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  • 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
  • New blog, who dis? Y’all! I’m so happy to reintroduce myself...Hey Trina! I’ve been wanting to change my name for over 5 years. Baby Shopaholic has held me down for 8 years! Even though I have kids, I felt that the “baby” aspect was holding me back. Content will still be the same. Now I feel I can venture out and continue to focus on life hacks, style and conversations to help other moms and women to live their best mom life! Visit www.heytrina.com. I hope y’all continue to rock with me! #heytrina #rebranding
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Momcation

September 8, 2017

If you haven’t noticed, I took a mini blogging break.  I also took some time off from being a mommy (is that even possible) and went on a momcation.  After the summer home with two kids all day and then my father’s passing, I needed to recharge.  When my home girl Danielle from The Style & Beauty Doctor told me she wanted to get away for her birthday, I immediately invited myself.  I didn’t care where we were going, I just needed to go.  I’m so happy I did.  If you’ve ever been in the same room with Danielle and me, you know it’s a great time.

Bathing suit, Amazon | Dress, Fashionova (runs true to size) | Shoes, H+M

We ended up in Miami Beach.  What do you think of my “thotish” dress?  I know, it’s not really that thotish but it’s way more than I would normally wear.  It rained the most of the weekend in Miami but we still had a great time eating, drinking, laughing, drinking, spa, drinking, eating and a half day at the beach.  It was great to have the time to myself with out having to cook, cut up food, clean, and change diapers.  Don’t get me wrong, by the second night I felt lost like I was missing something.  I was missing my family dearly but I had to keep telling myself “You deserve a break”.

When we become moms, why do we feel like we can never take time for ourselves?  And then feel guilty when we take 3 days out of 365 for me time?  I’m a stay at home mom.  My husband works long hours and we’re lucky if he gets home before the girls go to bed at 8:30.  That means I’m ON from sun up to sun down every day.

I’m still learning that for me to be the best mom I can be, I’m going to have to take time for me every once in a while.  If I run myself into the ground, what good am I to anyone?  I’m so blessed to have a husband that understands how much work it is being a stay at home mom. He does his best to help me out as much as possible after working 10-12 days.  Happy wife, happy life.

Have you ever taken a momcation?  What do you do on the regular for self care?

  • Anika
    September 11, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Hi Trina!
    What a lovely message. It’s your beach friend Anika who was on a baycation trying to take pictures with a very dark display on my phone that I did not know how to change. 🙂 You look FABULOUS girlfriend! I hope everyone really listens to what you are saying here. We cannot be the person we need to be and pour into our families if we are empty. Our kids are 14 and 12 and when we leave them my hubby is just fine but I STILL feel guilt. It is the strangest feeling. We were bummed out at all of the rain as well but are looking forward to possibly going back. On the other hand…I did get in some retail therapy. 🙂 Hiding the cards indefinitely! It was great meeting you and Danielle. Maybe our travels will cross paths again. Until then God bless and stay the beautiful, classy woman you are!!!

  • Alexia Mitchell
    September 15, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I seriously need a momcation. Waaaaay overdue!!

  • Trina
    September 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    You are the cutest thing! It was so nice to meet you too! Thank you for the comment love!

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