Congratulations: Mandy Moore is a Mom.

As we continue to live in the new world of Covid-19, more moms are joining the mom family. This new journey has been interesting to many new moms since the beginning of Covid-19, more than one year ago. One year later, Mandy and her husband Taylor Goldsmith have a cute baby boy named, August Harrison. According to People.com baby August was born on Feb. 20, 2021. Mandy posted a picture of her adorable son on her twitter account labeled, “This is Gus and #ThisIsUs.” After her television sitcom, This Is Us.

As more moms are welcoming their new bundles of joy into the world, Moms like humanitarian and musician Ciara, continue to navigate motherhood with ease. Mrs. Russell Wilson (her husband, is an NFL player and fellow humanitarian), have added a second son to their now family of five.

These new moms are navigating a new world, which relies on careful maneuvering and care. How are you as a mom navigating the world of Covid-19. I am working from home, and it feels like a never ending day and night of motherhood. Today, was the 1st day this week I was able to take a ride by myself.

It was delicious.

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry Meghan solidify their exit of the Royal Family!

Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Harry Meghan solidify their exit of the Royal Family!

Sirs and Madams:

We cannot say that we have been surprised by the news of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, solidifying their plans to leave the British Royal Family. We were told of this last year. Last year, our good and service filled Duke of Sussex, told us, “their was no other option.” While the Duke wished to remain a member of the royal family. The Duke was tired of the media harassment of his family (namely, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex & baby Archie). Thus, the Duke made the painful decision to leave the royal family.

We can watch this video below and see why our Duchess, was the perfect choice for our (yes! our Duke of Sussex).

We wish the Duke, Duchess, Master Archie, and royal baby bump to be all of the love and happiness in the world. Leave a comment below for us. Until next time, happy reading and be blessed.

Hurrah! Hurrah!

xoxo #blogging @4373fashionlane

Honestly Ma’am

Today’s post is a little different. As I embark on this new journey as a doctoral student, I am excited to where it ends: Doctor of Education degree. I am working and enrolled in graduated school, pursuing my Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis in K-12 education. At the same time, I just recently experienced the most honest conversation with a loved one. It really pained me to say the truth to them. However, I was emotionally exhausted. I believe I have held in my truth for so long that my emotions have been shut down.

I can not believe I waited so long to finally say, finally what my TRUTH WAS!! I poured out my feelings and my only response from this family member was, “Thanks for your honesty.” When someone consistently hurts your feelings, and you pour out your heart, and this is their response, it’s not you (that has the problem), it’s them. I know know that I am not the crazy person. I am growing and trying to better myself as an adult. I wish everyone will see their path to an healthy adulting journey.

On the other side, I am finishing the first class in my doctoral journey and I am excited and scared at the same time. Never fear! The journey Ma’am is all worth it. Have you ever experienced a tough conversation? How did you handle it?

xoxo,
4373fashionlane

Wellness Wednesday and Therapeutic Thursday Blog 2/28 & 3/1

Happy March 2018 Loves,

Yesterday left me needing a short break and I forgot to up load the Wellness Wednesday post. I needed some much needed wellness care and was going to the gym. Unfortunately, Lambchop’s autism center called and told me his ABA (applied behavior analysis), therapist called in short notice and I needed to pick him up. Thus, cutting my gym time to a halt. I really needed that gym session yesterday. Also, my sitter cancelled on me for this weekend so, yea….I needed some mommie gymtime and my body is feeling the stress of the last few days.

Nevertheless, Lambchop did not get upset when I picked him up early. My wonderful husband made sure he had Chickfila, for snack time and Lambchop was busy eating that to notice the big change, thankfully. 🙂 We made it home through the mind boggling traffic in New Orleans to get to our little home and Lambchop ate, had a bath, played around, had reading time and off to bed he went.

I was able to sneak in a long bubble bath and finally relax a little until I was off to bed as well. ♥

Thursday,

I woke up this morning to my husband not remembering to set the alarm. Lambchop missed the school bus and husband was in super dad mode. Before I could say much, lol….they were out of the house and on their way to school and work. I was able to muster the little energy I had…(I woke up to sharp, muscle spasms). I did a little leg and back exercises before getting ready for work and out the door to teach I went. I made sure to take some tylenol before my day was to get hectic, because I am also a teacher and my high schoolers are just like my children as well, along with the personalities to match, lol!!

We’ll chat later.

XOXO,

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the ones you love!

