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Cooking can be an overwhelming life necessity. I’m not sure why though since obviously eating is a basic need. Recipes provide a step by step process in cooking food. Yet, even with cookbooks of glossy finished snap shots of tasty eats, cooking beautiful food from start to finish seemed unattainable. I like to cook for [...]

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These days I identified as a plant-focused eater or for fun veganish. Why did my 100% vegan diet go up in flames like a char-broiled burger? Thinking of going vegan? Here are three things to consider. In June 2017, I made the switch to a vegan diet. I felt God was nudging me to change [...]

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While germs are necessary, viruses and sickness are not. Last school year the flu was the worst, but my entire family stayed well. How? Well, prayer is number one. Don’t roll your eyes. I seriously attribute prayer as the number one reason my family stays well. Since “the tongue has the power of life and [...]

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When I think of self-care my go-to list typically includes some form of spa time or retail therapy. However, I’m learning that self-care does not always need to include making an appointment for a service or cost a lot of money. Stillness is a beautiful form of self-care expression. After taking The Enneagram and receiving [...]

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What is my life and why am I such a terrible parent? Upon arrival to San Juan, Puerto Rico, these are the negative thoughts I had to expel from my thought loop. At some point during the three-hour flight, entry to the airport, or arrival at our hotel, one of my three children had a [...]

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"Down in Turks and Caicos, dope boy that's my dress code." This verse in the EDITED version of No New Friends* by DJ Khaled played in the Apple Music section of my brain all flight. On June 1, husband M.D. and I celebrated our anniversary and the entry into the Decades Club! We did this [...]

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Spring break! This year’s spring break marks the kick off of my family’s travel season. We feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed four days of uninterrupted family time. St. Petersburg, FL served as the backdrop for relaxing, water sports, and good food. First, let’s talk accommodations. We are loyal to a handful of hotel brands. [...]

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“When did you fall in love with Hip-Hop?” This question is interwoven throughout the film Brown Sugar. In a reflective state, I posed a slightly tweaked question to myself. “When did I fall in love with fitness?” I laugh thinking about the time as a fourth grader I woke up at 5:30 AM to go [...]

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“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Genesis 1:29 As a Stay at Home Mom Extraordinaire (SAHME) & Domestic CEO, I occasionally redeem my PTO for a few overnights of solitude. [...]

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I am a morning person. There’s an inspiring feeling about getting a fresh 24. I notice a difference in my mood and pep when I beat the sun out of bed. Throughout adulthood, I haven’t been much of a coffee drinker. An occasional cup was exciting, but the aroma didn’t live up to the taste [...]

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