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Welcome to Philena At Home

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Allow me to formally introduce myself and my baby ... Welcome to 

I'm Philena but my friends call me Phil. I am a multi-passionate entrepreneur, NEW author, mother, sister, friend, lover of life, wife, yogi, and hustler. I am a master chef (in my 6 year old's eyes) and I am an official tv head! I enjoy reading good books, peace and quiet as often as possible, and  laughing at bad jokes! 

Philena At Home is me and my modern black family life! Not your average mommy blog! 
It's Family and Home organization tips, It's marriage, the good the bad and the no this mf didn't! It's Family Budget Tips, and Mommy self care breaks. It's Me sharing my passion for living and attempting to inspire you to share yours too!

Philena At Home is for anyone who knows what having positive people in your corner can do for you! It's for people who like to laugh, and have a good time. It is for moms, moms to be and people who want to be moms at some point in life!

Philena At Home is a Judgement Free Zone where Positive Vibes Abound! Feel free to come here and be your most authentic self. Learn more about that in my latest post
A lesson From your Friend Phil.

That's me and Philena At Home in a nutshell! Check out How To Navigate Philena At Home for a more in depth look at everything the Philena At Home blog has to offer!

Thank You so much for reading! 

Philena M. Alford



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