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I’m Having a (Twitter) Party!! |#CountdowntoGrindelwald

If you know me then you have at some point heard me profess my love for all things Harry Potter. I fell in love with the wizarding world in elementary school and I’ve been a potterhead ever since. I watch the movies every single time they’re on tv, the DVDs got me through some of my loneliest moments when I first moved back to NYC and I can read the entire series in a week without skipping a beat. 

When Fantastic Beasts was first released I was hesitant. I take my love for Hogwarts seriously and I hated the idea of them trying to tell any other story that wouldn’t be a good one. But I was sooooo wrong. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was an amazing movie!! And my love expanded. When I saw the first trailer for the Crimes of Grindelwald I probably held my breath the entire time. I seriously can’t wait for this movie in November. 

So in complete impatient anticipation and to connect with more fans, my friend Sanaa and I have decided to hold a weekly Twitter party to #CountdowntoGrindelwald. Starting 9/16 Each week on #WizardingWednesdays we’ll be having a discussion based on one year at Hogwarts concluding with Fantastic Beasts on the last week. We have some amazing giveaways planned and we’d love to have you  join us!! 

RSVP below so you can stay up to date with the Twitter party, get a sneak peek at our giveaway sponsors and #CountdowntoGrindewald with us!  

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8 East Coast Festivals Every Black Girl NEEDS to Be At This Summer

Festival season is upon us and I suffer from major FOMO every year. I find that I always find out about festivals at the last minute and then I don’t have the proper time to get my life/coins together so that I can attend. After going to Curlfest for the first time last year, I’m determined to hit as many festivals as possible this year and I’ve created this list of festivals that are (mainly) on the east coast JUST so I don’t forget where I need (want) to be and when. If you love good vibes, good food and good music then you probably want to check a few of these out too! *festival names are clickable… you’re welcome ;)*

Governors Ball * June 1st – 3rd – Randall’s Island, NYC

Roots Picnic * June 2nd – Philadelphia, PA 

Essence Festival * July 5th – 8th – New Orleans, LA

Technically NOLA isn’t considered the “east coast” but if you don’t know by now that Essence is THE festival to be at I’m not sure how you even came across this list. Do you even festival?? 

The Greatest Day Ever * July 14th & 15th – New York, NY

Curlfest * July 21st – Brooklyn, NY

Panorama Music Festival * July 27th – 29th – Randall’s Island, NYC

Swing through @BrooklynSteel to peep the fresh mural 🌐

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Afropunk * August 25th & 26th – Brooklyn, NY

Made in America * September 1st & 2nd – Philadelphia, PA

There it is! Which festivals are you most excited about? I can’t wait for Curlfest and Afropunk! Hype to go to a festival that I didnt list? Not tryna go alone and want to meet up? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. xoxo

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Handling the Slow Change in Seasons

Spring …. where you at? We got a quick peek over the weekend and then the frigidness of JANUARY was right back Sunday. I feel like the weather is a pretty accurate representation of my life right now though. I’m impatiently waiting for it to get warmer.. to feel more comfortable. And while I spend most of my days trying to crawl back under the covers and hide from the dreariness, the sun always peeks through for a few, just enough to remind me that it’s still always there. 

The season is slowly but surely changing in my household. The boys are growing so much and it’s almost mind blowing sometimes to watch the change. They’re at the perfect age right now, they love each other just enough and the fighting is minimal. I have one entering toddlerhood and one exiting and that’s pretty freakin’ scary. The voice in the back of my head is constantly nagging me about whether I’m doing this motherhood thing right. I figure as long as we make it to the next day we’re pretty much scoring. LOL. 

And while we have some daily setbacks, our spring is right around the corner. It’s only a matter of time before the sun is constantly shining. I can’t wait. 

How are you handling the slow change of season? Are you waiting for the sun to come out? XoXo

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Mocha Mommies! – THE Ultimate List of Black Mommy Bloggers!

I started blogging back in …. 2013 I think under a different name. Back then I wasn’t a mommy or even expecting but the main blogs that I read were mommy blogs because I have a weird thing about being interested in other peoples lives (anyone else addicted to Family Vlogs on YouTube?). I read a lot of lifestyle blogs but I kept finding myself being drawn to more family/parenting oriented blogs and that’s still a lot of what I read today. 

When I became pregnant with RJ I searched for mommy blogs written by black women and they aren’t always as easy to find as the “other” blogs are. This really has so much to do with the fact that we aren’t supporting each other to our full capacity. Luckily, I became a part of an amazing community of women [BLM] where I connected with bloggers of ALL kinds but I still wanted to take the opportunity to put my mommy bloggers on the forefront. 

If you are looking for mommy blogs written by WOC then here is a list of amazing blogs you can choose from.

*updated March 2018*

Lifestyle/Family Blogs – Tips, tricks, & advice given from real moms about real life.

