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Easily help foster change this International Women’s Day

Women for a cause, International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is today and all over the world women will be celebrated for the many things they do, the many things WE do. The day has gotten more recognized over the years, but can you believe that it’s been around since 1911?! As sad as it is that women are still fighting for equality in 2017, I appreciate the fact that we’re still fighting. Days like today unites us in a way that transcends race and culture. Even…

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Do Your Best and Make History this Women’s History Month

women making history

With March being Women’s History Month, I want to shed the light on some amazing women. 5 min into my “research” I found the number of women to be so many I couldn’t choose. USA Today for instance recently published an aricle on the Women of Colour whose Name You Should Know. It includes the name of 30 women, both historic and current that have done great things throughout time. All their wins, whether personal or political, have made it easier…

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Exclusive First Look at #AmericanHousewife 3/7 Episode #ABCTVEvent

OMG so I don’t normally blog on the weekends, but when you get access to exclusive content, you have to share, right? Well, if you remember, I was on the set of American Housewife last year for an ABC TV Event. You can check it out here . Thanks to our good friends over at ABC, we just got access to take a sneak peek at Tuesday’s upcoming episode. And as usual, it does not disappoint. Seriously, I bust out laughing…out…

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Engineering and Walt Disney World: They go Together #ddaDisney

Last year I had the incredible pleasure of being invited to attend the Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World. I went to cover the event as a guest of the media but it was an experience of a lifetime. As I shared on my Instagram page yesterday: I got to see students learn how to build a roller coaster ride with the Engineering Cast Members. I interviewed some really amazing people. But most importantly, I saw dreams come alive,…

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Are You Up for a March Challenge?

March Spring challenge give

Happy March!! Boy am I glad to welcome March and hopefully some warmer weather, lol. Although judging by today here in Toronto, it seemed winter was trying to make a point that it’s not ready to leave us just yet. All good, it can’t hold on forever, hehehe. Yesterday also marked the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday, and many decide to focus on what’s really important in life and do away with the more frivolous aspects of life. Teaching…

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What Does Your Tooth Fairy Pay? Ideas & Money Alternatives

Today, February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day. I’m almost certain nobody knew, it’s one of those obscure holidays that we still need to go to work on. However, if you told your child they might actually find it a good enough excuse to maybe find an extra dollar under their pillow. That is if they believe in the tooth fairy to begin with. How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Pay? The tooth fairy hasn’t quite reached Santa Clause status, as…

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Here are The Oscars Best Memorable Moments

Oscar memorable moments

The 89th installment of the Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards was definitely one for the history books. If you missed it, I’m sure you’ve caught clips, and memes around the web as the event certainly had some memorable moments. With the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trending after last year’s show, this year certainly did better. With winners like Viola Davis, for Best Supporting Actress for her role and performance in the movie “Fences”. Her speech deserved an award of its…

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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage: 3 People This Car is Perfect For #DriveMitsubishi

Disclosure: Thanks to DriveShop USA, I was given the 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage to test drive for a week. As always, all opinions are my own. I am back with another car review thanks to our friends over at Drive Shop USA! Being that my husband and I are in search for new cars, it’s been great to be able to test-drive various cars without the pressure of going into a traditional car dealership. When I’m reviewing cars, I’m reviewing from my own…

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What are Your Dreams for Your Kids?

your dreams vs your kids dreams

Every parent wants more and better for their children than what they had growing up. Either financially, making sure they have more options, and/or make better choices. But do we ever impose our own dreams on our kids? And if so, is that a bad thing? The many scenarios that this could have will probably play a part in whether it’s looked at as good or bad. My Story I grew up in a household where academic achievement was highly…

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5 Fun & Creative Ways to Teach Kids Black History All Year Long

Hey y’all hey!!! February may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean the celebration and learning about our black history culture needs to come to an end. I wish I was taught more about black history growing up. There is so much still be learned even today, as proven with the box office hit, Hidden Figures. Why Teach Kids Black History More than ever, our kids need to be shown how rich our history is. They need to be shown people…

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Blacks in Animation & the Wonderful World of Disney

Blacks in animation

With all the Disney fairy dust on the site of late, and this being Black History Month, I want to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of Disney’s long time animators. Floyd Norman was the first African-American to work for Disney on a long-term basis.  He has been with the company since 1956. He was even named a Disney Legend back in 2007. Meet Floyd Norman #blackhistorymonth #Repost @moorinformation A post shared by Erica Campbell (@imericacampbell) on Feb 21,…

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So Newlyweds – When Are You Having a Baby?

Newlyweds when are you having a baby

I just came across a picture on Instagram of a newlywed couple showing off their new puppy and stating in the caption that it would subdue the having a baby question for a bit. And it got me thinking, what is our obsession with newlyweds having a child as soon they get married? “Oh hey Racquel, what did yall do this weekend?” “Oh…just got a pup. That’s about it!” Avery Lee, say Hi! This will subdue all the ‘when are…

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