The Moniqua LaShae Meal Planner I’ve been pretty quiet lately about the things I’m working on and what I’ve noticed is that, when you move in silence, you’re able to execute faster and better. If you remember a few months back, I said I was working on a huge project, well one project with two… Continue reading Big Announcement: Moniqua LaShae 12 Month Meal Planner, Coming Soon…
I was never afraid to die until I had Malakhai. Now all I can’t hink about is what will happen if I’m not here? How will he survive? Granted I know the answers but I don’t want Malakhai to have to live in a world as a child without his mother. I never want to… Continue reading Death Becomes Me
Khai went to stay with his dad for a few hours yesterday. Let’s have a moment of silence for how much growth that took me. I know how important it is for a black boy to have his father active in his life. Saturday was also an important day for his dad and his family.… Continue reading Turning Over a New Leaf
The place I’m in now, I never thought I could be here. So much has transpired since last Thursday that I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll start from the beginning. First, my principal got promoted to principal of her graduating high school. That’s a huge deal and I’m extremely happy for her.… Continue reading First Quarter Down, Three More to Go!
So much has happened over the past couple of weeks and to be honest, some for the good, some for the worst. I won’t get into details, but one specific change that happened recently, made me reevaluate my career and what I want to do moving forward. Since I started teaching, I really wanted to… Continue reading Spring Brings Change
Single mom life can get pretty damn dry, Sahara Desert dry. I’m talking about sex. Being single is hard, being a mom isn’t hard, but not having sex is even harder. I miss the feel of a man and the way his hands would hold and caress me. The tender kisses. Our bodies rhythmically rubbing… Continue reading Celibate 8+ Months
I’ve been in education for the past 6 years and 4 of those years were spent in the classroom as a teacher. Everyone knows teachers are severely underpaid, but have the most important jobs. Without teachers, there’s no education. So this brings no surprise that teachers in certain parts of the country, are on strike.… Continue reading STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!
I think it’s safe to say that many people, millennials mostly, are not set up to financially handle an emergency. If you follow Dave Ramsey, his first Baby Step is to have an emergency fund of $1,000. To be clear, I don’t necessarily follow his steps, but I do agree with having an emergency fund.… Continue reading Emergency!!
If you’re a parent, than many of you have experienced or will experience projects. I haven’t reached that stage with Khai yet, but I am on the other end of the project, the giving end. I have my students a project for Black History Month on January 28, and it was due Feb. 25. So… Continue reading Parental and Administrative Accountability
So yesterday was visitation day with Khai’s dad and of course my anxiety levels rose. I’m at the point now to where my disdain for him is dissipating to tolerable. One day it’ll get to a point to where I just don’t give a damn and oh how I am yearning for that day. So… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #14: I’m Bitter
The #debtfreecommunity on Instagram is rapidly growing and so many millennials are becoming debt free. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’m on a journey to becoming debt free. Through this community, I’ve sesrched for, found, and still searching for single black moms who are either debt free or working towards… Continue reading Financial Friday: Angela, The Novice Wealthbuilder
Disclaimer: I am not a license professional financial coach, advisor, or consultant. Just sharing what works for me in hopes that it helps others. Money goals – what money goals do you have? What is it that you’re trying to achieve financially? Lay out all debts/bills – seeing the bigger picture helps you to know… Continue reading 10 Budget Moves for Debt Freedom
This post contains affiliate links. I may receive a small something if you click on or make a purchase. I’ve been an avid meal prepper for a few years now and I always get asked how. I’ve heard it’s too hard, time consuming, and just doesn’t work for people, meaning they can’t stick to their… Continue reading Be a Pro at Meal Prep in 10 Steps
I’ve been unhappy for quite sometime now, and that’s okay. It’s okay to not be okay all the time. What’s not okay is to continue on this path and not do anything to change your emotional direction. I won’t go into specifics of what I’m not happy about, but let’s discuss why I should be… Continue reading 21 Reasons to be Happy and Why I’m Not
I, like most other black millennials, was brought up in the church. I was told we had to go to church every Sunday for worship, and every Wednesday for bible study. I was told I had to be in the choir until I was 18 (church rule). I was told that I had to be… Continue reading God and Religion
Many people practice yoga for different reasons, whether it be to tone, meditate, or to become more flexible. However, did you know yoga is a way to help with constipation? No? Well you’re in luck. Just a disclaimer, I am not expert, but I know what works. Over the past week, I have gotten back… Continue reading Yoga for Constipation
