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Every decision has a cost. A real-life monetary cost. And you know what I’ve realized? I simply can’t afford it all. In life, we have to choose which costs we can afford, and which ones we cannot. That’s essentially what Nella Rae is about.

From clothes, to nails, to savings, to hobbies, to childcare, to date-nights with hubby, to which hairstyles to wear – this blog is all about learning how to manage what you have while still living a satisfied life.

I hope you’ll find some interesting and helpful things on this site.



In a nutshell, The Nella Rae Blog is a content hub for all things lifestyle, from being a woman, mother, and wife, to being a budget fanatic, hair enthusiast, and child of God.


Nella Rae Full Shot

I love a host of things, but natural hair and parenting are probably topics I enjoy most. Oh, and money… and good recipes… well, a lot. In short, expect to see lots of articles on… Continue reading “About”


Labor & Delivery Series Part 2: When My Water Broke

My water didn’t break naturally with my first son, so I had no idea what to expect. It was three weeks before my due date (on a Wednesday evening) when I decided to look on Google for what to expect when my water breaks. My hope was that knowing the signs would make me feel more prepared for the unexpected. I’d heard

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Let me just say that I love, love, love hearing from you!

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Please don’t ever hesitate to send any questions, suggestions, and comments you have for me to nellaraeblog@gmail.com. I will reply within 24 hours – you’ve got my word.

Can’t wait to hear from you. Cheers!

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