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.
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.
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.
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?
Cookies, Pies and Pretzels
Brownies, Fudge and Chocolate Bark
Gluten Free, Vegan and Allergy Free Recipes
*please check the individual recipe and know your dietary restrictions before consuming*
Snack Mix, Puppy Chow and Christmas Crack
Candy, Cupcakes and Other Fun
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?
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.