Saturday was a tough day, a day that made me take the plunge and seek a therapist. On my way to visitation with Khai’s dad, I felt an anxiety attack coming on. I was able to make it through visitation (only lasted 45 minutes), and head home to practice yoga. The one time I really… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #13: I’m Going to Therapy
“I can’t drink plain water.” “Water tastes nasty.” “Water is boring.” “Water has no flavor.” I’m sure you’ve heard some of these before and I must say it does annoy me quite a bit. It’s funny how many people don’t consume even a quarter of the amount of water they need per day, despite their… Continue reading Stay Hydrated Sis: Benefits of Drinking Water
Yes, you read that right. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 9 years and I have to say that after a 30-60 minute session, I’m ready to get it on and get it in. I’ve always wondered why and I finally decided to put Google to use and this article came up. The Workout That… Continue reading Yoga Makes Me Horny
In the above pic, even though I’m smiling in all three, only one I’m actually happy in. That’s the one from 2018. The left two are from my freshman year in college. I was attending Stephen F. Austin State University. I was severely depressed. I was self medicating through alcohol and sex, tons and tons… Continue reading Don’t Let the Smile Fool You
I already know I’m going to catch heat behind this, but I don’t care. I’m only speaking from personal experience so clearly I don’t men all black men. I’m going to preface this article by giving a little back story. This guy I went to school with has been after me for years, roughly 17… Continue reading Why do Black Men feel so entitled?
Do y’all have those days where you aren’t feeling too well and all you want to do is rest? You don’t feel like being bothered? Or those days when you’re sick with a cold and bed rest is recommended? However, you still have to take care of your child(ren) regardless of all the above? Saturday… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #12: I’m Tired of being a Mom
I had been waiting for this day for over a year y’all! The first vegan soul food place in Houston, Texas, and what better place to put it than in 3rd ward on Emancipation Ave.? The grand opening was at 12, but was pushed to 12:30. I was the fourth person in line. As I… Continue reading Soul Food Vegan, for the Culture
So, my biggest goal this year was to buy a house. I set this goal in the middle of last year. After talking to a friend who is a financial consultant and listening to the latest podcast on Experiencing Motherhood Single and Black, it seems that buying a house just isn’t logical right now. Here… Continue reading 5 Reasons I Won’t Be Buying A House in 2019
Raise your hand if you have the same friends you grew up with. Anyone? Yeah, you’re not alone. Many people can’t say that their childhood friends are still their friends, and those who can, well, they’re far and few in between. As we grow and mature (some of us anyway), so do our needs from… Continue reading No New Friends? Drake Got It Wrong
Saturday, Malakhai and I went to a class at MyGym. It’s a little gym for our tiny humans. There were about six other little tykes there. We began with some warm ups then stretches with out minis. Afterwards, we had free time to roam around the gym and enjoy all that they had. There were… Continue reading MyGym @ Atascocita
So, Malakhai has reached that age that he wants to touch any and everything. I open the fridge, he has to touch everything in the door. Anything I have in my hand, he has to touch. I figured it was time to start some sensory activities, and I can’t wait to continue this series. I… Continue reading Sensory Time: DIY Paint
I’ve never been the one to do the whole “words for the year” thing. It just wasn’t me. Still isn’t. I’m all about manifesting this year and I want to manifest openness and fearlessness. I’m going to be open about just about any and everything in order to not close off any opportunities, relationships, career… Continue reading Open and Fearless
Thinking back on all that 2018 has brought me, good and bad, there are some things that I want to leave behind. Letting people and there toxicity effect me. Too often do I continue to give people chances whether they be friends or family, and I have to stop that. It doesn’t matter who you… Continue reading 10 Things I’m Leaving Behind in 2018
1. Buy a house 2. Stay consistent 3. Get out more 4. Stick to a $0 based budget 5. Plan in my planner for my quarterly goals 6. Lose 30 lbs 7. Pay down debt 8. Be more open to a friendship with a male 9. Execute all projects that are planned for the year… Continue reading Goals for 2019
Moniqua Lashae is a vegan, minimalist, author, blogger, black educator, freelancer, mommy, YouTuber, and entrepreneur. Join her as she navigates motherhood and whips up some bomb vegan cuisine. Twitter | Goodreads | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest
It’s brilliantly written. Just the right amount of suspense to keep a girl on her toes. The naughty business isn’t half bad, either.
This movie material, when I started I was asking where’s the story line but as I continued I was mesmerized love this a lot she does her thing…..kudos to the author.