Running into Summer: Mom and Toddler Style

I’m walking out of Memorial day weekend feeling relaxed, refreshed and grateful. I got almost 8 hours of sleep every night and actually woke up before my son could wake me! I loved on my family extra and we spent some quality time with two of our closet friends.
This weekend was filled with both joy and pain. Spending time with those I love whether it is in person or through technology always brightens my mood. However, this weekend was dampened by the Zoom memorial service for my Uncle Derrick who passed away from COVID-19 complications. It was a beautiful service that made me ugly cry, smile and laugh. He lived such a vibrant life and loved his loved ones deeply. I miss him every day but I find joy recalling memories of him and reflecting on how much he loved me and my family. So this week, my heart is heavy for all those who have lost someone during this season as well as the essential workers who labor on the front lines every day. I took off the week from work on bereavement so I could spend some much needed time with family and rest and I’m so glad I did! We've been able to spend extra time with my mom which has been special.
One of my favorite things to do is style cute outfits, but you already know that! My Uncle Derrick and I bonded over our love and fashion and I made it a point to be well dressed every time we saw each other. I got this jumpsuit on sale from Asos and its definitely going to be a staple in my summer wardrobe. Jumpsuits are an easy one piece outfit wonder! I don’t wear much pink but when I look at this color, it makes me happy! Avery is wearing a top and shorts from the Gap!
Jumpsuit- Asos | Shoes- Asos, sold out but I love these and these

Simple Style and Self Care Tips

Happy new week! I wanted to share some self practices I've been doing that have helped me create more peaceful moment in my life:

Motivated by Love: Mother's Day Message and Family Style

All I am and hope to be as a mother and wife is rooted in love. Motherhood is sacrifice, service, exhaustion and joy, but above all it is love! My mother's love was the foundation of my family as I was growing up. Her love looked like making meals, doing chores around the house, teaching me how to love God and myself, working long hours, sacrificing her wants for my needs and always making room to spend quality time with me even when she was exhausted. Her love made me feel so secure and it stills does. Till this day, when my mother prays for me, I feel the peace of God and the confidence that I navigate through the toughest or easiest of days. I'm a good mother and wife because I had a great example to follow. My hope for my son is is that he always feels warm, confident, secure and connected to God in and through my love.

A Promotion Worth Praying For

God can humble you and set you on high places within the span of a year. I wrote that down months ago believing that God was going to do something big in my life. Despite all the uncertainty of this year, one thing I know for sure is that 2020 is a triumphant year for me and it has been because I got promoted at the end of the first quarter!