ROSES ARE RED

VIOLETS ARE BLUE

TODAY IS ABOUT LOVE

AND I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

There is nothing more poignant than spending Valentine’s Day with the loves of your life. My husband and son are those persons. They bring me a whirlwind of emotions on a daily basis, lol! Nevertheless, we as wives and mothers would not have it any other way. So, on this Valentine’s Day 2018, I wish you nothing but smiles, heart flutters and butterflies.

 

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My Lambchop feeding the ducks with my husband in New Orleans ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day ♥

XOXO,

4373FASHIONLANE

 

Day two of my viral infection, being a mommie, schools out for my son, Mardi Gras 2018 and other tidbits.

  • Happy Friday Loves,
  • We are gearing up for the weekend, Mardi Gras and getting over a viral infection. I am on day 2 of being home sick. This morning I am still in recovery mode from being ill. My son’s school is out today.
  • His school is celebrating Mardi Gras break a little early. I woke up around 8ish. Hubster was already gone to work. We have this routine that he leaves before our son and I because Lambchop (our son’s nickname), has Autism and separation anxiety. We tracked the anxiety triggers and are finding ways to work around it.
  • I am a special education teacher and this step (tracking behavior triggers),  is easy for me, 🙂
  • We are doing well with Lambchop thus far.
  • Breakfast: Pancakes, eggs, smoke sausage, milk, and juice. 
  • Lunch: Not sure what’s on the menu for that. 
  • Blog: I am always looking for ways to update the look and character of 4373fashionlane.com. 
  • Pinterest: I am working on being better at adding blog postings and tidbits on the site. I have claimed the site on Pinterest, finally!!! xx. 

  • xoxo,
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Could it be…fashions most influential couple are done? We hope not. There is still hope.

Us Weekly is reporting that Kim is ALLEGEDLY, hanging in there, but is seeking a way out of the marriage. I FOR ONE DO NOT BELIEVE THIS. WHY? Kim loves Kanye. Kanye loves Kim. Both of them love their kids. They went through a lot to become man and wife and build a family.

Next, I do not see Kim giving up so easily. She is a fighter and a woman who loves her family. Kim is the next Queen of the Kardashian Clan. She is very careful of who and what happens in the family. She is right to care for her husband, while making sure he is mentally prepared to be around the children. He could possibly feel overwhelmed still and is in need of assurances.

Next, men in the African American community do not admit when help for emotional selfceare is need. Honestly, that is considered a taboo. It was brave for Kanye to agree for help. Good Job Kanye. Kim and Kanye, we wish you all love, blessings and closure to this uphill chapter in your lives.

 

Baby news for Scandal Actress Kerry Washington :-)

The amazing actress (Scandal, Django, etc), and her husband (former NFL standout), Nnamdi Asomugha, have welcomed a healthy baby boy named, Caleb Kelechi Asomugha. They are now the beautiful family of four. The family welcomed a daughter, Isabelle, in April 2014. Congrats!!!

photo credit: google images

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Kid meltdown; working through mommyhood😒

Today, was my day! 

  • Kid had a meltdown cause husband playing catch me & kids wasn’t done having fun. 
  • Kid has to go to camp. Dad must go to work. 
  • Me: thinking: this is gonna end bad! 
  • Dad forgot the rules of the house. 
  • Pack kid up and leave quickly. But! Nooooo! He just had to have playtime @ 7:30am. 
  • Thus, leaving me to deal with the meltdown.
  • I’m driving signing to him. I need help and he smiles and takes off. 
  • After I’ve been kicked in the back and shoulder for the next 30 minutes. I send him a long text…….
  • He responded, “I’m sorry. I though you were telling me he was crying🤔😒🙅🏾
  • I didn’t even respond back! It was not worth me getting angry again. 
  • Camp is over and we’re waiting for the next camp session. 
  • My shoulder and back feels like mush🤕
  • We’re riding in the front this time and playing classical kids songs for pre school. 
  • He: son, has been eating and drinking like this morning never happened. 
  • Me: writing this blog post! 

I’m the Special Education Teacher, so I guess I have everything under control?🙃🙃🙃🔜

Shopping for kids with Autism

In addition to posting about my fashion and makeup pointers, frequently I will post about Lambchop. He’s my son. He has autism. It’s been a journey to say the least. This weekend was a blast for us.  This is a snap shot of his play area. He was excited when he say all of the bags from toys r us. I love playtime with him and he loves it as well. Go LAMBCHOP 💙