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Can Eating Fish During Pregnancy Help Reduce the Risk of Having a Preemie?

Last year, when I was pregnant with Zephaniah the healthy foods I used to love eating were homemade salads, cottage cheese, asparagus, and sweet potatoes. I also enjoyed eating tilapia fish tacos and salmon. (Here’s my homemade fish taco recipe with sweet potato fries if you’d like to try it.) After I gave birth, I… Read More Can Eating Fish During Pregnancy Help Reduce the Risk of Having a Preemie?

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Celebrating Breastfeeding in August

I did it, you guys! I reached my one-year milestone of exclusive breastfeeding! Yay! Although Zephaniah’s first birthday is August 14th, I am celebrating our one-year breastfeeding anniversary early because it’s National Breastfeeding Month. The month of August brings forth three great breastfeeding awareness campaigns: World Breastfeeding Week, National Breastfeeding Month, and Black Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding… Read More Celebrating Breastfeeding in August

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I Promise to Take My Camera Wherever I Go

I realized something the other day: I haven’t really used my camera to take pictures of the kids and our family outings. I’ve been using my smartphone and posting our adventures on my Instagram Stories. As much as I love using the Insta-Stories feature, the images and short videos I capture cannot be printed out… Read More I Promise to Take My Camera Wherever I Go

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Here’s How You Can Get Involved with #BlackMaternalHealthWeek

Did you know April 11 -17 is Black Maternal Health Week (#BlackMaternalHealthWeek and #BMHW18)? Founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, the inaugural week kicks off on Wednesday, April 11th. Many events are also planned for the duration of the week. Here are the states which have shared local events for #BlackMaternalHealthWeek: California… Read More Here’s How You Can Get Involved with #BlackMaternalHealthWeek

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

By Allison Kugel     Same Jersey Shore cast (sans ex-castmate Sammi Giancola), same nickname… new outlook on life. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi started off our conversation by letting me know that she prefers to be called Nicole. The thirty-year-old married mom of Lorenzo, 5, and Giovanna, 3, was also quick to clarify that a duality… Read More Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi: Back to the Beach with Jersey Shore Reboot

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Why It Is Important to Incorporate Self-Care into Your Everyday Life

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed with life that you could just burst? I know I have had many moments in my life where I felt completely overwhelmed that I felt like I couldn’t think anymore. As women, we wear a lot of hats in our life, don’t we? We are mothers, wives, sisters, daughters,… Read More Why It Is Important to Incorporate Self-Care into Your Everyday Life

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Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week

August 2016   The month of August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each year women across the United States and the world celebrate and share their journey of breastfeeding their babies. Breastfeeding advocacy groups, lactation consultants, peer coaches, and other breastfeeding supporters plan many events to raise awareness and support to educate women and the public about… Read More Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week