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Recently, Saia went to her dentist for her six-month checkup and it was an experience for both of us. Usually, the dentist does a quick check, brushes vitamins on her teeth and then we are done. But things didn’t’ go as planned this time. Instead, they gave her the standard cleaning and we both weren’t ready for it. As an adult I have to mentally prepare myself for a cleaning, so I felt so bad that I didn’t prep her for this appointment. At first, she sat still, then we

I come from a family full of educators and I was blessed to be around the HBCU experience at an early age. My grandfather was a band director at Grambling State University (GSU), so my love for the band and HBCUs is real! But as I got older, I was worried more about turning up than my education. I was a work in progress and didn’t give my all as I should have in high school. My family, of course, wanted me to continue the legacy at GSU, but I

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

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

Saia’s dad and I have been in the same household for over three years now. Before we had Saia, we made sure that we found a balance in order to maintain a happy household. Of course, we have our good and bad days as a couple and parents, but we make the balance work to the best of our ability. It’s common for parents to neglect their relationship because they are so focused on raising their children. However, it’s important for couples to become aware of their relationship needs in order

I really didn’t believe the hype when people told me that your child becomes a new person when they turn two. Welp, they were right because my sweet innocent baby is sweet but can be a bit sour at times! In the African American community when it comes to discipline our elders did not play. But now times surely have changed and a lot of parents I know have switched their approach when it comes to disciplining their child-including myself recently. I was inspired to write this post because one

Hello, Mommies! Kaya here! I’d like to start with a few questions for you all today. How many times has someone asked you for a favor that you that you weren’t in the position to fulfill for whatever reason, but you agreed to help anyway? Or how many times has someone made you feel uncomfortable by violating your personal space but you ignored your internal response indicating discomfort, and simply ignored the feeling? Have you ever had your beliefs violated by someone but said nothing to advocate for yourself? The list goes on of these

Hello ModishMommies! It’s Kaya and I’m back for another edition of Mental Health Monday’s: Mindfull considerations for working moms! Today I want to talk about self-care. As a busy mom constantly worrying about meeting everyone else’s needs, I often times forget about my own needs. This can quickly become problematic because you can only be as helpful to others, as you are to yourself. A typical day for me means working at my full-time job, rushing from work to pick up my babies from daycare, and hurrying home. Once at

Hello, Modish Mommies, it’s Kaya and I’m back with another topic for Mental Health Monday! October is Domestic Violence awareness month. As a mental health provider, it is something that I’m always screening for when I see my clients.  One of my most fundamental roles is to help ensure their safety. In this installment, I would like to provide you with some information about the impact of domestic violence in our society, how to help, and how to get help. According to the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, one

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