“His hands are small but he holds my entire life in his very palms.” We hit a milestone today. My sweet boy has a loose tooth and I’m actually quite emotional about it. It’s like these 6 years flew by without any warning/ From teething to school drop offs. Jesus has a way of reminding you what’s important. It’s so easy to get caught up in today’s crazy hateful world of politics and all that’s wrong with the world and society. But then just like that my oldest is making a transition within his childhood journey. To some loosing a childhood tooth isn’t much. But if you look at it like this it means a lot more. “Just as a garden grows well and pushes flowers from the dark earth into the light, heralding the accomplishment of spring: so a child’s garden of teeth pushes into the light, heralding a whole new phase of childhood. To diminish this “big deal” would be like ignoring the blooming of tulips or myrtle! How could we? Likewise, the celebration of big new teeth gives a child a sense of wonder at his or her own capacities.” So cheers my sweet boy! Mama is so proud of who you are and what you are yet to be.
This past week I turned 33. I cannot say enough about the amount of change that has happened within these last few years. More than anything I’ve grown within my relationship with Christ. I’ve truly learned to accept my current chapter. There’s something special about accepting the now and living in the present moment no matter how difficult that moment may be. I’m here 33! I’m excited, nervous and thankful.
“And in all the stories my daughter shall hear, it will not be princes that slay the dragons, but little girls that believe in magic with big, brave hearts and even bigger dreams. She will learn to rely on her own sword in every battle, in every struggle, in every war because she will learn how to devour every single monster from their very core.”
A few weeks ago I had the privledge to speak on the Women We Thrive panel for Black Moms Blog. What an honor it was to sit and speak on this panel amongst these beautiful and intelligent women and discuss motherhood, business and branding. I’m forever grateful for these opportunities as I feel I have so much to share on each of the above mentioned topics. My journey throughout motherhood so far as been full of excitement, change and adapting. My journey through business has also been full of excitement, change and adapting. And my journey through branding has been the same. What I realized through speaking and sharing my own story is that I’ve been on the opposite sides of motherhood. From being a stay-at-home mama for 5 years to becoming a mama who works outside the home. And in business from owning my own business to transitioning into the corporate world. Not to mention within branding from being a blogger for years then transitioning to working with influencers and bloggers on the corporate end with Ergobaby. I can definitely say my journey has been full of change but for that I continue to be grateful!!!
This year we decided to spend Easter 2017 in Las Vegas. We’ve never celebrated Easter anywhere else besides California so this was a special treat for us to head out for a few nights and stay in a hotel. Of course we stayed at our favorite spot in Vegas, The Four Seasons. My one tip for parents wanting to visit Vegas but desiring to stay away from the smoke is to choose a hotel without a casino. That way you get the fun of Vegas (weather and quick vacation drive for SoCal residents) without the asthma attack from all the smoke.
“It’s such beauty in black people, and it really saddens me when we’re not allowed to express that pride in being black, and that if you do then it’s considered anti-white. No! You’re just pro-Black. And that’s okay. The two don’t go together. Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that you don’t like white culture or that you’re putting it down. It’s just taking pride in it, but what’s irritating is when somebody says, you know, “They’re racist!” , “That’s reverse racism!” or, “They have a Black History Month, but we don’t have a White Hostory Month, but we don’t have a White History Month!” Well, all we’ve ever been taught is white history. So, why are you mad at that? Why does that make you angry. That is to suppress me and to make me not be proud.” -Tina Knowles