7 Healthy Alternatives to Ensure I’ve Tried and Love

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7 Healthy Alternatives to Ensure I’ve Tried and Loved As someone who is always on their feet and experiences some days more strenuous than others, I have come to love and appreciate nutritional supplements to tie me over until my next meal. While it is important to get the majority of your nutrients from whole […]

10 Plants Even You Can’t Kill: The Best Low-Maintenance Houseplants

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10 Plants Even You Can’t Kill: The Best Low-Maintenance Houseplants Looking for an easy plant to take care of? It’s no secret that keeping plants alive is hard. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons why people give up on keeping plants in their homes. But what if we told you that there […]

Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Floor Therapy After Birth

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Everything You Need to Know About Pelvic Floor Therapy After Birth “You know that feeling when you’re pregnant and everyone tells you things will never feel the same again?” Although I’m not pregnant yet, I have taken the initiative to learn the things many moms complain no one told them about post-birth. From what I’ve […]

All The Yummy Health Benefits of Dried Mango You Need to Know

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All The Yummy Benefits of Dried Mango That You Need to Know During the hot summer months, you’ll often see mango slices found in some of the most delicious fruity drinks or as part of a delicious dessert but do you know the plentiful health benefits dried mango possesses? On the hunt for a healthy […]

14 Ways to Get Yourself to Drink More Water

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14 Ways to Get Yourself to Drink More Water Water is essential for life. It’s no secret that we need to drink plenty of water each day in order to stay healthy and hydrated. And with this summer heat, many people find themselves still pondering, how to drink more water when you don’t like it […]

Helpful Tips for Special Needs Parents Traveling This Summer

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Helpful Tips for Special Needs Parents Traveling This Summer More than two years ago, I founded a consulting company called Scratch Made that helped special needs moms incorporate self-care practices in their daily lives. If you’re new here, I was a special needs therapist turned behavior analyst working with special needs children that is very […]

10 Children’s Books About Juneteenth For a Fun and Educational Activity

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10 Children’s Books About Juneteenth For a Fun and Educational Activity Juneteenth is a special day for many African Americans. It’s a day to remember our ancestors, celebrate our culture, and educate the next generation about our history. This year, why not add some fun and educational activities to your Juneteenth celebration? One way to […]

Health Benefits of Rainier Cherries You Probably Didn’t Know

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Health Benefits of Rainier Cherries You Probably Didn’t Know Like so many of us, eating delicious fruit during these peak hot temperatures helps with beating the heat. What if I told you that there are a plethora of health benefits for Rainier cherries? Would that make you want to consume this delicious fruit even more? […]

Pregnancy Books For Black Moms You Should Be Reading

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Pregnancy Books For Black Moms You Should Be Reading Black motherhood is a beautiful and unique experience, but it isn’t always easy. Black women delivering black babies face a unique set of challenges in the healthcare system, from racial bias to a lack of access to quality care. This is why pregnancy books for black […]

Practical Family Wellness Activities To Do Over The Summer

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Practical Family Wellness Activities To Do Over The Summer The lazy days of summer are a great time to focus on family wellness. There are many fun and creative activities that you can do together that will improve your overall health and well-being. Encouraging your family to participate in a number of wellness activities can […]

Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Black Moms Guaranteed To Make Her Smile

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Best Mother’s Day Gifts For Black Moms Guranteed To Make Her Smile The day where we celebrate all moms is coming up. May 8th to be exact but when we think of the black queens in our life, we need to acknowledge that there is simply no one like them. We love our strong black […]

The Spring Clean Laundry List You Need To Write Down Today

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The Spring Clean Laundry List You Need To Write Down Today The end of winter signals the start of something in bloom. It’s a time for spring cleaning and I couldn’t be more excited for anyone reading this. During this time of the year, you’ll be inundated with all messages pointing to house cleaning spring […]

20 Late Night Date Ideas At Home You Must Do Together

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20 Late Night Date Ideas You Must Do Together Do you want to go out on a date without actually going out on a date? When it comes to planning a late-night date idea for you and your partner, it’s so hard. In these unprecedented times, finding something exciting that you haven’t done before or […]

10 Self-Esteem Books For Little Black Girls I Wish I Owned As A Child

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10 Self-Esteem Books For Little Black Girls I Wish I Owned As A Child I’m a 90’s baby and when it came to the type of books I remember checking out as a little girl, none of them included books with my skin complexion and hair type on them. I thought, maybe there weren’t any […]

Romantic Home Meal Ideas For The Sweetest Date Night

Romantic Home Meal Ideas For The Sweetest Date Night Out of meal ideas at home but want to make some of the most romantic foods for your spouse or partner for Valentine’s Day? Coming up with fun meals to make as a coupe or planing romantic home recipes to impress your love can be exciting […]

Christmas Board Games You’ll Need This Holiday

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Christmas Board Games You’ll Need This Year When you think of Christmas and playing games with your family, what games do you think of? Maybe you don’t think of games at all but foods like sweet potato muffins or maple cookies. But if you said yes, do you think any of the games you traditionally […]

Self-Care Is Absolutely Important In A Marriage

Self-Care Is Absolutely Necessary In A Marriage Get this, self-care is absolutely important in a marriage. Now, let me go ahead and explain to you why. Surprised by this week’s blog post? I had to do some thinking over about this and realized it’s important to me that I talk about this. The term self-care […]

#DearJabari (A letter to my husband)

#DearJabari A Letter To My Husband A letter to my husband is way over due. Wives, I urge you to do this publicly or privately. But dear Jabari is about him, my husband, my best friend. The one who pushed me to pursue influencing as a career. This open letter to you, my husband is […]