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Natasha is a creative who specializes in digital content creation, marketing strategy, and ideation. As the Head Mom In Charge for One9Eight3 Media, she strives to be a catalyst for the creative community. This has presented itself in various forms, including content creation on her site Grits & Grace, activism on the local and national levels, while maintaining the urge to create compelling and culturally relevant content that generates social currency amongst those who follower her as an influencer, as well as real currency for brands that she partners with. As the Founder + Creative Director of One9Eight3 Media & NoirFluence, Natasha has strategized and executed projects for several brands including Amazon, Google, PayPal, Toyota, Lincoln, TIDAL, just to name a few. When comes to finding ways to help positively impact the culture, Natasha spoken on panels during Black Breastfeeding Week, Positive Parenting, and has been awarded for her efforts to impact the community through the Urban League, and has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Scary Mommy, Today Parents, HuffPost, XoNecole, Madamenoire, Blavity and Fatherly.
I am excited to once again partner with the Center for Parent and Teen Communication, an organization that uses science-based methods to support healthy family relationships. It’s about clarifying when you talk to your teen, instead of reacting, and being sure that they have your undivided attention. Instead of spending too much of your time on hit-or-miss questions, actively listening to them eliminates the need for so many follow-ups, as we are creating a relationship where they want to talk to us. Check out CPTC’s website for more parenting tips and be sure to sign up for the newsletter.
After all, you must help your children adapt to healthy habits at an early age, so that they can carry those skills into adulthood and one day teach them to their own children. Children love spending time outdoors – whether they are participating in sports or hunting for fairies in the backyard – the more time they spend outside, the better. However, if they are going to spend a lot of time in the sun, it’s important that you take the necessary steps to take care of their eyes. The most effective way in which you can help your children take care of their eyesight is by teaching them just how important it is.
If you are celebrating at home, check out a few ideas I have for a fun in-home date. Set some time aside and make it a night (or entire day if prefer Lord of the Rings or Marvel marathons like we do). These songs are perfect whether you want to sit back and listening while enjoying a quiet meal, or if you plan to take things a step further *wink wink* And even if you can’t and you 3 kids running around all day driving you nuts, you can still listen to the playlist as it is also child friendly (although depending on your level of comfort you may want to scan the songs ahead of time).
The Lil’ Sidekick universal sippy cup strap prevents small items like cups, toys, & teethers from being chucked to the dirty floor. Introducing clean label products into our home was another major goal and I happy to start with a product that is a plant-based alternative to cow’s milk, and that promotes healthy growth and development for the youngest member of our family. We have been using Baby Magic for nearly 17 years (whew!), and I love how the Calming Baby Bath is hydrating and a tear-free Plus Baby Magic’s Calming Bath and Lotion are ideal for night-time cleansing, and she always falls asleep so peacefully afterward!
#AD - 2021 is the year of me. One way I am doing this is by making sure that I am more intentional about my time. As I seek to reclaim my time, one way I am doing so is by spending more time with myself for self-care, comfort, and wellness. One thing that I love to do is to sit with a nice hot cup of @BigelowTea from @Target, which is perfect for this January since it's Hot Tea Month! My morning tea time consists of the Bigelow® Constant Comment Black Tea flavored with orange rind and sweet spice, and my nightly tea is Bigelow® Lavender Chamomile Herbal Tea. Both taste amazing and leave me feeling refreshed and balanced and ready to conquer whatever comes next! Bigelow® Tea is my #1 choice of tea. Do you have a favorite hot tea? Tell me about it below! Every cup counts! #TeaProudly #BigelowHugInAMug Check out my stories to see more about my favorite Bigelow® Tea flavors!
This is our ✨Sunday Funday✨ We’re all taking today to relax and just be together. Sunday’s are the day of rest, after all. What do you and your family do for fun on Sunday? Kick back and relax like us? Or maybe brunch? How do y’all make the most of your Sunday💕 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #family #sundayfunday #kickbackandrelax #familytime #familyblogger #bloggermom #mommyblogger #bloggermommy #atlantablogger #georgiablogger #selfcare #selfcaretips
⠀ (Ad) I’m always excited to get quality time in with my teen, especially since she will be off to college in a year. Luckily, she and I have similar interests so it’s always easy to find something to do.⠀ ⠀ Aly and I have been listening together to the audiobook of Memory Lane by @saracshepard, and if you or your teen were fans of Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars or of Black Mirror like we are, then this is perfect for you! You can check out this mother/daughter mystery on @serialboxpub starting today! This contemporary sci-fi follows Alex who receives her mother’s implanted memories during a scientific study, and finds out her mom witnessed a drowning years before. Now it’s up to her to evade a killer!⠀ ⠀ Sound interesting? Use my code SBNATASHA to get 50% off this or any other @serialboxpub title.⠀ ⠀ Serial Box publishes exciting fiction in audiobook and e-book and lets you toggle between formats without losing your place. You can check out their catalog of over 150 titles including sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, historical, and horror genres, plus you get to read and listen to the first episode of every Serial for free. Aly and I can’t wait to to check out some of our favorite characters including Marvel’s Black Widow and Black Panther, and Doctor Who with David Tennant narrating the audiobook as the Doctor!!⠀ ⠀ #SerialBox #MemoryLane #SaraShepard #prettylittleliars
