• My first time vending with @supermomculture at @craftsavvymarket today. I had so many moments leading up to today that I told myself that it would be a lot easier to just quit and not have a both.  But then I thought, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.  Just remember when you have an idea that starting is half the battle.  It won’t be easy but it can be done! Thank you @craftsavvymarket for having me today.  Mr and the girls helped out so much. I have no clue who the little girl is on the left but she stayed with us the whole day.
  • And another ☝🏾. My precious babies. How did Harper grow up so fast! She looks 6! Slow down baby! #pictureday
  • TBT The outfit that started my love affair with @suakokobetty. This was 7 years ago! On Saturday I’ll be chatting momprenuership with Suakoko Betty owner @iamcharlenedunbar at the @craftsavvymarket. Event is free! Plus you can shop @supermomculture and 25 other handmade vendors. Time flies! I’m still desperately trying to fit back in it! My goal for 2020!
  • Fall school pics are in and Peyton made mama proud! Low key annoyed they cut off her beautiful puff. It’s good to see all my hard work taking pics for the blog have paid off in these school pics. picture day hack: stick to a tried and true hair style. I tried something diff once and Peyton looked like Kid from Kid n Play. I didn’t even order any. Don’t do it!
  • Getting ready for our first vendor sale at @craftsavvymarket in Atlanta this Saturday! I’ll have hoodies, tees, bags and a few new items 😆. Special discount st the event. Plus your girl will be sharing her story about her entrepreneurial journey!  Event is free! RSVP to enter to win $50! Follow @craftsavvymarket for details! PS. I lost my GAP folding skills. Judge your supermama 😂
  • Me busting into 2020! Amazing day at @cantuxcurlboxmasterclass19! So many gems from @myleik @meccagamble @thefinancebar @theamonyee today! These ladies didn’t come to play. Real talk from start to finish. I’ll share my takeaways on my stories later but @cantubeauty commitment to insuring we take action and holding us accountable is what I needed.  Time is up for going to events and not taking action.  I’m ready! 📷 @daynabolden. Hat from #targetstyle Jeans #fashionova
  • Some weekend project inspiration! Cleaned out my kitchen cabinets to get ready for the holidays.  Details on blog https://heytrina.com/kitchen-cabinet-drawer-organization/
  • We’re taking neon right into winter! I saw @funmiford with this coat on a few weeks ago and ordered it the next day.  Wouldn’t you know, it matches my @supermomculture hoodie perfectly! Consider this my winter uniform. Details and links are on the blog heytrina.com. Link to hoodie in my profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Nobody:
Me: Let me clean out all my kitchen cabinets along with everything else going on 😆. I actually enjoy decluttering (my spaces, not others). Swipe ->. My mind feels at peace when spaces are clean and organized.  Ever since @pinchofhelp did my master bathroom, I’ve been on a mission.  I’m not good like her but I stalk her IG daily for all her tips and before & afters.  My kitchen is (almost) ready for Thanksgiving! Please send positive vibes on the rest of the projects we have going on 🙏🏿. Details on the blog. Link in profile #heytrinashome #babyshopahome
  • Doing a mini extreme home makeover just in time for the holidays! Shout out to Mr for speaking my love language and getting ish done in the house (wife porn as @snackswithjack calls it 😆). This past wknd he knocked out our 20ft foyer and hung my new chandelier! It was like watching the Berlin Wall come down 🙌🏾. Also thankful that we didn’t have any incidents on this scaffold 😓. I was so happy when they picked it up cuz my nerves were so bad. We still have a lot more to do but we’re chipping away.  Make sure you watch my stories for updates.
  • Peyton as Cecilia from Decendants. Instead of a wig I used a clip in ponytail.  I may use it in the future for myself if I’m feeling feisty. She went to school as Run DMC because she was unsure if they could dress up or not.  Can your kids dress up at school?
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Black Mom Magic at The Momference

May 23, 2018

This past weekend I had the honor of speaking on a panel in DC at The Momference aka Wakanda for black moms.  As a blogger/influencer that attends lots of events, there is a huge void in events with black mothers in mind.  I’m usually one of a handful of women of color.  This Black Mom Magic experience is the brainchild of DMV area PR specialist Simona Noce and Nikki Osei-Barrett.  I’m still on a high one from this one-day event.  It was pure magic, almost like a dream.  To walk in a room of over 250 black moms (and a few dads) that looked like me and could relate to me, it was magical.  I left feeling inspired celebrated and empowered.  Check out a few of the beautiful photos from The Momference by Iris Manning.

The Momference founders Nikki Osei-Barrett and Simona Noce.

Things kicked off at 7am with a VIP breakfast where VIP ticket holders and speakers got to mingle before the event kicked off. 

Founders coming in dancing down the aisle.  We were all here for it.  The energy was like that all day!

The first panel on the main stage talked about modern parenting featuring Jamilah Lemieux from Interactive One, Kelli Coleman from She Who Dares and Dr. Rainbow Barris aka Tha Real Rainbow from Blackish.  It was great to hear how these powerful ladies handle motherhood with being in the spotlight. 

The Mommy Market was filled with vendors curated with black mothers in mind.  Most of the vendors were black women and mothers with products that we don’t often see for ourselves.

I spoke on the panel Handle Your Business Mama with Dayna Bolden, Christine Michel Carter, Shante William and Candace Montgomery. Major gems were dropped on how we’ve been successful in growing our businesses while being a mother.

The day wrapped up with an emotional champaign toast by the founders. I’m not crying…You’re crying. Wrap top and pants c/o Suakoko Betty | Shoes, Vince Cumoto

Magical is the only way I can describe it.  Kind of like that feeling after watching Black Panther or seeing a black American woman marry a prince.  Black women, especially black moms are underrated and underrepresented.  I’m so inspired and empowered.  I’m walking with a little more swag and my head held a little higher after attending The Momference. To attend an event that was created by us, for us gives me butterflies.  I’m so proud of Nikki and Simona.  Make sure you CLICK HERE to sign up for their email updates.

  • Shalyce
    May 24, 2018 at 11:42 am

    So sad I missed this event!! Great recap, and glad it was a success and inspiration!

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