Frugal, Flirty N Fab

My Mommyvents

The Green Eyed Lady Blog

Ok, Dani

Unlikely Martha

Pumps & Circumstance

La La Land Mommy

Mommy Week

BeeSoSimple

MimiCuteLips

Aisha Adams

Love, Peace and Tiny Feet

Moms ‘N Charge

The Bernetta Style

YUMMommy

Mommy Posh

TheMrsTee

The Mixed Up Blog

Rattles & Heels

Lovely You Blog

Niecyisms and Nestlings

Cherish 365

FAB Haute Mama

Mother of the World

Harlem Lovebirds

Blessed Be the Tie

Normel Talks

MrsWrightWrites

Simply T Nicole

My Life with Him and Them

Mommy Can Learn

Lia World Traveler

From Carpools to Cocktails

Rich Single Momma

Product Review Mom 

Cleverly Changing

CouponWAHM

Black Moms Blog

Peace Filled Mama

Moms with Tots

A Life of Authenticity

Irie Made

SobeSavvy

Naturally Stellar

The Crunchy Mommy

Ms Naturally Random

Mamademics

Mommy Sees You

JenOni

Aprons and Stilletos

Its Me, Lady G

Travel with the Russells

Camesha

Mommys Dressing Room

Houseful of Nicholes

Brown Beauty Mom

Kendra Pierson

SassNSpunk

Green & Gorgeous

Nakisha Wynn

Mom of Girls

Wine’ing Momma

A Mom That Sleeps

BeBright Daily

Charlene Tanwing

The Kerri Chronicles

Three Boys and An Old Lady

Clarissa Joi

Nicole’s Lifestyle Lounge

Life in Pumps

Mommy Talk Show

Divas with a Purpose

Teniesha Biagas

Natural High

Gennatay

Jessica Simien

N.Chi’s World

My Mommy Flies

Tales of a Mommy 2 Be

Just a BX Mom

Sisterhued

Dellah’s Jubilation

Juggling Family Life

Unapologetically Shee

Fashion/Style/Beauty Blogs – Moms that bring the fashion game.

Frugal Flirty N Fab 

Hypnoz Glam 

So She Writes by Miss Dre   

Rattles and Heels

Bianca Dottin

Happily Ever Natural

Life in Pumps

Autum Love

Health/Wellness Blogs – Natural parenting, self care & getting your life together. 

Ok, Dani

Mommy R+R 

Brooklyn Active Mama

Peace Filled Mama

Orchids + Sweet Tea

N.Chi’s World

Deja Vu Organics

Healing Mama Remedies

Single Parenting – Mom’s that remind you that you can slay all by yourself. 

– Kaywanda Lamb 

Nakisha Wynn

Just a BX Mom

NYC Single Mom

“Unique” Blogs – Bringing you something a little different.

Walk One Day in Our Shoes – Walk One Day in this mom’s shoes as she shows you how autism effects her nonverbal 10 year old daughter.

Type 4 Naturals  – Kat is one of 3 contributors to Type 4 Naturals and writes about family on this “natural hair” blog.

Socamom  – A Carribean parenting blog 

The Mixed Up Blog – Raising multicultural children, culture and cultural issues.   

Belly Itch Blog – Parenting, Pregnacy and Celebrity Pregnancy  

Here Wee Read – A blog about children’s and adult books. 

Joy in the Ordinary – Chronicling the journey of an African-American homeschool mom.

Chaton’s World – A working mom’s quest for balance in stilettos (work/life balance).

Leslie Allison – Mommy vlogger.

The MOM Trotter – Have kids, will travel (Travel and home/worldschooling).

The Moms Guide – For the professional Mommy raising kids and balancing high powered careers.

 

And there it is! Explore! Find some new blogs to read! And don’t forget to tell them Life with Tanay sent you! 

Do you have a favorite mommy blog that wasn’t included on this list? Are you a mommy blogger that would like to be added to the list? Leave a comment below or feel free to contact me.

Looking to network/connect with other black mommy bloggers? Join my facebook group.

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We (Almost) Went to the Queens Zoo!

When it comes to getting out the house, we are sloooooooow! Like it takes HOURS for us to leave and there’s only 3 of us. I always say I admire moms with multiple children because I struggle to get just the two of us ready in a timely fashion. 

So when I planned to go to the Queens Zoo the day was no different. I woke up with every intention of getting out early, and making the most of our zoo experience. #FAIL. We got to the zoo at 4:30…… it closes at 5.

Luckily for us, the zoo is in Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is HUGE. Right across from the Queens Zoo they have a small petting zoo, so we walked over there so we would still get to see some animals. 

RJ was super fascinated by the animals and he didn’t wanna leave. I was so disappointed we made it too late for the zoo but it made me look forward to visiting another time. We have GOT to get our time management together! 

How are you ending summer? Do you have any small zoos close to home? How can I get my life together so I’m not late for everything?! LMAO