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Ten Quarantine Tips for Couples

While most of us see our partner everyday, this quarantine is the first time we’re home together day in and day out. I thought it would drive me crazy but it’s actually been really fun! Here are some quarantine tips for couples to make the most of your time together instead of arguing and getting annoyed with each other (you’ll…
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Tips to Surviving Corona Quarantine with Kids

If you’re quarantined at home with kids right now, you’re probably starting to feel the pressure! No matter where you are in the world these days, you’re probably practicing some type of social distancing because of the Corona Virus or COVID-19. Your normal routine is probably all out of order, your kids are looking for ways to spend their energy,…
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Cooking with Aicha: Peanut Butter Stew or Maffé Tiga

My Peanut Butter Stew Recipe As we quarantine ourselves at home in the time of Coronavirus, we’re all trying to figure out how to keep it together. Whether you’re home with kids who should be at school or working from home “indefinitely,” everyone’s stocking up on food. The grocery stores are empty and our fridges are full, but now what?…
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How to Hawaii on a Budget: Our Dream Honeymoon

Our Hawaii Honeymoon It’s true – Hawaii is beautiful. What you see in the pictures doesn’t even do it justice. There’s nature everywhere from mountains, clear ocean water, and big palm trees; you’re surrounded everywhere you go. Surprisingly, Hawaii is also huge. It’s made up of several islands. We chose to go to Oahu specifically so that we could see…
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A Bugaboo Love Story: The Stroller Made for Motherhood

Have You Heard of Bugaboo? Whether you saw my posts or not, you’ve probably heard of or seen the Bugaboo strollers by now. They’re known for their stylish, sleek designs and functionality. I got my first Bugaboo right after Fatima was born and it’s been my go-to for her. My favorite things about the Bugaboos are: 1. The Style, 2.…
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A Birthday Girl’s Travel Guide to Miami (Or Spring-Breaker)

Everyone Goes to Miami, But What Do They Do There? Last year, one of my resolutions was to treat myself to a birthday trip. I didn’t care where I went, I just wanted to get away from all my responsibilities and celebrate me. I couldn’t have chosen a better place than Miami. In the middle of everything and right before…
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LET’S TALK FINANCES: SMART SPENDING

Finances can be hard to manage. One thing I don’t have trouble with is spending! So, when I think about being financially smart, I usually only think of ways I can save money, which is probably true for most of us. But it’s not realistic to only think about saving money because we still want and need to spend it.…
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Momversations: Five Tips to Staying Sane When Tired Takes on a New …

This year, I want to introduce a few series to the blog. One of those is Momversatoins (“mom conversations”), which are basically open and honest conversations we need to have as moms. This can be anything from the struggles we’re facing, the guilt we feel about things like being tired, tips and tricks on managing it all, and avoiding stressful…
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Cooking with Aicha: My Take on Shawarma

The Shawarma Recipe that Will Entertain Your Guests With Thanksgiving coming around the corner, it’s nice to have easy and fun recipes that you can play around with. Shawarma is one of my favorite simple sandwiches to make when I have friends over. This holiday season, you can entertain your guests with what I like to call a “Shawarma Bar.”…
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How to Spend 72 Hours in Bloomington, IN

This post was sponsored by Visit Bloomington, but all experiences and opinions are my own!    VISIT Driving into Bloomington, IN is the definition of picture-perfect Fall. Miles before you even get into the City, trees line the road, changing colors to match the season. At 2:00pm on a Friday afternoon, I left work early, made a quick stop home to grab a…
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Lessons Learned from a Cold, Expensive Winter: How to Save on Your …

Keeping Warm Costs Money! The best part about having a house is having a house. The worst part? Paying house-bills! As the weather outside drops, my energy bills get higher. I learned a hard lesson last year when we first bought the house because…I like to be warm (that’s honestly an understatement). My perfect scenario is: thermostat on 80 degrees,…
Indianapolis, IN
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Getting Your Kids Ready for Flu Season!

Flu Season is Here Earlier this year I had the biggest scare of my life. A month after Fatima was born, Diari got the flu. I took her to the hospital and left Fatima home with my aunt who was visiting at the time. When we got to the hospital, the doctors ran a few tests and told me that Diari…
Indianapolis, IN
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Our Room & Board Dining Room Reveal!

Who’s Coming to Dinner? When you think of places to buy furniture for your home, which ones come to mind? One place you might not know about that you should add to your list is Room & Board. If you read my home inspo, sofa or nursery blog posts, you know that I when I bought my house, I decided…
Indianapolis, IN
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FALLin’ in Love with Your Closet

Fallin’ For FallIt’s time for my favorite time of year! I love the Fall! I love watching the leaves change color and doing all the fun things like apple orchards and pumpkin picking with the girls. But most importantly, I love dressing up in layers. Fall outfits are so easy to put together with just a few basic tricks.  When…
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My All-Access Guide to Disney with Toddlers

Disney is For Memories I decided early on that I wanted to wait to take Diari to Walt Disney World until she was old enough to really enjoy and remember it. I thought I would have to wait until she was four at least but that’s actually not the case. You can’t put an age on fun and memories. The…
Indianapolis, IN
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