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Smart Shopping – Saving & donating when money is tight

Smart Shopping – Saving & donating when money is tight

Saving money is incredibly important to me as a single mama, but there are times when I want or need some things and money has to be spent. Here is where Giving Assistant comes in and, literally, saves the day. Not only do you get […]

A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

Z, I know you are only a year and a half old, but it’s time you learn to control your free spirit and quiet your inquisitive voice. Although beautiful traits and a fantastic sense of wonder that most would encourage you to have, these are […]

What to do if your toddler suddenly gets carsick on a road trip

What to do if your toddler suddenly gets carsick on a road trip

My 17 month old gets carsick. At first, I thought it was a fluke. Z got carsick for the first time while driving through windy, hilly, one-lane, mountain roads of North Carolina. I was having bouts of motion sickness as the driver, so I wasn’t […]

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

As you may have heard by now, a silver back endangered gorilla named Harambe was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend when a 4 year old boy navigated through the safety barriers and fell into the enclosure.   And the mother of the […]

#spotlightweekly – Red

#spotlightweekly – Red

Red, red, red. Honestly this is one of my favorite colors to wear and I don’t own enough of it.   Ever since I was little, red has been “My Color.” I had this red terry cloth romper I wore everywhere, my prom dress was […]

Mommy and Son Vacation Part 1 – Bear Lake Reserve

Mommy and Son Vacation Part 1 – Bear Lake Reserve

Mommy and Son Vacation – Part 1 Bear Lake Reserve There was a whole lot of sweat, a few tears, a broken iPhone screen, a lap full of throw up, and several wrong turns, but I would do it all over exactly the same 100 […]

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors Now that the cold weather is finally in the rearview mirror and Spring has sprung, it’s time to update the interior decorations to match! My favorite way to instantly brighten up the house is to place beautiful […]

Why you shouldn’t date single moms

Why you shouldn’t date single moms

“To be honest, I don’t really date women with kids, but we can have fun.” EW. Get ready for a rant. I know, I know, another post on dating a single mom. Why it’s great, why it’s only for dudes with their lives together, yadda […]

I chose my family over my career

I chose my family over my career

I chose┬ámy family over my career For the last few years, I’ve worked for a pretty great company. After I got pregnant they allowed me to work from home two days a week to help supplement the cost of day care and to allow me […]

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom. I am a single mom. I have never been married and my son’s father is not in the picture at all. I don’t receive child support and I do it all on my own. I bare all of the […]