Preparing for a new baby with older siblings does not have to be as challenge. Taking time to prepare them for a new baby reduces stress in the long run.
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://mixedmombrownbabies.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/RachelBLMedit.mov We can't say this enough, but if you're looking to make a change in your commu[...]
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 same breath the fear that if this conversation isn’t had there may very well be the reason they don’t make it home one day im[...]
Disclosure: This blog post was sponsored by iD Tech, but all opinions are my own. Is your child interested in learning how to design video games? Or if your child is anything like mine, getting him away from video games is a level 10 struggle. So why not use this to your advantage? With the future becoming more digital, games such as Mincecraft and Roblox are increasing in popularity. But did you know these games can also teach your child valuable coding skills that can set them apart in the[...]
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 is something we both dread. But don’t fret, I have some tips that can make it that much easier! Start early : As I mention[...]
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 just completely say forget the rules and let your kids act crazy. Learning to let go means loosening up the ropes a little bit. Al[...]
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 to be. Here are my top five tips for recovery after a c-section for anyone who recently had one or is anticipating this as a possib[...]
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 that happens over night. But if you are willing to actively put in the work, the results are well worth it! (Sounds like we're about[...]
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 old crawl all over you may have been cute before but now you're like, no ma'am, and that's okay. Or maybe your husband grabbing yo[...]
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 having breastfed four children. With that being said, I pray you are not looking to wean your child based solely on the advice of[...]
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