Category Archives: black

Premature Goodbyes

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Many of you know I am a pretty vocal person; especially when it comes to race related issues, but these past few weeks have left me speechless.  Literally I just am devastated by the message that is being sent to all the black men of this nation.  So instead of ranting I just want to remind all my black brothers in and out my life that I VALUE, LOVE, RESPECT, ADMIRE, AND HONOR you.  I promise to raise my sons (future) and daughters with knowledge of their culture. I ask all my counterparts to educate their children about race relations in this country ESPECIALLY if you are not Black.  For me it starts at home! I hugged Byron Dozier extra tight last night and will continue to everyday because in this sad sad nation (world) we live in I have to prematurely say goodbye (metaphorically and literally) daily just as a precaution. Heart breaks.  Always with love.  Modo.

Hair of the Day: Bantu Twistout

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Hair of the Day: Bantu Twistout

Bantu Twistout (instructions below):

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Steps:

1. Washed hair with conditioner
2. Put leave in conditioner in while hair was soaking wet
3. Let dry for the day (approximately 5 hours)
4. That evening divided hair in sections used dime size product in each section and proceeded to put in flat twist.
5. Took each twist and wrapped in Bantu knot.
6. Slept on satin pillowcase
7. Next morning unraveled knots and twists with coconut oil.
8. Used wide tooth comb to fluff

Always with love,

Modo

Genesis 7 Month Update: Transitions

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Genesis 7 Month Update: Transitions

Hi Busy Bee,

Another month for the record books! This month was all about transitions. Transitions are about that time period in life where you have outgrown one element of your life and though you can see the next step, you are not there just yet. You are totally transitioning in so many areas this month. You are no longer stationary, but not completely crawling yet. You are not eating solids, but very interested. You are not saying words we understand, but you totally are having full conversations with us. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this time. I get to teach you so many things and get to witness the excitement of accomplishment when you succeed at something. Mommy and Daddy spend so much of our evenings staring at you as you explore. Watching you grow into a busy little girl from a calm tiny baby makes me realize just how fast this time with you as a baby is going. You make me appreciate life, time, and God so much more. I realize that I too am transitioning from being a “new mom” to a “mom”. It makes my heart flutter. Here’s to another exciting month coming up. Below are a couple of moments that we were able to capture during this month:

Not fond of banana just yet

Not fond of banana just yet

Spending the day at the duck pond with one of your godmothers

Spending the day at the duck pond with one of your godmothers

Teething

Teething

Wearing tennis shoes for the first time

Wearing tennis shoes for the first time

Mommy's favorite outfit this month

Mommy’s favorite outfit this month

Look who is standing!!!!

Look who is standing!!!!

Other things we noticed this month:
-You are still teething, but no munchers just yet!
-You are mobile! You are rolling, scooting, and dragging yourself everywhere. You even have been practicing standing, so much to the point we have had to take you out of your bassinet and start transitioning you to a crib.
-You said “DADA” (March 30th)! It was so exciting!!!! Now you wont stop saying it…which is fine with me and Daddy. We love hearing you talk even if it is just babbling.
-You are not very fond when Mama says “No”.

You love:
-Reading! Anytime I sit down with a book you immediately start squealing. We have started going to story time at our local library and you are a big fan.
-Playing peek-a-boo
-Your lovey (pink silky elephant).

You could pass on:
-Solids. We tried food this month and it was not something of interest to you. But we are in no rush…all in your time.

Happy 7 months baby girl!

Happy 7 months baby girl!

Minute with Modo (#6): Live out loud

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Minute with Modo (#6): Live out loud

Live out loud

Sooooooo this happened today:

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Yep! That’s me…on a kid’s ride…screaming my head off. First and foremost I clearly realized today that I need to get in shape…I’ve been working on it but I need to put the light to the fire because kid’s rides are NOT made for adults, BUT adults always have to ride with their kids….and squeezing all this fabulousness into that little seat was for the birds. LOL! But the point of this post is not about my juicy thighs…or even my really cute shoes (go ahead and look), it’s about screaming like a kid. When’s the last time you’ve done it? Gosh it’s freeing!!!! Take some time and just “enjoy life” this week (you know do all those cliche things): laugh like a kid, dance like nobody’s watching, etc….

Life is short…or we should be filling it with so many memories to make it feel like it is.

Always with love,

Modo

Minute with Modo(#5): WebMD

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Minute with Modo(#5): WebMD

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WebMD

Stay away from this site! Genesis has been doing something that I thought was a cute little quirk…shrugging her shoulders. My husband SIMPLY said ” I wonder why she does that”….well what do you think I did!!??? webMD’d that shit of course! After 20 minutes I was convinced my daughter had epilepsy, seizures, was mentally retarded, and needed to be seen by a neurologist ASAP! After an hour of googling I was in TEARS! Literally terrified….I had to get up and just go hug her and take a deep breath. Listen folks who knows if it is something to worry about but one thing I know for sure is the internet won’t help me find the answer.

I am still going to call her doctor tomorrow though…smh…damn you google damn you!!!!

Always with love,

Modo