Health, Motherhood

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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Happy Tuesday!

Our week started a little on the crazy side. It all started with Zechariah having a severe allergic reaction to a mosquito bite. At least, we think it was a mosquito bite that caused the reaction. He was bitten on Saturday after playing outside with Elijah, Zhen, and friends. Sunday morning after waking up, he… Read More Happy Tuesday!

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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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Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

Happy Monday, friends! Hope you had a good weekend and a blessed Mother’s Day celebration. Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day? Travis actually planned our Mother’s Day festivities and it was a very nice surprise. I’m usually the one who does all of the planning for our family events so it was nice… Read More Thankful for a Beautiful Mother’s Day Weekend

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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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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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Sweet 16

Today is a very special day. It is Michala’s 16th birthday! SIXTEEN! I can’t believe my sweet girl is sixteen-years-old now. Seriously, slow down time. Elijah turns 18 next month and Zephaniah is almost crawling. Being a parent is such a joy and makes you a little sad at the same time because it’s hard… Read More Sweet 16

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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