Vegan Mommy Things

Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

As babies, they can't verbally express themselves. Their only form of communication is crying. As they grow older into toddlers and kids, they can better say what is bothering them. However, that does not mean they are emotionally aware. They can say what is bothering them, but they can't quite yet identify the emotion that… Continue reading Raising an Emotionally Aware Child

All Black Everything

Parental and Administrative Accountability

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

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Daycare

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

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Before Work Routine

Wake up @ 4:30 am.Take a shower.Brush my teeth.Get dressed.Put coconut milk on to boil for my oatmeal.Pack up everything in my wagon.Put oatmeal in the pot.Fill up gallon water bottle.Pour oatmeal and toppings in a bowl.Wake up Malakhai.Change his diaper.Lotion him up.Nurse him.Bundle him up (weather is crazy cold right now)Strap him to me… Continue reading Before Work Routine

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Bitter Baby Mama

There’s this notion that all single mom’s are bitter. This stems from people assuming we are mad because we can’t be with the father of our child(ren) or we are made that they don’t want us. Speaking for me and me only, both are false. I am in no way bitter about anything, but me… Continue reading Bitter Baby Mama

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“I Ain’t Ever Scared…”

Of course about 5 months ago I didn’t have this mindset. I was scared shitless. I had spent two months at my mom’s house  after having my son, and I had had so much help between my mom and my stepdad. It was then finally time for me to go home. I was petrified at… Continue reading “I Ain’t Ever Scared…”

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Bedtime with Khai

Each night, I make it my mission to ensure Khai gets an excellent night's slumber. I give him a bath in his new tub. He's in a big boy tub now (cue the water works). I bathe him, wash his hair, let the water out and then fill it with clean water up to his… Continue reading Bedtime with Khai

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Confessions of a Single Mom #10: I Finally Took a Bath

  Yes, you read that right. I finally took a bath. I haven’t taken a bath since before I was pregnant. I know many of you are probably wondering, “WTF? She doesn’t take baths?!” I know many people who use bath and shower synonymously, however, I’m specifically talking about taking a bath. Ya know, running… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mom #10: I Finally Took a Bath