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We Potty-Trained Twins! Our Most Crucial Potty-Training Tips

We Potty-Trained Twins! Our Most Crucial Potty-Training Tips

One of the blog posts people have asked me to write in the past has always been potty training tips. I never did one because…I didn’t have any! It was so hard for me to be consistent and thorough with potty training. I tried many […]

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I was feeling a little apprehensive to make this post, but I’ve had a few conversations with friends about this shared experience. I talked to one recently who told me that my transparency with my own self-image could actually help many people. So here goes: […]

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

I hope you guys aren’t burnt out of race-related content yet, because right now, it’s all my heart is telling me to create. God has given me this platform for a reason, and while I’m no million-dollar blogger, I just wouldn’t feel right if I […]

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

For a while I put off making a post like this. I thought I didn’t have anything new to contribute to the conversation. But I FaceTimed my mom yesterday, just like I do everyday, and this call was different. We cried together. We spoke of […]

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

One question I get a lot from new people is “How did you react when you found out you were having twins?” It was the absolute last thing I expected. I tell this story all the time, so I thought it would be fun to […]

The Big Bad “Bad Report”: Navigating Misbehavior at School (And Mom Self-Blame)

The Big Bad “Bad Report”: Navigating Misbehavior at School (And Mom Self-Blame)

I’m a teacher. An elementary school, special education teacher. So I’m used to giving unpleasant news to parents. I’m used to sending messages letting them know their child is “off-task” or “being defiant.” I’ve had to tell parents of young children – like, under 10 […]

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

This year, I decided to start my year off by doing a mirror fast. In case you’ve never heard of one, a mirror fast is when you cover all of the mirrors in your home and go about your life without looking at yourself. You […]

Our Big Gift, Little Budget Christmas: How We Saved Over $400 on Gifts This Year

Our Big Gift, Little Budget Christmas: How We Saved Over $400 on Gifts This Year

It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’ve already finished my Christmas shopping for Alex and Nathan! I didn’t get them a ton of things, because I know they’re also going to get gifts from friends and family, but I did get them a few things I […]

New Orleans for Families: Taking a Kid-Friendly Trip to NOLA

New Orleans for Families: Taking a Kid-Friendly Trip to NOLA

This past weekend, we took the twins on what essentially amounts to our first “family vacation” to New Orleans, Louisiana! I blogged waaay back when about a trip we took with my parents to Hilton Head when they were three months, which I don’t really […]

Guest Post: The Bensons’ Story

Guest Post: The Bensons’ Story

Note from Kayla: I love sharing unconventional, inspirational tales of motherhood, and I love it even more when those stories come from my friends! I’ve been fortunate enough to follow my friend Kylee Benson (@kyleecbenson on Instagram) and her family’s adoption journey, and I asked […]