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Posts by Vanessa Bell

A Lesson On Perseverance For This Mama’s Girl

I’m honored to connect with my friends at Clorox as their CLX Champion to share small victories in motherhood, challenges in home life and humble efforts in building a legacy that makes this world a brighter, kinder place. The week before my 12 day heritage trip to Cuba, I almost canceled the whole thing. My daughter – a total mama’s girl – was having a hard time adjusting to the

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Callejon de Hamel: Afro-Cuban Culture in Central Havana

This 2 block alley tucked between Aramburu and Hospital streets in Central Havana wasn’t a scheduled visit on our itinerary, but after a day of getting to know each other (basically me bragging about my beautiful multiracial children and showing off their pictures), our guide made the executive decision to take us to Callejon de Hamel… and wow, I’m so glad he did. Afro-Cuban Culture: Callejon de Hamel According to our

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Traditional Cuban Food Culture Is Sweeter With Fruit

You may not eat a single vegetable during your travels to Cuba, but traditional Cuban food culture incorporates plenty of fruit. All around the island, you’ll have the chance to try variations of citrus fruits, the famous and beloved small bananas that usher a distinct sweetness that isn’t tasted in the variety we have here in the states. You’ll find plenty of fresh fruit offerings at hotel buffets and local

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Watching The Elections from Cuba Has Solidified My Beliefs

It’s been 24 hours since I returned from Cuba – the first visit to my parent’s birth country and the realization of a lifelong dream. I can’t wait to share every detail with you, but on our last full day on the island I had the unique experience of watching the United States elections unfold from the lobby of my Havana hotel. And it’s given me some perspective. In Viñales

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Dear Moms, When Do Little Boys Turn Stinky?

I’m honored to connect with my friends at Clorox as their CLX Champion to share small victories in motherhood, challenges in home life and humble efforts in building a legacy that makes this world a brighter, kinder place. Welcome! My husband and I talk about it constantly: when did our little boy get so big? When did my baby get nearly as tall as me? At what point exactly did

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You Can Be Anything: My #WeAllGrowFamilia Recap

Almost 6 years ago, I was pounding life into the keys of my laptop while my baby slept in our tiny Las Vegas apartment. I was resuscitating a love that was so near death, its impossible to think of a life without it. Writing, back then, was a gift in and of itself. I wrote because, honestly, I was a new mom with Postpartum Depression and refused to take the prescribed

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