You'd be surprised by the ugly things people say about mixed kids online. Not just any people, mothers. Not just any mommas, black mothers.And I get it.I've had my share of dark thoughts, too. Shocking confession time? While I'm not going to repeat what's been said, I'll share my thoughts. These Thoughts of Darkness? I … Continue reading Let’s Have A Colorism & Interracial Talk
I've been through the presence of many of your kind. My weight fluctuations gave way to both. Stretch marks have tattooed my breasts, arms, thighs, and hips since my preteen years. There has always been a little jiggle all over my body, too. I've allowed others to make me feel like you don't belong on … Continue reading Dear Stretch Marks & Saggy Skin
In case you missed it, I've mentioned a few times on Instagram my excitement about becoming a Freelance Writer! It has taken me years to cultivate the confidence I have to dive fully into working from home. I've doubted myself repeatedly, and I still have moments where I wonder if I can deliver anything worth … Continue reading Parenting Blog Contributor
Move over, Zero! Congratulations to me! I made it through a SUCCESSFUL year of parenting. The surreal feeling still hangs in the balance like a dreality filmed with a cool Instagram filter. It's somewhat like what people told me to expect, but MOST of it was downright not even close. I was 98% sure I … Continue reading 12 Months Later
I went into motherhood knowing it'd be all about the lessons. I was here to guide my son about how life works, but he was here to teach/remind me how life really works or should work. I didn't realize gems would get dropped so early! Here are new things I learned and a few things … Continue reading 12 Things I Learned From My Newborn
Why? Why vaginal birth? Many articles casually suggested getting a c-section, but I knew I was too healthy for such a thing. Plus, vaginal made the most sense because it's natural though I had many ignorant fears sold to me by the media. Once I was educated, it was still a little scary to imagine … Continue reading My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth
Make sure you read the first ten here. If you're curious about knowing more about any of these things, Google it up. There's plenty more about each than I want to get into. 1. You May Poop On Yourself During Delivery: I had to start here y'all! This is so, so common. The muscles used … Continue reading 10 More Things I Learned About Pregnancy
One of the first things I was told about veganism while pregnant was not to do it and/or that'll it be hard to get protein. My eyes rolled back so far you'd think I was possessed. Admittedly and obviously, I judged right back. I got up my vegan pedestal. How was I going to take … Continue reading Vegan Pregnancy Was It?