Snippets from my snowed in home workout with my added weight, Akua Bae! She rocks right to sleep. I appreciate my brother’s extra-ness in editing my lil videos 😩
I’m still struggling with not being able to go hard like I’m used to but my diastasis is down to 2 fingers so I’m looking forward to beast mode real soon. These diastasis friendly exercises work the body though, after enough reps! #momlife#fitmom#diastasisrecti 🎵 Pantoranking-Love you die
ONTHEBLOG: Unapologetic Parenting
How do you parent in a world full of opinions! This article was featured in the Ezine @weare.theshift and you can now find on my blog!
If you have fun reading my piece then you'll have fun reading the rest of the bloggers, authors, moms, surgeons and everyone else featured in their first issue!
Be sure to head over to their page and follow their journey! #momblog#parenthood#blackmomsblog#blackmoms#momblogs
There was a time where they were all small enough to all be nessled into my chest. Now it's 1 at a time because someone is always trying to kick and push their brother off haha.
Funny story. I was at my uncle's and had just gotten all of the babies down to sleep. He goes back to his bed and over hears me watching videos of them. He comes out and says "is that what you do with your spare time? You put all your kids to sleep just to watch videos of your kids? Wow man, you're pathetic" I busted out laughing and told him it was some other baby. He said "sure" and went back to bed. Hahaha. But look at this photo taken by Toronto's best @autumnbriphotography .... like how do I not constantly go back and look at them??? #grateful
#DearMama Love is an act liberation. Healing is an act liberation. Compassion is an act of liberation. The revolution begins at home. We’ve got to gut oppression from the inside out, in ourselves and in our homes because our healing, our resistance, our freedom cannot mimic white supremacy. #HappyBirthday#AssataShakur
😂😂😂😂, y’all have a good Monday, hope it’s better then lil man here, but he got a life jacket on so y’all can skip commenting on how messed up it is to laugh, lol if y’all post any sensitive comments, BLOCKED, go to the shade room page with all that nonsense 🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️😭😭😭😭
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HUSTLE MOMMIES: Too often we get overwhelmed with life and be up feel down. This is your reminder to keep your head up! Take time away from the hustle and the kids to solely focus on YOU! There is nothing wrong with having ME TIME as a mom especially when we have to deal with Baby Daddies, work, school, our kids well-being etc. #HustleMommies#MomLife#mommyblogger#LatinaMom#blackmoms
Spent my whole life trying to figure out what’s best for my skin through trial and error and still trying to figure shit out. But when it comes to Maxie’s skin, I’m trying to get her on the right track from the beginning. @DrSandyStotnicki has an entire section dedicated to baby skincare in her book #BeyondSoap . I’ve dog eared damn near most of the chapter and now sticking to the brands she suggests is a good look for babies. If enough of you are interested, I will put together a blog post on Maxie’s new skincare routine 😜 #girlmom ⠀
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These moments. Was just telling a friend that these boys are truly good to me. Down around 9pm and up at 6:45 like clockwork. I do miss having more time in the day to do things but I will take the good with the new and appreciate each new obstacle. I'm learning with them, I'm growing with them. I love all these blessing...
Have you ever had the feeling something great was on the horizon? Not sure exactly how and when you’d get there but certain it was coming...
It is! And no matter how unclear the vision is, or how discouraged you may be.... you have to go get it!
Don’t let doubt , fear or logic hinder you. Pursue that urging with relentless effort and never let up.
Happy Monday mamas!
