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Diversify Your Instagram Feed with These 5 Tips

If you’re like me, you’ve recently taken steps to diversify your Instagram feed. There are so many talented Black creators out there, and it’s long since time that I gained a greater appreciation for them! Seeking out new accounts to follow has been a wonderful reminder of how nice it feels to add fresh perspectives […]

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Moving Forward: My Commitment to Anti-Racist Action

I shared this statement on Instagram yesterday and am doing so here on the blog as well. Last week was a massive gut check on how I use my time, energy, and voice to build an equitable world free of racism. It raised uncomfortable realizations that I’m still processing. Yet the conversation that matters most […]

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Stay-at-Home Self Care Giveaway Worth $1400!

In these strange times we find ourselves navigating, one conversation that seems a constant is the one surrounding the importance of stay-at-home self care. Indeed, as most of us in the US enter yet another week of shelter-in-place orders, staying home for some downtime is just about all we can do! Of course, self care […]

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DIY Balloon Garland from Our Baby Shower!

I’ve been meaning to share this post on the DIY balloon garland from our baby shower for months! But maybe the fact that I’m only now getting around to it means that for someone out there in quarantine land, it’s coming at the exact right moment. After all, there are still birthdays to celebrate, home […]

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Postpartum Essentials Checklist for New Mamas

Today marks four week’s since Halo was born and already I can’t remember what life was life before her! I knew to expect a steep learning curve on becoming a parent. But what I expected less was what my postpartum essentials checklist would look like. As it turns out, babies themselves need very little other […]

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Meet Our Daughter Halo Rae!

I’m so utterly over-the-moon to introduce you to the new addition to our family. Meet our daughter Halo Rae! She was born at home, just after midnight on Friday, March 13. And with her first breath, I was a goner. The eleven days that she’s been with us have been complete bliss—even the moments when […]

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Stylish Baby Registry Essentials from buybuy BABY

Disclosure: I partnered with buybuy BABY to create this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that enable me to bring you fresh inspiration daily! Well, we’re here! Officially one week from our due date! These past few months getting ready for baby have been a whirlwind. Even though everyone says you’re never truly ready […]

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Best Relationship Books for Deeper Connections in 2020

Earlier this month on Instagram, I shared a little about the journey Ivan and I have been on to strengthen our relationship. We’ve always taken a very growth-oriented approach to our marriage, but losing a pregnancy in late 2018 inspired us to go deeper with the work we’d been doing on ourselves as individuals and […]

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Kids Gift Guide: Lo-Fi Finds for Little Ones

As I’ve been thinking more and more about the kind of mom I want to be, one thing is for sure: I’m absolutely going to be the mom who gets down on the ground and plays with her kids’ toys, even when they’re asleep! From classic toys to new trends, there are so many great […]

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Introvert Gift Guide: Little Indulgences for the Homebody

Every year, my favorite gift guide to assemble is my introvert gift guide. Mainly because it’s the one specifically tailored to me! But I’m not the only hard-to-shop-for homebody out there, so I love suggesting ideas for the antisocial types on your list. The truth is, when searching for gifts for her, there’s so many […]

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Becoming a Mom: 3 Things I’m Excited to Do with My Child

This whole “having a baby” thing is starting to feel very real! Not only did our first piece of baby gear arrive last week (an Orbit stroller that’s a zillion times nicer than our car!), but I’ve started feeling baby kick and squirm as her quarters grow increasingly cramped. (I imagine her saying, “Hey, did […]

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16 Weeks Pregnant: A Progress Report!

Although I’ve been providing little baby updates on Instagram, I haven’t shared my pregnancy progress here on the blog since first announcing our news! As the first trimester is for many women, my initial three months of pregnancy were pretty tough, and I was forced to slow down from my usual pace considerably. Now that […]

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