By:Karishma Bhakta Summer Fun is here. Are you stuck sitting at home all day because of the heat. I totally understand, that's what I do all day. You spend all day inside. Why not have dinner outside? Have a picnic outside for dinner so you and your family can relax and get some fresh air. This way your kids can run around and have some exercise. Need some food ideas: - Try Sandwiches with little stuff like a Turkey or Ham Sandwich. -A small snack of nuts to munch on so they won't break like chips. -Some easy eatable fruits...
As a Modern Mom contributor, I share about being a multicultural mom raising my children to be multiligual and learning about other cultures. This time I wrote about raising my oldest daughter who has a genetic disorder and were told she may not walk or talk.
Here's a sneak preview.
"As an infant, my daughter missed all of her developmental milestones. Cooing, babbling, crawling, walking, talking…all delayed.
At well-baby checkups, I would express my concerns to the doctor but he reassured me that all babies are different and we would continue to monitor her development.
But by the time she was 12 months and not yet crawling or making the verbal sounds she should have, I was even more concerned and went in for a second opinion.
I knew in my gut something was wrong. Always trust your gut..."
I love days like this. Production is in full swing and things are flowing smoothly. Kids are covered so I can spend all day at the office without having to run back and forth picking them up, running them to their activities and then trying to get them off to bed so I can finish the day's work.
What was even better was the meetings I had today. The first one was a check-in with our publicist, Delia, from DDHPR We were gathering items from the line to share with Cam Anthony, the 12 year-old with the "Golden Voice" who was getting ready to head to Washington, D.C to perform for President Obama at this year's Easter Roll at the White House. We would send him our suspenders and bow tie in a fun kente fabric.
Next up was a meeting with Ayanna Listenbee from The Lookbook Philosophy. I met her at The Lifestyle Blogger event earlier in the month.We were both standing in a hallway after just finishing lunch sponsored by Fresh Brothers Pizza. We made small talk about how yummy the pizza and salads were and how we were both nervous waiting our turn to talk to reps from Fab who were looking for brands to work with. Ayanna is a handbag maker and I was excited to hear more about her so we said we'd stay in touch and have lunch in the next couple of weeks. And here we were. She interviewed me by asking me all about starting and running Mixed Up Clothing.