All Posts By Brittany Bright

Fourth of July Recap: Four Day Weekend Bliss

The Fourth of July promises of sun, sand, vacation, fireworks, and FOOD. We won’t talk about patriotism. We. Just. Won’t. However, that is the exact opposite of what I ended up doing. I had a four day weekend, and I had so much free time, I did not know what to do with myself! Why use my weekdays off of work preparing food for a cookout, going to events, or mingling with people? That’s WAY too much energy to exert on the occasional off day. So, just to be clear, this post will not be about all of the amazing things I did during my four day weekend. However, in this Fourth of July recap, I will discuss what that four day weekend meant to me while explaining just how lazy I was!

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A Guide to Increase Milk Supply: 48 Oz. in 72 Hours

Every working mama’s nightmare: Your supply drops a few days before a work trip. Yep. That is the struggle I was facing last week. My milk production dropped drastically before I had to go out of town for two days. I had to figure out how I was going to have six, eight-ounce bottles prepared for Jaxon. This isn’t a story about how I became the Fresh Prince of a town called Bel-Air, but more like the story about how I was able to increase milk supply quickly.

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Gender Reveal Flashback: How to Throw a Cheap Gender Reveal Party

On June 18, 2016, we threw a cheap gender reveal party. I cut a gender reveal cake to reveal the color blue. From that point on, you were no longer a mystery. You were Jaxon *insert various names* Richards. From that point on, you had an identity. Because of that, I shed a few tears. From that point on, I felt like I really knew you.

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Borderline (An Ode to Self Care): New Mom Self-Care Tips

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.

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My First Post-Grad Summer – 5 Things We All Need to Know

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.

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