Pink October 

Hello guys and happy Monday 

I just want to take think time to remind you all that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is something that is near and dear to my heart because my mom suffers from this disease. 


Breast cancer can affect both men and women. it is the most commonly type of cancer diagnosed in women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. 

I want you all to have a great October but to also remember that in October we wear pink to bring find a cure and to bring awareness to breast cancer 💗 

Until next time…stay positive! 💖

-Toya 

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On Sunday’s We Chill 


Hello everyone, happy Sunday 🙂

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. This Sunday my family is just chilling. When I say chilling, I mean we are being lazy. And when I say lazy, I mean we are doing absolutely nothing today. Lol. 


Our weekdays are usually filled with appointments for my son, other outings, school works, and a long list of other things. So Sunday is usually the one day of the week where we just chill. 

We don’t even do house work. Which we usually tackle on Saturday night. We just hang around the house and do fun things together as a family. You know like watch movies, cook dinner together, yea things like that. It feels good to have days like this. It prepares us for the busy week that we have to come. I hope each and every one of you reading this is spending this day doing whatever makes your heart smile. 


Be sure to connect with _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram. 

Until next time…stay positive! 💖

Toya 

My Life As Mommy And Student. 


Hey guys, happy Friday 😄

As some of you may or may not know I am a online student. I have been attending classes since before I had my son and I always enjoyed it. I always had the self discipline to do so what I needed to do as a student, so once my son was born I decided that I would continue my education. 

As a mother, being a student is very different for me. I have learned to manage my time better and get my school work done around my son’s schedule. My husband is a big help but sometimes my son just wants to be around mommy and doesn’t understand that I have to finish an assignment or study for a test. 


When my son was first born, I didn’t see a difference at all. You know, he was a little baby so he wasn’t doing much and I could take the time I need to be a student when needed. Now that he is a little older and walking and talking there’s no such thing. 

Here are some things I have learned being a Mommy and a student. 

  • Have A Schedule – I have learned that when I schedule my times to study or complete assignments that I don’t feel bad about leaving my child to do so. I usually schedule around his naps times which as worked out perfect for me. 
  • Multi-Task – At first I would feel like if I studied with him then I am taking away time to spend with him. But I have learned that it is actually including him in what I am doing. Plus he enjoys pulling his littl books out when he sees me get started with school work. 
  • Me Time – Through this whole process as mommy and student I have learned that it’s okay to take some me time. To turn my brain off from being a student and a mom and do something I enjoy like read a book or listen to music. 

Being a mom and a student is not easy but it can work. Also moms remember that it is okay to ask for help when you need it. I know we don’t like to ask for help, but we all need it at some point in our lives. 

Be sure to connect with _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram. 

Until next time … stay positive! 💙 

-Toya 

D.I.Y Halloween Decoration Ideas 


Hello guys, happy Wednesday 😄

This year I am excited about Halloween because my son actually gets to participate. Last year my son was only three months old when Halloween rolled around. Before becoming a mother, I didn’t celebrate this holiday as an adult. Now as a mother, I want my child to have the full experience of this day. 

Decorating the house is very fun to do with him. I love seeing him happy and full of excitement as he helps me. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, you can make a lot of the decorations on your own. Here are a few D.I.Y Halloween decorating ideas that I think you guys will enjoy.  

  • Outdoor Pumpkin Light Cover ~ this is a very inexpensive and creative idea. Use $1 plastics pumpkins , cut them in half, and cover your outdoor light with. 
  • Flying Ghost ~ Another inexpensive idea. Use balloons and fabric to create “ghosts” that you can hang around the yard. 
  • Spider Wreath ~ Use a wreath form and wrap it in fabric then place tiny toy spiders around the wreath. This is sure to give a spooky welcome to your home. 

I hope that you all enjoyed these ideas. Comment below and let me know how to you like to decorate for Halloween. 

Be sure to connect with _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram. 

Until next time… stay positive! 💙

-Toya 

How to Make Sick Kits


Hey guys, happy Monday 😊

I hope everyone is starting the first Monday of the month off with a positive attitude. This will help you to conquer October with ease. 

With that being said, it’s almost that time of the year again. You know the one that bring coughs, sneezes, and running noses. Yep, you guessed it. It’s almost time for the dreaded cold and flu season. 

No one likes to see their kids sick and helpless. We all go to great lengths to make our little babies feel comfortable when they are not feeling well. 

Today I have for you guys something that will help your get through this season a little easier. I mentioned it on my  5 Life Hacks That Every Mom Should Know Post. It’s called a sick kits or sick buckets. Basically it’s a bucket, basket, or small storage container filled with all the essentials that you need to take care of a sick child. 

Things you can fill your kit with…

Get a plastic bucket or storage container a

  • Medicine (cough medicine, cold & flu medicine, etc.)
  • Rags for clean up
  • Tissue
  • Tummy friendly snacks 
  • Stickers because everything is better with stickers.
  • Thermometer 
  • Trash bags 

I like to keep mine in the hallway closets. When my son get sick I can grab and tend to him, instead of running around the house looking for things. You can even keep on in the car to use if someone was to get sick while on the road. You can put anything that will help you child get better in your sick kit. 

I hope this helps you guys. Comment below and tell me what are some things that you do to get you through cold & flu season. 

Be sure to follow _lifewithlatoya_ on Instagram! 

Until next time…stay positive!💙

-Toya 

Hello Fall, Hello October! 


Hello everyone, happy Sunday 

I hope everytrading this is enjoying their weekend doing whatever it is that makes your heart smile. 

Today is a special day because it is the start of a new month. A new month brings new opportunities and a fresh start. Fall is here so this month brings lots of excitement! 

*picture taken from Google Image

This is the time of the year where the season changes and the leaves start to change colors. Pumpkin spice everything becomes life. Lol. We get to go and visit haunted houses and pumpkin patches.  This month has the one day of the year wear you can dress up as whatever you want and get free candy. Lol.  

I just love this month and I’ve been looking forward to it for quite some time now. This month on the blog I will be sharing with you all ways to tackle the cold and flu season and also some ways that I prepare for Halloween! 

Wishing everyone a great month of October! 

Comment below and let me know what are you most excited for this month! 

Until next time…stay positive! 💙

-Toya 

Hello & Thank You! 


Hello everyone & happy Friday 😃 

I just want to take this time to say Thank You! 

I started blogging  about three months ago and my blog has grown so much in that little time. I have met some wonderful people as well. I’m am so greatful for each and everyone of you and I appreciate each comment and like. 

Thank You! 

*Picture taken from Pinterest

Since starting this journey I have read some amazing posts and everyday I wake up, I look forward to reading a post for you guys. 

In the last week or so I have gained a lot of new readers. I don’t like the word followers, so I say readers 😄. But anyway, I have gained a bunch of new readers and I just want to welcome you all on my journey! 

Thank You!! 

Again, thank you to each and everyone of you all that is here with me, I appreciate you all. I hope you all have an amazing weekend! 

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Until next time…stay positive! 💙

-Toya