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in LIFE, Love, Young and Married

How I Met My Husband

If you met your soulmate, would you know it? What if you’ve known him for years? Would you believe that years later, you’d be married with a family? Life works in mysterious ways and you never know where one meeting can lead to, even through life’s twists and turns. The story behind meeting my husband is very interesting. I first met my husband Sharif, the summer of 2008 before my senior year of high school. We were introduced through a mutual friend of ours, who is STILL my best friend…

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant
in Culture, Feature, LIFE, Love, She's A Mom, Young and Married

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant!

In 2010 Jurnee Smollett became Mrs. Jurnee Smollett-Bell when she married musician Josiah Bell. They planned their entire wedding together and enjoyed it! “We didn’t hire a wedding planner. Josiah and I literally decided every detail together,” she said. Now they have even bigger things to plan for because Jurnee is pregnant! The 29-year-old mom-to-be posted this adorable announcement on Instagram of herself and her husband admiring her baby bump. He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!! ❤️❤️❤️ @josiahbell A photo posted by…

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Mother of Color
in Feature, LIFE, SHE Series, She's A Mom

What It Means to Be A Mother of Color

As black women, we have many roles that we play, but one of the most rewarding and important titles we hold is—mom. As mothers of color, we are responsible for instilling culture, morals, identity and pride in our children for them to conquer the world with great confidence. While embedding this confidence in our seeds, we are also responsible for warning them of how the world may view and label them, but ensure that being themselves is good enough. Mothers of colors—we salute and celebrate you! Here’s what some of…

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in Advice, Dating My Dad, LIFE, Love, SHE Series

Dating my Dad: Our Journey to the Alter

I recently got engaged to the love of my life. She is the most self less, creative, forgiving and loving woman I’ve ever met, as well as the most beautiful one. In learning to love her, I’ve learned how to love, accept and forgive myself along with those around me, most importantly my father. My father and I have never had a normal father daughter relationship. Sad enough to say, my story will seem very similar to far too many young women in our society today, but I never fully realized how…

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in LIFE, SHE Series, She's A Mom

Brittni’s Baby Gender Reveal Party

I decided to have a gender reveal for my baby because I had never been to one and I thought it would be cute for my first child. My husband has a son already and he did not do anything like that for him. Therefore, we agreed that it would be different and cute if we did it for “Twinkle”. That was the baby’s nickname before we found out what we were having. My husband was so certain that we were having a girl that he just felt it. I…

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in LIFE, SHE Series, She's A Mom

What New Moms Should REALLY Register For

“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, your Super Baby is on their way! So let’s prepare for the big day!” All expecting mothers experience the journey of nesting and preparing for their little bundles arrival. As you plan your baby shower, the clothes are cute, but there are other things you will really need! Here is my top ten must-have list for a baby registry. Breastfeeding Items, such as breast pads, nipple shield, lanolin, storage bags, feeding covers (at least two of them) and a manual breast pump (to carry while on the go)….

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