As mothers, our world is constantly changing. When I had my first child, self care or me time was rarely mentioned. Now it's all I ever see. And just as quickly as the narrative around motherhood has drastically changed, so has our own sense of normal. With COVID-19 ever lurking in the back of our minds and stay at home orders being extended for the third time this ye[...]
I've had quite a few mommas reach out asking for ways to keep fighting. Ways to make sure Black Lives Matter is a movement, not a moment. I teamed up with my favorites bloggers at @blackcreatehers to pull resources and share some ways to stay involved and continue moving the needle, not only in the black community, but all communities. https://mixedmombrownbabie[...]
This is a subject that’s hard for most adults to speak about, so as a mother to have to talk with your children about racism and social injustice issues may seem like a battle you can’t win. If you’re like me then on one hand you feel it's stripping them of their innocence. Taking away from their childhood and the notion that all people are good. But within that[...]
Hey Mama, If you’re here I’m assuming your toddler is like mine and fighting you when it comes to brushing teeth? If you’re like me then the tip to start early either never got told to you or you completely forgot it because this is child number four, and you had other things going on. Either way, we’re both here and brushing our toddler’s teeth[...]
Hey Mama, Mothering is hard, but learning to let go is a whole other level. When you first become a mom, you want to protect your baby. Nature them. Mold them and keep them safe. But that’s just it. You can’t and the soon you figure that out, the sooner you can learn to let go. What Does Learning To Let Go Mean? Let me start by saying I am not advising that you[...]
Hey Mama, The first few days and weeks after having a child can be some of the hardest, especially if you've had cesarean. Recovery after c-section can be tricky and may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Let's not forget about the very horrible mom guilt that can came up as well. With all of this, recovery after c-section can seem almost impossible, but it doesn't have t[...]
Hey Mama, Having a baby comes with a lot of joy, but as I am sure you know, it can also come with a lot of stress, depression, and sometimes even hate for yourself and your postpartum body. So how do you learn to love your postpartum body? Loving your postpartum body takes work. And time. It takes work and time. Speaking from my own experience, this isn't something th[...]
Hey Mama, If you're anything like me, you're four kids and eleven years in and just now thinking of setting boundaries for yourself. If you are also like me, it may seem like it's too late. But luckily for you, I never listen to myself and neither should you. When's the best time to set boundaries as a mother Anytime! Seriously. Things change. Having a six month[...]
Hey Mama, Is it that time in your breastfeeding journey? Or maybe you've been thinking about it and want to prepare? Either way, I hope these five tips help make this process doable and easy for you and your baby. First, let me give this disclaimer: I am not a lactation consultant. I am also not a doctor. These tips will be from my own experiences hav[...]
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