Mommy & Me photo (postpartum graduation) Soooo, I’m back from a l o n g hiatus. Welllllll, not back back officially, but half-way back. Little by little, piece by piece, day by day, step by step I am feeling closer to home i.e. self. Since we last spoke, I did a thing x 2. We [...]
My Top 10 Places to Dine in La La Land
For the women/mamas who wear many hats and dispel the belief that "woman" and "mom" are synonymous.
Meet Reignbeau & Co. (my newest baby)
I finally did a huge, scary, overwhelming, intimidating, and fulfilling thing (for myself)! A thing that has been stored and trapped in my imagination and daydreams for days, weeks, months, and years. BUT this year, 2022, and this month, November, I bet on myself. I've always loved fashion, styling, and watching trends evolve and return, [...]
Manifest That Sh**!
Photo credit: @msydneyjames MANTRAS FOR CREATING THE LIFE YOU WANT. Sometimes the fear won’t go away, so you’ll have to do it afraid.Excellence does not = perfection.Don’t forget to play; adults are just kids with bigger fish to fry.Prioritize the relationship with yourself (a.k.a. self-care).Trust the timing of your life. The rules are fake. Do [...]
Versed, can you save my desert skin? Cocokind, will you live up to the hype?
PERSONAL SKIN CONCERNS: Sooo long story short short, winter hit and every ounce of moisture in my skin's water well was sucked completely dry. Every attempt to replenish it was an absolute fail...which lead me on the search for a savior product that could provide a swift resurrection. I don't usually buy an overabundance of [...]
Boarding Flight #2021
Taking off into the new year with lite baggage; a carry-on of all the good stuff from 2020. Within this bag a metallic silver lining of recovery, discovery, nourishment, readiness, and partnership. All the stitches necessary to catapult me into the next redesign of me. My inner self is flying into this new year feeling [...]
ATTENTION: Repelling all 2020 Joy-Stealers + How
1 global pandemic + 1 narcissist (disguised as a co-parent) + remote learning with 2 kids = my 2020 leading line up of legit hardcore joy-stealers. However, there is one that takes the cake and still has the nerve to demand more; pure gluttony (fitting). Wait. Before I continue, perhaps you too have a joy-stealer [...]
Racism + Silence = The Real Pandemic
Image by Amber via @mysydneyjames Infuriated. Devastated. Disgusted. Deeply Disturbed. Tired. Still Tired. Again. Some of the many words that encapsulate the feelings and narrative that has resurfaced for me as I experience yet another episode of, “PTSD from being Black in America.” After hesitantly watching the murder of George Floyd, chills engulfed my body, [...]
Straight, No Chaser
Remember that giant overwhelming mound of impossible daily tasks? An endless list of ta-dah’s you were put on Earth to conquer. A mental or physical checklist that always seemed to grow and only temporarily managed to shrink. We all know that list. Well...believe it or not, I’m missing every bit of it. My brain keeps [...]