I cozied up to the weighted blanket trend, and I am finally getting better sleep

I cozied up to the weighted blanket trend, and I am finally getting better sleep

The first night I used it, I woke up the next morning asking myself: “Why the heck did it take me so long to get a weighted blanket?”

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My 1 problem with the new ‘self-care’ Barbie

My 1 problem with the new ‘self-care’ Barbie

As a parent, I’m not expecting Mattel to introduce my son to self-care. That is my responsibility and I consider it an honor to raise a young man that can freely be whomever he chooses… face mask, meditation app, yoga mat and all!

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20 self-care practices I commit to doing consistently in 2020

20 self-care practices I commit to doing consistently in 2020

Lately, I’ve found myself in a rut that has already led to parental burnout — and we’re just a couple of days into 2020. So I told myself (and my best friend Luwam) that I was going to make a firm commitment to 20 self-care practices this year.

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How the power of “no” has helped to increase my happiness

How the power of “no” has helped to increase my happiness

It wasn’t until my son hit the toddler “no” phase that I began to understand how simply saying “no” can make me happier and probably healthier.

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Mom-Approved: Bibito

Mom-Approved: Bibito

When fellow beauty editor-mama friend Annie Tomlin messaged me to ask for my address because she had something she wanted to gift JP and I, I had no idea that it would be the bib of “our” dreams.

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Mom-Approved: Bibito

When fellow beauty editor-mama friend Annie Tomlin messaged me to ask for my address because she had something she wanted to gift JP and I, I had no idea that it would be the bib of “our” dreams.

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Children’s books I read with my son that reaffirm the beauty of black people

Children’s books I read with my son that reaffirm the beauty of black people

As a Black mother of a Black son, it is very important that I expose him to children’s books about diversity with illustrations that reaffirm his beauty. And thankfully, there is a plethora of titles that are filled with beautiful, brilliant, curious, wide-eyed, brown beings.

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