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!!
I am finally out of the first trimester and I could not be happier. The extreme nausea, no appetite, fatigue like no other, just not feeling like myself. Hunger pains were torture and there were only certain foods that I could eat. Now that I am in the second trimester, all of that has gone … Continue reading First Trimester is Over!!!
I came across this Instagram page when I searched #blackteachers and #blackeducators. A whole page dedicated to black female educators! I am all about black women empowerment. It is something that is near and dear, simply because I too am a black female educator. I am in my second year teaching and I love working … Continue reading Black Girls Teach
You read that right. There's a vegan bun in the oven and I couldn't be more excited. As I finish up my first trimester, here's how things went. When I found out I was pregnant, I was numb. I did not want kids and finding out you're pregnant and not married or in a relationship, … Continue reading A Vegan Baby, Arriving Soon!
This week was a week of firsts for me. Due to hurricane Harvey, we had to start school two weeks later. Just wrapped up the first week and I feel like I've really gotten a feel for all 70 of my students and we have gotten into sort of a routine. Now it's time to … Continue reading First Week of School | First Adult Purchase
If you have been following me for a while, then you know I am on a journey to financial freedom, and I have been doing a damn good job. I have paid off so much debt since 2015 and I am happy that I am now in the place that I want to be - … Continue reading Financial Check and Update!!
Before I tell you about my experience here, let me just say that the best part of eating out as a vegan at a non vegan restaurant, is that your food comes out fast and is prepared fresh. Now this restaurant is located in The Woodlands and if anyone knows the area, you know its … Continue reading Ruffles Green