• I thank God for my family.  Out here breaking generational curses and sharing black love. There was a time when I thought being a mom was negative because I watched so many in my family, including my mom, struggle raising kids on their own. Motherhood is a struggle but the best and loving kind of struggle.
  • I want to giveaway one Supermom hoodie and monthly planner to a mom that has big goals for 2020! 
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  • Somebody’s been drinking their water and minding their business 😆. My first blog post of 2020 is up! This is the year I say YES to myself more! I’m excited about it.  I also forgot I got Fendi bag on Black Friday at a consignment store because I tucked it away before Mr started asking questions! Pretty much brand new for a small fraction of the price 🙌🏾. My dress/jacket is also on sale at @recessionistasclose! Details are on the blog. Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames
  • Y’all remember this? I saw that meme about what you call @diddy and you can tell someone’s age. Well I call him Puff. Happy Friday!  Fun fact: Peyton got some moves.  She can really dance. I don’t own the rights to this music. #puffdaddy
  • “I used to live downtown, 129th St” 🎶  My old heads know about this. That’s exactly what i look like.  Bonus points of you can tell me who or what song it’s from.  This has been my uniform (outside of my @supermomculture hoodie) over the holiday break +/- the hat. Trying to get my style mojo back for 2020! Shedding a few lbs will definitely get me inspired. Links to what I’m wearing in profile. #momstyle
  • *This pic is from Feb 19’* Get knocked down 9 times, get up 10 - Card B. I’m looking more like my before pic but I know it’s possible because I’ve done it before.  Last year was devastating for me and I ate and drank all my emotions.  I’m back at it again.  Click the link in my bio to see what helped me achieve these results.
  • Even though my voice is gone (I’m sure Mr & the girls are happy about that 😒), I’m excited for my first speaking engagement of the year for @bcollectivemag #belevated conference this month! I’ll be giving all the tea that has helped me to secure the brands. I’m so honored to be included in the line up!
  • I was holding on by a thread most of 2019. It may continue into 2020 but I’m holding on.  I thank God for keeping me. 
@supermomculture beanie is unavailable but new 🔥 drop coming in 2020!
  • Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄. Mr is missing but he’s still around 😂. To my defense, we took these before Thanksgiving and I planned to have another shoot with him but I was tired. Anywho... what y’all get?
  • Going to @chuckecheese as a kid was a big deal. #AD.  My girls feel the same way so I was happy to take them to the newly renovated @chuckecheese in Kennesaw, GA.  When we pulled up, I was like Okay Chuck E.! From the warm new look, fresh food options, tons of games made this a great evening for the kids, while mama got to chill.  If you’re in the Atlanta area go check out the Kennesaw location, you’ll be impressed with the updates. Check it out over the holiday break. Learn more about the new look on the blog.  Link in profile. #chuckecheese
  • Still over here Christmas shopping.  Looks like I’ll be spending the next two nights wrapping gifts in my #clarenceclaus paper from @greentopgifts. Who else is still shopping 🙋🏾‍♀️? Outfit details are on the blog.  Link in profile. 📷 @kaynjames

Caring for a Sick Newborn Baby

March 1, 2016

*This post is sponsored by Pedialyte however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

Happy March!  I’m so excited that spring is on the way.  I’m so ready for cold and flu season to be over.  You do your best to try and protect you newborn baby from germs but they still manage to sneak in to your home.  My newborn baby Harper has been hit twice with a cold and infection this winter. There is nothing worse than seeing your tiny little baby not feeling well.  After taking Harper to the pediatrician, the doctor’s recovery plan included Pedialyte.small-37

  • Cancel everything.  You’re not going to get anything done when you have a sick baby.  Folks are just going to have to deal with it.
  • Monitor your babies temperature.  I love my forehead themometer because you don’t have to wake them up to take their temperature.  If they have a fever, call the doctor or head to urgent care immediately.
  • Don’t force your baby to eat.  If your baby does not want to eat, don’t force it.  You’ll only make them more frustrated.  Offer the bottle, but if the baby won’t take it, just wait.
  • Use an aspirator often.  Babies can’t blow their nose so make sure you have a good aspirator to get out the mucus.  Use it every chance you can to clear the passage.
  • Position baby on an incline.  You’re probably going to have to hold the baby a lot or set them in a bouncer. This will help to drain the mucus in their head.
  • Hydrate baby with Pedialyte.  Hydration helps the body to function correctly. Non-flavored Pedialyte was recommended by Harper’s pediatrician to restore her electrolytes.
  • Use you mother’s intuition.  If baby has a fever take them to the doctor or to urgent care.  I knew something wasn’t right with Harper just a month ago and it turned out she had an infection.  I’m glad I took her in.  Again, her doctor recommended Pedialyte along with her antibiotics to help in her with a speedy recovery.pedialyte 1

We lose vital fluids when we are sick.  I try to keep Pedialyte in the pantry for Peyton as well.  Anytime she is sick or throws up, Pedialyte is my go to product to help get hydration levels back up.  Pedialyte is available at Walmart and easy to find in the baby care section.  Most Walmart stores are open 24 hours so your child doesn’t have to suffer through the night to wait for the stores to open. pedialyte 2

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We hate for our little ones to be sick.  The best thing we can do is be prepared.  Have you had to deal with a sick newborn?  Please share some of your tips.

  • Mimi
    March 1, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I’m so glad she is feeling better. Nothing worse than a sick baby. When Addison is sick I still give her Pedialyte.

  • Brooklyn Johnson
    June 12, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    I like how you mentioned that when taking care of a sick baby, you need to monitor their temperature, and if they have a fever you need to call a doctor or take them to an emergency room right away. My newborn baby is sick, and I want to make sure I take good care of her, but this is my first child and have no idea what to do. I will definitely keep all of your great tips in mind when trying to properly take care of my sick baby.

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