i'm hosting MOMSGIVING 2018 with @yourlocalmomgang
and i can't be more excited!
some of my fave mom bosses are getting together to celebrate motherhood, cultivate community, foster sisterhood, and promote moms in business.
if you're looking to connect with other awesome moms, round out your circle, and even make playmates for your kids - you don't want to miss this!
reserve your spot -> www.yourlocalmomgang.com
#supportyourlocalmomgang #mommymeetup #lansingmoms
Paging Dr. Amaya.
Let children explore, and create.
We just got back from living our best life in Hawaii for the past week and we had a ball! We stayed at the @disneyaulani
resort and thoroughly enjoyed all they had to offer. If you ever have an opportunity to visit, you won’t regret it! From dining at their character breakfast to soaking up the sun at their many pools and beach, we’ll surely miss the experience and will definitely be back. Mahalo (thank you), Hawaii 🌸!
check-in // hey mamas! yesterday, i reposted a #BarbaraKingsolver
quote - “But being a stay-at-home mom was the loneliest kind of lonely, in which she was always and never by herself.” Over 600 of you liked it and many commented that they feel the same way.
so mama, i’m wondering what can be done to take some of the loneliness out of motherhood? how can you be better supported? are fb groups and meetups not enough? stay-at-home or not, let’s chat... i believe we can fill this gap and change the motherhood narrative. thoughts? #supportyourlocalmomgang
"Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart"❤
Cuddles with this little one makes me forget about the 25 minutes of cardio and core work I just finished. 💚 #fitnessmotivation
I pray my business gross a million dollars so that all my earning would go towards one of my true loves, which is @puregirlsinc
Chasing carries the energy of being ‘thirsty.’ 💦 Whenever you chase anything it runs AWAY. That’s the nature of a chase. Something or someone doesn’t want to be caught, so it runs.
It’s time to stop chasing your dreams, or money, or the perfect lifestyle.
Change your focus from “I gotta have it” to “its gotta have me” and watch the shit you desire start flowing right to you.
What you want wants you right back. No chasing necessary!
Tag a mom who needs to know that she’s the shit.
I finally found a magazine for Johanna. She's so super excited. The best thing is, it's boring! Lol. Boring to adults, super cool to kids. No sex, no pages to rip out and hide.
Let's hear it one time for the #mondayblues
. At least there's wine at home 🍷
I’m baaaack Rich Moms!! 👋🏾
These past few months have been a roller coaster ride physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I appreciate those of you that peeped that something was “off”, and reached out to make sure everything was all good 😘.
I’ve experienced things that if I told you, half of y’all wouldn’t believe me, and the other half of y’all would say “well damn.”
I was basically forced, repeatedly, into situations that required nothing more than just being still, and listening to my higher Self.
For a really really really really really (you get the pic) long time I’ve struggled with incorporating my personal and spiritual beliefs/practices into my biz life...shit...into my public life period. I didn’t really see a need or connection.
What I learned these past couple of months is that in order to serve y’all in the BEST way possible it’s not enough to rely only on MY (Sunshine’s) knowledge and skills when I have a gift that allows me to go so much deeper.
I’ve been nudged to open up spiritually in ALL areas of my life, and business is no exception.
So moving forward expect more “spiritual” shit from me. When you hire me as a coach, strategist or consultant, expect shit to get REAL and DIVINE.
If you’re ready to tap into your black mom magic, Drop your fav emoji in the comments, and leggooo!
Repping both the dolphins 🐬 and curl definition. I used the VitalCurl+ Clear and Gentle Shampoo and the Define & Shine Styling Gel-Cream. I haven’t found a product that I absolutely LOVE in a while and this is it! No lie. My hair is soft, defined, and hydrated. This is my first time trying @ouidad
and I’m in ❤️. Use code: VCPLUS20 to save!
Our Marvelous Mahogany Mom of the Week: Eboni DuBose. This Cobb County (Atlanta, GA) Mocha Mom Chapter Co-President is a wife and mom to 3 girls. Her goal is to create value-added learning solutions that helps employees perform their jobs better in order to meet business goals. Eboni has done an amazing job transitioning her professional skills into her local Mocha Mom Chapter to grow chapter and its community service efforts.
