Sunday, December 31, 2017

You Have To Be Your Own Cheerleader | Life Lessons

I spent a lot of time during this 2017 year of going hard for my damn self. Growing my brand from the mud. I took time out to give myself shout outs left and right.

It didn't matter if I was promoting my YouTube channel or my blog; I found ways to market my talents. I did not ask any one to help promote or market me either.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Somebody's Always Watching | Story Time

So, a few days ago I was walking the aisles of my Neighborhood Wal-Mart in search of ingredients for a homemade almond cake. I stepped out the house that day looking a lil’ rough. My hair was in two strand twists that were a bit flat from sleeping on them, I wore regular black v-neck, and a pair of bleached stained grey yoga pants with my house slippers to match. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

My Postpartum Body After Giving Birth | Self Love

I wouldn't trade my postpartum body for the world. In fact, I fell in love with my body even more after giving birth. I'm embracing my stretch marks, discoloration, and body weight.
I'm now 8 weeks postpartum and anywhere around 10-15 pounds my post pregnancy weight. 

Thursday, December 28, 2017

My Very First Christmas As a Mom

My first Christmas as a mother was lovely. My husband enjoyed every moment of being a father for Christmas right along with me. We took our Christmas photos in our living room while being all cheese out during the process.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

My Present Isn't Under the Christmas Tree

I just wanted to reveal to you all what I am grateful for before Christmas arrives: 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

When Family Ties Become Unraveled | Story Time

I wanted to start this blog post off by saying this year has been truly eye-opening for me. It wasn't like I was sleep or anything like that. Well, yeah, I wasn't spiritual woke on the inside to see what God wanted me to understand in my waking life.

You see around the month of March I had found out I was having a baby boy and the first person besides my husband I wanted to tell was my mom. However, to tell my mom, the news I had to tell my lil sister first. (I had no problem with doing it either.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

I Can't Tell You The Last Time I Had a Drink | Confession

When you make the transition from being a country girl to a city girl your views truly change. Where I am from drinking beer, wine coolers, and daiquiris are the way to go if you are celebrating or just whining down. 

When I made the move to the outskirts of New Orleans from living in Assumption Parish I experience the views of an onlooker would during Mardi Gras season. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

But Does He Pray for You, Sis?

I have found myself having conversations with a lot of ladies who are young and older about how they love a quote unquote God-fearing man. While there is nothing wrong with desiring a God-fearing man, the issue comes into play when a lot of women realize that man they love finds himself infatuated with your flesh and not your spirit. There is a difference with a man becomes infatuated with the flesh and spirit and allow for me to break it down for you, sis.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

5 Amazing Audibles to Buy & Listen to from 2017

For the year of 2017 I have discovered and have purchased many Audible books! The reason why I love Audible and Audible books is because I am an avid listener. I love hearing how a story can be told in someone’s voice especially while I’m reading the book. 

I will admit I am that girl who would shamelessly settle for the Audible edition of any book any day and still buy the book. I wanted to share with you all 5 amazing Audibles that I purchased and have listened to during this year. Hopefully you have listened to them or I gave you inspiration to purchase them via Audible. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Truth From A Recovering Natural Hair Product Junkie

My natural hair journey began in July 2011. I was becoming a junior in high school and no longer did I want to deal with my then relaxed hair. I felt like I wasn't living the vision of who I knew I had the potential to be. I also couldn't afford to go to the salon every couple of months to keep up with my new growth and the rest of my relaxed hair.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Beauty Of It All...

This weekend has truly been enlightening. On Saturday afternoon I attended my very first sip and paint. I spent a few hours that were well deserved out of my place and without my baby for the very first time in 6 weeks. I made sure my husband had a few bags of breastmilk ready for the baby before I headed out. I was a bit nervous being that it was my first time leaving my baby with my husband while I head out too.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Trying To Keep Up With The Joneses | When You Can't

We all have possibly felt the urge while shopping to treat ourselves to a little something nice. I know I have and can honestly say it with a grin. But when does treating yourself to something nice conflicts with your current financial situation? Believe it or not, there are people who will charge their credit card to the max or even their debit card to just feel and look like they are living a life of financial comfort, but are suffering to make rent or mortgage on a monthly basis.
Thursday, December 7, 2017

My Breastfeeding Experience & Tips

My breastfeeding experience began the same day that I gave birth to my son, October 29th, 2017. I started off feeling discouraged. I didn't know anything about producing colostrum. At the hospital, I delivered at their lactation specialists were amazing. They didn't pressure me into breastfeeding my newborn and they were very hands-on and supportive in my decision to breastfeed. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What They Don't Tell You About Becoming A Stay At Home Mother

After I gave birth to my first child life as a mother really started to hit me hard. I was no longer working due to me not having any close family members near me that I can trust to watch my child so I can have the option to return back to work. I was a loner too. 

Going to work or just heading out the door and seeing other humans and interacting with them was one of the many highlights of my day. Life has changed for me and I embraced it all along with motherhood. I just wanted to share a few things that a lot of women won't tell you about becoming a stay at home mother for the very first time. 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Life With My 6 Week Old Baby Boy | Growth Spurt & Constant Breastfeeding

As a mama now I'm heading into the 6th week of my baby's growth development. Nobody told me how demanding this stage of a baby's growth. My baby has been breastfeeding non-stop, has been fussy, and not wanting to sleep. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

God Will Get Me Thru

About a week ago from today I was sitting with my laptop in my lap on my sofa with my hands on my head stressed. Yes, I was stressed and my anxiety was low-key through the damn roof. Now why my nerves were so bad?