Taking a Sabbatical

Hi guys! You all know by now that having a healthy financial life is something that’s very important to me, but I’ve also been trying to stress the importance of mental and emotional wellbeing on my platforms as well. Those are even more important. I’ve been spending a lot of time pouring into my website and social media, but it’s been a tricky balance while also working what I call full-time plus (being a manager calls for some long days y’all). But above all else, I’m called to take care of my family. Part of how I do that is by working and paying the bills, but an even bigger part is being present. When I’ve seen things were off-balance in the past, I’d take some time away from work – the day job – but it’s been a very long time since I’ve taken extended time away from my platforms. So, with that said, it’s time for a sabbatical. I’ll be taking some time off to focus on my family and just tending to being present there. Even though I’ll still be working my day job, I’ll be taking a break from creating content to focus on the people and things most valuable to me, and I’m really excited about it. For now, I’m planning to be away for at least 4 weeks. I have a ton of resources for you to pull from on my website, so I encourage you to look back and read or re-read those posts while I’m away. I hope you all are having an amazing September so far! Bye for now. ✌🏾

Taking A Mental Health Day

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Hi guys! The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to me to reduce stress in my life and protect my peace. Granted, I’m only in my thirties, but I’m also the breadwinner for my household and a single mom to a busy (and very smart) 7 year old. I manage a team of scientists, engineers and veterinary professionals at my day job, so my ‘9-to-5’ is more like a ‘7-to-5’ (when there are no fires to put out). The other time that I have is spent growing my blog and social media platforms. To put it plainly, I’m kinda busy. There are plenty of opportunities for stress to creep in and burnout to get its foot in the door.

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Amazon Gift Guide – Christmas 2020: Kids Edition

Amazon Gift Guide – Christmas 2020: Kids Edition
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Hi guys! Whether you’re ready for it or not, 2020 is starting to come to a close, and Christmas is officially 11 days away (yea….only 11). If you’re anything like me, you’re looking around and thinking, ‘hmm, does my child really need another hot wheels car?’ For me, the answer is resounding no, lol. My son has SO many toys that have been given to him from family and friends, I could almost open my own toy store. So, instead of more of the same thing, I wanted to get a little creative and find some other things that he may like. Bonus that they’re educational as well.

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Purchases to Prepare for the 2020 Hurricane Season

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re all still doing well amidst the chaos and social distancing (which I hope you’re still doing by the way). This year truly is unique in that we’re entering hurricane season while going through a global pandemic. Things are already scarce on the shelves, and we’ve had 2 named storms before hurricane season has even officially started, with another one gaining strength.

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