I get asked all the time what kind of books I write and how to publish a book. Lately, I haven't been writing and I actually feel bad because I am a damn good writer and I'm wasting my talent by not using it. People love my stories and what I have to say. I … Continue reading Writing a Book
I never knew how selfless parents are until I became pregnant and life was no longer about me. I also didn't know how selfish parents could be until I became an educator. I have first hand experience from both sides of the spectrum, and I must say one side is worse than the other and … Continue reading Selfless v. Selfish Parents
I listen to the Minimalist Moms podcast every morning and one thing they talked about that pertains to minimalism is JOMO: the joy of missing out. I have to say that I have a severe case of this because missing out on things does not bother me. When friends cancel, I don't fear that I … Continue reading JOMO
In every job I've worked, people always eat breakfast at their desk, in the lounge or break room. I am one of those people. I was one of those people. Every morning, I would pack my lunch bag and walk out the door. Once I got to the school, I would sit at my desk … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Eating Breakfast at Home
I made a vow this year to read 25 books. Well, starting on the first, I read one book, cover-to-cover. It was just that good. "We're Going to Need More Wine..." by Gabrielle Union was a helluva read. It was nonstop laughter, sadness, anger and so much more. Fortunately, I had no plans to leave … Continue reading We’re Going to Need More Wi…Sparkling Water
This coming of age story follows Nadia Turner, a girl who goes through life trying to find herself. From losing her mom, losing her virginity, getting an abortion to losing herself, there's so much to take in. This novel was beautifully written and though I can't relate to any of it, I personally know some … Continue reading The Mothers by Brit Bennett
January 13. 2018 was my gender reveal. Even though I already knew my baby was going to be a boy, my family and friends didn't. I wasn't excited at first about having a gender reveal, but as it came closer to the day, I got really excited. My mom did a phenomenal job and I … Continue reading Issa Gender Reveal!!!
It was the morning we went back to school after the winter break, and I was journaling before I got my day started. As I was journaling, I figured that it was too good not to share, so of course I had to make it into a blog post. I was writing about how getting … Continue reading Motivational Monday: Preparing
Never did I ever think that I would be a single mother, nor did I ever think that I would be pregnant, but, here I am. As for being a single mother, I am not depressed or upset by it because I know that there is a man out there who will love me and … Continue reading Thoughts on being a Single Mother
2018 has already been taking care of me by exing people out of my life who don't need to be there and to be honest, I can't say that I am not happy about it. It's nice when people remove themselves from your life and save you the time, energy and trouble. Even if you … Continue reading 2018, Keep Doing Your Job Boo
When I first found out I was pregnant, I was devastated. During that time, I was set to move to China and start a new life and career. I had my visa documents and everything. All I was waiting on was my plane ticket. Then I found out I was pregnant. That brought everything to … Continue reading Getting an Abortion
The holidays have past, and school has started again. These past couple of weeks have been nice being off from work. I am not one who cares much for holidays, but I do love spending time with my family. December was our first cold winter in a while. With temperatures in the 40s (that's cold … Continue reading I’m back!!
A new year means new goals. I don't believe in resolutions. I believe in goals, something to work towards. I do these posts every year on this day because it's something to look back on. My goals for 2017, crushed majority of them. I can't wait to see what 2018 has in store. Without further … Continue reading Goals for 2018
We are always learning lessons, more so as we get older. This past year has been a whirlwind of learning and life events. Not all have been good, and not all have been bad. I have to say 2017 was a pretty damn good year. Budgeting. I have been on a strict budget and I … Continue reading 3 Things 2017 Taught Me
It doesn't typically snow in Houston, in fact it's been about 9-10 years since the last time it snowed. I woke up Friday morning to the ground, trees, cars and rooftops covered in a white powder. Surely this was not Houston. The snow was beautiful while it lasted. Within a few hours of the sky … Continue reading The Snow Has Fallen…
https://youtu.be/2pBQAiozzcE Podcast: Black Girl in Om Grocery Haul: Avocados Blackberries Blueberries Strawberries Potatoes Tomatoes Pumpkin seeds Pecans Raisins Kale Nutritional Yeast Bolthouse Farms Non-Dairy Milk
https://youtu.be/w40RwXeWB9k 1. Library At the library you can check out as many books as you want and renew them. This way you can have books but not have books at the same time. The Houston Public Library now has a feature where you can check it ebooks that are delivered directly to your kindle. 2. … Continue reading Minimalism for the Avid Reader
I was listening to a podcast the other day (Minimalist Moms) and they were talking about minimalism and spirituality. I consider myself a spiritual person and that more so came to light after my transition to being vegan. When you realize that all these animal products, processed foods and fake foods are not needed to … Continue reading Veganism, Minimalism, and Spirituality
Since I've been pregnant, you have been projecting your opinions and oppositions at me. It's like once women have had children, they always feel like experts, but that's not the case. Not every woman is the same, nor is every birth or pregnancy. Just because I choose to have a different birthing experience than you, … Continue reading Dear Bitter Moms
Many things change when a woman becomes pregnant. Hormones, skin, physical features, mentality, etc. one of the biggest changes for me was food. As a vegan, I already eat pretty healthy (in my mind anyway). However, when I am making food choices now, it's no longer about me; it's about the baby. I'm always wondering … Continue reading Nutrition vs. Taste
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I have been searching and searching for months to find a midwife (specifically a black one) to deliver my baby. I have always been interested in a water birth and I have seen hundreds of videos. Yesterday (November 20) I met with Afua Hassan, owner of The Birthing Place, in Houston, Tx. Soon as I … Continue reading Midwife and Water Birth
I am not a pill swallower and never have been. Pills and I have this hate relationship where it hates me and won't allow me to swallow it without throwing it back up. Needless to say, prenatal vitamins in pill, gel or capsule form, I don't F with those. Below are the supplements I take … Continue reading What I take for My Vegan Pregnancy
I can't believe it has already been four years that I have adopted a plant based lifestyle. I remember like it was just yesterday (it was actually last Friday that made 4 years, November 17). It was right before the thanks-for-killing-millions-of-Indians break, and I was so sick. I had spent the weekend in Huntsville, Texas, … Continue reading 4 Years Vegan!!