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  • Didn’t I just have Harper?! Geez! My baby’s 1st day of PreK 3 (yes, she’s 3!) was today and she basically acts like she runs the school. I think she was happy to have time away from mommy after the long summer. It was nice to have a few hours to myself. Now need to sit down and plan out all this time I have available (3.5 hrs) 😩. Mr swears the girls are gone 8 hrs a day and have so much free time 😒. #firstdayofschool
  • Nothing like having lunch dates with your girls while the kids are at school. Counting down to Harper’s first day. Follow @districtmotherhued for special discount on @supermomculture merch! This deal won’t be offered again for a while so 🏃🏾‍♀️ & look for this pic. #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Why play outside when you can have @townctratcobb as your playground? #ad We recently enjoyed a family fun day of playing and shopping at Town Center at Cobb, then dinner and a drink in a cool light bulb container. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com. #foundatsimon #JoinTheFamilyFun #familyfunatsimon
  • Came back from an amazing weekend in Durham, NC at the @theprevailingwoman conf back to Supermom mode. @letoyaluckett snatched all the edges when she said “If you are not kind to yourself, why would you expect someone else to treat us better than we treat ourselves?” My biggest takeaway is that I need to take care of myself so I can continue to be a supermom.  Gray tees and jean hats available now (bags are sold out)! Link in profile. #supermom #supermomculture
  • Sent my baby off to 4th grade this morning. She decided to wear a top she already had and she picked this hair style. She’s also excited to have a black woman teacher and principal. I was so hype that my little brown girl (only one in her grade) will get to see someone that looks like every day during her education journey. #firstdayofschool #blackgirlmagic #atlbraids #targetstyle
  • I’m having an amazing time @sheprevailsconference by @theprevailingwoman. If you watch my stories you will see them in action 💃🏾. I talked about the balancing act on a panel with @_kayalex_ & @themillennialmamma. The consensus is there is no balance.  I’ll get deeper in to that in a post later because I think we can all relate to that.  Thanks to @suakokobetty I was looking super fly in my kimono and matching shorts. My shoes are like 10 years old 😩. #sheprevails #prevailingwoman
  • The final days of summer! #AD We recently had a family fun day at @townctratcobb. Growing up, my mom and I would go to the mall every Saturday.  It was always an adventure.  Now, Town Center at Cobb is filled with family fun activities and of course, great shopping!  Beat the heat and enjoy a fun family day. Town Center at Cobb has great kid-friendly events and special offers for Family program members. To sign up for the family program for FREE and join the fun visit https://family.simon.com #foundatsimon #jointhefamilyfun #familyfunatsimon
  • I’m ready for #backtoschool! New merch available for @supermomculture today! I call this my Momiana hoodie in neon green! I also have baseball caps, beanies, gray tees and sweats! Carpool will never be the same! Link in profile! #supermom #supermomculture 📷 @kaynjames
  • Did you know I had sisters?  Here are my two older sisters (far left and far right), my niece and my beautiful mom. I don’t think I talk about my sisters enough since people assume I don’t have any. I also have an older brother but he’s 😜. I’m the baby. We definitely don’t agree on a lot of things but when you mess with one of us, you’ll get the wrath from all of us. My #rideordies #nationalsisterday
  • So it’s #nationalsistersday or something like that. My girls are at the age where everything results in a fight, like wrestling match fights. But when one gets in trouble the other is sad.  Harper is already a ride or die sister. If Peyton gets in trouble, Harper takes it upon herself to tell us off and that we need to apologize. The funniest thing. Does anyone else have kids that fight all the time? #disneymom  #nationalsisterday
  • THANK YOU! You guys are awesome! All the kind words and cheers are appreciated. I was just talking about doing things when you’re scared.  I was low key scared to change my blog that’s why I put it of for years. I did it and I lived.  Don’t let fear stop you. Thank you guys for rocking with me over the years and hello to the new folks! Outfit head to toe @jcpenney #heytrina 📷 @kaynjames
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Breaking Out of A Funk

January 16, 2018

I hope you all had a great Dr. Martin Luther King weekend.  I feel like I haven’t talked to you guys much since the New Year.  I planned on hitting the ground running for 2018 but that didn’t happen.  I don’t know what happened but I’ve been in a deep funk since Christmas.  I haven’t been wanting to get dressed or leave the house.  I did go to the gym only because I felt it was acceptable to look like I just rolled out of the bed.  I’ve managed to look presentable about 3 times since Christmas.  I haven’t taken pictures of me or the girls since before Christmas.  This was a feeling that I wasn’t used to.  I’m usually always ON.  I’m thinking that I was just burned out. This phase has encouraged me to change some of my plans for 2018.


Bomber jacket, Suakoko Betty | Tee, Walmart | Jeans, Target | Boots, Report (similar) | Hat, C+C

This “funk” has taught me that I need to start putting me first more often.  I’m sure we can all relate to being everything to everybody.  I was pretty good on asking for help but when the holidays came, no one was available to help.  I tried to do everything in addition to all the content I had to post.  I had no downtime.  Every waking minute was spent doing something for someone else.  I was tired.

In the words of our auntie Maxine Waters, I’m reclaiming my time.  I finally got my hair and nails done.  That did so much for my spirit you just don’t know.  I went out to an event this past Sunday with some of my blogging friends and didn’t have to rush to get home.  It felt good.

After this funk, I’ve decided that I’m going to focus more on content for us moms to help us reclaim our time. Have you ever felt like this?  What helped you come out of the “funk”.  Please share topics you would like to discuss on the blog in the comments.

  • MJ
    January 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Hey girl. So glad to see you back! I feel like the gray cloud on my end is finally lifting. You got this for 2018! Trina first.

  • Nakia Echols
    January 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You are speaking to my soul right now! I’m so happy to see that you’ve broken out of it. The little things like getting your hair and nails done can do wonders. I know exactly what you feel like. You are my friend in my head!!! Stay strong, your post helped me realize I am not alone! One day we’ll have to meet up 🙂

  • Kay Taylor
    January 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    This article was exactly what I needed to hear at this very moment! I can echo a lot of what Nakia mentioned above. I have been in a funk during the holidays as well, I usually have my mom to help me with the many events, shopping, and hosting. She passed suddenly in September so I have been on autopilot since Thanksgiving! I knew I was in a funk because I too have not done much since the holidays and it’s usually the best time for me to share precious moments with my little one and other family members. I have felt really low, but I did manage to get a new haircut for the new year and it has done great things for my mood!

  • Mimi
    January 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It’s always a struggle. I’m learning to be easy on myself. This week I was just trying to get in a groove and make some things happen. I think the key is rolling with the punches knowing that some weeks we will kill it and others we’ll be lucky to make it out of bed.

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