Before kids, we had identities that didn't include "mama" and it can be hard to sometimes remember (and make time for) the women we are outside of that. Join the free digital workshop on "Motherhood + Identity" that @mommy_brain is hosting next month with @rhondasmithlcsw! Sign up at 🔗 in bio
These are my people and I love them so❤️ as the kids like to say: today’s family adventure was soo much fun. There were pony rides, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, and Mr. Softee cones!! I haven’t had one of those since we lived in NYC, so you know I was a happy mama.
This right here. Get fired up and be ready to vote people. Old, white men have held the decision-making reins in this country for far too long. Watching Dr. Ford testify today, I was moved by her strength and courage. We need to demand better.
When @traderjoes has chocolate spooktacular gingerbread houses in stock 🙌🏽 .
We may have eaten all the jelly beans instead of putting them on said house and it may have collapsed and needed to be rebuilt, but we had a blast ❤️
This mom life — it’s life-altering. Mamas get real and share the misconceptions they had about motherhood, talking everything from feeling resentment towards a partner and not loving every moment of motherhood. 🔗 in bio
Our baby started preschool today! It was a big day for all of us... he was so excited about going to school and meeting new friends. Big fat tears rolled down my face as I looked through the classroom door at him playing. I know he’s going to be great and when it’s time for pick-up this afternoon I’ll be met with a huge hug and all the details about his day ❤️
#LifeWithKids is crazy and you find yourself saying some pretty absurd, albeit when looking back hilarious, things. Parents share on @mommy_brain snippets like: “We don’t throw our poop.” and “No I didn’t cut it off! I’ve never had one.” 🔗 in bio
. 📸: @themattiejames
Special thanks to our gift bag sponsors for the upcoming Aug. 11 #MommyBrainPlaydate ! Register for our FREE event via 🔗 in bio (tickets going fast!) — author @jenniferdvassel will be doing a reading of her book “I Am Unique,” followed by a discussion on self-confidence and preparing kids to enter the new school year feeling empowered!
The senseless murder of Nia Wilson has been weighing on my heart, not only as a woman of color, but also as a mother. She was brutally killed by a white man coming home on the BART with her sister Sunday night.
Some may think this was a situation of being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” Others, that her death shouldn’t be turned into a race debate. However, the fact that her story wasn’t at the top of the news cycle when it happened or that one news station chose a photo of Nia that pushed a racist narrative speaks volumes. Also, why is it that white murderers get labeled as “mentally ill” and black/brown ones are “terrorists” or “thugs”? @elizabeth_gilbert_writer hits it on the head in the second photo of this post. You can also read the entirety of all she shares via 🔗 in bio.
Nia was 18. Her whole life was ahead of her. I look at my own babies and my heart hurts for Nia’s mother who won’t ever be able to hold her baby again. .
Nia Wilson. Say her name. Remember her.
Art by @kaylanijuanita
Join us next month for a special reading and Q&A discussion with author @jenniferdvassel at @mysnooknuk! (Link in bio to reserve your FREE ticket)
We’ll be talking about self-confidence and preparing our kids to take on the new school year feeling empowered ✨
If you’re not able to attend, you can still receive our guide with tips for helping your child’s confidence/belief in ability to accomplish a goal that we worked with a school psychologist to create — DM us your email for a copy!