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Bad Behavior? Bad Coaches? Good Sportsmanship? 5 Things Every Sports Mom Should Know

Do you have a future Victor Cruz, LeBron James or David Beckham in your house? It’s Sports Week on MochaManual.com and we asked our resident youth sports expert, Duane Kinnon, COO of YES Inc. (Youth Education Through Sports) a New York City-based non-profit, to give us the skinny on  what every mom needs to know to make the [...]

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It’s Sports Week: How Dwyane Wade Ended Up In Our House & Our FATHEAD GIVEAWAY

This is a true story. One that I must preface by saying that I am a die-hard New York Knicks fan. But I am also a basketball fan. And as a mother who gives a little leeway for developing your own opinions (they now say that is good for children), my 9 year old son [...]

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Tasty Tuesday: KIND Launches New, Low-Sugar Dark Chocolate Chili Almond Snack Bar

KIND Healthy Snacks announce the launch of the newest flavor in its low-sugar KIND Nuts & Spices line –Dark Chocolate Chili Almond! Turns out a good spicy snack can help keep you cool this summer!     It may sound counter-intuitive to reach for something hot when its 98 degrees, but it’s actually a scientific fact that [...]

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African American Teen Births Drop 24%, Hispanics 34%, Says New CDC Report

According to a new CDC report released this week, the rates of teen births fell 24% among non-Hispanic black teenagers, 34% for Hispanics and 20% for non-Hispanic white teenagers. The decline among Hispanic teen births is most noteworthy since they previously had the highest teen birth rates. Eight states had declines of 30% or more [...]

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First Food Friday: Breastfeeding Chef’s Boobie Milk Smoothie Recipe

Friday: Boobie Milk Smoothie This delicious smoothie comes together easily and is a crowd pleaser the whole family can enjoy. For faster assembly, store dry ingredients in individual baggies in the fridge so all you do is dump into your blender, add banana, water, ice and GO! Makes 2 nursing mama servings OATS: supports breast [...]

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Passion into Profit Week: 7 Questions to Help You Find Your Passion

We’re closing out Women’s History Month by motivating all women (and everybody, really!) to find their passion and turn it into a money-making business they love! Having trouble finding your passion? Don’t fret! Start here with a quick self-assessment to get you on your way: 1.What are you doing when you feel happiest? 2. What [...]

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Kim & The Kids in the City: ANNIE, THE MUSICAL. A Must-See!

I admit, I’m biased. Annie is one of my childhood favorites. When I was about eleven years old, me and my BFF attempted to organize a neighborhood production of Annie in my parents’ basement. LOL.  My BFF and I both wanted to play Annie and before our friendship imploded over the issue, we nixed the [...]

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Kimberly Visits The Katie Couric Show; Writes Apology to Gabby Douglas from Black Moms

Kimberly Seals Allers visits the set of Katie. Read the post she wrote after listening to Olympic medalist Gabrielle Douglas share her pain over the criticism she received from the black community about her hair. Also, check out Kimberly’s behind-the-scene pics. Read the post here: http://www.katiecouric.com/features/my-apology-to-gabrielle-douglas-from-african-american-moms/          

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KIMBERLY & KIDS HIT THE CITY: Ready to Get Out? Check Out the New Victory Theater and Louis Armstrong Family Musical

If you’ve got cabin fever like we have had cabin fever, then you’re probably dying to get out and start exploring our city once again. If so, we have some amazing ideas for you. Number 1: The New Victory Theater Check out the line up at The New Victory Theater where the 2012-2013 season offers [...]

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HOW TO SURVIVE THE COMING… COLD & SINUS SEASON (Yes, Again!!!!)

First, get some perspective on what your trusty hand sanitizer can . . . and cannot do.  Contrary to what you may think, hand sanitizers will not help protect you from a cold. Dr. Jahn explains that hand sanitizers are bactericides and are temporarily effective against bacteria and fungi, but they do not kill viruses. Since a cold [...]

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