All The Quotes

If we didn’t want to escape we’d have no art, no music, no stories, and a lot less creation. And whether my escape is a Netflix marathon, a bath, a book, an album, or a night in a hotel room - it is valid and is part of living a healthy life. It’s not necessarily a symptom of a problem.

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Magical Crying Mommy

I tried to move the cover. I took it off and put it back on. Eventually I begged this inanimate object to just please stop. Then I gave up, ripped it off of the tub and flung it. I got out, wrapped a towel around myself and sobbed

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The Impossible Math of Motherhood

That never stops. Our kids are going to keep taking what they need from us - time, attention, energy, patience - and they can either take from our overflow or from our bones. You have to put enough in that you have enough for you AND for them. It’s the impossible math of motherhood.

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My #Momfirmations Journey

I recommend affirmation card decks to my clients all the time! They are a wonderful part of a daily or weekly self care practice. You can pull one each morning to ground yourself. You can pull one each night to help you reflect on your day and prepare for the next. You can use them as a theme for your week, as a conversation starter with your spouse or partner, you can use them with your mom friends, or you can even use them with your therapist or coach to highlight an issue you’d like to work through.

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What Dreams May Come

The more I think about it the more confused I am by that question. We pretend that we’re asking what job they would like to hold, but we’re not. We are - all of us - so steeped in capitalism that we cannot separate the person from the production. And this programming begins before preschool.

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Almost 40

I’m 39 and thinking about my 40’s. I’ve been excited about being 40 for a long, long time. 40 seems to be when black women bloom, when we stop taking everyone’s shit and go full on auntie and I cannot wait. I want that. Being able to say, “Look child, I am 40 damn years old”, feels like permission from the universe, God, and my ancestors to be fully, wholly ME.

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