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    Back-To-School: 9 Budget-Friendly Tips for School Essentials

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    It may seem like you just got the kids off to summer camp, but many retailers this season are already starting to promote back-to-school sales. And according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 24% of Americans last year started shopping for back-to-school products two months before the school season; this year that number [...]

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    Healthy Snacks: 5 Tips Parents Can Add Nutrition to School Lunches

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    With kids headed back to school, it’s more important than ever to support their healthy development and give them every possible advantage in the classroom.   On top of ensuring the kiddos complete their homework every day and make it out the door on time, parents are now more focused than ever on the importance of [...]

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    Why Ferguson Has Everything to Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    The tragic events in Ferguson have exposed an inconvenient truth about which lives matter in the United States. About how stereotypes and unspoken fears lead to unsubstantiated actions with dangerous, life-ending consequences. As we learned that Michael Brown’s body laid in the street for over an hour without detectives’ attention, we saw firsthand the power of [...]

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    TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH: NEW STUDY RANKS U.S. LAST IN HEALTHCARE; 10 TIPS TO EMPOWER YOUR MEDICAL EXPERIENCE

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    The Commonwealth Fund, and organization who provides grants to improve health care policies practices based on independent research, completed their own studies in the years 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2010 where they compared the United States to six other industrialized countries (New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and Germany) on measures on [...]

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    Tom Joyner Morning Show: Kimberly Talks Black Breastfeeding Week & New SongBooth #BlackFamsRock Experience

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Kimberly Seals Allers, Black Breastfeeding Week co-founder talked with renowned journalist Jacque Reid and the Tom Joyner Morning Show crew on Friday the 15th to discuss the 2nd annual Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25th-31st), her “no-more drama” /Mary J. Blige approach to breastfeeding, and the exciting new partnership with Lowekey Media’s SoundBooth App for the #BlackFamsRock experience! Click here [...]

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Pregnancy

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Jul
1

Pregnant this Summer? 3 Tips for staying cool

Being pregnant any time of the year can be uncomfortable, but pregnancy during the summer months has a reputation for being even more difficult. The hot, sticky days combined with all the activities you still want to take part in can take a toll on you both mentally and physically. Erika Boom, certified pre and postnatal [...]

Breastfeeding

Nursing Blend is an all-natural dietary supplement used by nursing mothers when a boost in breast milk supply is needed.
Jul
22

Your Post-Pregnancy Survival Guide: From After Delivery Soreness to Breastfeeding Discomfort, Check out these 4 Products

Life after childbirth can have its minor discomforts, especially in the early days. Feeding schedules, diaper changes (and purchases), and sleepless nights (just to name a few—but not limited to) can be more than a handful for new mothers, and having nipple soreness and pain in other places “downtown”,  can make it worse! Post-pregnancy discomforts [...]

Babies & Toddlers

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Aug
15

Prevention: Hot Car Alarm Alert Helps Parents Avoid Tragic Nightmare

It’s a parents worse nightmare. The rush rush of modern life and multitasking causes you to accidentally lock your child in the car. A hot car. This summer alone, it seemed that far too many parents were being arrested every week for these life threatening accident. According to researchers at San Francisco State University, last [...]

Big Kid

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Sep
9

Back-To-School: 9 Budget-Friendly Tips for School Essentials

It may seem like you just got the kids off to summer camp, but many retailers this season are already starting to promote back-to-school sales. And according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 24% of Americans last year started shopping for back-to-school products two months before the school season; this year that number [...]

Tweens & Teens

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Jun
25

Parents Take Note!: What Every Teen Should Know About Facebook & Their Privacy

With Facebook facing new fraud complaints about how it uses personal data, Stanford computer science professor and online privacy expert Monica Lam has an important message for  teens and their parents:  Be careful about how you use Facebook because you may be giving away your privacy and empowering teen marketers without even knowing it. Lam [...]

Life & Family

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Jun
27

Summer Fun!: 5 Tips to making Kid’s Summer Vacation More Educational

Whether or not your family’s summer vacation plans involve travel—by car, plane, boat or train—these 5 easy tips will help you make the most of your vacation time with your kids, while creating fun experiences that encourage reading and learning. Hooked On Phonics Editorial Director (who has two young kids) Julie Temple Stan put these tips [...]

Kimberly's Blog

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Sep
3

Why Ferguson Has Everything to Do With Black Breastfeeding Week

The tragic events in Ferguson have exposed an inconvenient truth about which lives matter in the United States. About how stereotypes and unspoken fears lead to unsubstantiated actions with dangerous, life-ending consequences. As we learned that Michael Brown’s body laid in the street for over an hour without detectives’ attention, we saw firsthand the power of [...]

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May
29

Our Stories: Mocha and In The Military

It’s Military Appreciation Month, and to mark the occasion we’re sharing stories of some of the mocha-fabulous women featured in The Mocha Manual to Military Life and sharing some tips for military bliss.   Vernice Armour, Marine Corps. Captain Vernice Armour has seen a lot in history. She holds the distinction of being the first [...]

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