[bigletter]Shoutout to Solange Knowles for her song on the album, A Seat at the Table featuring Q-Tip, with a flair of Aaliyah. In the song, she talks about taking a little time to escape from the sadness and intensity going on in the world and the need to just take a break and love herself, her husband, and her son. “…throughout that, [self-care] becomes a mission within itself,” Solange said. Although her need for self care is currently different than mine, it still resonates with me. It is my mission to practice better self care. Therefore, I feel the need to discuss five new mom self care tips for myself.[/bigletter]
[bigletter]I saw the funniest meme yesterday that perfectly describes my first post-grad summer! It says, “When you get a job right out of college and you gotta do adult stuff but you’re still a kid inside” with a picture of a baby dressed in a mini power suit, sitting in a little office. IF THAT ISN’T ME,Y’ALL! I feel like a baby every single day when it involves waking up early in the morning, getting myself dressed, and getting my OWN baby together for the day. Is this real life? I really pay a car note now? And my phone bill? And soon, RENT?! Out of my own paycheck?! Not to mention being responsible for keeping a little human alive. Don’t even let me start on the chunk that comes out of each paycheck for insurance.[/bigletter]
I’m pushing 7 months without my little nugget in my belly, and I have YET to get in the gym. To be fair, breastfeeding has helped me lose all of my baby weight. But at the same time, I did have a C-Section, and I do have stretch marks… all of which make my stomach unflattering. On top of all of that, I do not have the time to go to the gym. The topic of this article is about how to get fit by skipping the gym. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or tone what you already have, this article is for you. In my case, I need to gain weight and muscle back. I’m skin and bones right now and I can’t become fit without gaining a little weight. Many people that I know are trying to get their summer body right. So today, this is what I will be talking about. How to get fit without a gym membership. Thanks to the ultimate cheat sheet I found on cheatsheet.com, you too can get fit without a gym membership.
Birthday Dinner Outfit SLAY – Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach “To all the ladies in the place with style and grace…” – Biggie What I Did Check out this cute birthday dinner outfit I put together for a friend’s birthday dinner! It is PERFECT for a dinner on the beach. The restaurant, Shaggy’s, is in Biloxi, MS.…
[bigletter]It’s National Best Friend Day! If you know me, then you know that I am a sucker for “National Days.” It gives me the perfect excuse to celebrate silly, cool, or important things. For instance, getting donuts on National Donut Day, or buying my dogs treats for National Pet Day. I also petition for “National Put Money in Your Daughters Account Day.” *Hint* *Hint*, Mom. In honor of National Best Friend Day, I am dedicating this article to the best friends in my life.
With the hustle and bustle going on in our lives, we might not get the opportunity to tell our best friends “thank you.” We might not get the opportunity to see them often, and we may even have to miss out on important events going on in each other’s lives. However, when the time comes, my friends are right there. I’m not talking about just the friends I have now or the friends I had in college or high school, but my DAY 1’s. Literally, and figuratively. I am the girl that can make friends very easily. But, I am also the girl that is extremely selective with who I consider a friend, and who I choose to share my personal life with.[/bigletter]