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The Best Baby Bows

Makone Baby Bun Headbands

Happy National Bow Day! I am new to the bow game, and my daughter needs them as her hair is now at that stage where her bangs hang in her eyes but any haircut she could possibly get would turn her into Lloyd of Dumb And Dumber fame. To save her from her first bad haircut, I’ve tried all of the baby hair accessories and these are the best baby bows: Advertisements…

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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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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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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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The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

The New Normal Under Coronavirus Quarantine

Given that our lives have now been completely turned upside down, I wanted to address something that has been bothering me in the wake of Coronavirus quarantine. Following school closures last week, and now state mandated closures of pretty much everything, many of us and our partners are out of work, or working from home. We are fortunate to have the ability to do so, as many do not, and some are in a state of panic and dread wondering…

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The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

The Beginning Of The End Of Nursing Forever

I feel this is the beginning of the end of nursing forever. My daughter, my third and (most likely) last baby, will be 11 months old three days from today. Last night, she didn’t want to nurse. She wanted to suck her thumb instead. Raquel is my first thumb sucker, so this is new to me. I laid her in her crib, certain she would change her mind and want me to feed her. But she didn’t. She just went…

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How My Style Has Changed Since I Became A Mom

Christian Louboutin Rainbow Glitter Disco 70s Ankle Boots

While you won’t find me in the much-memed “mom outfit” of leggings and a sweatshirt unless I’m at the gym, my style has subtly changed since having children. I hadn’t thought too much about this until I was previewing the Saks shoe sale the other day via text (so Xilennial) and my homegirl Marla sent me a pic of a pair of rainbow glitter Christian Louboutin So Kate’s. “Maybe in my twenties!” I wrote back. They were so me, that…

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My Mental Health Journey

90s Polka Dot Silk Slip Dress

October is mental health awareness month, so in the spirit of erasing the stigma around mental health care, I want to share my mental health journey. Most of us are quick to go to the doctor when our bodies don’t feel well, but some of us are afraid to admit when we are having a difficult time mentally.…

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