The Blogger Recognition Award!!


Hello everyone, happy Friday!

I am super excited to announce that I have been nominated for another award. Thanks to Lebana for even thinking of me and my blog for this award. I really appreciate the nomination. I would love for you all to check out her amazing blog, I promise you’re going to love it.

 

The Rules

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  3. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers
  4. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  5. Select fifteen or fewer other bloggers you want to give the award 

About My Blog: 

My blog is literally about everything! I write about what is on my heart at the time. I love to write about being a mom and all that comes with it. I also like to give tips about saving money and I tend to sprinkle in some motivational posts in here and there because I truly want you all to live happy positive lives! 

My Advice: 

My advice to new bloggers would be to stay true to yourself, write about what makes your heart smile and you will always be a great blogger. My second piece of advice would be to be consistent. No, you don’t have to post everyday, but post enough so that your reader will know that you are serious about your blog. Happy Blogging! 

Nominees:  

I nominate everyone that is reading this that wishes to participate to do so. Its so many bloggers that I think are truly amazing, that its getting hard for me to choose when it comes to these kinds of awards.  

Until next time…stay positive!

-Toya

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Mid-Week Motivation: Some Words Of Encouragement 


Hello everyone, happy Wednesday 😊

I hope that everyone’s week is going good so far. 

This post is to give motivation to everyone reading it to remind you all to keep going. Keep pushing forward towards your goal, no matter what is going on in your life right now. 

**taken from Google Image

I know sometimes things happen that discourage us on continuing down the path towards our goals, but you have to keep going. Nothing in life is ways and I promise once you reach where you are trying to get to in life it will all be worth it. I know saying this is easier said then done, but remain positive through it all and always think positive about every situation you may encounter in your journey. Good or bad. 

I won’t ramble on, but I just wanted to give that person that is feeling a little down some words of encouragement. I hope this helps and I hope the rest of the week goes great for each and every one of you and that you move closer to achieving your goals. 

Until next time…stay positive! 

-Toya 

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 

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