Let’s Have A Colorism & Interracial Talk

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

Here’s What You Missed

In case you missed it, I have a bunch of new parent-themed guest blog articles available! Consider it your November wrap up. Weight Loss: Babywearing & Breastfeeding: How babywearing and breastfeeding helped me lose weight and then some. Becoming Mom: Some tips on how to embrace motherhood. Moving With A Baby: Moving in general is … Continue reading Here’s What You Missed

Dear Stretch Marks & Saggy Skin

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

Guest Blogger: Money & Values

I am excited to be a guest blogger on another platform! This one is mom centered, too but specifically moms of color. I decided to write an article on the intersection of money and values. Here's a snippet: When I immigrated to America, I was given “the talk” about becoming a self-empowered, self-sustained immigrant black … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Money & Values

The Ultimate Mother

I was one of those children who spent much of her childhood indoors. Me in my youth. I've wondered what my life would've been like had I been encouraged to go outdoors more. However, if I'm taking responsibility for myself, I'll say instead, I've wondered what my life would have been like had I voluntarily … Continue reading The Ultimate Mother

Parenting Blog Contributor

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

12 Months Later

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

12 Things I Learned From My Newborn

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

I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

I understand the sentiment and get what people are reaching for when they say they want their pre pregnancy body (PPB) back, but I don't want mine back. Past is Past My PPB was amazing! I took for granted how well I typically felt until morning sickness took over. I also didn't recognize how amazing … Continue reading I Don’t Want My Pre Pregnancy Body Back

My Vaginal, Unmedicated, Homebirth

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