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One Major Mom Adjustment!

If you’ve been following me, especially on Instagram, then you know my thoughts on what it’s taking for me to find harmony as a mompreneur! It’s been a major adjustment!

Even before COVID, I knew that God was calling me to shift the way I serve! But it wasn’t immediately clear to me. I struggled with the idea of being a whole mom While also building a thriving business! This is still new to me!

That feeling kept me stuck, until I had a real heart to heart with God!

I’m like..

“Okay, God… you’ve given me these gifts, show me how to use them! You know I love empowering women… how can I do that AND raise a family… is it even possible”?

Y’all I was a snotty mess, but God is faithful!

That’s when my growth mindset kicked in! I got out of my own way, relaunched Own Your Slay University , and reworked my signature program… VIDEO BOOTCAMP! It’s amazing how clear things get when you surrender (recurring lesson for me)!

While I don’t have all the answers for finding harmony as a mompreneur (still figuring that out as I go)… what I do have is a SOLUTION for moms who are ready to shift, and transform the way they show up for themselves and their platforms using the power of video!

Tell you more? Gladly!

mompreneur bootcamp
Video Bootcamp is a 4 week, mompreneur-approved, online intensive, uniquely designed to empower you to:

✨SHOW UP for yourself and your business CONFIDENTLY on camera; authentically representing your brand, sharing your story and gifts with conviction and vigor! It’s time to stop struggling!

✨Build and sustain a compelling and influential platform, producing irresistible content using my Unique Content Creation System! I give you the strategies so you can stop wasting your energy, and spend more time with family and loved ones!

✨Cultivate community! Attracting those that God has assigned to you! Moving from a few likes and views… to loyal and committed supporters who engage and grow with you!

I know the power of video, and I am one of the best when it comes to showing up, confidently and with conviction on camera! I know the recipe for captivating an audience using my God given gifts, and my assignment is to help you do the very same!

So, yes you can be present with your family, and build a thriving platform… Video Bootcamp is the solution! Sign up today, your tribe is waiting for you!

Click here and Sign Up Today!

OYS Quotes and bootcamp promo

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3 Simple Ways to Survive Self Quarantine as a NEW MOM | #momlife

LAWD! Moms, Y’all good? During this whole COVID crisis, I’ve had so many emotions, and today I’m sharing 3 things that are helping me to survive self quarantine! Whether you’re a new mom, expecting mom or connected to a mom… this video is sure to be helpful!

Links mentioned:

9 completely Normal Things New Moms Experience

Why I Changed my eating lifestyle | Vegan + Allergen Free

Love what you’re seeing?  Don’t want to miss any other posts or videos? Well, be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE and SUBSCRIBE!  And be sure to connect with me on Instagram @Reese__Dennis♥️♥️

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5 Wardrobe Essentials For The Mom On The Go (Quarantine Friendly) |#Newmoms

Hey ladies, welcome back for another #millennialmomchat, and today I’m “redefining mom wear” and sharing 5 Wardrobe Essentials for the Mom on the go! Now, I know most of us are in self-quarantine, so don’t worry… all of the items mentioned are in-house friendly and will keep you feeling snatched and fabulous even during this crisis! Enjoy!

Be sure to like, subscribe and share with a mom in need!

Items Mentioned:

Chic Baseball Cap: https://amzn.to/2xs9zSL

Olive Jeggings; https://amzn.to/3apihQr

Distressed Denim Jacket: https://amzn.to/33TM3KK

*For Yoga pants & Tanks Find similar options here:

Yoga/workout pants: https://amzn.to/2UIu0mf

Zip-up with pockets: https://amzn.to/2QPANd4

*For Camo Jacket Find similar options here:

Camo Utility Jacket: https://amzn.to/3dxEFsB

Want to learn how to shop online like a pro-purchase my Online Shopping Course Here: https://www.ownyourslayuniversity.com/how-to-master-online-shopping

Take advantage of your time at home and catch my series on  how to build an inspirational wardrobe.  Find Blog Series here: https://fierceandrefined.com/category/snatchedseptember-style-series/

 

Connect with me:

Instagram: @Reese_ _Dennis

Youtube: Reese Dennis

Website: Ownyourslayuniversity.com

Music:
“Harmony” by @Iksonofficial
“Blue Window” by Jef
***Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post.

 

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Feeling “Touched Out” + 3 Ways to Deal With It!

Ladies, how are you all holding up in the midst of the COVID-19 Lockdown? I know some of my moms are quarantined with the baby AND hubby… so this week’s #milennialmomchat is JUST FOR YOU!

This week we’re chatting about what it means to Feel “Touched Out” as a new mom, how it can affect your relationship with your spouse, and 3 practical ways to deal with it!  Intimacy is crazy important, so I’m sharing the real tea of what this looks like and how you can “navigate that space”!

