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Author: Amira

Kareem’s 18 Month Update

Kareem has officially started pre school and it’s going fantastically! It’s a pre school that is screen free and incorporates a lot of creative play and physical activity! He gets to spend time socializing with other kids and it has helped a lot with hitting his developmental milestones early! Kareem’s favorite meals are Indian style butter chicken, pasta and fruits (strawberries, peaches, blueberries and bananas). He also loves cheese and crackers. <—- Lunch Time: cheese, crackers, turkey, cherry tomato, red peppers and cucumbers. He has officially stopped toddler formula, except on occasion and now drinks almond milk, cow’s milk...

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10 Best Kept Secrets For Buying

Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want a complete paper trail so that they can get you the best loan possible. If you open new credit cards, amass too much debt or buy a lot of big-ticket items, you’re going to have a hard time getting a loan. Buying Secret #9: Get Pre-Approved...

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Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Being an entrepreneur may very well be one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. There are very few career paths that require the same amount of work, skill, sacrifice and commitment. Being an entrepreneur is really hard but also really rewarding. No matter what field you are in, or what type of business you own, it is so important that you understand some of mistakes that tend to plague so many entrepreneurs in today’s market. These are by far the biggest mistakes that any business owner can make. Avoid these mistakes at all costs and you will set yourself...

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Super Mom!

Blog post by: Lauren Jackman: 9 LESSONS FROM SUPER MOMS. If you’ve clicked on this post you are one of three people: 1) someone who wants to know how to be a Super Mom, 2) a hater who wants to criticize me for putting pressure on mother’s to be Super Moms, or 3) or my own Super Mom (thanks, Mom!). If you are one or two, I have news for you! Chances are you already are an incredible mom! Yes, it’s true for even you haters! As far as I am concerned, you are an incredible mom if you...

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Fall Is Here, Yay!

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year (aside from Christmas) and not just because it’s my birthday season. The weather is perfect, there is a fall spirit amongst everyone, pumpkins, fairs; oh the list goes on and on, literally. So I made a list! Check out why October is the best month, and I am sure you will agree! 1. The Weather! It’s a beautiful day, just about every day! Not too terribly hot, not too cold. Just perfect for a picnic or taking the dog for a walk. I wish it could stay like this...

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Be Brave Enough to Define Success on Your Own Terms

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life YOU’re proud to live.” ~ Anne Sweeney Our maid who comes too help us keep the house in order, is one of the most successful people I know. She is economically poor but otherwise infinitely wealthy. She irradiates happiness and inner peace. I have never seen her in a bad mood. One day she told me that in the past she used to clean more houses and earn more money, but that feeling constantly overworked made her miserable, so she cut down on...

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How To Be MORE Positive!

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — William Shakespeare When something goes horribly wrong, our emotions hardly feel like a choice. It’s logical to feel upset, angry or guilty about a negative situation, so it only makes sense to react accordingly, right? Not entirely. Research suggests that our happiness is more of a choice than purely influenced by circumstance. And as the Shakespeare quote above implies, the nature of our situations may just be determined by how we categorize them. In other words, a negative attitude may appear to be the logical reaction,...

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Kareem’s 16 month update!

Baby Update!! I thought a baby update was over due, although Kareem is now considered a toddler – which is craziness! I mentioned in my last post, it feels as tho the time flew by but at the same time that Kareem has always been apart of our lives. In the past few months we made a big transition moving from a house to a condo; but Kareem has handled it well! I think it also helped that we kept our same bedroom set and his same crib, so it was familiar. Kareem is ‘talking’ a lot more and...

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