Milk Bath photoshoot – How to

I have nursed collectively for 3 1/2 years. August is breastfeeding awareness month an I wanted to do something to celebrate the milestones I have achieved in nursing. I have been wanting to do a milk bath photo shoot F-O-R-E-V-E-R. I decided I was going to do one once I hit the 1 year  milestone of nursing my youngest.

My son was so excited to help me set up the photo shoot :)

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He was so excited to help me set the flowers in place and pour the milk into the tub. Now for this shoot I filled the tub up to my liking and used 1 1/2 gallons of whole milk so I could get the color I desired. You could add more milk so that it would look more white or you could use less to get an opaque look. It depends on what you are going for.

I also used greenery to get a little texture into the shots but they ended up sinking so in the future I would probably use plastic greenery and spray them with scotch guard so they don’t sink. Using real flowers you are guaranteed that they will float. If you want to use plastic make sure to use scotch guard. Also a little tip. The mums(big yellow flowers) look amazing but when the kids get a hold of them and shred them, its a BEAST to clean lol.

I don’t have any natural light in my bathroom so I used three LED lights and a diffuser to simulate daytime. One pointed up at the ceiling, second one behind the diffuser and the third was behind me in the shower.

All in all I am so happy with the results I got from my photo shoot. I want to thank my husband for hearing my vision and executing it.

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These last two photos mean so much to me. I may not be a size 4 but that belly homed FOUR babies and brought two earthside. I was blessed and able to nourish those two babies and watch them grow(still doing it with my daughter)

I hope these inspire you to do a milkbath shoot of your own, get one done(You could even hire Razmus Photography to do so)  or at the very least take more pics with your kids. they are only young once so capture these fleeting moments one picture at a time.

PRIME DAY DEAL: Ancestry and 23 and me

Recently I uploaded a video detailing my thoughts on 23 and me and ancestry dna kits and wouldn’t you know Prime day is today and there are amazing deals on both.

23 and me is being sold for $49 for just the DNA kit and you can purchase the health and dna kit for $99(that is 50% off)

Ancestry dna kits are on sale for $69(original price $99)  I think these are a GREAT way to learn about you family history and learn a little more about you and where you come from. If you want to check out which one I would choose check out the video below. I will also have links to where you can purchase these kits at these amazing deals.

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Shea Moisture in Hot Water

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Today Shea Moisture rolled out their new commercial under their new slogan #everybodygetslove and received some backlash. They didn’t show anyone with 4a-c hair and people are up in arms about it. While I understand why people are upset at the lack or representation in the commercial I am not one to boycott this brand.

When I first became natural over five years ago I had no idea where to turn to. Pantene was my go to but they only had a line for black women with chemically treated hair and it was so drying. I searched youtube and found out about Shea Moisture and decided to give it a try. I fell in love with it.  I love that these products have become inclusive and people with MANY different textures can use this brand. My daughter and I have different textures but we can still use the same brand and that means a lot to me because I know and trust this brand for my hair.

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This commercial I feel was just a way for them to try and bring in new clientele that they haven’t reached yet. I cab’t fault them in that. Now if this was the ONLY commercial they they released I would have been like HOLD UP! what about the people who made you who you are as a company. However, when they rolled out their new advertising strategy with #everybodygetslove they made sure that we were represented and beautifully I might add.

This commercial was 7 months ago and because we live in a microwave society sometimes its easy to forget things that happened 2 min ago let alone 7 months ago. We all lead busy lives. I honestly think that this was not a big issue and this touches on the subject of being so quick to turn our backs on black owned businesses. This company is STILL run by a black family and they make sure they cater to the black community. When they choose their ambassadors to the brands they make sure that black people are their representative( My family was chosen as a brand ambassador but believe me this in NO way makes me stand up for them based of just that)

This is a company I believe in and I have used for over 5 years. I didn’t see this much backlash when Pantene made a commercial that was obviously catering to a black audience when in fact the product didn’t start out that way.

I personally will continue to use this brand for myself and for my family

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Here is the commercial that started the backlash

Edit to add update: Shea Moisture has issued an apology

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Sister Tag

It’s hard to believe that it has been two weeks since my sister and her family left and headed back home. It was such a joy to have our families together even for a short amount of time. When you grow up and share a room with your sister you don’t really think about the day that you two will grow up and have a family of your own,maybe even live in a different state.

You cherish the times you do get to see each other even more because you know it’s few and far between. Of course when they came to visit I asked her to do the sister tag with me. This is juts a glimpse into our relationship and half the laughs. I am so happy to call you my sister and best of all my friend.

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Shea Moisture Baby Brand Ambassador

I am so happy to announce that I have even chosen as a Shea mom for two cute baby brand ambassadors.

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I have used the shea moisture brand since my oldest was born. I knew I wanted to use a product that was cruelty free. I started using Shea Moisture when I became natural 5 years ago because the products didt have Parabens, Mineral Oil and Formaldehyde as ingredients. It was only natural that when I had children I transitioned to using the same brand for their needs as well.

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I am looking forward to working with this wonderful brand this year. I will be making videos on how to use some of the products and blogging about them along the way. I hope you come with us on this journey and see that Shea moisture is a brand that makes sure #EverybodyGetsLove

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       Products used for bath were: Raw Shea & Argan Oil Baby Lotion, Baby wash & Shampoo