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Friday, July 19, 2019

We tried International Hazelnut Coffee creamer in our oatmeal

We tried International  Hazelnut Coffee Creamer in our oatmeal

One of my favorite shows on television is this  TV show called Chopped. On this show  they take ingredients that normally wouldn't go together and create something amazing. Which sparked up an idea for this dish today. Normally I used regular milk in my oatmeal.  This a quick and easy go to breakfast or meal when you don't feel like cooking  a big breakfast.  It can also be a go to meal for when you are going low on food in your pantry or fridge. So let's try this!

Stick of cinnamon or powder
1 star anise (optional)
Brown sugar or white cane sugar
Sea salt
Oatmeal (Bob's Red Mill or any brand you have)
Dried cranberries (Mariani) Any dried fruit  or fresh fruit is fine.
International Hazelnut Coffee  Creamer

Tag me on social media if you tried this recipe @itme_nv1

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Is this photo of Tyrese and his daughter inappropriate?

Is this photo of Tyrese and his daughter inappropriately?

I was strolling through Twitter the other day. I saw a post with Tyrese and his daughter. Before I get into my opinion about this post. I am a big fan of Tyrese. One of my favorite songs by him is "How you gonna act like that." That song has gotten me through a lot of heart breaks . I still listen to that song to this day. A few years ago, he was having some custody issues with his daughter. He took on to social media showing vulnerability. You can really tell how much he loves his daughter. Now this Twitter photo got a lot of backlash in the comments. There are some people are defending him. But here is my opinion. I know Tyrese meant nothing by this photo.
 A daughter can lay on their father like that when they are a infant. Which I am sure every father sees their daughter as their baby even into adulthood. Not sure how old his daughter is but I do find this inappropriate because after a certain age your daughter shouldn't lay on top you like that at all. Do I see it as sexual? Like people in the comments section of the post are saying. No! I've watched my children try to lay on their father. He would immediately put them on his side under his arm. Everyone does way, if their own thing when it comes down to their children can't knock him. But let me know your thoughts. By the way if you aren't following me on Twitter click here to follow me.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Why being a mom is so hard?

Why being a mom is so hard?

In this blog post I am going to be completely honest and share what experiences I had as a mother so far.  Why it's so hard being a mother? You have your happy days. But then there are those days where you  are tired, stressed out and the world  on your shoulders. I mean THAT literally. 



 I know they mean well and try to help sometimes; but they are very judgemental. Almost as if fishing for something you are doing wrong. It's like you can't do nothing right. I have a few backstories I will share with you this one. There was one time I visited an associate when I left my house,  my children was not sick. As soon as I get over there to her home all of a sudden they have a fever an very hot. I didn't have medicine on me at the time. I asked,  well when I left my house my child was just fine. Of course, she says we'll I felt her and she felt hot. She says "you should have medicine in your bag." I felt extremely embrassed.


I don't know if I am the only one this happens to but there are some people who would compliment your baby. Then give unsolicited advice to you. There was this one time I was at a doctor's office. It was my three years old wellness checkup. The nurse called my name to be seen. I've noticed my daughter's shoes was untied which I verbally spoke to my daughter "let me tie her  shoes. Before I bend over to tie her shoes. A woman gets up and says your baby shoes are untied. Like come on I just literally said I would be tying her shoes. Deep breath, rubbing my ears irritating.


I recently cut off all the friends I had for many reasons. One of the reasons I cut them off. Is because I am not the party animal I use to be. Those days have been so behind me. They do not get that. When you have children you can't do the same things you use to do. Every once in a blue moon is okay. To take a break from mommy life and have fun. I have to tend to my children. They come first. Before everyone. I had to put an end to the partying. I didn't want my children to have a memory of me in that light not at all.


Feeding, clothing, and having family time is just the surface of being a mother. Being a mother has a depth. We have to know how to communicate things to our children in a way they understand. Without being degrading. Remembering these are children with little minds that are still learning. We have to protect them. But there are times that we are not always around. For example: when they're  at school, daycare etc. Trying our best to teach them values. Giving advice on certain questions they have. Making sure they have as much attention as possible. Limit the things they see.

Everything we do in raising our children. Will effect them in adulthood. Being can be tough. This just the few things I can think of right now. Until next time,  thank you for reading.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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As a mother a four I have found some creative ways to shop for food and still have money left over to shop for other stuff. As parents we have no choice but to find ways to feed our children. Grocery in my house sums up to about $700 a month. There is only one income that comes in which is my husband's. We have multiple ways we save on our groceries a month. One of the ways is with coupons. Ever since I found out about coupons another world opened. I was even mad I was taught about this stuff but you can save a lot of money using coupons. I know everyone could use some extra money. I know I definitely do. This app has cashback sometimes free items. Get your first $5 here towards groceries. I don't know if you know about the Product Tube app. This app pays you to shop. What's so cool about this app they have tons of projects daily. I remember this app help me out a couple of times when I had no food or needed diapers. They do pay through Amazon gift card.  The project they have open right now is looking for moms with a child age 0 to 12 months who shop for Infant Formula at Walmart  and do NOT participate in vhe WIC program. Once you complete program you will get a $25 gift card to shop at Amazon. Click here to participate.

Monday, July 8, 2019


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Chronicles of a Hood Mom: Why I became a stay at home mom?

Chronicles of a Hood Mom: Why I became a stay at home mom?

Why I became a stay at home mom? There are stereotypical people who think being a stay at home mom is being lazy. WHY DON'T YOU JUST GET A JOB?

Which is not the case whatsoever. I have been a stay at home mom off and on for almost 10 years. Here's why I prefer to do so. So I can  raise my children not a babysitter/nanny, a relative or daycare. Not knocking working mom's do what fits your lifestyle and what makes you happy. There are too many stories about children getting hurt in the care of someone else. Let me give you a backstory I had a job once that required night hours, sometimes I even picked up double shifts.  At that time I was a single mom. I didn't really get along with my family. I wouldn't dare ask for their help. I had a female roommate who agrees to watch my child only to find my name was being slandered that I am never home with my child. She would even purposely put dirty clothing on my child to calibrate the story she was telling people. I move out and change jobs. Worked a couple more jobs. After my second child, I decided to be a stay at home mom. My children grades went up when I stayed home. I'm able to spend more time with them and getting to know them better. A stay at home mom is not an easy task in fact, it's a job that you cannot take a break from. Even though I  sort of sacrifice my income to be a stay at home mom. It is well worth seeing my children happy. Why did you become a stay at home mom?

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We tried International Hazelnut Coffee creamer in our oatmeal

We tried International  Hazelnut Coffee Creamer in our oatmeal One of my favorite shows on television is this  TV show called Chopped. ...