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Category: Dear Mamas

How Prioritizing My Values Helped Me Re-Define Success

    When I turned 37, I was gifted with a life coaching session. I had never used a coach in this capacity before, so I was excited to see what it would be like. Part of my assignment was to make a list of things I had accomplished in…

Redefining Body Goals: The Journey To Accepting My Body

  Apologize to your body. Maybe that’s where the healing begins. ~Nayyirah Waheed     In my last piece, How I Find Happiness, I talked about a number of things I try to do and/or practice in order to maintain my joy during difficult times. I&#8217…

Representation Matters: Affirming My Toddlers’ Blackness Through Books

I’m working to create a space where it feels easy to include and imagine black girls and make black girls like me the main characters of our lives. —Marley Dias    Neylan at 6 months with two of her fave books – Whose Toes Are Those &amp…

Lean In? Or Lie Prostrate?

  I’m two years deep into mommy-hood and this life transition has by far been the most intense. In one day you can literally go through every emotion there is to experience trying to navigate the world of a little human. Motherhood is often said to be many…