10 Easy Ways to Prep for Bikini Season

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Bikini season is almost here, although the extended effects of the Polar Vortex had us wondering whether spring and summer would ever come around! After a long winter of indulging in comfort foods and bundling up to step outside, who dares to bare her body at the pool or the beach without some prepping? Busy [...]

Spring Beauty, Editor’s Picks

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Spring beauty palettes help us put our best face forward as we let go of winter scarves and hats to embrace this season of renewal. Here are some of our tried and true beauty picks that will add a pop of color to your make-up bag and enhance your complexion, along with why we liked [...]

Improving Children’s Literacy Through Folklore

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I have a special connection with Haiti, as I´ve written before on Mamiverse. I also have a soft spot for anyone who supports literacy. That´s why when I heard about a new non-profit organization to help children in Haiti read in English or Haitian Creole, I wanted to find out more about it. Over 50% [...]

Spring Skin Care, Editor’s Picks

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It’s time for your skin to undergo a spring awakening! I’ve rounded up some of our favorite spring skin care products to help you wake up tired, dry skin and shake off the winter blues! Read Related: Spring Forward! Leave the Winter Blues Behind For combination skin, Repechage’s T-Zone® Shine Control Serum gets rid of [...]

How to Raise Daughters With Good Self-Esteem

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Self-esteem is something I lacked when I was younger, from my childhood all through my twenties and beyond. Perhaps that was what triggered my long struggle with bulimia, fortunately now behind me. It´s taken me a lifetime to feel good about myself and I can live with that, but as the mother of two young [...]

10 Signs You May Have an Eating Disorder

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I’ve shared my own struggle with an eating disorder here on Mamiverse and in two of my books: I Feel Fat and Fear of Eating. No two stories of battling anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating are the same and because food is a substance we need to deal with on a daily basis, it makes [...]

Tips For Single Moms on a Budget in Collaboration with Cricket

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I know what it’s like to be a single mom on a budget! I was once a single mom on food stamps and even though those tough times are behind me, I’m still budget-conscious. I’m also passionate about telling other single moms how I made the best of dire circumstances and what I still do [...]

As Black History Month Comes to a Close Mamiverse Continues to Celebrate Diversity

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My school years during the 70s and 80s were filled with diversity. After spending my early childhood in the United States, I was fortunate to attend a British school in Spain. It was more of an international school, a melting pot of races, religions, languages and ethnicities. Although our principal was an Anglican priest, we [...]

Tips to Balance Work & the Kids’ Spring Break

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Living in Florida, I kind of dread spring break. My beloved beach, where I go running to unwind after a hard day of work, is out of bounds for the entire month of March. Partying spring-breakers lie on the sand, surf the waves and mingle in bars, while I look on, envying their carefree laughter [...]

Why I Left My Heart In Haiti

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It´s hard to imagine the beauty of a country like Haiti unless you’ve traveled there. Even after the devastating 2010 earthquake that put Haiti in the news for unfortunate reasons, its natural charisma shines through. I was lucky to spend two weeks there with my family in July of 2012, and we’re planning on returning [...]