#YouTube: Purple Haze Eye-shadow Tutorial

Hey guys I’m back with another tutorial utilizing The Matte Book Palette by Crayon Case. All products are listed below after the video!   πŸ”Š Jidenna- Safari (I do not own the rights to this music) Product List: – Black Radiance Shine Control Primer – Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder shade: 15 Light – Dark…

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#MomChronicles: Life with Special Needs

I remember a time I used to hear the phrase β€œspecial needs” and immediately associated it with people who had severe disabilities. It wasn’t until my own son was classified as a child who has special needs that my entire perception changed. A Little Background If you are a regular reader here on my blog…

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#TeenMom – How it Shaped My Life

When you’re a child, the last thing you’re envisioning about being a teenager is being a mom- at least it was for me. I was raised according to Bible standards, so a major part of my background was being taught no sex before marriage. But if you’ve ever read my blog, then you know that…

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Dear Mamas – 5 Essential Things to Remember About Parenting

Parenting. I remember hearing that word as a child and it’s meaning was so simple because the destination was seemingly far away. But as my journey would have it, it was actually much closer. It was a relatively warm spring day in May of 2003 when my first born came roaring into this world via…

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15 Essential Things to Tell Your Daughters (Even if You Think They Aren’t Listening)

As most of you brilliant ladies and (some gents) know; I am a mom. It’s no secret, I don’t try to hide it and really it is incorporated into every aspect of my life because “mom” is so apart of my identity. Is there an award for this? Now that I’ve broken an appendage patting…

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All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Recovery has been an absolute draaaag albeit necessary.Β  I have slid back into my 9-5 though thanks to the graciousness of my boss; I am working from home. I almost sorta kinda miss my desk; but hubby has rearranged our bedroom to include a little office space for moi. I thank God everyday for a…

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Things Looking Up

That’s right! The awful wait is over and ya girl is fabulously cancer free! I don’t think I can ever adequately describe the fear that enveloped my mind at the thought of having cancer of any sort. I briefly discussed it here. I tried my best to take the “wait and see” approach and to…

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Third Times the Charm: Why I’m Mommying Better This Time Around

3 years ago I had 2 children and was pregnant with my third; abruptly my pregnancy came to an end and was devastating for my many reasons. With time, I resumed my normal life and came to the conclusion that I was just fine raising my daughter and my son. Fast forward to 14 months…

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There’s No Neat Way

I often separate my depression blog entries from my mommy blog. I mean, parenthood is supposed to be more about the growing pains of family life; how could depression possibly fit into that? Yea. Right. The more things change within my family dynamic I realize I can’t really separate these two facets of my life.…

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Unapologetic After 30

Life has always been a tumultuous journey for me; full of youthful indiscretion, good intentions gone wrong and an ever revolving door of evolving relationships. I used to think that my life was going to be me being an attorney after graduating Harvard and living in a brownstone in Boston. Funny how none of those…

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