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  • Yesterday I had the honor of speaking at @trust_your_strength first mama mixer.  The founder @alena0916 even presented a few mother’s including myself a Supermom award.  Hearing all the stories from these ladies I don’t feel worthy because I don’t know if I would have the strength to go through what they’ve been through.  Alena herself deserves all the awards.  She put on this amazing event and is passionate about supporting nicu moms of color. She deserves all the awards. Thanks for having me! PS, I’m not short, these ladies are extra tall 😆.
  • Be your own Valentine and make sure you show yourself some love! Whether you’re celebrating with a partner or not, loving yourself is the most important. ❤️
  • Put together a quick & easy Valentine board inspired by @rosalynndaniels.  She made a dessert board and since I’m on a charcuterie board kick, this is perfect. 
What’s included: 
Flowers from Mr. Grapes, choc strawberries (bought the dip cup of chocolate), blueberry muffins (jiffy mix), bowl of choc covered pretzels, and Hershey kisses.  The box of chocolates are from the dollar tree. I put some little lip balms I bought for them on the board. #charchuterie
  • My main gals on Galentine’s Day! They are both out of school tomorrow so i need to figure out what we’re going to do 🤔. Outfit dets on the blog.
  • Happy Galentine’s Day! I’ve been blessed to have some amazing women in my life! From my OG besties to my blogger boos and all of you that show love on the daily! Love you all! #blackgirlmagic #galentinesday 📷 @kaynjames
  • My 3 dates for Valentine’s Day! I’m trying to do better at telling my family and friends that I love them more and followed with kisses and hugs.  Those words weren’t used a lot when I was growing up so it’s something I have to be mindful of.  Praise God for breaking generational patterns. Links to our outfits on the blog, link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames #blacklove #blackfamily #dadgang
  • Because I ❤️ my @supermomculture mamas, We’re having a V Day sale! Save 14% off all items! Link in profile! #supermomculture
  • Happy Love week! Make sure you show love to your girls this week! Linked up with these beautiful ladies for some #galentines love! My dress was $13 from H&M 
@charmsie @annisalimara @naturally_curla @justkelseyjanae 📷 @kaynjames
  • Dining room is done ☑️. I have a bay window and hanging curtains can be a challenge but I found an easy solution.  Here’s a quick look on the process and my 🍑 😆. Link to this curtain rod and all items in the room > https://heytrina.com/new-dining-room/
  • Y’all! This is my baby! How did this happen?! She’ll be 10 in July (going on 17). She swears she’s already a teenager and should get a phone. No ma’am! Stay my baby 😓. Also, get into this blazer tho! Link in profile. #fashionkids
  • V Day is next week! I’m not the best gift giver but I think Superdads’ would love this! Order your tee or hoodies now to insure delivery before Valentine’s Day 🦸🏾‍♂️🦸🏾‍♀️. FREE SHIPPING till Sunday.
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5 Tips from Yummy Spoonfuls to Keep Your Child Eating Healthy

June 17, 2016

Now that I’m home with my kids full-time, one item high on my priority list was making sure my kids eat healthy. I make sure the kids drink plenty of water too . We recently purchased a water ionizer after consulting Water Filter Way. Our water quality has improved so much ever since. I’ve been making Harper’s baby food since she was 6 months and meals for the family at least 4 nights a week. As a former anti-cooker, I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job. There’s room for improvement but I know that healthy eating habits start young. Not every mom is able to make baby food or cook healthy meals every night. What’s a mom to do? Yummy Spoonfuls founder, Agatha Achindu and co-founder, Camila Alves McConaughey have some great healthy eating tips to keep your kids on the healthy track. I recently participated in a Hangout with Agatha and Camila and here is a summary of some of the tips shared.
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  1. Stay consistent. Try to keep fresh fruit and veggies available for each meal. Your child will get used to them being a part of their meal versus, what’s that on my plate. yummy spoonfuls 2
  2. Lead by example. Make sure you’re eating right too. Kids are watching and the last thing you need them to say they don’t want to eat vegetables because you don’t. So take one for the team.
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  3. Don’t stock junk food. This works with number 2. If they don’t see it, they won’t ask for it. If you want to scarf down a candy bar, do it when they’re not around.
  4. Hide the veggies. When I say hide, I mean sneak them in. Make fruit smoothes and add some kale or spinach. They’ll never know. It’s also easy to add to sauce based meals like spaghetti.
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  5. Stock up on Yummy Spoonfuls. Made with all organic, non-GMO ingredients, Yummy Spoonfuls provides baby and toddler food just like you would make at home. Perfect for working moms or moms on the go (aren’t we all on the go).

Harper recently tested out Yummy Spoonfuls and she loves it. Her current fave is the banana, blueberry and brown rice. I’m looking forward to try the stage three meals when she turns 12 months. Yummy Spoonfuls meals are perfect when I don’t have time to make Harper’s meals or leave her with a babysitter.

I love that Yummy Spoonfuls doesn’t add anything extra. No sugar, no juice, no additives and no GMOs. Yummy Spoonfuls can now be found in the frozen section at Target stores. I frequent Target a few times a week, so this is very convenient for me. You can learn more about Yummy Spoonfuls HERE. How do you make sure your kids are eating healthy?

*This post is sponsored by Target for Yummy Spoonfuls. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Toia B.
    June 18, 2016 at 10:55 am

    When my son first started solids around 6 months, it was all about jarred foods partially because of convenience but also because I was nervous about making my own. As he got closer to a year & grew more teeth, I started experimenting with homemade based on the jarred foods he liked.

    I began with a sweet potato, carrot & apple mix, started adding chicken and then whatever greens I have on-hand. We still do fruit cups but dinner always consists of homemade to make sure he gets the healthy foods he needs.

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