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Medical Professionals Chosen By Race: Racism or Self-Preservation?

It started out as a simple post.  A friend of mine posted on social media that she had made a conscious decision to have medical professionals that looked like her because she believed they were stronger advocates for her and her family than those who did not.  Immediately, replies of affirmation  hit the page, along with stories of people who hadn't made the decision initially and the medical battles they fought because of what they felt were preconceived notions about African-American patients. 




Preggo #4: 31 Weeks

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Hello everyone.  What a wild week it's been.  It was the second week of virtual learning.  It is definitely different, but it hasn't been that bad at all.  The kids' teachers are all very engaging and I enjoy the work modules that have been presented.  I'm really enjoying.

                                   


Weekend Recap: Girls' Time

 Hi everyone!  This weekend was really awesome as I got to spend time with my baby girls doing girly things.  I love doing this so much and I always love the memories we have when this happens.


Preggo #4: 30 weeks Update

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Hello everyone! I hope your week has been amazing.  We got to slowly see the transition from warm weather to cooler temps which means Fall approaches!  🍂🍁 And I cannot wait!  But, before we get there, we need to catch up on how things are going with little bean.  We're 30 weeks this week and I have quite a bit I want to share!

                                   

Back to School: First Day recap

Hi everyone!  We're back and have survived the first day of school!  Today was the first day of virtual school for Bug and Honeybee.  This was a first for us, but we survived and I'm pleased the school district went virtual for the students during this pandemic.

                                                      


First Day of School 2020!

Back to school chalkboard sign

Preggo #4: 29 weeks

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Hi everyone!  I hope all has been great and wonderful with you.  Today, I'm taking a little time to do a pregnancy update for week 29.  It's crazy how quickly time is starting to pass.  Pretty soon, we'll be prepping labor and delivery bags, reviewing birth plans, etc.  But for now, I'm good with sharing this update with you.

How far along: We are 29 weeks pregnant.



Friday Favorites: 28 August 2020

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It's Friday!  Guys, I promise this week was a bit more high paced than I was expecting, but you already know I'm here for it!  It's the last Friday of the month, so you know I had to share some of my absolute faves!  I decided to link up with the lovely ladies of A Little Bit of Everything Blog and Momfessionals.

What's Up, Wednesday?

 Oh, ya'll.  I missed What's Up, Wednesday.  It's been so busy around here that I didn't realize that today is Wednesday.  Yeah.  It's that crazy here.  Still, this month has flown by and we are about to start a whole new adventure with the start of virtual learning for back to school.  I'm linking with Shaeffer Told Me To and Mix and Match Mama.  So, let's get to it!

Weekend Recap: The Girls' First Salon Visit

Hello everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  This weekend, I took the girls for their first professional hair appointment.  I was a bit worried because it is COVID season and I've been very careful about letting the girls out.  This is actually only the second or third time that they have been out of the house since March.  So, today was a treat for them--even masked.

I usually do the girls' hair, but I am a bit limited in the styles that I can create for them, especially when it comes to my Honeybee.  So I decided that it was high time for a visit to the beauty salon.  There is one that has been recommended to me over and over again, but they've been closed with COVID.  I saw they recently reopened for hair care and I made an appointment for the girls.  They were awesome!!  


Preggo #4 Update: 28 weeks

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Hello everyone.  Hope everyone is having a great week.  Today I get to share the first update of my third trimester!  We are really starting to countdown.  Pretty soon, those numbers are going to drop lower and lower as we approach due date.  I am so looking forward to it.

How far along: We are 28 weeks and baby bean is the size of an butternut squash.

Second Trimester Faves for Pregnancy #4

Hi guys!  Tomorrow, God willing, I will have made it to the third trimester!  God is so great!  This pregnancy has not been all peaches and cream.  I owe part of that to the fact that I'm 40 this go around and I'm chasing after a husband and four additional children.  But we're making it work, even in a pandemic.  And I have NO complaints!

Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the products that have kept me sane this trimester that I believe may be a blessing for you as well.  I'm linking up with Mix and Match Mama, A Little Bit of Everything, and Momfessionals because it's a beautiful Friday!  Hope you enjoy the post.

Preggo Update #4: 27 weeks

Hi everyone!  Oh my goodness it has been a while!  I'm sorry I'm late on my updates.  It's been a bit quiet and I have been a bit tired.  But I'm feeling better and am ready to share my updates with you! So let's catch up, shall we?

How far along: We are 27 weeks and baby bean is the size of cauliflower.
 
Total weight gain: Welp, the doctor says I have gained 18 pounds since the beginning of my pregnancy.  I'm sure I have gained a bit more this week.  I've wanted so many Slurpees and Slushies that it isn't funny.

Maternity clothes: Yep.  The maternity clothes are every where.  I'm able to wear larger shirts and sweats, but on those days that I go in to the office, I try to dress a bit more professionally. Side note:  I purchased the head wrap from Amazon.  I love it.  So comfortable and so versatile with my outfits.  No kickbacks on this one, but I certainly want to share for those who are experiencing terrible COVID hair like me.

Parenting My Eczema Baby: Journey to Answers

*I'll be updating as we go through treatment and options for treatment with our Honeybee.  Hopefully, you will see an improvement with us AND you'll learn some really awesome tips for eczema treatment as we go through.

We haven't discussed it much on this blog, but our Honeybee has very severe eczema.  When she has flares, her skin itches to the point that Honeybee scratches it raw.  There have been open weeping areas on her skin and it doesn't really matter what you use on it--it never helps for long.

Black Mothers are dying in labor...Why Aren't We Really Talking About It?

This week, a friend posted a link on her Facebook page the story of Nicole Thea.  For those who don't know, Nicole Thea was a popular London-based YouTube and Instagram star eight months pregnant by her partner Boga.  Nicole had been documenting her pregnancy and sharing updates to more than 230K Instagram followers and among YouTube videos which could garner 1 million views.  She was only 24 years old and her partner and her fan base were anxiously awaiting the baby's (whom she was naming Reign) arrival.

Jeremiah Turns One!

Hi everyone!  Our baby J. turned 1 year old on Tuesday.  We didn't do a huge birthday party since COVID is still very, very real, but we did have a nice quiet family celebration and he was more than happy with it.

He still has those amazing bright eyes.


With COVID still spiking and quarantine still the word of the day, we did a very small and intimate dinner at home.  Nothing fancy, no major themes.  Just us--S., Bug, Honeybee, A, J and I.  We ate pizza and then pulled out a simple birthday cake while singing happy birthday.  You know, in hindsight, it was perfect.

Hello August!

Wow!  Is it really August?  Already?  Wow!  Well, hello August.  I am hopeful that this month offers us a lot of love, joy, peace, and fellowship.  We know the COVID is not over and we have had more than enough of the heartbreak that has accompanied it.  But we are very thankful to see another month!


What's Up, Wednesday

How crazy is it that I'm connecting to you all on another last Wednesday of the month.  Sunday will be August.  This year is flying.  Wow!  Anyway, I'm linking with Mix and Match Mama and Sheaffer Told Me To.  Here's what's going on in our world.

Preggo #4: Bump Update- 24 weeks


Hi everyone!  I hope your week has been as enjoyable as mine!  I hit 40 years young this week!  Yay!  I had a wonderful celebration that you can learn more about here.  The week itself has been very busy and I am looking forward to a chance to actually rest for a while.

                                            

 

40 while 40: My 40th Birthday Bucket List


Hey guys!  It's my 40th birthday! 😍 I'm sharing my 40th birthday bucket list!  Every year I write down a few things that I would like to tackle during my birthday year.  This year I'm sharing 40 ideas with you.  If you'd like to check out how I did on my previous ones, feel free to look below!

Happy birthday to me!!!

-K