So the guy and I finally got a little time to go out on a date just the two of us. Phew! We ended up going out to dinner and then to the park for some relaxing. We wanted to see the Mission Impossible movie but the timing didn't work out for the window we had the nanny. We didn't plan it very well :-/ Actually the restaurant was shit but I enjoyed it anyway because I could have my damn rosé without worrying about the breastmilk and I could take my time to eat without looking at the clock. If we went to the cinema, we would've been in a rush and I just hate rushing to the movies at the last minute.
On that 4C kinky curly hair…
...child please. This stuff is for real. I just spent like €200 on products since I’m running low on everything I need. You gotta have oils, you gotta have creams, you gotta have conditioners, you gotta have the right combs, you can’t sleep without a silk scarf or pillow or both just to be sure. It takes A LOT to care for natural kinky curls. If you skip up for like one week, poof, a whole section of hair is damaged.
On caring about people…
...What ever happened to just genuinely caring about people? Maybe its just that I’m a small fish now in a big pond, but where I’m from, people care about each other. Its called community. The moment when we think of other human beings truly as ‘other’, as foreign beings unassociated with ourselves, thats the moment we are in the most trouble as humans. We are a social species. We depend on each other. Many of us would like to think otherwise, but its true and there’s no way around it. So why not accept that Interdependence for what it is and embrace it as a strength?
This recipe was so simple that I'm not even going to include step-by-step photos to guide through the recipe. Let me know if you really would've appreciated the photos and I'll do that the next time I post a recipe, ok? ;-) FYI, I named it Friday Night Beet Salad because beets help detoxify the liver and one needs that after a Friday night of happy hours and such. You're welcome :-)
...I’m trying to go a full year breastfeeding. The WHO recommends 6-12 months and from looking at blogs and comments everywhere, most women go about 6-8 months. I’m going the full 12 months because that connection is so important and so singular. There is nothing else nurturing like that in our human existence so I want to give this little being his fair chance at experiencing that full, abundant, nurturing love.
These 12 products get stuck on repeat in my daily/weekly beauty routine and for good reason. Eco-friendly, cruelty-free, all-natural, and organic, these little minions keep mama happy, healthy and radiantly glowing! I test out products all the time but these are the ones that stick around and get bought again and again:
Now that the baby boy is 7 months I’m FINALLY starting to physically feel like my old self again. I’m not 100% there nor do I expect to ever be. A 9 lb baby grew inside me and came out of me. One does not go back to original after that. After 3 acute instances of back pain and a Rolfing session and osteopathic therapy that saved my ass I’m doing much better! After a pregnancy that rendered me a half step above bed rest, my muscles are finally properly supporting me and I’m ensuring that I am balancing both sides of my body better. Gosh what a ride. I wouldn’t change it for the world though what with the little bundle of joy I got in return.
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