The Naturalista Hair Show Recap #iAmN

This weekend the Naturalista Hair Show took over Silver Spring, MD for two days. They had speaking panels, vendors, a pop up salon, fashion show and my favorite hands on classes.  There were hairstyles for days all up in there. Color, not colored, long, short, loc, twist, two strands, TWAs, you name it I saw it. When I arrived there was a line of folks, I checked in and got a program and this cute VIP Box.

I popped my Cherry #BlogHer14 Style!

My BFF and I impulsively planned to go to BlogHer in October of last year. In five minutes we had purchased our conference tickets, booked a flight and hotel. Done! We were all set, with nine months to wait. hahahahaha Finally the time had come and we were excited. The kickoff party was on Thursday it was a Selfiebration and the first full day of conference was on Friday. The big day was on Saturday, Arianna Huffington and Kerry Washington were both speaking. MAJOR! To top that off Rev. Run of RUN-DMC was hosting the close out party. WHAT!!! Now let's break down the trip as it really played out, it was a total adventure. I'm going to skip the part where we were supposed to fly from L.A. to San Jose only we missed our crop duster but managed to get on a flight to San Fran at no additional cost. SCORE!
Kids

We were born with boobs so shouldn’t we use them?

Hey Cuties,

It is Black Breastfeeding week and I'm talking about breastfeeding, it is such a controversial topic. There was a recent headline about a college graduate snapping a picture while breast feeding her 3 month old during her graduation ceremony. It went viral and everyone had something to say about it. Good or bad, they were standing in their  truth I suppose. For whatever reason breastfeeding has always been a part of the Mommy Wars. I realize that breastfeeding isn't for everyone but why is something so natural complained about so much? Many non-American cultures breastfeed and they are celebrated not shamed. (Read the comments of online articles and you will see exactly what I mean.)

NewsBabes Bash for Breast Cancer

Sometimes you just have to act on impulse... that is exactly what I did. I was sitting at my desk on Thursday morning and I came across the 6th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer advertisement. On it was a lot of amazing women in media, Dr. Jill Biden was the speaker and it was in support of Breast Cancer. Well yall already know my Mom is a breast cancer survivor as I've shared her story HERE. My business From Mi To You has been featured on Fox 5 twice now. How incredible is it to see the Vice President's wife speak on a topic that is also near and dear to her heart.
I check the website to see if they had tickets available and they did. JACKPOT! I told my Babe I wanted to go but I wouldn't do it until he told me "well you should go" for some reason I just needed to hear those words. Then everything simply fell into place.

Roseola who? What is Roseola?

Friday evening my 2 year old daughter came home with a fever, I'm talking 100.2, 99.8, 101.6, 103.1, 102.9 and 104.2. These are all the readings I got from the time she got home at 5 until she went to sleep. My children are really healthy and don't get anything more than a runny nose. So I was really worried about whatever her body was trying to fight off. I rotated Motrin & Tylenol all night long and she would finally drift off to sleep at 11pm. Although she was burning up to the touch she was still Nori. Fussing with and at her brother, running around, jumping on the sofa and making demands.  I was all set to cancel my Saturday and stay home with her but she was still her normal self so I packed her meds in my purse and we ran errands. The show did go on...

CuteLips Gets Colored: The Color Run

A week ago my niece and I participated in The Color Run. They say it's the #happiest5k and they were not joking. WHO KNEW! Having someone toss powered color on you while you run 3.1 miles would be so much fun, liberating even. I've run in water, I've run in the mud, and I've even run at night but this was by far the most fun. So much so I've signed up to do the run again in September.
I've not hung out with my niece since she was a little girl, by little I mean 2. Today was a first and she and I totally had a blast. Check out our experience in pictures.
The Color Run
Waiting for the run to start.