Change calls for a Giveaway!

I've decided that to thank my follows who have been with me in the long haul.. though all my changes and craziness.. offering a giveaway sponsored by me! 2 fans will win their choice: $10 iTunes gift card OR $10 paypal credit.  All you have to do is fill out the giveaway tools for below to enter to win. The only new entry that you may not follow is my new Facebook page. You may unlike the old one if you'd like. The page will be shut down within the next couple of months as I increase the … [Continue reading...]

Me me, New name, New outlook

Welcome! As you have noticed, And The Little Ones Too is now Just Bein' Mommy! I've grown. I've changed. I've been thinking about it for a while. I finally made the decision and took some time off (from blogging) to make it happen. Everything from "And The Little Ones Too" has been moved to this domain name and updated. It took me some time but I did it and I love it. Yes, I lost somethings: I felt I was better off starting a new Facebook page, so I did. You can follow me at Just Bein' … [Continue reading...]

My use of Pure Raw Shea Butter

I was sent an Amazon code to purchase some pure shea butter for review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

I haven’t talked about this much the last couple of months but I’m coming up on 3 years natural. Until October of 2011, I used chemicals to straighten my hair. It was the best option for me at the time, but I realized how bad it actually was for my hair. This summer, I have been concentrating on growing my hair and trying to make my own products. Which is why I was so excited to find out about pure raw shea butter.

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Its been a long time coming…

This week (and maybe next week as well), I’m taking a much needed blogging vacation.

I’ve overworked myself the last couple of weeks and the first thing I realized is that right here, right in this moment, I don’t enjoy writing. I’m pretty sure its because I’ve been doing so many sponsored (and guest) posts so much lately that I’ve been draining my creativity and nothing that is being posted, other than my love letters, have been very personal. I’m sort of the blame for that. When I quit my job, I thought for sure that I could take on more. In reality, taking care of my boys took over the “working” part I did before and I ended up feeling like I never had time to express “me” on my blog.

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Weekly Love Letters- Week 18

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Hayden loves to wear button down shirts. Its just something he loves. Sometimes I think its so he can look grown up like his father, but I’m not sure. Yesterday, he picked up his first shirt of the school year and walked over to me to make sure that he had buttoned it right and he matched. He looks so cute and I love that he wants his mom’s opinion before going to school. Doesn’t my little boy look super spify?

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Enjoy a great meal with BoneFish Grill #HelloNewMenu

I was given a gift pack from BoneFish Grill to review the newest menu items at the restaurant. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

My husband and I rarely get time to ourselves and its not because people aren’t offering to watch our kids.. its just because we just don’t go out often. So we finally took some time to ourselves and went out to dinner while the boys were with their grandparents. But, what to eat? We both love fish so BoneFish Grill is a great choice for us.

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Renewing my hair with Shea Moisture

shea moisture

I was sent some samples of Shea Moisture products for this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions below are my own.

I’ve been on my natural hair journey for almost 3 years. What I’ve realized more recently is that the reason I wasn’t getting the growth I wanted was because of one thing: over manipulation. Instead of protective styling, I’d change my hair every other day.. Or just apply heat. As most people know, that isn’t great for my 4B hair.

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Weekly Love Letters- week 17

Weekly Love Letters

This week happens to be the first week of school. The reason I didn’t post the Weekly Love Letters yesterday was because today is Noah’s first day at Preschool… I wanted to include 2 pictures this week. One is of Hayden’s first day of the Second grade and the other is Noah’s first day of half day Preschool. I’m so proud of both of my boys. They both are super excited to be in school and I can’t blame them.

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Staying organized with DotMine Day Planners

DotMine Day Planner

I was sent a DotMine Planner to use, review and enjoy. No other compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

I’ve been using DotMine Day Planners for while before the stopped making planners. I was heartbroken. I’ve always used planners but these were the first ones that I loved and used the longest. Earlier this year, I was excited when I received an e-mail saying they are coming back! The same planners I loved were available for pre-order for the 2014-15 planners. So I of course put in an order when I got the chance.

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Be a Hunger Hero with Sam’s Club and Champions for Kids

Hunger Heroes

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Did you know that 16 million American children live in poverty? Its a big number to swallow. Some of these kids don’t have access to nutritious meals that will help them thrive and succeed both academically and socially. Some communities are making strides to help the situation: Here in Columbus, Columbus Public School have made both breakfast and lunch free for all families. I’m always looking for opportunities to give and am thankful to hear about Champions for Kids.

I love the core values of Champions for Kids: All children should have: Someone who cares; a Place to belong; Hope for tomorrow and provisions for their journey. All children. They believe that helping others doesn’t have to come in large doses. They seek to foster a “habit of giving” among youth and their parents in America. This is why I’m challenging all my followers to be Hunger Heroes!

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