Jam has an amazing interest in science.  Every since she was a little (er) girl, she’s been fascinated with what things are, how they work, why they work, etc.  She is an endless cycle of “why” questions.  And I’ll admit that at first, it used to be quite irritating.  The constant chatter, the never-ending conversations–they can take a toll on you after a while.  As a lover of learning and knowledge, though, a part of me understood that need to, well, know!  It’s innate.  Uncontrollable even.  And it needs to be nurtured.  I mean, we live in a world where girls in science are the exception, not the expectation.  I should be celebrating her interest, not becoming annoyed by it!  And that’s exactly what I’m doing.  Here are a few ways I’ve found to nurture your little girl’s interest in science.

#VoicesForOurSons – What I Want My Sons To Look For In A Girl

10609453_10203975896905276_4344559451564002366_n As the Mother of Sons, I know a lot is expected of them. As the Mother of Sons of Color, I know that they will have to do even more than their White counterparts to succeed in life. My job as their mother, is to teach them all I can and share my life experiences with them, in hopes that they will learn from them and make smart decisions.

When it comes to girls and relationships, I’m very protective of my boys. I don’t want girls taking advantage of my boys. At the same time, I don’t want my sons taking advantage of girls either, it goes both ways.

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A Day in the life of a Food Blogger

My Friend and Lifestyle Blogger Kristina Pines opened her home to me and my camera a few weeks ago so I could get a first hand view on what she calls ‘recipe days’. See Kristina is not just a food blogger she is recipe developer for local companies and they, get thissend her food sample and ask her to create a recipe with their product. How is that not the best job in the world!!!

So on my visit to her home in the Main Line section of PA she was creating a Parmesan Risotto. Now I love Risotto. I THOUGHT I had some great stuff already but this, this rosito just took the cake(More on the cake later) But jeez, this was creamy, and flavorful and moist. It was perfection.

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How to Get Inspiration From Your Competition

This is part 4 of series I started several weeks ago: Introducing  the finding your passion to create your mompreneur business series. As you explore your business idea, chances are you’ll find other moms who have already implemented your idea.  What if you are not first to market? Does it mean that you should throw in the towel?  Of course not.

Now that you are confronted with competition, how do you keep from feeling intimidated and discouraged by someone else’s success with the same idea you have?  It is actually possible to use this to your benefit and get inspiration. Here’s how:

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The Psychology Of Social Media: Is Social Media Harmful To Real Life Relationships?

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Is social media harmful to real life relationships? I asked the following question to a group of folks on Facebook that I respect. I was curious because, it was something that I saw flash across my timeline from an online influencer and then again from a personal friend that made me ask the question. 

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Off the Needles…Variations of a Pom-Pom Hat

Remember the hat I was going all a ga ga over; the Anthropologie Inspired Pom-Pom Slouch? Well I cast on some stitches and decided to get ‘er done. The pattern to the hat was supposed to be linked on the blog It + Was but the link is dead. I reached out the the blogger but heard nothing. I was not feeling too hopeful; her last blog post was August of 2013 although she seems to be active on Instagram. Anywho, browsing through other patterns on Ravelry I found some notes from Ravelry user EphieM to help me make this hat and off I went.

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Days of Rage: Dataclysm

Before I became an Apple worshipping, Amazon Kindle loving, multi-gadget owning chick, I was “that person”. That person who had to have her then three year old daughter boot up a computer and open a browser so I could search for song lyrics or look at the gruesome pictures of dead celebrities. As I became savvier at using the computer, I taught myself to knit, learned how to make lasagna, and begin to participate in Yahoo groups. I made many virtual friends through those Yahoo groups, but I also met some horrible folks as well. I could spend the rest of this post waxing poetic about the great people, but this isn’t what I’m on my cyber soap box about. 

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint DIY Vintage Paint Refinish on Chairs


I’d heard about Chalk Paint in the past, and seen the different completed projects online, but I wasn’t sure how well the paint would work for me. Turns out, it’s easy to re-finish and revitalize vintage furniture with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint! With the French Linen I got, I thought I’d paint one of the vintage church chairs I bought from The Habitat for Humanity ReStore last fall.


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Chocolate Milk Breastfeeding Mom The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Breastfeeding

I can remember the first time I breastfed my oldest child almost 15 years ago. Unlike many, breastfeeding was the norm in my family so it wasn’t really a big decision for me. After seeing it done so often, I fully expected it to be natural and easy. I didn’t get what I expected.

The lactation consultant came into my hospital room shortly after birth to help me through feeding my baby for the first time. I was almost annoyed by the fact that she was there. “My body was made for this,” I thought. “What do I need her for?” Then I started breastfeeding my child.

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We Should All Be Like Five-Year-Olds

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In the last 6 months, Ayva has gone to dance camp, taken swim classes, joined a soccer team, been promoted in her Bible classes, and started kindergarten. She’s learning to read, taken up drawing (a lot), and has recorded 2 videos for her YouTube series. Every morning when she wakes up, she pulls out her writing tablet to practice writing the words that she knows, or creates stories with the dozens of stuffed animals that sleep in her bed. Basically, she’s totally rocking life. …

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