• It’s been a week y’all! I’m emotionally drained that living while black is a crime.  I have a black husband that takes care of us and provides this beautiful home we live in. I also have to worry if he gets pulled over or “Karen” decides to call the police on him what the outcome would be. Or if it happens to me. Anyway, this weekend I decided I’m going to self care which means cleaning up. Take it easy on yourself. Take a break from social if you have to.  I had to leave IG alone and go to Pinterest.  It’s ok!
  • During these trying times, people have been going above and beyond and we want to thank them. #AD @Hallmark has beautiful cards to help us show our appreciation in a meaningful way. I think we can all agree that our appreciation for teachers is at an all-time high!  I'll be sending this beautiful card to Peyton's 4th-grade teacher.  As hard as homeschooling the last few months were, she was there even after hours to assist parents. Who would you like to send a special thanks to? You can purchase @hallmark cards online or grab a few when you're picking up essentials.  #cardsdomore Link in profile
  • The before doesn’t usually look like this.  Mister (bless his heart) has been cleaning the kitchen more and this is how he puts away the pans.  I didn’t say nothing because I’m not trying to discourage him 😩. I just cleaned it up.  He said it looks much better 😒. Looks like as long as he’s cleaning the kitchen I’ll just tidy up ever couple of days. We were supposed to get a custom system installed in this large corn cabinet but I never got around to it. This will do for now. PS, music stopped but you get the point 😆#quarantinecleaning #kitchenorganization
  • I miss outside 😩! If you know me in person you know I’m a extra-extrovert. Being out with the people shaking hands & kissing babies is what I do!  I kinda miss finding something cute to wear like this @suakokobetty kimono and shorts look. I think I’m turning into an social media introvert. Y’all know how i feel about introverts 😒😂. I don’t post as much as I used because I like the human energy. I sure we will get passed this! How are y’all coping socially? I’ll add a swipe up to my look in my stories.
  • Had to bring Mr. out of retirement to show y’all the new black on black Superdad! Father’s Day is coming and they need this drip. Also BOGO sale going on for Memorial Day wknd. Link in profile. supermomculture.com
  • Glad that’s over 😩. School is out for Quarantine Summer! Not sure what we’re going to do but I’m just happy to not have to log in teams and scan homework! So proud of how Peyton handled these few months.  She picked up a part time job with @supermomculture and got all her work done. In pray they will return in the fall 🙏🏿. 5th grade here we come!
  • I don’t know what today is but it’s always a good day for something with bacon in it! #AD Since every day feels like Blursday, I’m sharing details on my delicious Bacon Bagel sandwich on the blog!  @nationalporkboard wants to help you beat the Blursday blues by sending you some pre-cooked bacon!  Up to a 1000 people across the US will be selected!  Follow @nationalporkboard for details. Head to the blog, link in profile for my #baconforblursday recipe.  Let me know in the comments what’s your favorite dish with bacon?
  • When outside opens back up, I plan to have flawless skin! I have several affordable skincare products to share with you that I recently started using. Video features @pixibeauty @theordinary @versed and more! Book by @funmifetto. Do you have a new fave? Links to everything https://heytrina.com/shop/
  • Motherhood is something I wasn’t sure I wanted.  Look at me now! I was missing my mom today but overall I had a good day. Thank you for all@the love! @supermomculture showed out and I know that was my mom shining down. Hope you all had a great Mother’s Day!
  • For Mother’s Day Sunday my mom would have a new sharp suit laid out and she would have me run around Atlanta looking for a hat to match. I miss my mom so much. I find comfort in knowing that the very best parts of me are because of her. I feel her with me every day. 🌹
  • You guys have held me down this past year! Words of encouragement and supporting @supermomculture. I want to say thank you! I know I’ve been quiet but I’ve been working getting orders out.  Tonight we are going to celebrate US at 8pm on  @supermomculture Live! Grab your drink of choice and join me! #ipartiedatsupermothersday #clubsupermomculture
Baby Fashions Back to School Education Parenting

Summer School is in Session

June 15, 2016

We are almost 3 weeks in to summer break and I’m still trying to get my life together.  It’s hard to believe Peyton is headed to 1st grade!  She did an amazing job in kindergarten so I’m going to brag on her for a bit.  Her teacher shared with me that Peyton was one of the strongest readers in the class.  She was also in the top math group for kindergarten.  She did this all while playing basketball and doing gymnastics throughout the year.  I’m so proud of my baby.  I don’t want her to lose momentum so I’m making her do a little bit of summer school during the week.  I thought I would share our easy summer school plan with you guys. summer school 1

In Peyton’s kindergarten class they did quite a bit of geography.  Peyton loves maps and drawing them as well.  Being a former logistics professional, I share her passion for maps and geography.  I picked up this felt wall map so she can learn her states and capitals this summer.  The workbook is from Target’s Dollar Spot and features worksheets teaching her about each state in the US.
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Peyton is an artist, so we will be doing some fun projects once a week.  They will consist of painting, writing books and making fashion magazines. summer school 3

We’ll be doing lots of reading.  Again, Peyton is a strong reader but I want to make sure she continues on that track.  Mister has instructed her to read at least one book a day to Harper.  That’s win win!  I plan to start introducing chapter books over the summer.  If you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments.
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Outside of art and reading, Peyton will be working on workbooks.  Every day, she is required to do 2 pages in the workbook.  You can pick up some good workbooks at Dollar Tree and Target’s Dollar Spot.  Not sure about your Target, but my mine recently stocked the dollar spot with a lot of back to school items.  Go now!

That’s our summer school plan.  I know it sounds like a lot but I think an hour a day will get the job done.  Do you have a summer school plan?  Please share in the comments.

  • Mimi Sibley
    June 15, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I will be visiting the Dollar Tree on today, thanks again for the great ideas!! One of the many reasons besides your beautiful family, I love all the awesome ideas!!

  • Mimi Sibley
    June 15, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Sorry * why I follow your blog.

  • Raquel
    June 15, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Keep her learning year round! I know you allow her to still have her playtime and fun activities but the learning needs to be constant in my opinion. Love your ideas!!

  • Emme
    June 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    You are a fantastic mom!! it’s no wonder why your girls are so awesome!

  • Samantha
    June 16, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    As always I look to you for the best advice and tips for My Alannah..

    YAY! On the way to first grade..

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