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Looking for an educational tv program for your little one? Look no further than @babyfirsttv to introduce your child to basic building blocks like numbers, colors, animals, art, music and more! This tv network runs 24hrs with nonstop child friendly programming. BabyFirst tv also provides interactive activities for parents like zumbini (Zumba for parent and baby). Please check with your local tv provider it’s worth it. My little ones favorite show is the #notekins 😊 #babyfirsttv #mommyapproved #melanatedmommy #melanatedmomma #melanatedmom #investinyourself #investinyourchild #investinyourchildren #investinyourchildsfuture #investinyourchildrensfuture #investinyourchildseducation #investinyourchildrenseducation #nomoremindlesstv #babyeducationalstuff #babyeducation

Today’s lesson is about money 💵. Nate, who is 6, has a lot of wants, like any normal 6 yo. But this kid has his own money. Today he declared that he wanted vanilla milk from Starbucks (mommy’s favorite spot). I let him make his own purchase of milk from his 💰 of money. He struggled at the counter. (Thank goodness for patient barista and no line 🙏🏾). But he has to learn what it means to be a consumer. While I helped him out at the counter, the lesson continued as we had our drinks. He counted his money, we did a mock purchase, and just talked about why he needs to know how much money he has before making a purchase. Money management must start young. Take every opportunity to teach, explain, and demonstrate to your kids.
#growinglittlepeople #raisingresponsiblekids #knowledgeispower #theyarenevertooyoungtolearn #makeeverymomentcount #smartkids #consciouskids #consciousliving #sinlemom #dmvmomtribe #melanatedmom #momofoneson #raisingnate #laboroflove #financialeducation #financialfreedom

Today channel your inner Oshun. Bathing rituals are an excellent way to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul. Speak gratitude, affirmation and request your inner desires. The universe will reward you. #oshun🌻 #internationalwomensday #melanatedmommy #melanatedmomma #melanatedmom #melanatedgoddess #melanatedmotherhood #affirmation #gratitude #gogeta #gogetyours #mommymakesithappen

One of the most challenging things I experienced while pregant was finding the right foods to eat during my first trimester. I did not know that portion was a vital factor when dealing with morning sickness. Many make the mistake of overeating because we have this image of eating for two, but this does not mean eating enough calories to sustain two adults. You do not ( I REPEAT YOU DO NOT) need to consume any extra calories in your first trimester. It isn't until your second and third trimesters that it's recommended to consume approximately 300 extra calories daily. On your quest for foods you can hold down, remember that everyone is different. Some foods and smells will be great for one mommy and totally repulsive to another. #eatingfortwo #pregnancyhacks #pregnancy #pregnancyfood #pregnancyfriendly #mommiestobe #mommytobe #melanatedmommy #melanatedmomma #melanatedmom #melanatedmommies #melanatedmoms #melanatedmothers #melanatedmother #foodsforbaby #healthyfood #healthyfoods #foodsformommy #foodsformom #melanatedmotherhood #melanatedqueen #melanatedqueens #melanatedqueen👑 #melanatedqueens👑

Tomorrow makes 25 weeks. Baby girl is growing strong and moving around A LOT #pregnant #pregnancy #25weekspregnant #babygirl #naturalhair #queen #momlife #goddesslocs #melanatedmom

The coveted pregnancy glow is attributed mainly an influx of hormones and a 50% increase in blood flow. I think we can agree this queen is definitely glowing 😍#melanatedmommy #melanatedmom #melanatedmotherhood #melanatedmomma #melanatedwombman #melanatedwoman #melanatedqueen #melanatedqueens #melanatedqueen👑 #melanatedqueens👑 #maturnitypictures

Breastfeeding isn’t only a source of nutrition; your child benefits from the physical interaction which provides reassurance. There are an array of health benefits if your child breastfeeds and scientists linked increases of intelligence as well. Research has found that children seem to learn best in the context of emotional closeness. In addition to establishing a bond that creates a sense of value and love, breastfeeding also releases hormones that promote maternal behavior. Not to mention, it helps drop all the pregnancy weight faster. Breastfeeding can also lower your risk of osteoporosis, breast and ovarian cancer too. #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #breastfeedingmomma #breastfeedingmother #breastfeedingisbeautiful #breastfeedingislove #breastfeedinglife #breastfeedingmoms #breastfeedingbaby #breastfeedingmommies #breastfeedingmommas #breastfeedingworld #melanatedmotherhood #melanatedmommy #melanatedmom #melanatedmomma #melanatedmommies #melanatedqueens👑 #melanatedqueen👑 #melanatedfamily

Why do I suggest doulas for Black Mamas? ⠀

1. Epiderals are expensive and are not guaranteed to work. You are 3 times more likely to have a c-section after an epidural. Doulas offer natural - #holistic pain relief. ⠀
2. Doula presence usually results in shorter labor & better outcomes. They help you stay #mindful and present during the experience! ⠀
3. #BlackMoms can get bullied during birth by hospital staff (Happened to me) your Doula is your advocate and in my case, my superwoman! ⠀
4. They support you before, during, and after your birth - physically & MENTALLY. Our community is not as informed on natural birthing so you may sometimes feel alone or less confident in your decisions. They help reassure you. ⠀
5. They take the stress off DAD!! They support dad too. My hubs can't take seeing me in pain so our doula supported him also. Reminding him that I knew what I was doing. ⠀

Think about it mamas - "Would you go into the championship game without a coach?" If so, how well would you do? #Doula support keeps your head in the game! ⠀

Doulas are an essential component of a holistic birthing experience ESPECIALLY for new mamas. I know how easy it is to get overwhelmed and drown yourself in all the books on the tips and tricks of natural birthing. Listen boo, don't trip. ⠀

Stay tuned for my blog post about doulas in the HTX, ATX, and DFW Metroplex and my experience with my doula! ⠀ -- Baby Ra pictured at 1 week earthside 😩

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