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Book Review: Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?

Book Review Patrice McLaurin author

I love reading to my son! His library has tons of books, but I wanted more books featuring positive images of black boys. Here’s why you’ll love Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? It’s now one of my favorite books for black boys. Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? Written by: Patrice McLaurin Illustrated by: Dian …

Single Moms Must Reads

One of my year new’s resolutions was to make time to read more. As a single mom it can be very hard to find time to read. Five months into the new year and I had only managed to read two books. I’ve read nearly 300 blog posts, but find it extremely difficult to finish …

7 Co-Parenting Tricks for Single Moms

Long before Gwyneth Paltrow coined the phrase, “conscious uncoupling” and people started using the term co-parenting more regularly, I was a little girl who lived with her maternal grandmother and grandfather. My grandmother had seven children but waited until she was in her early forties to get married.  At that time, I did not realize …

Minion Birthday Party: A How To Guide

One month before my son, D turned 3 he decided that he wanted a Minions Themed party! The movie was released a few weeks before his birthday and he was completely obsessed with fun loving creatures. With all the movie buzz finding party decor was pretty easy, but I wanted to modernized the theme. To …

How my Toddler’s Meltdown Saved me Over $900

  Parenting is rewarding but also challenging. One major challenge is meltdown madness. We’ve all been there. You go to the grocery store or dinner and there’s a pint size person yelling about not getting their way. If your child hasn’t had a meltdown yet, just keep on going in public. The day started out …

5 Kid Approved New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Atlanta

If you’re anything like me you want a family friendly atmosphere to ring in the New Year. Since becoming a parent I have spent NYE at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The performances and guest appearances are entertaining,  but let’s face it, the aftermath of keeping a preschooler up …

The Key To Living an Abundant Life on A Budget

  Please raise your hand if you’ve ever tried to balance your bank account in your head. When you log on to find that you forgot about the one, two, okay three Starbuck’s runs, taco night and your reoccurring gym membership killing any chance at a balanced budget. I’ve been there longer than I’d like …