FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

After we found out we were expecting, Travis and I didn’t make a big pregnancy announcement to the kids (although I think even our simple announcement was BIG NEWS to them). We wanted to keep things simple and just tell the kids together. I was honestly really surprised by their reactions. They were over the… Read More Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)

Thinking of exclusively breastfeeding your baby? In today’s post, I’m sharing my breastfeeding experiences which led me to exclusively breastfeed my fifth baby. I hope my breastfeeding tips can encourage other moms who are wanting to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding! The first time I exclusively breastfed one of my children was when I… Read More My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)

FEATURE STORY, LIFESTYLE

5 Tips for Toxic-Free Living (+ How You Can Share Your Green Living Journey on #TOXFREETHURSDAY)

As Earth Month comes to an end, I thought I would share a blog post on how we can be more mindful of transitioning to toxic-free living or as most call it– green living. No, I’m not talking about eliminating drama or toxic relationships out of your life (although we all could benefit from a… Read More 5 Tips for Toxic-Free Living (+ How You Can Share Your Green Living Journey on #TOXFREETHURSDAY)

FAMILY, FEATURE STORY

7 Homeschool Tips to Help You Ease Your Way into Homeschooling Your Kids

You may not know this about me, but I am a homeschool mom. I’ve been homeschooling my children for seven years now– from middle school to high school and now elementary school! It’s been quite a journey these last seven years and I have learned so much about home education. So I thought I’d share… Read More 7 Homeschool Tips to Help You Ease Your Way into Homeschooling Your Kids

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

I Vote Because…

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday in our state of Michigan, as well as Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Washington. Are you planning on voting? We all have a candidate and national/local issues that are important to us so this is not a post to advocate for a particular candidate. Instead, I thought I’d share a… Read More I Vote Because…

DETROIT GUIDE, FEATURE STORY

A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop

Two Sunday’s ago, I took the kids to the DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) to see Jehetto’s Workshop– a unique puppet show created by Pennsylvania artist Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins. The event was part of the DIA’s Black History Month celebration. The night before our visit, I had told Zhen, Zechariah, and Zephaniah we were going… Read More A Magical Puppet Show Featuring Jeghetto’s Workshop

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

54 Must-Read African American Books Recommended by The Wright

In celebration of Black History Month, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History compiled a list of 54 must-read African American books. The book list is divided into three categories: adult fiction, nonfiction, and children & young adult African American literature. You can scroll down to see The Wright’s recommended reading list. My… Read More 54 Must-Read African American Books Recommended by The Wright