As today is boo’s due date (yet he has not arrived), I think about what I will miss and not miss about being pregnant. Don’t worry, this will be a short post (maybe). What I Will Miss 1. The special treatmeant that women get for being pregnant by family, friends, and strangers. 2. Parking in … Continue reading What I Will Miss/Not Miss About Being Pregnant
Here we are again with Trap Yoga, only this time I’m pregnant!! It’s always fun going to her classes and I wasn’t going to let boo stop me. In fact, I went just to try to move him down. Needless to say, no such luck, but I still enjoyed myself. I can’t believe these pics … Continue reading Trap Yoga
Dear Malakhai, I remember when I first found out about you. My reaction wasn’t of joy but of pure sadness and disappointment. Not because I was single, but because I didn’t feel like a child fit into my life. As time went on, I realized that you were created for a reason and that … Continue reading A Letter to My Son
I haven’t been to a nail salon in years, so with boo arriving soon, I figured why not pamper myself today? I washed my hair and touched up my roots. Then I went to the nail salon and got a much needed pedicure, manicure, and eyebrow waxing. Since there will be photos and video … Continue reading Self-care Sunday
It's almost that time for boo's arrival. Yesterday I had some cramping which was basically my uterus prepping for real contractions to begin. It's funny because I am not the least bit nervous. I am more anxious than anything. As a first time mom, I am anxious and ready to meet my little mini. I … Continue reading The Amazing Female Body
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
As a mommy-to-be, stretch marks are inevitable. For me, it’s been the dryness. As my belly expands, the dryer it gets and this moisturizer is life. Not only is it vegan, black owned and cruelty free (y’all know how important that combo is to me), it smells absolutely amazing. * * * * * I … Continue reading SmootiePie Baby and Belly Moisturizer
Now this stuff right here my ninjas (because I don’t use that derogatory word) is the truth. I am absolutely picky when it comes to products for my vagina. She doesn’t like fragrances (she gets straight ignant with the yeast infections from fragranted products). This feminine wash is for mommies-to-be (but I’m sure any woman … Continue reading The Honey Pot Co. Mommy-to-be Wash
Most people have the definition of a single parent misconstrued. If you ask anyone, 9 times out of 10, they will say a single parent is someone who is single and a parent. That is actually not the case. A single parent is a person who is taking care of their child(ren) by themselves, without … Continue reading Single Parent v. Single Parent
Insomnia is a major symptom of being in your third trimester. Some nights I sleep 8-10 hours, while others, I'm up at 2 and can't go back to sleep until after 3. That's a terrible thing when you're a teacher. Granted, once my son is born, almost all sleep will go out the window. Sleep … Continue reading …but it’s 2 a.m. – Insomnia
My Abortion Story
This organization brings the community together for one big thrift sale. Families bring their baby and kid stuff to one place for sale for super cheap and when I say super cheap, I mean super, dirt cheap. Everything I bought cost $120 and many of the items have not been used, while some still had … Continue reading Just Between Friends Spring Sale
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
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
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
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
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 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!!!
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!