Tips to Slay 2020 as a New Mom

Happy 2020 new moms! Congratulations on your bundle or bundles of joy! Being a mom is very new to me and something I will be adding to my platform as well. Even though we’re new to this, we already know being a mom is very challenging and sometimes we may lose our way. I also understand that we’re so caught up in caring for our little one that we may forget that we have a life. A couple weeks after Harper was born, I  too, forgot I had my own life.

Now that we’re here, I wanted to share a few things you can do to get back on track and slay 2020 as a new mom. Please understand that all our time lines are different and we all have different, demanding little humans. Even if we adjust these tips to our lifestyle, I still believe we can prosper as new mothers!

Address your Postpartum Blues

Listen, postpartum is not a joke and should be addressed immediately. Sometimes you may not notice it, but those really close to you will and they may tell you. Don’t be quick to defend, but listen. I wrote about my time dealing with it so feel free to get some inspiration if you need here.

De-Clutter and Re-Organize

When I was pregnant, I threw so many things out, either donation or trash. I treated motherhood as a new chapter and I couldn’t be bogged down with “old things.” I gave away 85% of my wardrobe, got rid of things I haven’t used in at least 6 months and sought other things to the trash. My biggest reasoning behind this is because adding a new human in the home will yield extra human things, so it felt so good to get rid of old clutter. The air is clean and fresh, and your mind will be at ease.

Keep God first

Of course this is for my believers. God wants to be in everything you do. Take a load off and give him the heavy stuff. Actually, give Hi all the stuff. One of my biggest lessons in 2019 is giving up control. I only trusted myself to several things and it was severely exhausting. When I started to give up my control bits and pieces, I didn’t feel like I had to carry the weight of the world on my own shoulders. And you will need to do this as a new mommy.

Make Time for “You”

You are no good to other people, if you aren’t good to yourself. Although my husband and daughter are a priority in my life, I can’t give them my all without taking care of myself. So, slowly I started back doing the things I love to do; blogging, getting mani/pedis, going shopping, journaling, creating content for my blog, reading, watching my favorite movies/tv shows and anything else that peaked my interest. Whatever interests you that makes you feel good, continue to do. Sometimes, your day may not allow you to with a demanding little human and that’s okay. I love to read, so what I would do is read to Harper.

It’s okay to ask for Help

This was a hard pill to swallow for me. I never wanted help. I felt like I was Wonder Woman and that I can do everything by myself. After my c-section, I could not do anything but rest. There was no laundry, no cleaning, no cooking, nothing that took a lot of my energy. I was on bed rest and the only thing I could do, is feed my baby. I felt stupid asking my husband for a glass of water when I can just do it myself, limping and all. So understand, that it is okay to ask for help. If you’re having visitors, put them to work. If they love you, they will do it. Help can be in several different forms for each of us. I needed my husband dearly and a little ‘pick me up’ from my doctor so she prescribed me a low dosage of “help.” DO not be ashamed to ask for help.

Write down all your goals…even the crazy ones.

Make a vision board! Something bright and attractive! Write down ALL of your goals! How do you see yourself as a new mom? What ambitions do you have for your child/children? If you’re married, what goals do you have for your family? Write it all down. There’s nothing too hard for God. Make then attainable and start at a comfortable pace. I started this on my birthday and realized how excited I was that it is something to look forward to.

Good Luck Moms!


Dress: Eloquii (old) Shoes: JustFab
Earrings: Walmart, Bracelet: KateSpade


Are You A Scary Movie Fan? Hit the Theaters to See These!

Today’s post is a little different! When I think of fall, aside from the fashion, the home decor, and hot drinks, I love scary movies. The time changes, so it gets darker earlier and I can watch all the scary movies I want! Who’s a horror movie fan? Me! I’ve been watching horror movies since I was a little girl (thanks Daddy) and I love a good scary movie. There’s nothing better than screaming at the chick who falls or the guy that went the wrong way. I’ll go as far as screaming at the TV trying to warn the dude that Michael Myers is in the closet. “Don’t open the closet!” I love a great scare, covering one of my eyes, or looking the other way before something jumps on the TV.

So, let’s talk about what’s coming to theaters in the scary genre. If you’re a scary movie fanatic like me, you may want to prepare getting your movie tickets to see these movies.

Annabelle: Creation (in theaters)


Watch the first one first; you will appreciate it more. Have you heard of the Raggedy Anne doll that was possessed by a girl name Annabelle Higgins in the 1970s? Yup, its true. This movie is exactly about this. f you’ve seen The Conjuring, you would have been introduced to Annabelle in the beginning where Ed and Lorraine Warren were interviewing three young people about weird happenings in the presence of this doll. Annabelle: Creation basically answers all the questions you had. I love horror movies and I will laugh through a lot of them, but this movie had me cover one of my eyes or look the other way. I pick this first because its already released and you should see this while its still in theaters. I went with my brother and we had a great time!

IT (Sept 8)


Let me tell you, I am completely STOKED for this movie. This movie is basically a remake from the 1990 version of Stephen King’s novel. I am a huge Stephen King fan! Imagine thinking of things that will scare the crap out of you and then write it to scare other people. That’s what he did. So this story is about 7 friends who are being terrorized by this creepy clown by intimating them with their fears and phobias, as if the clown getup isn’t creepy enough. One thing I like about the clown in the new one is he actually looks scary.

JigSaw (October 27)


Whose been keeping up with the Saw films in the last 10 years? This thriller is quite gruesome and the anxiety that I get watching this is pretty much worth the watch, lol. If you never seen any of the movies, Jigsaw is basically about a madman who gathers a bunch of victims and makes them play sadistic games that depends on life and death. There’s a twist, because the original man who was Jigsaw died! So who is the new Jigsaw?

Jeepers Creepers 3 (rumored to be Sep 26)


Is this the movie where we finally get to learn more of the Creeper? Yeah we know he goes away for a long time and comes back to eat people for like 23 days, but where did he come from? Indulge yourself in the first two movies to catch up so you won’t be confused when you see this one.





Imagine this big buy running after you with a heavy chainsaw. I’ve watch every Texas Chainsaw movie that was ever released so I’m anxious to see how it all started since they are going back to the beginning with Leatherface. Did you know that this series is a spin off from prolific serial killer, Ed Gein? He wore human faces as masks and even indulged in cannibalism. Yuck.

I think I’m sort of biased in this selection because I grew up watching the originals, so I am very excited to see how these will turn out. However, there are several more movies coming this fall, for example, Happy Death Day, coming out on Friday October the 13th. When I saw the preview for this movie, I was hooked. Imagine reliving the day of your death over and over until you find your killer. So each day she gets closer to finding her killer only to die again. The next movie on my list is Mother! Apparently it was schedule to be released the same day as Happy Death Day but we get to see it September 15th.  This movie is about a husband and wife living a happy life and then it gets disrupted once they invite this man and woman over. They just completely ruin their whole shabang! So crazy, psychological things start to happen and I really want to know what happens in the end. Think about it. This can happen in your actual life. You are living your best life with your sweetheart and you allow someone in your life and they completely cause turmoil.

With that being said, I can’t wait until I get a chance to see them! I will be doing an Instagram review afterwards! Make sure you follow my page,