Joy is you at the deepest level, and your joy is one with the infinite timeless joy of this unbound universe.-Robert Ellwood⠀ ⠀ I have taken a long hard look at what will bring me joy in this season of my life. With everything that has come to pass two things have stood out to me as being most important; being intentional and being present.⠀ ⠀ By being intentional, this means that everything I do has to serve a purpose. Just as I want to keep only things and people in my life who serve a greater good, I want to ensure that I everything I am doing serves a greater good as well.⠀ ⠀ Being present means exactly what it says. Live in the moment and stop worrying about “next”. This is a major fault of mine, but I am realizing more and more how important this is in order to maintain a higher quality of life. ⠀ ⠀ How are you working to be present and intentional in your daily living. #graceupongrace #blackchristianinfluencers #soulsreconnected #familyiseverything #realmomsofinstagram #honestmoms
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill This is my mantra for the day and probably the next several days. My husband and I received some devastating news yesterday, and I truly don’t know how to react. ‘Do I post? Do I take a break from social media? Should I take a day off?’ All these thoughts have been running through my head, but through tragedy, we must keep going, that’s what our lost loved ones would want. They would want us to thrive and be mentally and emotionally strong, so that’s what I’m going to do. We may be going through hell, but we will keep going. #mentalstrength #emotionalstrength #family #familylove #loss #lossofalovedone #mindovermatter #realmomsofinstagram #itsokaynottobeokay #prayers #prayersforhealing #ifyouregoingthroughhellkeepgoing #pushthrough #focus #takeabreak
My husband unexpectedly lost his younger brother yesterday.⠀ ⠀ Even as I type this those words are unreal. He was only 33 years of age. He was honestly my sons best friend, he and my brother are the younger cool uncles, who every kid wishes they had. My husband is my rock, and has been for nearly 12 years. Over the last 8 years I have dealt with death after death in my family and he has been there for me. This time being on the other side, I admit that I do not know what to do.⠀ ⠀ We laughed with his sister who asked “when people ask what do you need, what are you supposed to say?” She’s right. None of us know what to say. Is it okay to ask for a cup of coffee, a smoothie, or just someone to vent to?⠀ ⠀ My husband is not the type to express his needs. He doesn’t show anger or sadness. So trying to figure out how to support him has been hard. I know he is sick of me asking “are you okay?”, I can’t help it. To support the whole family I’m taking on quite a bit of extra duties and through all of this I have one major thing I have realized- YOU grieve how YOU want to grieve ⠀ ⠀ Try not to fall prey to the belief that you have to feel a certain way or do certain things in order to feel normal. Meaning, if you feel sad, please allow the tears to come. If you are angry and you need to vent, allow yourself to safely do so as well.⠀ ⠀ Even in a family, it’s important to remember that we all grieve differently and that in itself can create strain and confusion between family members and friends.⠀ ⠀ I’ve spent most of the day calling funeral homes, figuring out clothes needed to dress a deceased loved one, and finding a suit for my son and husband. Now that I have a moment, I’m just watching Chris as he sleeps. Figuring out how to be there for him and my children who are hurting. There are so many things that have occurred in the last 24 hours, and maybe one day I will talk about it.⠀ ⠀ But in the meantime hold your loved ones tight. ❤️❤️ #familyisforever
We moved to Georgia to start the next phase of our lives and to make sure our children have better educational opportunities. Being black In Forsyth County...being black in Cumming, Georgia is not easy.⠀ ⠀ We have had people drive by us making money sounds as we walk across the parking lot, we were called the n word. This past Tuesday we couldn’t even vote because our names mysteriously were not on the rolls, even though we are registered and received welcome letters from the GOP (and we are far from republicans). My children have even faced racism from their teachers. ⠀ ⠀ Being a black American, black mother, black woman is exhausting. I’m terrified when my husband leaves the house. I hate sending my son to school. I hate sending my girls to school. ⠀ ⠀ The riot at the Capitol building reaffirmed everything that we were taught as kids. Stay on your p’s and q’s, and the color of your skin does matter. No matter how many times someone says “I hear you, I see you”, the truth is we will never be seen, nor heard. ⠀ ⠀ When you are the mother of five beautiful souls and have been trusted to raise them to love everyone, that’s a hard pill to swallow. It’s hard to know people question how can you afford the home you have. When you are chillin in the front yard and the cops slow alllllll the way down to see what you are up to. ⠀ ⠀ I just want to live my life in peace. I want know that when the mister leaves, he’s good. When my black son walks home from school that he won’t have any problems. When I go to the grocery store the asinine cashier won’t ask if I have an EBT card...which I don’t. But if I did, so the heck what?⠀ ⠀ I shouldn’t have to prove that I belong. But everyday I am, it’s exhausting. #blacklivesmatter #realmotherhood #honestmotherhood #blackandmarriedwithkids #blackmillennials #blacklove #blackmotherhood
Remember: Even the moon goes through phases. There will always be things that occur that we don’t agree with, but sometimes we just have to let them happen. Follow me in the @LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app to shop this post and get my exclusive app-only content! #liketkit #StayHomeWithLTK #LTKcurves #LTKunder50 @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/35oRm
Let’s talk about manifesting. Every month I sit down and write down my goals and what it is I want to achieve. I practiced manifestation methods like 33x3 and 55x5. Maybe one day I’ll share how I manifested $15000 in 3 days. I’ve found that it’s always helped me visualize what it is I want or need. And it has to be absolutely quiet when I do so. Do you believe in manifesting? If so, how often do you use this technique? #manifestyourlife #manifestthatshit #goalsetter #angelnumbers #spiritualdevelopment #soulpath