What’s one #momhack you would recommend to a friend? For me, it’s got to be babywearing! Seriously, friends. I don’t know what life would be like if I didn’t have the option to wear my baby. I wouldn’t be able to get half of my errands done without it. True story! Zephaniah (now 5 months)… Read More Babywearing is Saving My Life Right Now!
Do you have a favorite type of blanket for your baby? I’ve been putting Zephaniah (now 4.5 months old) in a wearable blanket when he sleeps at night. I love wearable blankets because they keep him warm and I don’t have to worry about Zephaniah pulling his blanket up over his face. In fact, I… Read More Keep Baby Warm This Winter with Wearable Blankets
Happy New Year! Are you ready for a new beginning? I know I am excited about the New Year! A new year means new possibilities and a chance to start new. I have made a few New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 and I am already getting started on my goals. I even got a jump… Read More A New Year Means New Possibilities
The countdown to Christmas is on! Can you believe this weekend is Christmas Weekend? I don’t know how it snuck up on me, but Christmas is finally here. I had actually forgotten this was Christmas weekend because I have been so busy with the kids and Travis started a new job a couple of weeks… Read More Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!
This will be my baby’s first Christmas! It wasn’t until Thanksgiving hit that I realized this Christmas will be Zephaniah’s FIRST Christmas! The holiday season has now become even more special because my sweet baby is celebrating his first Christmas. I’m going to take a ton of photographs of Zephaniah and I plan on buying… Read More Gift Guide for Baby’s First Christmas
Do you have your stocking stuffers yet? This morning I was on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit sharing ways you can save money on stocking stuffers! (You can watch the video of the segment down below.) It was such an exciting opportunity and I was very happy to do the TV segment. The “Stocking Stuffer Ideas”… Read More 5 Ways to Save on Stocking Stuffers (As Seen on ABC 7 WXYZ Detroit!)
During Michala’s first year of homeschool, she wanted to study Women’s History as part of her social studies requirement. I thought it was a wonderful idea because it was a great way to (1) keep her engaged in learning history and (2) learn more inspiring stories about women that are not found in the standard… Read More 18 Inspiring Children’s Books About Strong Girls & Women
Did you go to a Thanksgiving parade? I took Elijah and his friend Paul to the parade in Downtown Detroit on Thursday and we had a really good time. It was both of the boys’ first time attending the Detroit Thanksgiving Parade, more formally known as the America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. Here… Read More Photographs from the 2017 Detroit Thanksgiving Parade
Barbie is getting a hijab! And I think that’s wonderful news. When I read the story about Ibtihaj Muhammad, American Olympian fencer, being honored with a Barbie doll in her likeness, I immediately knew I had to share the story on the blog. I think it’s very important to create toys which highlight our beautiful, diverse… Read More The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Will Be Released in 2018!
Feature Image: The Bravest Guy book cover; other photographs courtesy of Nancy and Bill Feld; and courtesy of Harry Wedewer. On the heels of Veterans Day, I’d like to share an interview I did with author and retired U.S. Navy Commander Harry Wedewer. The Maryland-based writer wrote a book about his father Don Wedewer,… Read More “You Can Always Get Back Up Off the Ground and Press Ahead”
Veterans Day is coming up very soon– Saturday, November 11th to be exact– and if you’re a military family like mine, it is a very special occasion. Travis served in the Army for 8.5 years and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He’s been out for 2 years now and we miss it, believe it… Read More Top 10 Veterans Day Gifts to Honor Your Special Veteran
Today is Zhen’s 5th birthday! As moms always say when it’s their child’s birthday, “I can’t believe my baby is 5! Where did the time go?” But it’s true. It really does seem like time has gone by too fast. My little baby girl is now a big girl. Zhen loves life and has such… Read More Happy birthday, Zhen!
The countdown is on: Halloween is in a week! Are your kids excited? Zhen (4) is really antsy for Halloween for two reasons: (1) She loves dressing up and is excited to get treats, and (2) her 5th birthday is the day before Halloween! We plan on celebrating her special day this coming weekend. We’re… Read More Last Minute Kids’ Halloween Costumes from Target
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Halloween is in less than two weeks and I still have no clue what costume I should wear. Last weekend, I bought the toddlers’ costume. I found a cute police uniform for kids at the Salvation Army in Royal Oak and a Monster High costume at the Sterling Heights location. I need to get costumes… Read More 10 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples
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Happy Thursday! How has your week been going? It’s been a busy week for me. A lot of running around with the kids, errands to take care of, work piling up on my desk, and not much sleeping going on because, you know, #newbornlife. But nevertheless, I’m working hard to get ish done and keeping a… Read More #TBT to the Time We Went to 2017 Youth Day #DDF2017
Happy Monday, Friends! How was your weekend? We had a chill weekend with relaxing on Saturday and then a family outing at the Detroit Public Library (DPL) on Sunday. Going to the library is one of our favorite things to do as a family, and we like to visit other libraries in the greater Detroit area.… Read More Sunday Family Fun Day at the Detroit Public Library
This week has been hard. Why do women have to go through so many changes emotionally, mentally, and physically when they’re pregnant and during the postpartum stage? I’m seven weeks postpartum and I have been dealing with a mild case of depression. On one hand, I LOVE being pregnant and experiencing the excitement of childbirth… Read More 10 Things That Made Me Smile This Week
Hi, friends! Today on the blog I am sharing a few photos of my newborn baby Zephaniah, who was born last month! I know I’m a little late posting his birth announcement, but life has been really busy. If you’re a parent, then you know how crazy life can get with a newborn. It’s amazing how… Read More Meet My Baby Zephaniah