How was your weekend? Or should I say how was the last seven days? You may have noticed I haven’t been very active on the blog or Instagram the past week. I had to take a little time off for mental wellness and to care for the family. During my break from the blog, I… Read More Finding Joy and Peace with Gardening
Something funny happened to me this morning. I woke up early, around 5 A.M. because the baby couldn’t sleep. When I looked at my phone to check the time, I noticed I had a text from Elijah. “Can I get a tattoo?” his text message read. My first feeling was shock. “Um, what?! A tattoo?!!”… Read More How I Really Feel About My Teen Son Wanting a Tattoo
My mom has always given me the best advice. One thing I know for sure is I can count on my mom to be there for me and listen when I need someone. Whenever something major happens in my life, the first person I think to tell is my mom. If I need help in… Read More My Mother’s Best Advice
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
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Zhen loves Trolls the movie and the television show. She has a Trolls shirt, slippers, and toys. She even has a Trolls magazine with posters in it that she can put up on the wall (if I let her). One of her favorite Trolls‘ song is “Get Back Up… Read More Sometimes Kids Give the Best Life Advice
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)
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
If you were to come to my house to visit, you would probably see Zhen (5) dancing around the house in her favorite dress or princess costume. Every day she must wear a dress or a skirt. No pants! Because pants look weird. Only dresses and skirts because that’s what princesses wear. “How do I… Read More Because I’m Five
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!
Dreams really do come true when we keep our faith and work hard toward our goals. Jenia Tanaeva is a perfect example of this. From living in the communism regime in Russia to moving to America as a single mom of two girls, Jenia’s story is a real-life modern Cinderella story, only it’s the single… Read More The Advice Actress Jenia Tanaeva Gives Moms Who Want to Achieve Their Dreams
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!
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a most joyous holiday with family, friends, and loved ones. Today I am sharing a few photos of America’s Thanksgiving Parade 2016. Travis and I attended the parade as a day-date and we had such a good time! Remember last week when I posted a blog post about touring… Read More New Family Tradition: America’s Thanksgiving Parade 2016
On August 28th, 2016, my husband and I attended Hug Day Detroit in Detroit’s Eastern Market. There were many amazingly, talented artists and various vendors selling art, jewelry, clothing, and other products at the event. We came across Danielle Carin Dunn’s table where she was holding a meet and greet and selling her first novel… Read More Ivylocs Teaches Children to See the Beauty of African American Culture
So now that National Breastfeeding Month has come to an end, what happens now? I was thinking about this while I was at the Black Breastfeeding Summit at the Charles H. Wright African American Museum in Detroit. I was wondering what happens after breastfeeding month ends. What have I learned from this experience? And how… Read More Three Detroit Moms Share Their Thoughts on Breastfeeding
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 the importance of… Read More Why We Should Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week
Being a newbie to Detroit, I am still discovering businesses and restaurants in the city. Our first year here, Travis and I visited Eastern Market for the first time in December. We went on the “Feet on the Street” tour to learn more about Detroit’s famous marketplace. It was love at first sight for me… Read More A Day Out at Eastern Market’s Tuesday Market