Category: Classy Parenting

Royal Monkey Tho? BBC Journalist Fired Over Baby Chimp Tweet

I mean already with the Monkey jokes? So here we go with no respect to a newborn. Black newborns don't get the same respect as white ones. British radio host fired after racist tweet about Prince Harry and Meghan’s little one. Danny Baker, 61, BBC journalist, tweeted a picture depicting the new Royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who is biracial, as a chimpanzee. The picture was of a...

Why I Did Not Breastfeed

Its National Breastfeeding Week. I celebrate for you all, but not with you all. I did not breastfeed. New Mom Excitement! I just knew that I was going to be the breastfeeding queen. I remember during one of my pregnancy appointments being presented with a brochure that described using other women’s breast milk...if yours didn’t come in. I was so self righteous. I grimaced. I didnt have a...
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Digital Rules in the Delivery Room

Do you Have Digital Rules in the Delivery Room? I do. Now that I am getting closer to the actual delivery (I am 37 weeks and 3 days at the time of this writing), I am contemplating everything from more life insurance to what to put in this hospital delivery bag...which I have not packed. I am very concerned about Digital Rules in the Delivery Room and beyond. As a very private person with a lot...
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Classy Black Girl Podcast is Poppin!

Hey Yall! My podcast is poppin! Im doing the whop over here, did I spell that right? Probably not, which is why I should be podcasting and not writing. I am so excited. I am fired up that my podcast is now appearing on several platforms. What? Who? I really want to talk about the intersections of Black Motherhood and Pop Culture! Between being afraid for my baby growing up in this crazy world and...
Working Through Your Pregnancy

Can You Work Through Your Pregnancy?

Do You Have to Work Through Your Pregnancy like I do? I always imagined that I would be married by 25, kids by 27 and full swing into my power career and busting balls by the time I was 33. Well...I have probably busted some balls and that's about it. I am 40 years old and 7 ½ months pregnant and nope...ya girl is not married. This means that me and my Sweet Pea are totally dependent on me to...
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Why Pregnant Women Rub Their Bellies

When I was a little girl my Mother would look at me and almost immediately know what I was thinking. I hated it. I am a conservative daughter and I always think more than I would ever dream of saying. Now at 40, going into being a first time 40 year old Mom I realize that the Mother-Child bond is strong. We still have the same thoughts, (me and my Mother) and I would never want that to change. I...
Sexy Skin Smoothie Recipe

Is there a SEXY Skin Smoothie Secret Recipe?

People ask me ALL of the time what makes my skin so "good!" Besides good genes (thanks Mommie!) and lots of water I love my Sexy Skin Smoothie! New Note: Now that I am pregnant I am trying to not only eat more healthy but to look good to be an example for my little one who is coming through! This is an old post that I wrote in 2013, but it is still acurate today. However, I would make sure that I...
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What You Missed at Big City Moms! #BiggestBabyShower

I was super excited to be invited to Big City Moms! As as Mom to Be I get excited everytime that baby talk comes up! This was a whole event totally focused on my Sweet Pea. The event was held at the South San Francisco Conference Center and it was perfectly I was also able to have the inside track because I was attending as Press. Here is a photo story of all of the FUN that happened at the...
Is Pregnancy Guilt Real

Is Pregnancy Guilt a Real Thing?

While we can all agree there is really no such thing as “Daddy Guilt” is there a such thing as Pregnancy Guilt? Why yes, there is. Pregnancy Guilt is Real I thought that the idea of it was silly. Now I realize that pregnancy guilt is a REAL thing. When I ignore that bag of spinach and reach for cookies in the fridge...I feel awful. I mean REALLY awful. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the...
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My Favorite Pregnancy Apps

As a first time “geriatric Mom” you are pulling for straws (and information) simply trying to figure out exactly what is happening to your body and if it’s normal. This is when you need pregnancy apps! When I had implantation bleeding, I didn’t lose my mind because I learned about it online before it actually happened to me. It is a pretty trite saying, but knowledge IS power. I receive a...