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Breastfeeding | Storing Breast Milk, Returning to Work and Weaning

Breastfeeding is one of the greatest experiences for me during early motherhood. I breastfed my eldest until she was almost 18 months and my little one year old until he was 8 months. Breast milk has been such a wonderful source of nutrients and healing for my babies. My experience breastfeeding my son was a bit more challenging. Nonetheless both experiences were beautiful and exhausting, but I loved every moment of watching them nurse.

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I can say that I was a little obsessed with pumping. I purchased a hand pump from Amazon and a double electric pump from my insurance company.  I’d pump on a regular schedule if my little fatso wasn’t eating and if I wasn’t sleeping.

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Black History Month | Stream 28 Movies & Series On Amazon/Netflix

Black History Month began February 1st. In our household black history is celebrated and discussed every day. We make it a point to talk about our history with our daughter quite often, because if we don’t who will. The schools are eliminating so much of the history of our culture and past, that we do not

Code Like A Girl: Careers In Technology, Sticker Fun & So Much More!

My daughter is a Girl Who Codes.  For my readers that are not familiar,  Girls Who Code is a National non-for profit organization that inspires and teaches girls coding skills to equip them for careers in computer technology fields. It breaks down barriers that exist as our female student reaches middle school. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. female high-school girls express an interest in majoring a computer science?

The funny thing happened a couple weeks ago. One day while exploring Twitter as I love to do, I came across these cool stickers that said “Code Like A Girl” code

Prepping Your Teenager for the SATs With Tips From Axiom Learning

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High school also brings with it many adjustments for students, but if you’re a parent of a highschooler, you have a lot to think about as well.  There’s dating, driving, and the ever present curfew battle.

The biggest concern for many parents when it comes to their high school students is the SATs.  Often times, parents find themselves wondering what they should be doing to help their kids prepare for this major life event, and more importantly when they should start SAT preparation.

Finding Balance in 2016- “Happy New Year Everyone!”

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My Word of the Year is “Balance”

Balance- I waited a few days to wish you all a Happy New Year! I’ve toyed around with exactly what I wanted to say. My holiday vacation was beautiful. I spent time with my in-laws for Christmas and two weeks at home with my kids and husband, mostly just organizing and enjoying our new home.  2015 came to a close and as each year does, I was left wanting more. I made a few big leaps this year.

Surviving the Holidays Through Depression or Loss

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Holidays can be a difficult time for many people. Those that have lost loved ones, the homeless, the poor, the sick, and the lonely find this time of the year the roughest. Sometimes we forget that people around us are silently suffering through what should be the happiest time of the year. Holidays are filled with joy, cheer, parties and gifts, and most importantly friends and family. However how do you cope through this blissful season when something in your life is missing or not going right?

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Financial Literacy: Control Your Finances With These Tips

Financial literacy is as important as learning how to read and write. Being financially literate can be one of the  most powerful tools a person can possess. On Saturday December 5th I attended the #PUSHMoneyMatters Empowerment Series hosted by Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund sponsored by Chevrolet; a free event to teach residents

#NaBloPoMo: Finding the Time and Agenda Planning

What is the hardest part of a project: getting the energy to start on it, finding the time to work on it, or feeling down when it’s over?

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I can toss and turn all night if I have something that needs to be completed. I think the hardest part of a project for me is finding time to work on it. In the past couple of years I have been working on adjusting to being a new mom again after eleven years and it has been a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. My entire focus is on my son. I honestly want to spend every waking minute but the realty is that I have to work and I have personal projects I’m working on.

ER Factor (er)isinher, A New T-Shirt: Image is Everything

I try to bring my readers the best products and most unique finds around. Well, I visited the booth of TheER Factor (er) is in her earlier last week while at the APHA (American Public Health Association) Conference in Chicago. This company is great and the designer and owner was awesome to speak with. The philosophy behind her company is so inspiring and everything that women should strive to achieve at least from my perspective.

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The er is in her is simple, the (er) is in her the er means to find your (er) inside of you as a woman. (er) isinher is a unique concept that helps bring a personal message of empowerment to help women find their inner happiness.

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