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
So, a few months ago I upgraded my site tot the business plan because I knew that I wanted this to be more than just a blog. I want people to be able to obtain resources and get services for all things book related. At first, I was like yeah, this is going to be… Continue reading Shop is Open!!!
I’ll be honest, this is just a guide, but these books may be read out of order. Follow me on Goodreads and IG to keep track! January February March April May June July August September October November December
This thought has run through my head time and time again, sometimes all day. When Malakhai gets older, will he hate me? If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know that Khai’s dad and I don’t have the best relationship. In fact, we don’t have a relationship at all. We don’t coparent.… Continue reading Will He Hate Me?
Dealing with a narcissist is probably one of the hardest things to do if you don’t know how to handle them. My son’s father is a narcissist. He’s very controlling and demanding. He wants everything to go his way or no way. Well, the thing is, he has yet to control me. Sometimes dealing with… Continue reading Narcissism
So today is Christmas Day and even though I’m not a celebratory person, I still get with family and enjoy their company. This will be the first holiday season for my son and my family is super excited about giving him gifts. I on the other hand, not so much. We live in 661 sq… Continue reading Holiday Season
So I was sitting in the dentist’s office scrolling through Instagram, and low and behold I see a post from Cardi B. Her new video for “Money” dropped. I quickly go to my YouTube app and search for the video. After watching it, my first thought was, “Did you expect anything less?” And I mean… Continue reading I Gotta Baby, I Need Some Money
The new year is upon us and already I have started working on some big things that will be executed in the new year. I am also making some life changes beginning in January. Here are a few changes and things I am working on. I will begin counseling in January. I say January because… Continue reading What’s Happening in 2019
I can’t believe it! I wrote and posted 30 blogs for the entire month of November!!!!! Woooohoooo!! And it sucks because I’m in bed. I took off work because I was vomiting all morning (meal prep spoiled). Clearly I need to eat meals that may spoil, earlier in the week than later. Anyway, I can’t… Continue reading 30 Blogs in 30 Days…Completed
I took a long (initially permanent) vacay from YouTube but now I’m back!! I’m back for several reasons but I’m only going to explain a few. 1. Editing. Shockingly, I miss editing videos in iMovie. IGTV wasn’t cutting it for me because you couldn’t really edit videos and you could only upload a video in… Continue reading I’m Back YouTube!!
One thing about my mom having been watching Boo is I received numerous pics and videos throughout the day. Now that he’s in daycare, I miss that. I feel like I miss him even more because I don’t get those updates (well, I do now). Today was hard. I was super emotional (no I’m not… Continue reading Missing You…
You may or may not know that I’m vegan. I’ve been vegan 5 years now and I consume the hell out of fruits and veggies. Since having Khai, I’ve revamped the way I’ve been eating specifically to cater to his nutritional needs. Little did I know, some foods make him gassy, the kind of gas… Continue reading Broccoli and Farts
Today my son started daycare. He was supposed tos tart awhile ago, but I wasn’t ready. I never wanted him to go to daycare, but he needs social skills now that he’s getting older. He’s becoming more mobile and talkative (baby talk that is). Luckily, his daycare is owned by a friend of the family… Continue reading Daycare
Well, kind of. I quit YouTube a while ago and it was for necessary reasons. Many of my followers are on IG and it seemed better that since IGTV came out, I’d just upload videos there. Now, I’m highly considering going back to YouTube and doing IGTV. Youtube allows me to edit videos and upload… Continue reading I’m a YouTuber
Since I was in elementary, I always thought I was ugly. I always looked in the mirror and felt I was unattractive. It didn’t matter what my parents, friends or boyfriends would say, in my eyes I was ugly, and sometimes I still feel that way today. It stems from me being unhappy with how… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #11: I Thought My Son Would Be Ugly
The recent ad by Macy’s really struck a nerve. I already know how “other” people see us (Black people) and I don’t too much care, but to blatantly through it in our face, well that was unsettling. On television, you see black people in interracial relationships, same sex, or single mother. Rarely do you see… Continue reading Stigmas Surrounding Black Families
Here we go again with another company who shows racial inequality in an ad and then apologizes for it. As Black and Brown people, we need to stop allowing this bullshit, because that’s what it is. Here’s my thoughts on this ad and all ads showcasing racial inequality: I guess the figure if they portray… Continue reading Macy’s “Missed the Mark” too
It’s thanksgiving break and all I can think about ishow happy I am to be at home and not at work. The only thing I’m happy about in my life right now is being a mom to my son. I don’t hate my job. I love my job, but it doesn’t make me happy. I’m… Continue reading Don’t Complain if You aren’t Doing Anything to Change
Many people are on a health and fitness journey and I often hear too many times that people will hault their journey until after the holidays. They do this in order to pig out and forgo any progress they’ve made, basically setting themselves back a few steps. Why do this? What’s the point? Say you’ve… Continue reading Don’t Let the Holidays Ruin Your Health and Fitness Goals
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.