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I Run My Family Like a Company to Keep Us Together

I’m busy, so busy that it could be easy to not care about family meetings. Yet, I believe in running my family like a business to an extent. All good organizations need meetings to reflect, plan, celebrate, and grow. From extended family meetings at my grandparents’ to the one I run now in my own house, family…

Didan Ashanta

About Didan Ashanta

Didan Ashanta is the author of "Jamaican Green Smoothies" and a LifeDesigner who blogs about eating your way to vibrant health at DidanAshanta.com. A native of Jamaica, she currently lives in the Tokyo, Japan with her husband and 3-yr-old daughter.

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My Hooptie, a Love Story: The Amazing and the Terrible Things about Driving an Old Car

If my car were a person, she’d be getting her driver’s license this year. When I was 17, my parents gave me the amazing gift of a used car. I named her Mollie Malibu. She was mine to take to college and drive through young adulthood. As she approaches 17 years of age and 200,…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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11 Beautiful Black Dolls Beyond Barbie and Doc McStuffins

When shopping for toys, I always try to find toys that represent my children.  There has been an increase in diverse dolls since I was a child.  I am happy that there are more mainstream dolls with various shades, such as Barbie, Kenya, Baby Alive, Princess Tiana, Tip, and of course Doc McStuffins.  While mainstream…

Angele

About Angele

Angele is a wife to a wonderful creative husband, mother to two beautiful intelligent daughters and lover of art, education and laughter. She is the creator and author of ABC remix

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10 Survival Tips For Mommies Who Hate Where They Live

Far from the best times of my life, my mid-to-late twenties were an extended pity party. Professionally, emotionally, and physically, I was stuck in a place I didn’t want to be. Hate is too light a word to describe how I felt there. It’s a perfectly fine place for some people to live, but for…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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7 Simple Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Kids

By Alicia Barnes, liciabobesha.com I know you’re already taking photos of your kids, but are you taking easy steps that can vastly improve the quality of photos? People often assume that the quality of a photo is tied to how nice the camera is, but actually, better photos are taken by better photographers who use…

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About Alicia B

Alicia lives and took a semester of photography in a small college town that often challenges her resolve to live as simply and as stress-free as possible. When she’s not working, rereading the same children’s books, cooking, or wondering how crunchy she’s become, she’s busy updating her site, liciabobesha.com. You can follow her on facebook.

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“Skinny” Baby Drama — Dealing with Critics of Your Child’s Size

By Tiffany Childress Price I’m self conscious about post partum weight. Now I’m not talking about  the muffin of ALL muffin tops in the universe from your skinny jeans, nor how “little in the middle but she got much butt” is now reversed.  I’m actually okay with my postpartum body, fitting into about 90% of…

Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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Baby and Blog is Looking For (Paid) Writers!

Hello ladies, It’s been a great year for Baby and Blog since we launched in June! As we head into the new year, we want to increase the number and the diversity of voices that contribute to this website. We are looking for 2 to 3 new writers who can contribute 2 to 4 pieces…

Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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Mommy Style: Kim’s Fall Look

I would rock this look to a cafe with the hubby, Barnes and Noble with the kids (4 babies I might add), or our all around Family Day that we do Saturdays (museum, Goodwill for shopping, dinner)! Although I’m a mom, I believe that I can still be both stylish and comfortable. Nothing in this…

Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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Changes to Baby and Blog: New Design and Paid Writer Positions!

Hey Ladies, It’s been almost four months since I launched Baby and Blog and, whew, it’s definitely been a learning process! My other blog, Black Girl with Long Hair, is about hair — which certainly can be a very personal topic — but nothing like motherhood! I find that the pieces I write for Baby…

Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

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