“Mom” is the best and most important title that I hold. It’s more than a job: it’s a lifetime of love, tears, trials and triumphs. When I became pregnant, I didn’t know how drastically my mindset would change. I think so much differently now. I don’t only think about myself, I think about my child … Continue reading My Reason Why
Yesterday my students took their standardized test for the subject I teach (writing). Every year on standardized testing day, some fast food restaurant gives free breakfast. Now I'm all for free, however, the restaurants giving the free breakfast are terrible. This year, it happened to be the worst fast food place of all: McDeath...I mean … Continue reading Fast Food for Standardized Testing? Nah.
I’ve quit a great many things in my day. I would always get a great idea, start, get bored or become complacent, and then stop. That is what has happened with my journaling. Growing up, I was an avid writer. I went through diaries like none other. I was an emotional kid who suffered from … Continue reading Professional Quitter…
When I started this blog back in college, it began as a news blog. Had you told me then that today it would be a thriving lifestyle and mommy blog, I would've told you that you're crazy and to not wish that upon me. At one point I had over 2,000 followers, then I deleted … Continue reading Thank You for 600+
I seem to be getting this statement a lot from my coworkers being that I am 9 months pregnant and still working. To many of them it seems abnormal to still be working this long. Thing is, I am a parent who is single, therefore, there is no one at home to help me with … Continue reading I Don’t See How You Do It
A few weeks ago I attended a planner meetup with my mom. We had an amazing time in this room full of black women who plan their lives to keep it together. Some of these women were hardcore planners while we also had some that just started. As for me, I'm in between, with only … Continue reading #BWWPCHOU Meetup
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
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!!!
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…
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
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 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
This was probably the best yoga experience I have ever had. Trap music and yoga? It gets no better than that!! Trap Yoga Bae, Britteney, was freaking amazing. We started with Bodak Yellow by Cardi B and ended with Rake It Ip by Yo Gotti and Nicki Minaj. I have a ratchet side that I … Continue reading Trap Yoga
Located off W Gray, this juice bar is so amazing and I love the atmosphere. I had been there once before. I ordered the Pink Starbust juice and a Buddha bowl. Both were absolutely amazing. The juice really tasted like candy and the kick from the ginger was perfect. The Buddha bowl was a curry … Continue reading Nourish Juice Bar