What's On The Outside Counts: Why We Choose JOHNSON’S® for our Bedtime Routine

What's On The Outside Counts: Why We Choose JOHNSON’S® for our Bedtime Routine

I know I cant be the only one that feels like as mothers in the age of social media our decisions are constantly under a microscope. People are telling us whats best for our baby before they're even born. You're having a baby? You definitely need to breastfeed over formula. You had pizza at your one year olds birthday party? You're horrible for not being a Pinterest mom and not serving homemade dinosaur shaped vegan chicken nuggets. Vaccinate? Poison. Don't vaccinate? Selfish. What's going into our child's bodies is constantly critiqued and we often neglect to remember that what we use on the outside is just as important. 

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I'm Having a (Twitter) Party!! |#CountdowntoGrindelwald

I'm Having a (Twitter) Party!! |#CountdowntoGrindelwald

If you know me then you have at some point heard me profess my love for all things Harry Potter. I fell in love with the wizarding world in elementary school and I’ve been a potterhead ever since. I watch the movies every single time they’re on tv, the DVDs got me through some of my loneliest moments when I first moved back to NYC and I can read the entire series in a week without skipping a beat. 

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#BuyBlack - 14 Black Owned Businesses to Shop for Back to School

  Image via Cocopieclothing.com

Image via Cocopieclothing.com

We're two weeks away from back to school here in NYC and if you're anything like me (a procrastinator) you still have some shopping to get done. My back to school list isn't that long because RJ is only going to pre-k and he wears uniform, but that doesn't stop me from wanting some school supplies in the house for writing practice, and he gets to dress down once a week so he definitely needs clothes since he grew TWO sizes last school year.

It's really important to me to support black owned businesses so of course when I started the (google) search for supplies that's what I wanted to round up. From stationary to t-shirts, I've included the brands I've found for all you black owned back to school needs. 

 

Stationary 

Innovative Supplies - https://www.innovativesupplies.net

Brown BabyCakes - http://www.brownbabycakes.com

G&G PaperCo - http://gandgpaperco.storenvy.com

Moe Melanin - https://www.moemelanin.com/

Brown Girls Stationery - https://browngirlsstationery.com

Oh So Paper Co. - https://ohsopaper.com

Shades Calendars - https://www.shadescalendars.com

Back Packs

BROWNKIDSSWAG - https://www.brownkidswag.com

Blended Designs - https://blendeddesigns.com

Makeka Designs - bit.ly/back2schoolstuff

 

Clothing 

pintsizefaith - https://www.pintsizefaith.com/kids/

Cocoa Babies - www.CocoaBabies.com

Flexin' in My Complexion - https://www.flexininmycomplexion.com

CocoPie Clothing - http://cocopieclothing.com/

Did you finish your back to school shopping? Know of a black owned business that should be included? Leave your comments below! xoxo

My Second Child Made Me Forget Everything I THOUGHT I Knew About Parenting |#MomTruths

My Second Child Made Me Forget Everything I THOUGHT I Knew About Parenting |#MomTruths

I feel like I've always been a pretty confident parent. If there is one thing that parenting has taught me it's always been to follow my instincts and to trust my gut. I'm definitely not a perfect mom but I know that I try my hardest every single day and as long as my kids go to bed happy then I've succeeded. 

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5 Interactive Experiences You Need to Visit for the 'Gram |Explore NYC

It’s really not a secret that everyone wants to be “down” on social and these interactive pop up shops aren’t new at all. I went to my Dream Machine last month and it wasn’t exactly like I imagined but I had so much fun. If you love art, photos or just like taking pictures for IG then you NEED to check out these pop up shops.

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