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Face Fitness 1-2-3

Face Fitness 1-2-3

Face fitness is on my “to do” list for sure. There are like 43 muscles in the face, yet I totally hyper-focus on how flat my abs are or aren’t OR how much my derriere jiggles. Keeping my body in shape is a noble, never-ending quest but […]

Bedroom Redo: Little Kid to Tween

Bedroom Redo: Little Kid to Tween

    My son is a tween now. His transformation from my baby boy to a moody, wonderous almost teenager is astonishing, but at times, I long for the little guy who would snuggle up with me when he was feeling blue. But change is […]

Coco beauty

Coco beauty

Those of you hating on coconut oil need to steer clear of this post because I love the coconut. Yes, it can get all over your clothes and it can be messy, but those little inconveniences can’t even touch all the natural benefits this stuff […]

Its Janell Renee

Its Janell Renee

I’m a 40-Something homeschool mom. I am closer to 50 than to 40. I love & hate to homeschool. I shop because I must. My opinions bubble up to the surface & often at unexpected times. Matt Smith is the “all time” sexiest Dr. Who. […]

Best Summer Slip Dresses

Best Summer Slip Dresses

Right now I can’t leave the house without wearing a slipdress. They are uber comfortable, effortless and oh so chic. Fortunately, there is no short supply of them.  A slipdress molds into whatever vibe I’ve got going on at the moment. A quick walk to […]

Victorian Gardens

Victorian Gardens

    This is my Closet Pick for my first homeschool adventure of the summer. Victorian Gardens is a mini amusement park in the heart of Central Park. It was a beautiful day, not a classic hot & muggy July burner, but a breezy, oddly cool […]

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

Homeschooling for the uninformed conjures up images of girls in prairie dresses & boys running into the woods in search of Captain Hook. Stereotypes of alternative learning & education are weaved in and out of our lexicon, and unfortunately, most are unflattering. In a book I […]

LES

LES

  There are some container units right off the F Train on the Lower East Side. Houston & 2nd Avenue. Graffiti artists display their talent on a revolving basis. You never know what you’ll see & that’s the best part! This series is from summer […]

Kadir Nelson’s Bright Star

Kadir Nelson’s Bright Star

The July 3rd issue of New Yorker Magazine is the most fly thing I’ve seen in a minute. Bold, beautiful black woman in full afro regalia with an unapologetically lanky, muscular build. Thick lips, wide flat nose, sides slicked down, ruff & tuff afro puff […]

My Natural Hair Journey

My Natural Hair Journey

Once upon a time, I put harsh, burning chemicals on my hair every 6 weeks because I thought it made me look prettier & would one day bestow upon me long, luxurious hair. I would sit in the salon chair for hours and endure the […]