Tell the Truth Shame the Devil!

My Grandma used to tell me “Tell the truth and shame the devil!” Wherever she said this I knew something or someone was about to be exposed. My eyes would widen and I would await to see who needed to shame the devil. In this day and age there are plenty of ways to shame the devil. Social media allows you to expose people to invade their space and let others know who they really are. It also allows for you to live this fake life where people don’t know what you have going on, only what you post. I’ve … Continue reading Tell the Truth Shame the Devil!

Know Nik: Issa Vibe!

Picture this…Late night the moon and stars are your only light. It’s quiet, not scary movie quiet, but quiet. There’s a gentle breeze blowing, Anthony Hamilton is playing gently on Alexa, in the background, your favorite red wine is in your favorite glass, you have your own personal charcuterie platter, and you are deep into the book you are reading this month…This is life! Mommies taking your moment requires you to set your own scene. What do you consider relaxing, rejuvenating, just chill. For me the scene above is everything that would set the vibe for me. Along this journey … Continue reading Know Nik: Issa Vibe!

The Early Bird Gets The Worm!

During quarantine I have been working from home. With the kids out of school I don’t necessarily have to be up early I can sleep in as long as I get my work for the day complete, or so I thought. Prior to COVID I was an early riser 5am to start my day, as we settled into the new normal I began to sleep in later first 6:30, then 8:30, one day I slept in until 11am. This is not normal for me. I like to get up and get started. As I noticed my sleep pattern change I … Continue reading The Early Bird Gets The Worm!

All You Need to Know About Self-care

I consider myself an intelligent person. I know how to care for my family, to meet their needs, and to make sure they are taking care of themselves. It’s common sense right?! I have structured lists that keep them on schedule, keep them healthy and make them all around better human beings. I’ve taught my kids the importance of making sure they are healthy mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and financially. The area I was lacking in teaching them was that their mom needed to take care of herself too. Moms we truly have to practice what we preach. I can’t … Continue reading All You Need to Know About Self-care

Feminine Health Concerns

As I read more stories of Black women dying before, during, or after childbirth I am devastated. I am hearing more stories of Black women’s voices not being heard when it comes to their health concerns. This is a very sensitive topic for me as I’ve experienced racial profiling when it comes to healthcare. Let me take you back to 2002…I’d been married for a year at the time and my oldest daughter Symone was about 4/5 years old. I went to my annual appointment which went well and was headed home when I got a call from the doctor’s … Continue reading Feminine Health Concerns