I can remember the day and most of the details of the delivery of both my first and second child. Motherhood has been simultaneously the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. It was particularly challenging when I first became a mother. However, no one quite prepared me for what awaited me during maternity leave. During the months leading up to my maternity leave I nested, and looked forward to having what seemed like an expanse of time to simply enjoy my new baby and being home with him.
I have been struggling with reaching my fitness goals for quite some time now. Although I did get my diet in order, for the most part, this baby weight will not come off unless I put in some work! Deep down inside I would prefer to fly to Miami and get a makeover, but I promised myself that I would at least try to work these pounds off. Hard work and consistency lead to results and honestly, I just haven’t been consistent. Adding the gym to my schedule is easy
Yes, I’m a tech junkie and I rely on my phone for everything. Surprisingly, it has helped make my life a little easier as a mom. From staying organized to grocery shopping, I’ve found an app to help do almost everything. I want to share a few of my favorite apps that I use on a regular basis: Shipt Everyone hates grocery shopping, especially when you have to drag the kids along. Shipt is one of the few grocery delivery apps that lets you shop from the comfort of your home
The older I get, the more complicated New Year’s Eve plans become. I’m over the club scene for sure but still want to be surrounded by good vibes, drinks, and music of course. I decided to keep it real simple and have a small gathering at my house this year. However, if you are in the DMV and still don’t have plans, I have a few dope options you just might want to consider. Watergate Hotel You can have a private VIP Igloo party on the terrace of the Watergate
The new year is approaching and if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to put your life and goals into perspective. I started 2018 with many resolutions that I wanted to have accomplished around this time of year but unfortunately, that just didn’t happen. 2018 started good but after my boyfriend got into a horrific accident, my momentum towards my personal goals and business shifted. My lifestyle changed from a two-parent household to one and so did the income. Everything happened so fast, that I wasn’t able to process
Teachers play an important role in our children’s lives and deserve a thoughtful gift during the holiday season. Last year I honestly forgot to give Saia’s teacher a gift, so I want to make sure I give her something special that she can actually enjoy this time around. If you’re looking for some creative, easy and affordable gift ideas for a teacher, I got you covered-check out my top five gift list below: Personalized Notebook Amazon Gift Card Self -Care Kit Teacher Charm Bangle Custom Teacher Shirt Keep in mind,
Hello Modish Mommies! Today I want to talk about anxiety. Specifically, I would like to briefly explore what it is, how it impacts each of us, and ways to manage it on a day to day basis. The American Psychological Association defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness
Last Christmas, I went all out for Saia-especially when it came to toys. Over time I realized that out of all the toys I bought she only played with 3 or 4 consistently and I wasted my money. Majority of the toys ended up in the basement until recently, when her cousin came over for a playdate. I created a play space for them to have fun and live their best toddler life. Since that day, Saia has been into all the toys and using her imagination to the fullest.
And just like that, it’s the holiday season Modish Mommies! When this time of the year comes around it’s so easy to overlook the true meaning of the holiday, which is to BE THANKFUL! Sometimes, I catch myself going through the motions of life and I have to check myself and remember how truly blessed I am. One day I caught myself complaining about how my daughter talks a lot, but then I had to stop myself because there is a mother out there wishing she could get her child
Saia’s dad and I always tried to implement healthy eating habits in our home but we could never stick to it. Before I had Saia, I just knew my child would eat organic everything and never eat fast food (except for Chick-Fil-A lol) but some days McDonald’s ended up being our only option. Recently, I noticed that she was constantly asking me to eat McDonald’s even on days when I cooked a home cooked meal. I began to feel guilty as a parent because I never wanted my child to