GIVEAWAY time!!!!! It’s been a minute since I’ve done a giveaway here so I wanted to share some of my favorite brands with a huge giveaway that will last the next 7 days!! Yesterday we kicked off the Sincerely Mama @kellyamcknight #GIVEAWAY series with @magic_kingdom_mamas & @ergobaby at Disneyland with a “Where’s the Ergo” giveaway. Stay tuned by following along on my Instagram HERE to find out what today’s giveaway is and make sure you are following all brands mentioned, tagging friends you think would love the giveaway and reposting this picture to increase your chances of being picked!! Good luck!!! Make sure to hashtag #SincerelyMamaGiveaway
My position with Ergobaby currently requires me to travel occasionally for events. I absolutely love exploring new towns and cities, especially the ones I would never think to travel to before it became a work obligation. To date Ergo has sent me to Utah and Colorado. Both states had unbelievable food! You can read about my Utah experience here.
For my Colorado trip I had the pleasure of bringing my husband Jason with me . This was our first trip without the kids and although we missed them it was a nice break from our normal routine. In between my work schedule we had tons of fun doing simple things like going to the movies, going out for food and exploring downtown. Here are a few pictures of our visit.
“We noticed that as breastfeeding promotion increased, the face of it was still very white and every year we’re still having more research come out showing that there’s a disparity in support for breastfeeding for black women,” Sangodele-Ayoka said. The CDC suggested in 2013 that black moms may need more targeted and direct support so that they can not only initiate but also continue breastfeeding.”
Aren’t those statistics mind blowing? As an African American woman myself I never realized how privileged I was to have so much breastfeeding knowledge and support during my nursing years with the kids. I am proud to say that I successfully nursed 3 babies all close to the age of 2. I did it because I simply knew the importance and had tons of women around me encouraging and supporting my decision.
It’s been awhile since I’ve taken the time to share my current obsessions. I’ve mentioned before how hard it’s been to transition my makeup to non-toxic options. I’ve literally been on the hunt for 5 years. In the past I’ve found a few great options but non of which I’ve been fully committed to. Earlier this year I told myself I would start fresh and truly commit to “greening” out my beauty products. Seriously one of the hardest transitions in my non-toxic journey. Well… actually giving up candy has been one of the hardest. Anyhow let’s discuss my new obsessions.
Those who know me personally know my longtime struggles with trying to figure out WTF is wrong with my digestion. I’ve struggled with stomach issues for as long as I can remember. Usually it’s symptoms similar to that of a flu or food poisoning. This is usually brought on by anxiety. I’ve shared my struggles with anxiety here on the blog before.
Did those boobs get your attention? If so that’s exactly what we had in mind. We wanted to get your attention so that we can share some disturbing info along with why we think it’s important to have this event and more than anything share the importance of #blackbreastfeedingweek.
Did you know, according to the CDC “Black infants consistently had the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration across all study years. Black mothers may need more, targeted support to start and continue breastfeeding.”
I am so excited and honored to partner with these amazing women and brands who selflessly will be donating their time and wisdom to help bridge the gap between the black community and breastfeeding. If you are local and can come out I highly recommend you attend, learn, share, uplift, promote and encourage each other as women and more than anything as mothers. As mothers we have a community within itself. And when you become part of any community you have a duty to help those around you.
Being the CEO of a baby store keeps me knee deep in the baby industry. Not to mention as an influencer I get request to review and share “my love of” for certain brands, particularly new and upcoming brands. So to say I’ve tried ALL of the diaper brands currently on the market would be an understatement! I’ve never felt committed to one brand until recently. It’s even harder when you’re in search of the best diaper that’s also eco-friendly and safe! Parasol is the FIRST disposable diaper also known as disposable baby underwear on the market that I finally feel nailed it all! Let’s start with the unbelievably soft texture. So soft that after using these diapers I began to wonder how my child didn’t have chaffing from the other diapers on the market.
Being that I’m a mama of three under the age of 5 I have had my fair share of anxiety when it comes to choosing the right car seat. There’s so much that goes into choosing the correct seat for your child. From car seat laws to size and safety there’s so much that goes into the research and purchase and at times can be extremely overwhelming.
Recently I came across The Baby Cubby’s Car Seat Guide and had to share it with you all because it totally makes choosing the right car seat anxiety free! JJ was born 5 years ago and since then the laws have changed here in California. Did you know as of August 2016 the new law states that children should be rear-facing until the age of 2? With JJ it was the age of 1 and 20 pounds!!!! Recently I had to switch Jameson back around after reading the guide and boy oh boy did he hate the change back to reverse but it definitely gave my mama heart so much comfort in knowing that heaven forbid there ever is an accident he will be in the safest position.
“To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.”