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THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

Please note this article was written in April of 2019. Photos of Sloane and I taken in Chicago April of 2019 by Michelle Cox.   This time last year, I was six months postpartum and I remember being in such a weird space.  I label it weird because I was a roller coaster of emotions.  How do I start to explain?  I felt so much joy because I now had my baby girl I had prayed for.  I was blessed that I had the opportunity to resign from the job I hated and stay home with my newborn and pursue...

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Los Angeles Fall Guide

Los Angeles Fall Guide

Hope this Fall Guide gives you some new gems to discover in Los Angeles. Special shout out to my best friend, Brandon, for giving all the great food recommendations during my visit home. I would also consider these recommendations family friendly  depending on the time you attend. I would love to hear your experience if you decide to check anything out! Xo, Monique Hotels The Line Hotel- Koreatown Highlights Charcoal Margarita Pool Restaurant & Lounge Hollywood Hills View Farmers Daughter Hotel https://farmersdaughterhotel.com Highlights Tart for Brunch Heart of the City vibes Eclectic and Unique Decor & Ambiance Food Crossroads Kitchen...

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Sloane's Cali Fiesta: 4 Affordable Party Planning Hacks

Sloane's Cali Fiesta: 4 Affordable Party Planning Hacks

After throwing Sloane's 1st Birthday last year I told myself I wasn't doing a "BIG" anything when she turned two.  In this day of doing too much, I really try to do cut down on non-essentials for my family. That went out the window when we decided to go to LA, my home, the weekend of her birthday.  Without a doubt, I had to celebrate her birthday with friends and family back home.  Living in D.C., we miss out on spending holidays and birthdays with my family and having that moment to celebrate Sloane with them was super exciting and...

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I Expanded My Reality With 29 Rooms

I Expanded My Reality With 29 Rooms

29 Rooms Expand Your Reality by Refinery29 was the perfect "Girls Night Out."  We danced, sipped wine and thoroughly enjoyed all the artistic installations.   I had the chance to attend the VIP first look party and here were my room highlights! A Long Line of Queendom in collaboration with Unbothered It an artistic representation of our black excellence as women.  "Say my Name" it is achievement, it is beauty, it is power and I am unapologetic about all of ME!  The Values Stand in collaboration with ACLU- #rightsforall A Conversation with your inner child This interactive installation had you...

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24 Hours In Paris

24 Hours In Paris

Paris was the first stop on our trip that I had been anticipating all year long. An extended layover to experience what is known as the city of LOVE! As a first time traveler to Europe, I think I over committed my mind to all the things I wanted to do, versus what my mind and body could enjoy. At the end of the day, I had to focus in on US, enjoying this time free from responsibility, while enjoying the moment and man I am so deeply in love with. So here is what made for the most perfect...

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