You can recognize a #MarvelousMahoganyMom
today by completing this form: https://zurl.co/6DHR
”You can eat the kale, drink the alkaline water, take the supplements, do yoga. But if you don't deal with the crap going on in your heart and your head you're still unhealthy.” - Dr. Will Cole
For the first time, in a really long time, I feel happy. I feel genuinely happy and in control of my life. It’s crazy to think how dark and sad I was just a few months ago. Postpartum anxiety is REAL. I still struggle with anxiety a year later, but it's nowhere as bad as it was.
Things have changed. I no longer fear the next morning because I know even when things get hard, I'm in control. I just have to step back, take a look, and breathe. With each exhale, I whisper, ”it’s only temporary.” If you struggle with anxiety, you know how I feel. It's a lot, but I’m facing today with a clear head.
Happy Monday, friends. Challenge yourself today to be your best self. Success looks different for everyone, so stop comparing yourself to others. Social media isn’t real. We all have secret battles.
Doesn't matter what you're faced with, believe and understand that You got this.
Starting off my week PREPARED...for anything coming my way.💃🏽
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Me looking at the day like why don’t kids sleep more, it’s too early... Monday has been canceled due to lack of interest. Whomp whomp! 😒 #Motherhood #MomLife #Mondays #OhBaby
I wasn’t kidding. I may have to evacuate my home, but I wasn’t leaving my ripest avocados at home. Hurricane Florence ain’t taking my avocados. 😂 I pretty much forgot everything else, but I didn’t forget my avocados. We’re currently on the way to the store now to purchase some essentials.
I’m so grateful to have a place of refuge in the midst of this crazy storm. My mom and her husband, Travis, graciously opened up their home to us. Continue to pray, send love, and support to your friends and family on the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. ❤️❤️❤️ P.S. Not even Hurricane Florence could stop me from my morning cardio and some light yoga. She did stop my 5K training temporarily, lol.
When you're trying to be great and get your 100 oz of water in, but Omari demands you give him a drink.
Five weeks into my ten-week program and I’m down 7 lbs. I started this program at 164 lbs, and today I weighed in at 157 pounds. I honestly didn't see it coming. I feel great. Skinny isn't the goal. Healthy is, and I feel fantastic! It's not an easy fix. I'm eating my veggies and dedicating 25 minutes out of my busy schedule to become a healthier me. I have to work hard for this. Are you ready to join me?
P.S. It's super terrifying to post these pictures because they're not ideal body image, but 🤷🏽♀️ oh well. #FitJourney #healthylifestyle #healthylivingjourney #transformationfriday #mombod #momsqauad
I’m going to be honest with y’all. I’m tired. I had a VERY hard time sleeping last night. Anxiety reared it’s ugly head in the form of a nightmare. I’m SCARED of the future. Somedays, I have a lot uncertainty. I’m always worried if I’m doing everything I can to keep Omari safe. Anxiety has away of making you feel inadequate, but YOU’RE not INADEQUATE. Don’t let anxiety tell you that you’re not good enough because YOU ARE! Success doesn’t look the same in everyone. We’re individuals for a reason. Your success is uniquely defined by you. • • •
I LOVE YOU and YOU GOT THIS! Happy Hump Day! ❤️✨🐫
I can list many reasons why I started this self love journey, but the most important reason is this little boy.
I want to be around and active in Omari’s life for a long time. I’m hoping I’ll be around to see him achieve many things. We cannot prevent death from happening and things we have no control over happen everyday, but I do have control over my eating habits and I’m going to choose to eat more greens if it means I’ll have a little extra energy to keep up with this crazy toddler. 💚 I’m choosing to change my eating habits. I’m choosing to add more activity in my life by working out 5 days a week for 25 minutes. I’m choosing to train for a 5K. I’m choosing to be in control of my life choices. Are you going to join me?
#Fitjourney #Mymotivation #Healthylivingjourney #StrongerMe #SelfLoveJourney #MomLife #momlifeisthebestlife #boymomlife #fitboymom
Omari and I got our 25 minutes of total body in today. It’s hard to believe I’ve stuck with an exercise program for more than a week. The only “active” thing I did before was yoga and that’s because yoga isn’t an exercise for me. I love yoga.
I hate exercising - specifically speaking to cardio, but I’ve stuck to it for 5 weeks and I feel awesome. Now, we’re going to celebrate Damien’s birthday with waffles. 💜👌🏽 Have an awesome Labor Day/Damien’s Birthday, friends!