DohVinci at #FamilyForward

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I have to tell you about DohVinci and how awesome it is. My family is right in the thick of the Family Forward conference. Our room is amazing, we loved Diagon Alley and came home exhausted! Day two, we started with a DohVinci workshop. DohVinci is a new product from the makers of Play-Doh and uses some of the flexibility of Play-Doh to let you become an artist. It's a version of Play-Doh in a tube but squeezed through an applier. It comes in awesome cools and can be used on glass, wood, … [Read more...]

Elf on the Shelf Creating Birthday Traditions

Birthday Elf on the Shelf

Recently, my family was invited by the Niche Parent Network to learn about the Elf on the Shelf Birthday tradition. One of the creators of the Elf, Chandra Bell, was there to share how the Elf tradition evolved from their family into a business. I took away from our conversation that their company is all about making traditions families can share. I loved hearing her family’s tradition but also how they welcome other families to make it their own tradition. I was so excited because my family … [Read more...]

#March4Peace

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I've had an interesting week and been called a racist for attending the National Moment of Silence. People saw that as a singular focus because the call to action was put out for victims of police brutality. But how about a March for Peace? Can you stand with me and support peace? Peace in our schools, peace in the streets, peace in our homes? Join me and support the March4Peace this Saturday here in Atlanta. It's a family friendly event and we'll have snacks for everyone.  My whole family … [Read more...]

Tools of a Super Hero Family

Tools of a SuperHero Family

Our family is going to the Family Forward Orlando Adventure hosted by Mom it Forward. This is THE trip I’ve been waiting for. The whole family (including Daddy!) is going. We’re staying at the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel and visiting Universal Studios. The theme for the weekend is becoming a Super Hero Family. This is my family written post on the ways to become a Super Hero Family. Creativity & Laughter – If it’s seeing the Willy Wonka movie in a carton of milk your child spilled, … [Read more...]

Four Things Type-A Conference Is…

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Type-A Conference is coming back to Atlanta and I’m so excited. It was my first conference and I loved it so much that I did the Bootcamp and I’m back for a second conference this year! Here are four things that I’ve found Type-A is…. Type-A is easy for parents to attend. They have Kid-Con. Kid-con is just that a real conference for kids as young as 5. (There is also childcare for children from 6 weeks to age 4 for the same rate.)  You can see here what I learned from the last Kid-Con but … [Read more...]

Mother to 2 Black Men – #NMOS14

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This is a departure from my normal topics and tone but it's one that's on my heart and I care about as much as anything else I share on here. Maybe even a little more.  Tonight, I will participate in the National Moment of Silence (#NMOS14). I can up with 25 reasons why I shouldn’t off the top of my head but I keep circling back to reasons why I should. I pride myself on being a mother. It’s not my greatest accomplishment but it is one of my favorites. I’m a Mocha Mom, I’m a mommy blogger, … [Read more...]

Beating the Boring School Lunch Blues

Boring School Lunches

We’re only in our second week of school and I have the “I’m bored with making this lunch” blues. My son only wants peanut butter & jelly as the centerpiece. I can vary the sides but he really only wants a PB&J sandwich. He’s very boring. I’m sure this is only my problem but in case it’s not, I’m happy to announce a giveaway that can take away my blues. Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs has totally shown me (and him) how cool a Bento Lunchbox can be. I’ve even ordered the supplies … [Read more...]