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Happy Monday. Raise your hand if you are still on a #Beychella high 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️ When she sang the Negro National Anthem I felt it in my soul. We need daily reminders of how far we have come, but how much more work is to be done. Art imitates life, and Beychella was the reminder we all needed that Black women are MAGICAL ❤️

Happy Resurrection Sunday! So thankful for love and grace. Also, peep the outfit change because of course Vivi had two Easter dresses ❤️ #blackishmom #easter #risen #love #resurrectionsunday

Early Mornings ❤️ I am up early thinking about life, my next moves, and really examining the impact I want to have. It is never too late to follow your dreams, take a leap of faith, or do things the way you always wanted. Keep pushing forward. #blackishmom #earlymornings #reflection #faith

Happy Friday! This week has been crazy busy but I am so happy the weekend is 8 hours away ❤️ #blackishmom #friday #weekend #fbf

I carry this picture in my wallet with me every day. I found it at my grandmother's house several years ago and kept it. During moments of uncertainty, pain, or grief I look at this picture of myself and feel better. Not because I want to be that little kid again, but as a reminder to myself that the little kid in the picture has always been worthy of greatness. She has dreams to chase, accomplishments to achieve, and she will be damned if she lets anyone tell her she can't do it. It is my way of telling myself I was enough from the moment I was born! We are enough! We have always been enough!
Lately, I have felt the urge to share my thoughts on the crazy, intense pressure we face as Black women. I want to start with motherhood itself, and the belief that it completes us. Maybe some people feel that way, but I am not one of them. My latest article explores this taboo topic. Below is an excerpt. Click the link in my bio for the full article. "Being a mom is just ONE aspect of who I am as a person. Yes, it takes up more bandwidth than anything else in my life, but my self-worth is not based on being a mother. My dignity, ability to learn, advance professionally, or be accepting of excellent service should not be tied to my motherhood.

I was enough when I was a Black girl in Sunnyside. I was surrounded by love, and full of hope. I had turf wars with my sisters, took responding to a bully too far in kindergarten, and loved being around my grandparents.

I was enough when I was a teenager. I played every sport I could: basketball, track, golf, tennis, badminton, bowling, you name it. I had crushes, a boyfriend, and high school classes with some of the craziest teachers you could imagine." http://theblackishmom.com/blog/post/black-women-are-enough

The Boss has Arrived ❤️ #blackishmom #boss #bossbaby #newborn

Sunday Funday is such a cute thing to say but how many moms living this out? I used to stress to the highest degree over Sunday because it meant doing all the chores I was too tired to do during the week. But now I am finding balance by doing more during the week and on Friday night and Saturday so I can reclaim Sunday Funday! Today’s agenda: church, birthday brunch, writing, and doing some last-minute trip planning ❤️ #blackishmom #sunday #sundayfunday #balance

Happy Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will sharing breastfeeding stories in my small attempt to normalize breastfeeding among Black woman. We can do this with support and education!
Check out @knowingtracy story below. Comment with your hardest challenge while breastfeeding.❤️ #blackishmom #blackwomenbreastfeed #breastmilk
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I've always hoped to breastfeed my baby, but breastfeeding was more difficult than I imagined. Kai came a few weeks early, so his little mouth struggled to latch. He tried and never quit. The determination of my little baby pushed me to continue practicing with him. By 1 month Kai latched properly and nursed. I truly enjoyed our bonding moments.
He currently gets his breast milk to go - from mom's boobs. I stand by @Lot801 's message to #normalizebreastfeeding and #dropthecover . God blessed us with these beautiful babies, and food to nourish them.

Happy Tuesday ❤️ #blackishmom #chocolate #cute #newborn

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