Round 2 of our #NoHoodLikeMotherhood interview series is here and we are super thrilled to have had the opportunity to sit down and chat with the mogul mom & serial entrepreneur, Ms. Kelli Coleman! Ironically, Kelli and I went to elementary school together and shared some time in New York but to candidly talk with her about the joys of being a mom, why it’s important to take time for yourself and her new business endeavors, was such a pleasure! Check out my interview with her below…
Happy Monday Beauties!!
Sending along some positive affirmations this morning. You are STRONG, you are POWERFUL, you are a FORCE to be reckoned with, you are YOU and that is your power! Continue Reading
So yea, it’s happening. We’ve officially decided to move back to New York for baby number 2! So many factors came into play with making this decision: wanting to have another home birth, having such a great experience with our midwife & her assistant leading up to and during Steele’s birth, wanting to be in a comfortable & familiar space, but ultimately, the deciding factor was wanting to be closer to our family. Having a strong support network around us during our first pregnancy and birth was beyond helpful, to say the least, so being closer to those who we trust & helped us the most was imperative this go-round!
Let’s be honest though….I can’t tell you how saddened I am that we are moving back DURING WINTER!! I mean, that’s one of the reasons why we left NYC, to escape the cold, winter months so it’s pretty ironic that we’re coming back during this time. But, what I do know is that change is GOOD and everything happens for a reason. Most importantly, I feel totally at peace with our decision and know that despite the hectic-ness of the next couple months, this was the best decision for us.
Don’t get me wrong, we thoroughly plan on coming back to LA once we are ready to travel with the baby. The biggest thing will be finding a new place in LA while we are in NY and moving in once we are back (wheww… the thought of moving again gives me a slight migraine, especially with a new baby but I have no doubt we will work it out).
Looking forward to being back on the east coast for a little while. To all my NYers — see you guys in December!!
Well today….I’m feeling pretty strong (and bad a$$)!!! I decided I wanted to get out the house and hit the Culver City Stairs today. Continue Reading
First Time Mamas – here’s a little something for you! Becoming a parent can be exciting and frightening all in the same breath. You want to get things right, you want be the “perfect” parent and provide the best life for your child but the reality is, things never happen the way we think they will, especially when you are preparing for or have kids. There is an overwhelming amount of information to take in but I wanted to share these 15 little nuggets of information that were important for me as a first time mom. Continue Reading
Happy Monday Babes!!
This quote hit home today – not only because it fell right in line with the conversation I had this morning with our next interviewee for the #NoHoodLikeMotherhood series but because the last few days I’ve had some really interesting conversations with women regarding this topic. So let’s take a second and talk about it…
Here we are at week 22 and how am I feeling?!?! LOVED! Overwhelmingly loved (and not just because it was my birthday yesterday either lol). It’s such an amazing feeling to be this loved & supported and it most certainly isn’t taken for granted. I thank those around me who continue to shower me with love but you know what?! Even if I didn’t feel this love from the outside world, I’ll most definitely always feel it from myself. Self-love is the best love!!
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Although I left New York to escape the winter weather (after 10 years stomping around the city in the freezing cold + snow, it was time for a change), I have to admit I love the change of seasons and (almost) everything that comes along with that — falling red & orange leaves, the cool & brisk morning air, fall wardrobes and anything that has to do with PUMPKIN! Continue Reading
It’s my birthday, yall!!! Today marks the big 3 2!!!
I’ve already received so many calls, texts, emails, social media birthday wishes and feel completely overwhelmed with love from you guys. It’s really amazing to see the amount of people I have in my corner! You guys rock!! Continue Reading
COCONUT OIL – who doesn’t love this stuff?!?! There are so MANY benefits to using coconut oil but I never realized the full extent of it’s awesomeness until I started doing some research over the past few years. Recently, my goal has been to implement a more natural, holistic regime when it comes to the way I eat and care for my body as a whole (it’s constantly a work in progress). As I try new things to figure out what works best for ME, coconut oil has proved to be a staple in my home. I typically go for organic & unrefined coconut oil as this seems to be the better route for consumption internally and keep containers of oil in both my kitchen & bathroom.