There are many women that have gone through what some of us currently struggle through when it comes to being respected as contributors in our workspace. Being a mother in this realm can be even more difficult as we deal with statements like, "I would have recommended you, but I know you have kids," or … Continue reading PAVING THE WAY
Go For Mamas! We have a special treat brought to us by our great friends over at @chadotearoom. One thing that us mamas always try to figure out is how to give a proper balance to work and family. A lot of time we forget to balance with one self. Well #chadotearoom has some special blends that fit who we are. I will be sharing those and other great tips with you all this week. We are nothing to others if we only give a twinkle of time to ourselves. Let's do this together. New month, new goals, and new perspective I hope you gain from the experience and suggestions. I hope you feel a little more like you can conquer your day, balanced. Huge thank you to @chadotearoom for your balance teas. Don't forget to take your Dosha quiz to see what the best wellness teas are for you.
In this Covid19 reality, one of my favorite tea houses, Chado Tea Room, created a special blend of turmeric teas to help us with a much-needed immunity boost. Not only did they create these special blends that are available online and in-person at their Torrance and Pasadena locations but they are giving back as well.
It’s important to find ways to care for our medical community and essential workers serving on the frontlines. With caseloads reaching their peaks and hospital beds in short supply, supporting medical workers is more crucial than ever. That’s why Chado Tea is donating a portion of all profits (online and in-store at Pasadena + Torrance tea rooms) from 4/20-4/25 to Off Their Plate a non profit.
Yes, it matters. It is the simplest response that I never thought I would have to make in regard to this. As a relatively new mom, I never recognized discrimination when it came to me being a parent. Meaning, I never had my race be an issue when it came to my children or me being a mom. That is until I had my son this past March. Sometimes in the health care community when you are a mom your voice is not heard. That is even more so prevalent in underprivileged communities as well as predominantly Black and Brown communities.
Honestly, I am not one who is racially charged in situations. I notice it in the entertainment business as a whole and in police brutality but I never became sensitive to other’s reactions to my race, until recently.
Crew it has been a while since I have touched based with you. Trust me it has been an eventful couple of weeks for me as it has for all of you I'm sure. My oh my when we picked this month's mantra of "FEARLESS" we surely didn't know how fearless we would have to be. I wanted to talk to you about the importance of a baby moon, but after an unplanned sequence of events this topic seems so much more fitting for the moment.
For all of the mamas out there who are ready to celebrate their bumps do so without taking heed to the criticism. Ignore the comments of you are so big or why are you showing your stomach when it looks like that or one of my favorite comments, sarcastically speaking of course, save that type of photo for the bedroom.
We get it everyone says to make time for yourself, have self-love, be selfish every once in a while, but all of these wonderful ideas can leave a mom going after dreams and ultimately at the end of her rope feel a little like Kanye in a Sway interview :
When you are the backbone of your family and pieces of your vertebrae slip how do you continue? I don’t know. What I do know is the day that I lost my son and the pain felt when deep down I knew I had miscarried was unexplainable. I let out a yell from the bottom of my soul and then immediately went to care for the rest of my family. When you are the backbone you have your moments. How do you move forward? Well, you just do, it is already ingrained in you.
Former punk rocker signed to Interscope records, now an esthetician spa owner, wife, and of course a mom. We at moms in the industry are extremely grateful for Trina Renea` being accepted into the industry’s moms club. Anyone who creates a spa that has built-in child care we are forever indebted to. Why do you dare to ask? Well, because she gets us and she is definitely one of us.
This will be one of the hardest articles that I have ever had to write, so please bear with me. I just spent about an hour researching what other parents have said in my situation. I received little comfort in knowing that others are feeling the pain that my family and I are currently enduring. This is not something you would want even your worst enemy to experience. August 24, 2019 our son Xavier William Patterson would have been 18 years old. By this day he would have changed his name to Xavier Patterson Elie. Our Young Elie. I say our son because even though I entered his life when he was just 7 years of age, I mothered him, giving him every ounce of my being since before he hit puberty. There were a lot of trials and tribulations, but at the end of it all I recognized and accepted that he needed me and I stepped up to the call for his need. What I am unsure of is if he knew how much I needed him too.