Welcome to Blocker Ever After – a mom + lifestyle blog sharing real life and honest motherhood. I’m Whitney, wife and mother to my two favorite people in the world. Just this past year I was catapulted into the unfamiliar world of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood. It was nothing short of amazing, exhausting, frustrating, rewarding, and downright ugly. Along the way, I learned how strong I am, how beautiful I am, and how loved I am.
When I first had Logan, I vowed “10 toy limit”. I was determined not to be that mother who’s house was in disarray from thousands of toys being drug everywhere. And then I was that mama. Whether it’s for Christmas, birthdays, or just because, here are 5 non-toy gift ideas for children.
I’m no expert. I can only share what’s worked for me. But my one year old sits down and reads books with me and after speaking with a few other moms, that’s not the case for all. Whatever age your child is at this time, it’s not too late to start reading. Start now!
When you think of moving what do you think of? Stress? Excitement? Anxiety? Well, I have felt all of those emotions and more because of the amount of times I’ve personally moved. In fact, I have moved to four different cities since graduating college so you can say I’m a moving expert. Since we’re purchasing our first home soon and anticipating a big move, I’ve decided to put together my top 5 lists to share with you below!
Black women always know what they’re going to do with their hair next. Where’s the lie?
While we’re in one style, we’re plotting and planning our next. I mean we even have an entire day dedicated to washing our hair. And if your hair is anything like mine, we have a second day dedicated to letting it dry.
It was all good until her teeth started coming in. I had finally gotten the hang of motherhood. I had schedules, systems in place. This was a well-oiled machine. And like a thief in the night, teething came and disrupted it all! It happens, I knew it would, but I wasn’t expecting this. Here’s how to soothe a teething baby, things I’ve found to work.
Whew! This entrepreneur life is a rollercoaster at best. Some days, we’re coasting, hair blowing in the wind, checks are rolling in, invoices getting paid. Other days, it feels like there’s no brakes! Or worse, we’re completely stalled! Here are 10 ways to chase your dreams without going broke. These tips are intended to help you become your very best entrepreneur self with no limitations.
Whew. Tired is an understatement when you have little ones. You don’t know tired unless you’ve taken care of children. Tired as a mother! And as easy as we may make it look, it doesn’t make us any less tired. I’ve found these 3 tips help me stay on track to tackle mom-life, entrepreneur-life, and home-life.
Listen, if 2020 didn’t teach you anything, I can’t trust you. I refuse to waltz into the new year with no vision and no plan. Please do not start this upcoming year on a whim. I’m not one for vision boards, but this year I’m planning 2021 as much as possible and manifesting exactly what I want to happen. I have faith in it. Here’s how I’m going about it.
You don’t know pain until you’ve seen your little girl wailing in pain. You don’t know defeat until you’ve realize there’s nothing you can do about it. You don’t know agony until you’re losing sleep trying to figure out where you went wrong and how you can fix it. This was me. Three weeks of fighting a severe diaper rash, all of my energy was depleted. I’m going to share with you the lesson I learned as well as what diaper rash treatment ultimately healed Logan and how we’re preventing it from ever coming back.
Being Black in America is one thing. Being a Black mother is another. When I first had Logan, I had no idea what I was doing. I was winging it and even to this day, I’m not quite sure I got the hang of it yet. Here’s how I found the exact thing I was missing and why you need it also!