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The Target Black History Month Celebration is So Much More Than Clothes!

And I am loving it! I saw one of my friends share some of her #TargetFinds on IG the other day and I fell in love with a sweater she shared for one of her boys that she picked up for Black History month. And then because who can resist going down the Target rabbit hole, I ended up on their site. And I realized that their Black History Month selection highlights so much more than clothes! Though I do love that they have a ton of great clothing pieces, I love that they are making an effort to highlight the black owned businesses with other products that they carry throughout their stores. Here are some of the new brands that I discovered are highlighted in Target’s Black History Month selection.

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10 Things I’m Tired of Hearing as a Mom of Boys

The things we hear as boy moms never cease to amaze me. I used to think that the internet was the land of unsolicited comments. And while it is, have you ever been walking down the street with your two children of the same sex and got these sad looks from strangers? Almost as if you guys are walking around with some type of plague that only appears in the eyes of those who don’t even freakin’ know you. I am slowly but surely coming to terms with the fact that people just love to talk.

I love being a mom. But for some reason people, strangers or not love to act like you were cursed by the gods when you have children that are all the same sex. Yes I am a mom to two little boys. No I am not suffering because of it. And if you could keep your lame, unwanted comments to yourself, our days will both be a little bit brighter. But the things boy moms hear? Oh good grief. Here are 10 things this mom of boys would love for you to keep to yourself.

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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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Nearly 100 Easy to Make Christmas Treats Worth Trying

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! You guys loved my roundup of Halloween snacks and lets face it, Christmas is prime baking season. So I worked hard to compile an even bigger list of nearly 100 Christmas treats that were worth a try. From Christmas cookies, to reindeer treats, these snacks are easy to make and super cute! I cannot wait to get my bake on for the holidays. And I love that there are ideas here that even my boys (2 and 5) can help create. Let’s get this roundup started shall we?

Reindeer Treats

Kit Kat Reindeer Treats

Reindeer Hot Cocoa Cones

Semi-Homemade Reindeer Cookies

Reindeer Oreo Pops

Rice Krispie Treat Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer Pops

Easy Reindeer Bark

Reindeer Gingerbread Cookies

Peanut Butter Rudolph Cookies

Rudolph Cupcakes

Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cones

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Fruit Platter

Christmas Tree Snacks

Rice Krispie Treat Christmas Trees

Puff Pastry Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

No Bake Christmas Tree Cookies

Chocolate Covered Christmas Tree Oreos

Snowmen

Snowman Cupcakes

Christmas Cheeseball Snowman

Snowman Pretzels

Snowman Sugar Cookies

Frosted Snowmen on a Stick

Adorable Sweet Snowmen Treats

Snowman Poop and Reindeer Poop

Snowman Pudding Pie

Cookies, Pies and Pretzels

Festive Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Chocolate Drizzled Ginger Sugar Cookies

Candy Pretzel Sticks

Chocolate Covered Oreos

Iced Sugar Cookies

Gingerbread Spice Cookies

Blue Gooey Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Christmas Crinkle Cookies

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Gingerbread Holly Cookies

No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies

Christmas Frosted Graham Crackers

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

No Bake Oreo Balls

Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies

Grinch Snowball Cookies

Oreo Polar Bear Cookies

Christmas Mickey Sugar Cookies

Nutter Butter Penguin Cookies

Frosty’s Hats

Cinnamon Bear Cookies

Old Fashion Sugar Cookies

Christmas Spice Cookies

No Bake Christmas Wreath Cookies

Raspberry Filled Christmas Tree Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Holiday Rolo Pretzel Bites

Brownies, Fudge and Chocolate Bark

No Bake Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Bars

Easy Reindeer Bark

Quick and Easy Peppermint Fudge

Sugar Cookie Chocolate Bark

Gingerbread Holiday Fudge

Penguin Brownies

Mint Chocolate Bark

Oreo Peppermint Bark

Christmas Brownies

Gluten Free, Vegan and Allergy Free Recipes

Gluten Free and Vegan Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Soft Frosted Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Sweet Patties

Vegan Shortbread with Chocolate Vegan Ganache

*please check the individual recipe and know your dietary restrictions before consuming*

Snack Mix, Puppy Chow and Christmas Crack

Christmas Crack

Grinch Popcorn

Peppermint Puppy Chow

Christmas Puppy Chow

Christmas Crunch Popcorn

Chex Mix Christmas Crack

Candy, Cupcakes and Other Fun

Mickey & Minnie Christmas Donuts

Candy Cane Lollipops

Rice Krispies Ornaments

North Pole Cupcakes

Instant Pot Cranberry Cornbread Jingle Bells

Christmas Popcorn Balls

Santa’s Candy Sleigh

Easiest Ever Mince Pies

Christmas Chocolate Cupcakes

Gingerbread Boy Pops

Santa Hat Jello

Santa Hat Rice Krispies Treats

Snowman Cupcakes

Candy Cane Reindeer Pops

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

The Best Gingerbread House Recipe

So there you have it! Theres enough on this list to keep you busy all season long. Make some for yourself, to give out for snacks, and some to leave for Santa. What’s your favorite holiday treat? Do you bake for Christmas? Which recipe are you going to try first?

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15 Positive Affirmations for Preschool/Kindgergarten


I think when most people think of affirmations they think of adults. I usually start my day off with positive affirmations for myself, I share affirmations online in my communities and I check out some on social media. I got into the habit of affirming myself daily when a friend started sharing them daily on Facebook.  When RJ started preschool our schedule became very different. Mornings were now a rush most days but I never wanted him to start his day with overwhelm. I began having him repeat affirmations on our walks to school and he still says them to himself now. Positive affirmations for children don’t have to be complicated. You start off with things that are simple enough for them to understand, and then you they can develop them over time. Here are 15 positive affirmations for children that are easy to understand.

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