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Social Media is What You Make of It In the past few weeks, I’ve seen several of my Facebook “friends” disappear. Why is that in quotes? I’ll get to it. Sometimes they’ve just faded away, other times there was a...
5, 4, 3, 2, 1…. Run! We shouted our own race countdown together through cloth masks, taking off at a steady pace on a course we selected, on the day and time we chose. There were no officials, megaphones, or...
I suck at meal planning. And that breaks my heart a little because I try SO HARD to succeed at it. I’ve tried so many methods, I’ve lost count: calendars, binders, index cards, apps, Excel spreadsheets, you name it....
Brunch is my favorite meal, hands down. My husband and I like to dine out, and going to brunch is a frequent occurrence. After becoming parents, we were happy to have a child that enjoys being on the go...
Like many families, we spent much of our spring and early summer hours outside, landscaping and working on our home's exterior. One of my favorite family projects was creating our DIY stepping stones that eventually ended up in a...
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post.  The pandemic hit during the time we would normally plan our summer vacation. Usually my family, my in-laws, or both plan trips to either Florida or Alabama beaches, but this summer, neither family...
You get to your vacation spot, unpack everything and are ready to relax and enjoy all the area has to offer only to realize that everyone needs to eat! This year, that presents more complications than ever because some...
To vacation or not to vacation, that is the question! Starting in April, I found my social media feed full of beautiful beach pictures. Since everyone was doing virtual school, families decided to to opt for a change of scenery....
I recently posted a photo on social media of a collection of frames and keepsake shadow boxes I hung in my closet. (Boujee, I know.) There’s a silhouette portrait of my infant son hanging across from the first sonogram...
Before I crafted a regular morning routine, I found myself feeling like a victim in my own life, reacting to the things and people around me. Throughout the day I would end up quietly seething with resentment on the...
Oftentimes our family can get to the end of a busy week and realize we haven't actually spent any good quality time together. With this in mind, Friday Family Fun Night was born. Fridays are a chance for us...
Our culture is not cancelled. This year the #essencefest has gone virtual. The Essence Festival of Culture is Unstoppable. Starting today through July 5th, you can refill your cup virtually by tuning in on www.essencestudios.com. Virtual experiences include the...
What is a Bidet? Like several friends I know, when COVID-19 began to spread and toilet paper disappeared from the shelves, we purchased and installed a bidet. If you aren't familiar, a bidet is meant to clean your bottom with...
Puzzles: Um, Not for Me! First of all, let me start by saying I have absolutely always sucked at puzzles. Spatial/Visual thinking is not my strong suit. Well, Quarantine is making me think I don't have a strong suit, but...