[LISTEN] Did you miss last week’s episode?? I got the chance to chat with @moniqualashae about making the decision to remain pregnant! I’m so glad we were able to be open and discuss this!! This was recorded when she was pregnant but she has had her sweet baby since then!! I’m sure many people have had thoughts about abortion but are afraid to talk about it so thank you again Moniqua for sharing your truth 💗 Link is in the bio! Y’all go listen. Don’t forget to subscribe so that you never miss an episode 💁🏽♀️
#MondayMotivation In other words, I said what I said. #DearMama Tell your children the truth and shame the devil. ⠀
In honor of the work of Ida B. Wells, The Ida B. Well Commemorative Art Committee, which includes her great grandchildren, are raising funds to erect a statue of the civil rights pioneer in Bronzeville, the Chicago neighborhood where she once lived, worked and raised her family. Donate here: https://buff.ly/2mnaFqc⠀
Ida B. Wells was born into slavery on July 16, 1862, in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She was orphaned at 16 after both of her parents from a yellow fever epidemic. In order to support and care for her five remaining siblings, she secured a job as a teacher. She eventually moved to Memphis where she became a leading journalist and civil rights activist.⠀
When her newspaper office was destroyed in an angry response to her outspoken writings, Ida B. Wells was exiled from Memphis, and stayed away from the South for over 30 years. In 1893 and 1894, she traveled across the United States and throughout the United Kingdom and Great Britain, passionately writing and speaking out against lynching. She eventually moved to Chicago and married Ferdinand L. Barnett in 1895. The widowed Ferdinand was an attorney and editor of The Conservator, one of Chicago’s Black newspapers. In addition to the two children from his first marriage, he and Ida had four children together.⠀
Ida B. Wells-Barnett continued her activism while juggling motherhood and her many civil rights commitments. In 1909, she was one of the founders of the NAACP, although she later had conflicts with its leadership because she was perceived as too “radical.” She also worked with Susan B. Anthony as a leader in the movement for women’s suffrage.⠀
In Chicago, Ms. Wells worked with Jane Addams to prevent the establishment of segregated public schools, helped to open Chicago’s first kindergarten for Black children, founded the Negro Fellowship League to assist Black men and boys who were excluded from the YMCA, and started the Alpha Suffrage Club – an organization of Black women who worked to obtain the right to vote.⠀
As a single mommy who is also an introvert, I sometimes struggle with constantly being “ON”😩 My daughter and I share a close bond that I value immensely but I also value alone time. Quiet time. Any mom will tell you, that kind of time does NOT come naturally but for us single moms, it can be even more difficult to carve out time for ourselves. I’ve been taking more small moments throughout the day to ensure that I get some time to myself. Like taking longer in the bathroom than I, um...need🧐 Or setting my daughter up to watch TV and eat while I sit in my room alone. Waking up at 3am to meditate and workout because by 2am, she’s already taking over more than her share of our bed😒 Granted these spare minutes aren’t the hours I would probably thrive best on but they count. They give me quick charges of energy that I need. Otherwise, I get cranky. I’m snapping at Bunny more than is necessary. I just don’t feel good! This is YOUR reminder that it’s okay to acknowledge that you need time for you. You’re still a good mom. You still love your baby. You just love yourself too💕 #singlemomlife#selfcaretips#dailycalm#introvert
:: AUTHENTICITY:: There will always be something or someone asking you to do something that is contrary to the direction you feel you should go in.
There will always be a part of you that will doubt the direction you feel you should go in.
But there's this thing called intuition... It is your personal GPS that tells you what road would work best for you!
As I'm typing up this post, it's Monday morning and the sun is shining in my face.
I am drinking tea and I'm feeling like the world is the most beautiful place to be!
My inner GPS told me that I should write this post outside.
It told me that I should have this moment.
And I fully agree!
Cause while I could be sitting inside rushing this post, I'd rather sit on my front porch with hot tea and the rising sun shining on my face.
To me, authenticity is embracing the things that make you, you.
It's following your GPS and making that a daily habit.
I truly believe that stress is often times caused by us not living in alignment with our GPS.
And on this Monday morning, I want no stress.
On this Monday morning I want the rising sun shining on my face as I write this post.
Have a blessed day! And may you be courageous enough to invest in your GPS.
"It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day. That's when transformation happens. That's how change occurs." There will never be perfect conditions for do all that you can and all that you could not and you be surprise your results. #noexcuses
"The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied." Proverbs 13:4 📸 credit : @sheylu.fitness #goodmorning#motivation#fitforhisreason#witnessthroughfitness#mondaymotivation
Ended my birthday weekend at #acworthbeach with my children and my mom. .
I worked 7 hours and came straight home and changed and we went to the beach. Long day right? But anything for my children. .
In this picture right here my son wouldn't look at the camera but was saying cheese lol and my oldest she didn't want to stay still. Now baby girl was pretty much over the beach at this point. She fussed a bit on and off so I knew it was time to go. While my mother was taking this picture I said come on guys let's take this picture about 4 times. Trying to get multiple children to sit still or pose for a picture is exhausting lol but I wouldn't change the memories are we creating
Last weekend I got to meet with author Jerry McRae of @blackfathersdoexist and I'm excited that there are fathers out here contributing their art to the village and sharing their stories about fatherhood.
I mostly speak from a mother's perspective because, well, I'm a mother...but it's important to connect with fathers who are just as committed to the black family. Please check out his book: Black Fathers are Real: We Do Exist!
Shout out to the photographer/real fatherhood mover and shaker @realdadsread
Sidenote: I don't know why the kid looks like this. He had stankface for most of this event until I put him in his "Brilliant Black Boy" shirt.