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How I Finally Trained Myself To Sleep On My Back

How I Finally Trained Myself To Sleep On My Back

Taking better care of my skin was my New Year’s Resolution last year, and while I was not able to to get regular facials due to the pandemic, I did manage to implement one big lifestyle change to that end (or should I say, lifelong process). Shortly after I had my last baby, I made it a personal wellness goal to train myself to sleep on my back. I had become set on sleeping on my left side, as it…

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5 Favorite Cuddle Essentials

Serena & LIly Barton Sectional Anguilla Coffee Table

To celebrate National Cuddle Up Day, I’m sharing my 5 favorite cuddle essentials. Cuddling just so happens to be my favorite winter pastime, and now that we are home more than ever, its become a daily ritual. It’s hibernation season, so let’s embrace it and celebrate. Here are my favorite cuddle up essentials:…

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5 Ways To De-stress

5 Ways To De-stress

I don’t think it is a coincidence that National Stress Awareness Day is the day after Election Day. I know I am not alone in saying that this year has been one of the most stressful of my life. If this sounds like you, know that we are in this together. Between the pandemic, quarantine, moving, the election, a preschooler and two toddlers trapped in the house (that’s just the tip of the iceberg)…I learned some new ways to cope…

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How We Are Celebrating Halloween During The Pandemic

How We Are Celebrating Halloween During The Pandemic

This has become a hot topic in my dm’s, so I’m going to share how we are celebrating Halloween during the pandemic. I realize that everyone’s personal situation is different, and things are very different safety-wise depending on where you live. Based on where we are and our own health situation, we came up with a few fun and safe ways to make (not break) the holiday for our children.…

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3 Dessert Recipes I Perfected During Quarantine

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Happy National Dessert Day! I know I am not alone in saying that I never baked as much as I did during the winter phase of quarantine. During the coldest days, it was the indoor activity of choice for my boys, and they are the best taste testers. It gave me the gift of ironing out any kinks in my all-time crowd favorites. Here are the 3 dessert recipes I perfected during quarantine:…

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Why We Decided To Have A Third Baby

Why We Decided To Have A Third Baby

When you tell most people you’re having your first baby, they typically say, “congratulations!” When you have your second baby, it’s usually the same. When you’re having your third, you might hear “I got a guy” or questions along the lines of “was it planned,” or even a “you’re insane.” I have to acknowledge the privilege I’ve been granted in life to be able to grow our family. While it took years for us to have our first child, we’ve…

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Friday Finds

Some Fridays feel like one and some don’t (especially when in quarantine) but today is one of the best kind of Fridays. First off, it’s July and summer is giving us all some much needed life. Also, there are some pretty amazing sales this weekend that we can skip crowds and wearing masks to shop right here. I also had to share a sweet piece about giving compliments that really resonated with me on a few levels, especially as a…

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On A Personal Note

On A Personal Note

June 2020 has been a long year. You may have noticed that I paused publishing in this space. To be honest, I was overwhelmed in many ways, and it just did not feel right for me to continue to share my regularly scheduled content. Like many of you, I muted myself and listened, learned, protested, and donated. Most of all, I reflected on what I can do beyond what I have been doing, and took action. I ended up taking…

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The Best Racially Diverse Baby And Toddler Books

The Best Racially Inclusive Baby And Toddler Books

Since many of you were so interested in this book and it went out of stock, I wanted to follow up and share some more books that that are racially diverse that my children love, and a couple that I’ve ordered. My daughter is only 15 months old, and her current favorite books are from this Little Feminist series. I love that these books include beautiful images and stories of women of all colors. Every time we finish one, Raquel…

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How I Talk To My Children About Race

How I Talk To My Children About Race

I will never forget the first time my blonde son asked me why my skin is brown. “Mama has brown skin because mama is Mexican,” I told him. I explained that people of all different colors, white, brown, and black and everything in between, live alongside one other or together, just like our family. I concluded by telling him that this is a big part of what makes us the United States Of America. He didn’t notice the woman who…

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