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Angela Ellis

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Angela has Memphis running through her veins. Born and raised here, she loves traveling but Memphis is always home. There is no other city like it. Angela is the mom of three amazingly unique girls: Jordan (June 2003), Carmen (January 2009), and Norah (June 2014). Jordan has Autism and is a talented artist; Carmen is the entertainer that loves dancing and competitive cheering (yes, she is a cheer mom!), and Norah has Down Syndrome and is full of sass. Besides being a full-time mom and a full-time employee, she is also a full-time advocate for her girls with special needs. She enjoys spending time with her family creating memories, vacationing whenever the opportunity arises, and dancing in the kitchen while cooking. Her mottos for life are: with God all things are possible, every day is a new day to be grateful, and live to love and love to smile.

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Free Places around Memphis for Beautiful Photo Opportunities
Memphis is beautiful. We have over 150 parks for recreation, lakes, plenty of greenery, old and historic buildings, and public artwork on display. These provide the perfect opportunity for a FREE family photo. The list below is only some of what Memphis has to offer. But it's a good start. Let us know which places […]
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Friday Favorites – Black Hair Edition
I wrote a blog about cutting my daughter's hair and wanted to follow up with some great products for black hair; they are my current favorites. Black hair care is a big deal. There's a huge market for black hair care products. Our hair can vary in many ways; what works for your hair may […]
Cutting my Daughter’s Hair: The Big Chop and the Worry it Caused
Last year I felt I had no option but to do the "big chop" on my daughter's hair. I'd tried everything I could to make hair combing less torturous for her. But the big chop was something that gave me much worry and anxiety. The Big Chop! In African American families, we don't cut our […]
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Playdates for Moms: Is this a Real Thing?
Are playdates for moms a real thing? I didn't think that when I became an adult and mom I would still have to ask permission to hang out with my friends. Then, when I did get permission to hang with them, who knew we would have to coordinate our schedules so far in advance to […]
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Soul food and the Importance of Teaching it to the Next Generation
When is it the proper time to teach your child about soul food? Not just how to cook it, but the meaning and history of soul food. As a black woman and mother, I want my children to have a sense of our history. And that history includes soul food. Our ancestors were forced to […]

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