Southern Belle Winter Warmers

This past Saturday, the weather decided to drop to a very wonderful 55 degrees. You know what that means in Mississippi…BRING OUT THE SWEATERS, SCARVES, and BOOTS! Winter warmers such as sweaters, scarves, and boots are the perfect go-to when you need to layer. We are in that season where it is 50 degrees in the morning and 70 degrees by the afternoon. Sweaters can range from thin to chunky, short to long, while scarves can easily be taken off when it begins to warm up.

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5 Ways to Battle Working Mom Guilt

Once my maternity leave came to an end, I flew out of the house and burnt rubber down the interstate to work. I was desperate to be back in an environment that was not all about the baby. About a month or so after I started this new journey as a working mother, I began to feel anxious, sad, and guilty. That is when I knew I was dealing with working mom guilt. How can I overcome working mom guilt? Here are 5 ways to battle it.

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Working Mom Advice: Meal Prep for Your Baby

Feeding your infant in the first 12 months of their life seems to be nerve wrecking. How do you know what to feed them? How much? Can they chew things if they do not have teeth? Rest assured that there is a process that we followed, and I am here to help you. I will begin by talking about how we introduced solids into Jaxon’s diet, how we balanced feedings with nursing sessions, and how we meal prep for him now that he is almost 1 all while working full-time! The question of how to meal prep for your baby won’t seem so daunting after you read this post!

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Jaxon’s First Trip to the County Fair

This past weekend our family had a blast! We decided to take Jaxon to the county fair. This time last year, I was at this very same fair basically 9 months pregnant, chowing down on funnel cake, cotton candy, chicken-on-a-stick, and everything in between. At the time, I had in my mind that Jaxon would not be old enough to go to the fair, but flash foward to a year later with Jaxon 11 months old, and here we are!

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My Apology to Dove: What Happens When Black Twitter Reacts too Quickly

What happens when Black Twitter reacts too quickly? Here is my apology to Dove, for their recent advertisement that received a lot of backlash. Black Twitter, and the rest of the internet is always quick to jump to the defense on something that appears to be racist. Thanks to the internet, we have the voices and the spaces to feel free enough to let our grievances be known. We are able to let advertisers know when racism and lack of diversity will not be tolerated. What happens though, when we are so conditioned to react negatively, to something that is not actually negative? Do we feel bad? Do we apologize? I for one, feel the need to.

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