Teach Her Tuesday: Reading with Bob


I am an ex-Scholastic employee. I loved working at that place. Loved being able to say that what I did helped kids becoming lifelong learners. The Frog Princess has had a library since before she was born. Books are important to us for many reasons. But man, I was a nervous wreck when I wondered how this teaching to read ...

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Organizada in 2015!


I’ve been working on loads of stuff. Half of which I can’t remember! But now, I created a tool for myself to keep me organizada (organized). Last year I gave y’all an electronic version but after much deliberation and back and forth, I’m giving you a beautiful, 6×9 planner to keep you organized for years to come! Ain’t it purty?! ...

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Easy Ways to Save Money On Travel

Moms Guide to Saving Money on Family Travel

I’m SO excited today. And not even about my stuff. I’m excited for my girl Tawanna, queen of the cruises, boss of the beaches, princess of the planes! This is the girl I bombard with my crazy ideas. The chick I text late at night with “let me ask you something?” and then go into my barrage of whatever new ...

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Movies and Books: With This Ring and The Vow

With This Ring, premiering on Lifetime on January 24th, 2015!

I met Denene last year as we were both participants of Blogust ’13. The minute I saw her, I fell in love. It wasn’t just the bomb ass outfit she had on, but the spirit that emanated from her being. Because that’s what matters, folks. Thing is: I had NO idea who she was, outside of her being the brain ...

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Santa’s Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas


Maybe this book should be called When Santa Goes Wild. Okay, so maybe the word here shouldn’t be “wild”. Perhaps the word is rogue. Santa goes rogue in this book and what ensues is all kinds of hullabaloo that cannot be missed. What would you expect from a book called Santa’s Zany, Wacky, Just Not Right Night Before Christmas? You’re probably thinking ...

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Waking Up White


Let’s just drop this title in under the “things I could never say” category. Amirite? Confession: I’m not finished with the book. But dammit I couldn’t wait to tell you about it. This week has found me completely frustrated with the privileged white people of social media. It started with the comments I read on a MomsRising Facebook photo and seeped ...

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A Blogger’s Guide to Keeping It Together


I am often asked how I get it all done. How I keep it together. Truth is, I haven’t been because I haven’t gotten myself organized. So I had to remedy that situation because I’ve always worked better when I can keep the happenings of life together. That’s how Organizada was born. A compilation of things I keep track of, ...

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Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: Well Worth the Work


My exclusively pumping breast milk journey began like many mother’s journeys. My illusions of a natural child birth were demolished by a previous surgery that caused concern about whether my uterus would be able to labor effectively. Add a baby that was already over 8 lbs. and the c-section was quickly scheduled for a week before my due date. See, ...

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Reading With PlayTales


Disclosure: I was provided with a subscription to this app in order to review it. There’s nothing like story time around these parts. We have way too many books and keep adding to the collection every chance we get. But the frog princess has been enjoying e-books lately thanks to PlayTales. What Is It? PlayTales is magic. With a library ...

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Mami Reads: Mindfulness Workbook for Dummies


Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review First, let me tell you what mindfulness is: the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something. a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. With all that ...

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