Be Encouraged, and know you are NOT alone!

Be sure to like, comment, SUBSCRIBE and most importantly share with a momma in need!!!

 

Links mentioned:

9 completely Normal Things New Moms Experience: https://youtu.be/E3KCEmpYm8o

What does it mean to feel “touched out”; https://www.romper.com/p/what-does-it-mean-to-feel-touched-out-a-therapist-weighs-in-3196139

Breastfeeding Group for BLACK MOMS (AMAZING): https://www.facebook.com/groups/Blackmomsdobreastfeed/?ref=share

PPD and Anxiety Resources (get the help you need)

* postpartum support international (has info for partners too)

* Postpartumva.org ***specific to VA

* Anxiety and depression association of America

* Talk to your OB or primary care provider... they often have great referrals for therapists local to you or may even have someone on staff for you to speak with.

* Therapy for black girls has a directory of licensed therapists

* Melaninandmentalhealth.com (also has a directory of therapists)

 

 

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Behind the Scenes | 2 Things I’m Committed to As a #Mommypreneur

Okay sooooo, this past week hubby and I watched the show “Love is Blind” on Netflix!! Did you see it? No? Do yourself a favor and catch it during this COVID19 lockdown. You will not be disappointed.

Anyway…

I saw Vanessa Lachey (she hosted the show with her hubby Nick) and immediately thought of this Christmas movie, A Twist of Christmas. She was some sort of reporter and had an opportunity to interview a best selling author who was the face of “managing it all/you can have it all” for moms! Yes, this man was the “expert” on keeping all things at home in order. Crazy!!! Lol

During this interview, she mentioned how she felt like somewhat of a failure because she hadn’t been able to keep up with all that he spoke about in his book. She felt like her life wasn’t together, especially as a single mom with a career!

Then it happened… the author slipped up and shared his secret to success! He goes “Oh, I have people for all of that…He has:

🗣 a maid

🗣 a cook

🗣 nanny

🗣 an assistant…etc

Lawd! A whole lie!  This man wrote a whole book as if he were doing it all, when in reality he had people working behind the scenes for him! Y’all, I was feeling some sort of way… yelling at the screen with all my black girl magic! 🗣😂

Okay! I know it’s just a movie, but man oh man, did it give me some serious perspective!

2 things:

1. Don’t compare to others. (Obvi, but I needed the reminder)

In the movie, Vanessa felt like a failure because she couldn’t keep up with the ideals/lifestyle put forth in that best selling book. But how many of us as women/moms/mommypreneurs feel like failures/”less than”  because we feel that we can’t keep up with our counterparts based solely on what we see posted on social media? I know I did at one point! I follow a lot of influencers who are also moms, and Before Dream got here I thought I could manage my life/time/business the same way they did. 

Not only was I wrong,but I soon realized as I got into the “thick of it” and actually had to raise Dream, not many spoke of their challenges. Yes, some shared an “it’s challenging” post here and there, but the images seemed so perfect I thought there was no way that they could relate to my situation. For a moment, I felt alone in this mommypreneur space. Not fun. Thank God for my people who swooped in and quickly got me together!

Comparison kills in every area of life! And for me, comparing what I’m able to do in this season with what I see others doing, isn’t wise! God has graced me to live MY LIFE, not theirs. So with that, when I see others going on vacations, or other mommypreneurs who are traveling/speaking/hosting/ living baby free,  and showing up in life and business differently than I am… I cannot compare. Their “behind the scenes” isn’t the same as mine and that’s okay! Whether they decide to share what’s happening behind the scenes or not, it’s none of my business.  I still celebrate! I truly want us ALL to win, however, I don’t live my life trying to keep up!

“God has called and graced me to live MY LIFE, not theirs”

 

2. Be REAL and authentic with your platform/message/story

As I’m sharing more of what it’s like for me to be A WHOLE MOM, who is also building her empire… I have to be real!

🗣It’s fun at times, and other times it’s EXTREMELY FRUSTRATING!

🗣I get it right some days, and other days… Lord Help Me😭😂

I’m here to use my journey, my story (Lessons learned and victories), to empower other mommas who are building as well! I love pretty pictures, and I’m pretty good with sprinkling my words with just the right amount of sparkle to keep up appearances. But is that impact as God designed?

The word says “His power is made perfect in my weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). So when we share our story… those authentic, imperfect parts of us that won’t fit behind an Instagram filter… I truly believe God’s power shows up in a mighty way!

So I’m grateful for this opportunity. I’m living what I share.

I don’t have a maid, a cook, or an assistant, but I do have:

🗣 Perspective

🗣 A voice

🗣 A story

🗣and the passion to help myself and other women in my shoes OWN everything God has for us!

My “behind the scenes” is front and center!

Reese