Simple Ways To Relive Daily Stress In Motherhood

This past week was such a bad mental health week for me. I felt so overwhelmed everyday and like I was getting nothing done. My To-do list was keeping me up at night but the next day I still felt unmotivated to work on it. That whole week was so frustrating but I decided that […]

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My 3 Year Breastfeeding Journey: The Highs and Lows

In honor of “Black Breastfeeding Week” I wanted to talk about my breastfeeding journey and some of the highs and lows I’ve encountered over the last three years. Having breastfed my son for two years, getting pregnant shortly after his second birthday and now breastfeeding my daughter exclusively, my journey has definitely been a life […]

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Six Months Postpartum: “How I’m Doing Now.”

Wow, has it really been six months already? I can’t believe it. Motherhood is amazing in that the days seem to drag on forever but you’ll look up and the months and years have flown by. It’s crazy! But I’m here to give an update on all of the topics I touched on in my […]

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Parental Burnout: Signs, Symptoms and Solutions

“Parenting is hard as f$%k!” I know, I know…my language. But seriously, if you’ve never thought this to yourself, screamed this into a pillow or whispered this (or some variation of the phrase) under your breath then are you really even a parent? Being responsible for the well being of your little ones can be […]

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Mama Trauma: PTSD In Motherhood

“I don’t know babe, I sometimes feel like I’m traumatized from Myka’s birth.” PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder. “A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.” I was about three weeks postpartum when my life had calmed down enough for me to think about anything besides surviving life […]

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One Month Postpartum: “My Journey So Far, Week by Week”

One month postpartum! A serious milestone that so many mamas are familiar with. These first few weeks after birth are filled with a whirlwind of changes with our bodies, hormones and lives in general! And as we fight through those weeks to find any sense of normalcy we emerge on the other side of those […]

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Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy: Let’s Talk About It.

“According to a recent analysis by the CDC, the rate of pregnant women with a depression diagnosis at delivery increased by seven times from 2000 to 2015. Additionally, recent CDC research, shows that about 1 in 8 women experience symptoms of postpartum depression.” So I’m just going to jump right in ladies because honestly while […]

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30 Week Pregnancy Update

The final 10 week countdown starts now and I could not be more excited! I feel every bit of pregnant at this point and my symptoms are less than glamorous but I’m feeling very blessed and extremely excited to meet my little girl. With that being said, this point in my pregnancy has definitely been […]

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10 Ways To Practice Gratitude This Holiday Season

It is finally November! A new month, a new beginning and most importantly, a sign that the year 2020 is finally coming to an end! (Let us ALL collectively rejoice!) Besides being such a crucial month this year because of the Presidential election, November is viewed as a month where we all reassess our priorities. […]

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“But, how are you really doing?” #MentalAwarenessMonth

May is “Mental Health Awareness Month” and given the current state that the world is in, we are ALL way past due for a mental health check. So how are you doing? I mean reaallllyyyy doing? And I am asking the real you. Not you as a mom or wife or the rock of your […]

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