A few weeks ago, my three-year-old son Zechariah did the sweetest thing for me: he said “I love you” without any prompting. I was working on something in my bedroom and Zechariah came bouncing in the room. He walked up to me and said, “Hi, Mommy.” “Hey, Zechariah!” I exclaimed happy to see him. He… Read More When Did Your Child First Say ‘I Love you’?
Happy Friday! How did your work week go? Did you accomplish any of your goals this week? I think I made great progress on my work goals. I’ve been feeling very inspired to continue working on a few creative projects I have going on at the moment. Travis made a BIG accomplishment this past week:… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/10/2018)
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?
Happy 4th of July, friends! Hope you are enjoying the sunshine and making memories with your loved ones. Here’s a cute story to brighten your day. This one comes from Texas in Southwest Houston and it is sure to make you smile. New parents Linda and Thomas Agi welcomed quadruplets on June 1, 2018. Mr. and… Read More Four Little Blessings for the Fourth of July
Ouch! Baby biting while breastfeeding is no fun. Trust me – I know. Zephaniah biting me was one of my biggest fears about breastfeeding. I had never breastfed any of my other children when their teeth were coming in so I didn’t really know what the experience would be like. Nevertheless, I was determined to… Read More The First Time My Baby Bit Me While Breastfeeding
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
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
Mother’s Day is this Sunday and there’s still time to plan a special celebration to honor your mom or a special woman in your life. If you need a little help planning a something for Mother’s Day, then check out these ten Mother’s Day celebration ideas. 1. Go antiquing! I love going to antique… Read More 10 Last Minute Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas
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
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
Zephaniah is my fifth baby, and yet he is the baby who I have exclusively breastfed the longest. Zechariah, the fourth child of my bunch, comes in second. I exclusively pumped for nine months with him. I mean, I guess if you want to be technical about it, I nursed Zechariah the longest so far.… Read More Seven Months of Exclusive Breastfeeding
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
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
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
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