Besides the necessities like diapers, wipes, and clothes— My baby shower registry was full of things that I thought might be helpful, things recommended by others, and things that made me say, "aww"... I knew very little about babies! Now that Bunny (his internet name) is almost a year old, I wanted to share the … Continue reading 5 Baby Items I Wish I Had From Day One
It's common knowledge that being a new parent, is challenging. Not so common knowledge is that comments from family, friends, and strangers (the baby gurus of Google) can make parenting seem so much harder— but only if you let them. Even with an obstructed view, in the form of rudeness and unsolicited advice, I try … Continue reading The Rudest Things I’ve Heard as a New Mom… (Venting).
Yes, I know it's July but I had to get this out. My right shoulder is burning in pain from the awkward way I'm currently holding my 10 week old son. He's comfy, sleeping, and so very cute. Me? I'm breathing lightly and paused 100 tasks in hopes that he'll stay asleep longer than 20 … Continue reading My First Mother’s Day.
You know that feeling when you just love or look up to someone so much that you can't stop talking about them or referencing their work? Issa is that person for me. Her YouTube series, "Awkward Black Girl," helped me survive college, I related way too much to even the smallest details in her book, … Continue reading A SIP with Kofi Siriboe.
I'm uncomfortable typing this, but oh well. If my post helps or resonates with just one person, the discomfort is absolutely worth it. I'm an advocate for mental health awareness among my family, friends, and anyone who will listen. For some reason, I felt moved today to briefly share my experience with anxiety for the … Continue reading I Don’t Hate You, I’m Just Anxious.
Aaron and I finally visited Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and it was beautiful! In an effort to save the intricate details so you can uncover them yourself, I'll just say Vizcaya was the winter retreat of James Deering and is now a Miami landmark and an accredited museum. It’s inspiring, calming, and you'll want to get … Continue reading Exploring Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
I’m not sure if it’s like this for most people, but for me, it used to be so easy to form negative and undermining thoughts regarding my accomplishments and capabilities. I used to reflect on things that I’ve accomplished with thoughts like, “I’m so bad at [insert skill here] I don’t know how I got […]
Life can be stressful sometimes. We're all busy balancing obligations, hobbies, relationships and more all while trying to find time to eat. Here are the top five ways keep my mind clear to (peacefully) tackle my to-do list. 1. CALENDARS.The art of effectively utilizing a calendar comes down to discipline. As soon as anything is mentioned … Continue reading 5 Habits for a productive and Clutter-free Mind.
Generally speaking, everyone has a solid list of characteristics and phrases that they feel accurately defines them as an individual. These seemingly definitive characteristics often control how we think as well as the actions we take in our lives. I am reminded daily of who I am. While giving credit to my relationship with God, the people in my … Continue reading The Power of Choices.
My Dad is a golfer and when I was 12, he bought me a child's set of golf clubs so I could join him! He taught me how to hold them, how to swing, and all the terminology but at the end of the day, I was more interested in driving the cart. I used … Continue reading She Golfs!