I am a career-driven mother of 3 dedicated to the health, spiritual, and emotional well-being of moms.
If I’m ever missing a pair of shades, they are most likely in the possession of this little diva right here! She is literally my mini me and likes all the same accessories I like. Her fall dress is perfect for the changing of the seasons since it has 3/4 length sleeves. It’s Target’s most addictive line, Cat & Jack. The sparkle shoes (that coincidentally match the sparkle heart of the dress) are from H&M. The shades are from Charlotte Russe. Check out her backyard photo shoot below!
I’ve been a mom, like forever. I can hardly even remember when I wasn’t a mom. Don’t get me wrong, parenthood is amazing, stressful, glorious, exhausting, joyous, and infuriating all rolled up in one chaotic ball. But did I mention, it’s amazing? And guess what is doubly amazing….becoming an aunt!
I had no idea that becoming an aunt was something magical that is nothing like motherhood! I recently became the proud aunt of twin boys and I am over the moon! Why didn’t you all tell me it was this awesome? You’ve been holding out on a sista!
Moms discuss what it feels like to have the “Baby Blues,” anxiety, Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Psychosis.
My daughter takes make-believe to the next level. She has an infant babydoll/family member that is always around. Wherever we go, she goes. Kind of like “my buddy” for those of you old enough to remember.
Diner en Blanc. The phenomenon, originating in Paris 29 years ago with 8,000 guests, stretches over 6 continents where people receive an exclusive invitation to flash-gather in a secret place, and perform an extravagant pop-up dining experience…. all white everything. White linen tablecloths, jewels and pearls, beautiful table settings. Tablescapes that will blow your mind away! And I was there for it all! This year I was invited as a guest and decided to chronicle the event! Here are the photos of my mom friends that were of the 4,000 in attendance in Chicago.
If my daughter could have her way, she would wear dresses every single day! We took a trip to her new school so she could test out the playground before her big day. The dress doesn’t stop her from being rough and tough! We purchased this cute little peplum dress off the clearance rack for $7 from my favorite store, H&M.
My daughter loves dresses, shoes, and purses! This little girl’s Coach purse is her favorite. Although the purse is empty (lol) she still carries it around to complete her look!
Men often say women never admit when we are wrong. It’s just not true! Whenever we are wrong, we do indeed admit to it and apologize. At least, most women I know do, including myself. It takes a lot to be the bigger person and many of us have no problem stepping up and admitting to not getting it right. Women often get a bad rap for being petty, overly-emotional, unable to self-assess how we negatively contribute to a situation, and so on and so on. And since I’m all about changing narratives, I am going to give men their due and be totally transparent about the many things they are right about.
Oh, you don’t know? You aren’t alone. Do you feel silly asking yourself this elementary question as an adult? Don’t feel bad, a lot of us have asked ourselves the same thing. Do you feel like you’re in a career rut, a stagnant position, just straight up stuck? Really, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Headed out to see firework displays with kids? You may want to pay attention to a few tips to make your outing seamless and enjoyable!
What do you do with a little girl that loves her dresses? Fancy her in dresses! My daughter has always appreciated dresses and loves picking out new styles. Luckily, most of her ensembles are very affordable and don’t hurt mama’s pocket. This candy-striped sundress number was under $5 from our favorite place, H&M. She hand-picked her sandals from Old Navy.
Before we headed out for a Sunday birthday party, she posed by a flowerbed. We also visited a tractor that has been parked in our neighborhood for so long that my kids affectionately named him. Seeing as how Martin The Tractor didn’t seem to mind, we snapped a few quick pics with him too! See all her pics below.
Can we talk about baby showers for a sec? Because most of them are traditional, conservative and reserved. If this is your style, then cool! Not hating at all! But if you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for pushing the envelope and breaking away from monotony. What if I told you that a baby shower can be more like a day-party with the right elements? If you’re still reading, you probably like to switch things up too! Are you interested in throwing a non-boring, co-ed baby shower extravaganza? Do you want a shower that stands out? I’ve got you covered!
This past weekend, I was honored to serve on my sister’s baby shower committee! Two babies, double trouble, double the sass. Now I love dress shopping, but I wanted to find the perfect number for this special occasion. I needed something that said elegant, sexy, sassy, and a little funky. This H&M dress said all of those things, so I scooped it up the moment I saw it! H&M does not have every line at every store, nor do they make every dress available online. But here is a link to some similar styles. The earrings are from Forever 21, and the gold pumps are Jessica Simpson, on clearance at DSW!
Whenever Father’s Day rolls around I find myself appreciative, conflicted and then angry throughout the day (in that order) with all the mixed messages I see floating around social media and the innanet (aka messy internet). And this is the year I want to talk about it because it has become a giant elephant in the room.