow storm on Friday so our homeschool group was canceled. The kids and I ended up taking a snow day from school and we watched some movies and relaxed. Well, the kids relaxed more than I did because I had some writing I had to finish… Read More Celebrating Love with Family (and Our First Michigan Snow Storm)

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Turn Your Baby’s Photographs into Canvas Wall Art

You know what I wish? I wish that time could slow down for just a little bit so my sweet baby boy doesn’t grow up so fast! Zephaniah will be SIX-MONTHS-OLD next week! Where did the time go? I was talking to my mom about this the other day and I told her I feel… Read More Turn Your Baby’s Photographs into Canvas Wall Art

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Take a Trip Around the World with the Palate Passport Cookbook! Plus Neha Khullar’s Tandoori Chicken Recipe

As a self-proclaimed foodie, I have always wanted to travel around the world and try different cuisines. Could you imagine dining in France or Italy? What an amazing experience it would be! Neha Khullar, the founder of Food Moodz, LLC and Global Foodie Citizens, embarked on such a journey to travel the world and experience… Read More Take a Trip Around the World with the Palate Passport Cookbook! Plus Neha Khullar’s Tandoori Chicken Recipe

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8 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Do you have a toothbrushing routine for your kids? I’ve been working really hard on teaching my toddlers about the importance of brushing their teeth every day. Of course, Elijah and Michala know how to brush their teeth because they are much older than my little ones. Sometimes Zhen and Zechariah are excited about brushing… Read More 8 Tips to Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

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Grilled Roasted Shrimp with Southwestern Sauce

Happy Friday! Are you entertaining this weekend for the Super Bowl? Travis and I will probably stay home and cook homemade appetizers and our favorite desserts. We’re not big football fans (Shh! Don’t tell anyone!), but I think we’ll watch some of the game and check out the Super Bowl Halftime Show. On Monday, I… Read More Grilled Roasted Shrimp with Southwestern Sauce