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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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Honest Review Of SoulCycle At Home Bike

I remember my first SoulCycle class better than my first kiss. It was a turning point after which I compared every spin class from that day forward, and Soul became the gold standard of cycling in my mind. When pre-orders of SoulCycle’s at-home bike launched amid social distancing and the imminent COVID-19 quarantine, I couldn’t have put down the deposit fast enough. I’ve been using it for two weeks now and here is my honest review of SoulCycle’s at-home bike:…

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4 Best Tips For Moving With Kids

4 Best Tips For Moving With Kids

It’s moving season, and post-quarantine I feel a major moving boom on the horizon. We moved right before shelter-in-place became a part of our every day vocabulary, and now it feels like we’ve lived in this house forever. Moving with 3 kids under 4 was a lot of logistics, but I implemented a few tricks that helped ease the big change for my brood that really went a long way on a very long day. Here are my 4 best…

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3 Best Free Mothers Day Gifts

3 Best Free Mothers Day Gifts

While I was working on rounding up the 10 best Mother’s Day gifts, I realized that the greatest presents are actually things that money can’t buy. When I think of the things I would truly love for Mother’s Day this year, they aren’t things at all. Shelter-in-place, quarantine, social distancing, whatever you’re calling our state of being during this pandemic, has presented most mothers with unprecedented situational stress. The amount of time we have been spending with our children has…

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Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Jelly Cookies

Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Jelly Cookies

I’m knee deep in potty training over here with my middle child, which means cookies are being made along with bribes. You’ve probably seen the viral 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe floating around on the interwebs, and this is my riff on that. It takes 6 pantry staples and an optional 7th ingredient, which I can personally attest takes these over the top and will get you results (in potty training at least). Here is what you’ll need to…

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Friday Finds

Friday Finds

This week’s quarantine life brought some of the best news we’ve heard and some of the worst. I honestly didn’t even know what to write today until I talked to one of my nearest and dearest friends just now. The photo above was taken this morning, after I had cried before 10 AM (I won’t even go into detail because I am sure you can imagine why). I shared it with my close friends and told them how I was…

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5 Things I Do Not Miss During Quarantine

5 Things I Do Not Miss During Quarantine

I’m officially at a point where I am stuck somewhere between hell and the life I once knew: a purgatory of sorts. It feels as if some days we are bombarded with messaging telling us to stay positive all the while reading news that says people are dying all around us and we won’t be going back to anywhere anytime soon, let alone back to the way things were ever again. This messaging cycle has been sending me down a…

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5 Minute Hard Core Abs Express Workout

5 Minute Hard Core Abs Express Workout

Happy Fitness Friday! Not that days matter all that much any more. Anyway, today is a very special one because I’m sharing this gem of an at-home fitness resource who is not only a legend of her craft (featured on Live with Kelly and Michael, Good Morning America, Fox, in the New York Times, Woman’s Health, US Weekly, Fit Pregnancy, Fitness, Health Magazine, Shape and more), she is also a friend and a fellow ex-Manhattan turned Greenwich mom. Nikki Glor…

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

I’m sure you’ve seen recipes boasting the best chocolate chip cookies ever, but I know for a fact that only one exists and it’s this one right here. They’re a snow day staple at our house, and since we are on an extended worse-than-a-snow-day-hiatus from life, what better time like the present to bake a batch? These disappear whenever my husband is around, until the last cookie. I asked him once why he never eats the last cookie, and he…

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At Home Workout With Celebrity Trainer Raheem Chatman

Raheem Chatman Free Workout

I’m bringing back Fitness Friday for a very special treat: a free workout you can do at home, with or without weights, with a personal trainer to the stars. Raheem Chatman trains Geneva Carr and Ashanti (if you’ve ever seen her abs I know you’re listening) and now you. If you’re feeling anything like I do right now, you might be worried about losing those gym gainz now that even Equinox and Soul Cycle threw in the towel and shuttered…

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