CULTURE

Remembering Medgar Evers

Today is the 57th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. He was killed on June 12, 1963 by Byron De La Beckwith, a Ku Klux Klan member, in the driveway of his home. Evers’ wife Myrlie and their children were inside of their home at the time.  “On June 12, 1963,… Read More Remembering Medgar Evers

CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

What You Can Do If You’re Not Able to Participate in a Peaceful Protest

I am amazed at how many cities across the country are holding peaceful protests. I’ve been seeing more and more communities coming together to protest against police brutality and seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other African Americans who have lost their lives to police violence.  In the last few days, there have… Read More What You Can Do If You’re Not Able to Participate in a Peaceful Protest

CULTURE

On Speaking Out

The last few days have been hard. I’ve been reading news articles, op-eds, blog posts, and social media posts about the tragic death of George Floyd and how others are feeling right now. Many people are hurting and are devastated because of his death. I can’t even begin to imagine what his family, friends, and… Read More On Speaking Out

LIFESTYLE

The Best Birthday Advice

Earlier today, I was scrolling through my TL on Twitter and I came across an inspiring tweet from director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. A fan tweeted to DuVernay a request for birthday advice she could give to them on their 37th birthday. Here’s what she wrote: “Start a note in your phone and every night… Read More The Best Birthday Advice

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

After we found out we were expecting, Travis and I didn’t make a big pregnancy announcement to the kids (although I think even our simple announcement was BIG NEWS to them). We wanted to keep things simple and just tell the kids together. I was honestly really surprised by their reactions. They were over the… Read More Funny and Heartwarming Things My Little Ones Have Said About My Pregnancy

FEATURE STORY, MOTHERHOOD

My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)

Thinking of exclusively breastfeeding your baby? In today’s post, I’m sharing my breastfeeding experiences which led me to exclusively breastfeed my fifth baby. I hope my breastfeeding tips can encourage other moms who are wanting to breastfeed or who are currently breastfeeding! The first time I exclusively breastfed one of my children was when I… Read More My First Time Exclusively Breastfeeding Was with My 5th Baby (+25 Breastfeeding Tips)