Monday, March 7, 2022

The Irth App Launches the ‘Race for Safer Black Birth’ to Challenge Cities to Improve Black Maternal Health

Black Maternal Health

When I reflect on my labor and delivery experience last spring, I have often sat with feeling cheated and ignored in many ways. We have a happy & healthy daughter because God has always been by our side, and we are blessed. Yet can you believe that not one person had followed up with my care well into being four months postpartum? And that's after being induced at 38 weeks for a sudden onset of preeclampsia and then later returning to the hospital to battle sepsis amid a global pandemic, with a ten-day-old newborn.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Zulily is Inspiring Future Fashion Designers with a $6,000 Back-to-School Contest for Kids


Disclosure: This is sponsored content in partnership with Zulily as a paid ambassador. Opinions expressed are 100% our or own. 
We're barely a month into our summer break in NYC and I already see parents on social media chatting about their children heading back to the classroom in just three weeks. Naturally, that means it's time to go Back-to-school shopping!  Don't you remember how exciting it was to hit the mall with your parents as you picked out the trendiest clothes to kick of the new school year? Online retailer Zulily wants to help encourage self-expression, and inspire future fashion designers with the launch of their #UniquelyZu Back-to-School contest for kids. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Toyota Cares: 7 Ways to Join the fight against hunger in NYC with City Harvest

Here we are, a year and three months after the world shut down due to a global pandemic, and although with vaccines readily available and signs of normalcy starting to reappear, there are families still feeling the negative impacts of the coronavirus. More than 1.5 million New Yorkers are struggling to feed themselves and their families – up 38% from pre-COVID figures. 

Thankfully amazing local organizations like City Harvest continue to work tirelessly to help resilient New Yorkers facing hunger. Our family had the opportunity to volunteer in the Washington Heights community on behalf of Toyota and it was an incredible and humbling experience. Read on to learn more about how you can also join the fight against hunger.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Toyota. All opinions expressed are 100% honest.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Celebrating Life After the Storm: Sweet Gifts for Rainbow Babies and Mama


It's been said that "The greater the storm, the brighter the rainbow." I honestly can't think of any better reason to find joy in the passing of life's dark clouds, than with the birth of a new child, and a few sweet gifts to celebrate. 

Monday, February 1, 2021

Motivate Children to Get Moving with 'NFL PLAY 60' Digital Library and App

Getting active for 60 minutes a day is critical as kids who are regularly active have a better chance of a healthy adulthood! Yet according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, only 1 in 5 children and adolescents partake in an adequate amount of physical activity that's recommended (*1). Thankfully organizations like the NFL, The American Heart Association, and Discovery Education have made it their mission to provide families and schools with physical activities and low-cost resources to get kids moving all year through 'NFL Play 60'.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Kick off the New Year with 5 Fun Mindfulness Activities for Kids Printables

Mindfulness activities for kids -

Practicing mindfulness is the idea of being present and focused on our emotions, body, and surroundings in a current moment. Teaching kids this practice is not only beneficial to improving their physical and mental well being but also enhances their social and emotional skills. Grab these FREE printables with Mindfulness Activities for Kids to kick off the New Year in a positive way that your littles will enjoy. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

Jazz Up Movie Night and Celebrate Disney Pixar's 'Soul' with Family Friendly Meals from Blue Apron

Celebrate Disney Pixar's 'Soul' with Family Friendly Meals from Blue Apron -

 Shake up your dinner and a movie routine with a fun and savory mix of family-friendly meals to celebrate the release of Disney Pixar's 'Soul'. In celebration of the new Pixar film streaming on Disney Plus starting Christmas Day, December 25th, Blue Apron is debuting four limited-time recipes to inspire your next themed movie night.


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