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55 Elementary Level Books Perfect for Black History Month

February is Black History month and since my little is beginning to read, I spent some time scouring the web for books that he would be able to read on his level. Finding books that test his comprehension while giving words he recognizes is super important to me. While I generally strive to have books in our library with characters that look like him, I haven’t been the best with sharing historical books with him. In February we are striving to read something that highlights and celebrates black culture everyday/night and I compiled this great list elementary level black history books so you don’t have to spend a million years searching like I did. I did my best to ensure the reading level increases by grade the further you scroll down the list.

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5 Ways to Stay Genuinely Happy When Everything Feels Negative


I’m not sure what it is but I feel like everywhere you turn on social media someone is posting or sharing something that just doesn’t vibrate on a high frequency. I feel like we all have that one Facebook friend that is the constant bearer of bad news. Or the person that comments on everything trying to negate someone else’s opinion. And if thats not the case the state of the country alone is enough to make you want to sleep until everyone gets it the hell together. I have had people comment on how positive I am and even ask what I’m “so happy” about all the time and honestly it’s been a big mental shift that I committed to working on myself. Staying genuinely happy is a decision. And it’s one that I decided to make for myself. Continue Reading →

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3 Major Lessons I Learned During the Year of January

You probably read the title and was like girl, what?! Listen, I’ve learned from the internet it’s not just me. January literally feels like the longest month ever. We wait all this time for the new year to roll around and then the first month of the new year feels like a whole year in itself. Despite all of that, January was good to me. All 82508432 days of it. I learned some important things and I got some really great takeaways. As someone with few resolutions, self improvement is really the most important aspect of growth for me and I’m happy the first year of 2019 showed up.

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28 Goals I Have for 2018 | #thegreat28


Habakkuk 2:2 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.”

I am a complete believer in speaking things into existence. I truly believe you have to put things into the atmosphere for them to manifest. I guess I’m not up to date because I’ve never made a vision board even though it’s something I definitely have on my to-do list but I do have a list of goals that I want to accomplish this year?

Why 28? 

It’s really didn’t take much thought of how many things I wanted to add to my ideal goal list. 28 goals seems like a lot but some are simpler than others and really when you span it out to 365 days it’s pretty much nothing… 2 or so goals a month? Easy. I also turn 28 next month and coupled with the year being 2018 I knew this was my year for #thegreat28.

I can’t wait to bring my goals to life and begin to manifest even bigger dreams.  I’m so ready to live a life greater than I can even imagine. Check out my list below. 

What are your goals for this year? Have you made a list or vision board? Leave your comments below.

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The ONE Thing Your Brand/Business Needs That These eCourses Aren’t Telling You


I have taken plenty of courses and downloaded ebook after ebook that promised me if I did XYZ then I’d grow my following from 0 to 60 in 2.5. All have been pretty similar in their different marketing strategies promising if I followed their rules then I’d crack the Instagram algorithm or my Pinterest views to my blog would be through the roof. Though some courses have helped it wasn’t until I realized the ONE thing (almost) none of these courses were preaching as hard as marketing. 

PASSION

I work a FULL time job. I go to work from 3:30 am to noon(ish). I also have a toddler in school, and exclusively breastfeed my 4 month old. I still try to schedule and share the heck out of my content, interact on social media and post new and relevant content for…… anyone who may be reading. Of course there have been (too many) times I’ve “given up” but I always find my fingers to the keys and the cursor clicking “new post”. 

I WANT this thing. I’m INVESTED in it. Blogging is my PASSION. And after a full day of life in the “real world” passion is sometimes the only fuel that keeps me going. PASSION has me typing this post on my MacBook with one hand while I use the other to hold my nursing son & watch Netflix with his brother. PASSION is what makes me spend money month after month investing in this because I know when it hits, the overflow is going to be sooooooo worth it. 

I couldn’t still be doing this without passion. I’m begging you to find your passion, invest in it, and be amazing! No eCourse in the world can teach you that.

As always, leave your thoughts below, can’t wait to hear from you!

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Doc Mcstuffins Special Episode to Air on National Cancer Survivors Day


 image via Disney Junior

image via Disney Junior

On Sunday June 4th Doc, Audrey and Hannah (Audrey’s doll) will all be coming to Disney Junior at 8am EDT to tackle a special subject on an episode of Doc McStuffins. Audrey is a 4 year old little girl going through chemotherapy whose doll comes to the Doc for a problem that causes her to lose her hair also. This episode is even more special in the fact that GMA news anchor Robin Roberts (a cancer survivor) plays the voice of Audrey’s mom. 

While cancer may seem like too deep of a topic for preschoolers, Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia usually peaks between ages 2 and 4. Children’s hospitals across the country are going to hold special advance screenings of the episode for patients. Love it Disney! 

“Hannah the Brave” airs on Sunday June 4th at 8am EST on Disney Channel. Will you be tuning in?