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I love a good, rich story that takes me deep into the lives of its characters and another culture or time. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane did all of that, though the different time wasn’t really all that...
It’s almost December and I can’t wait! I love the Christmas season. It is my favorite time of year. Everyone is happy and friendly. I love the music, the decorations and let’s not forget the food!...
I'm a black woman of Jamaican descent and I have been married to my white husband for almost 10 years. We have 3 beautiful biracial children.To me, my marriage to him is pretty basic. We go through things most...
It can be tough for parents to accept because it makes us feel like we have failed our child. It makes us feel like our child's failure is a reflection on our parenting, and we often either get upset...
A decade ago I was pregnant with my first child. I remember being asked, "So what's your birth plan?"Some women choose to have very detailed birth plans. I thought having a baby and both of us coming out alive...
One of the hardest parts of parenthood is raising your children to be self-reliant, confident & self-assured. While for some kids leadership comes naturally, others have to be taught to lead.Here are some benefits to teaching your kids how...
2020 has been a crazy year so far.With the quarantine forcing us to stay at home, it can be difficult to concentrate on learning anything new.Whether you work from home or work away from home, having your children home...
Highly sensitive children are born with a nervous system which tends to be sharp and highly aware of the people around them and their surroundings. They quickly react to everything because they pick up vibes and energies instantly. Such...
My son started kindergarten this year and it has been hard for me to get used to having our schedule run by the school schedule. When we realized his school would be closed for Columbus Day we decided to...
Tiny houses, toadstools, miniature bridges, and decorative stones. These are common things you will find in one of my favorite things - fairy gardens! My daughter and I love to make a fairy garden every year with different annual...
Throughout my entire childhood and adolescence, my mother was the caregiver to six of my cousins. Her sisters returned to work after having their babies, and my mother opened her arms and her home to all of their kids.At...
"Mommy, carry me!""Mamamamama...""Mommy CARRY ME!"*more indistinct crying*This is a standard morning for me. Demanding humans needing my every stitch of attention beginning around 7AM. I am lucky if I get to drink a full cup of coffee without it...
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Remember laying on the beach and slathering baby oil on yourself to get a deeper tan? Remember spraying Sun-in through your hair hoping it would lighten up today if you put enough in? If you remember this too, you...

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