I’m a whole mom and I’m creating a life that excites me…
From how I show up and slay (imma be that snatched mom 💋💁🏾♀️)… to the time I spend with my family, my child my spouse…. to the way I create 🤩… even how I have to shift as the seasons of my motherhood journey change (learning from the different circumstances I face🙌🏾😭)… I’m create the life I desire through it all🙌🏾🙌🏾
Idk who needs to be reminded, but Moms can absolutely SLAY and experience amazing, fulfilling, purposefully abundantlives…
and we don’t have to wait until our kids are grown.
Idk about you but I’m doing just that! Creating a life worth bragging about… not bc of me… but to be a living witness of just how dope God is and what He can do in and through me as I surrender to Him and stay in alignment… yes… as a WHOLE mom!
How about you, momma? What are you willing to do to experience the life you desire? Are you courageous enough to say “YES” to you?
“Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.” Ephesians 3:20 TPT
Let’s get right to it! I’ve fully embraced that I am now a mom, and the way in which I’m called to show up has shifted accordingly! I wasn’t in favor at first! Y’all I was running… but I’m so glad I gave God my yes, and have already seen how my story and what I’m called to do is for such a time as this! So with all of that I just wanted to take a super quick moment to reintroduce myself, my blog, and where we’re going next!
Soooo, my name is Reese (obvi), and I’m a wife, a whole momma to a very active “yummy little nugget” named Dream, and I am on a serious and purposeful mission to empower other married mompreneurs like myself; mommas who are ready to ditch the overwhelm, create and master harmony, all while creating an exciting and fulfilling life! A life worth bragging about!
What I’ve learned is that everything that God promises in His word, applies to me! He’s not holding anything back, and as I continue to stay connected to Him, He will surely give me the blueprint to create the life I deserve and desire! Yes, as a whole mom… and He wants the same for you, momma!
Millennial Mom Chat is my outlet y’all! It’s the space where I can share my journey as a whole mom, all while empowering and inspiring you to get results in your life; mind, body and in business! MY life has its challenges, but I truly believe moms can create and enjoy a fulfilling life! A life where you can show up for yourself, for your babies… and in your marriage without having to sacrifice one for the other! It’s all about Harmony and flow! Yaassssss!
So whether you’ve been rocking with me since the beginning back in 2010 👀, or you’re just joining the party, I’m so grateful that you’re here, and I’m so ready share, hear from you, and most importantly empower you to become the best version of yourself as a whole mom! Manifesting overflow and results in every area of your life; mind, body and in business! Let’s do this!
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Yesterday I hosted a room on #Clubhouse titled “Momma, It’s Time to Take Action”.
What I know is that in many instances we as moms don’t take action because we feel like we don’t have the time Or when we do take action, we overwhelm ourselves trying to do it all at once!
But what would it look like if you took THAT BIG GOAL and broke it down into bite sized action steps? What would it look like if instead of thinking you have to do everything in one day, you gave yourself a week… a month?
Let me give you a personal example! And you betta not judge me! lol
Okay, soooo….. Shortly after lockdown due to COVID, I quickly realized the need to implement a digital/virtual component to my business. I got this bomb idea to create a group program just for stylists (that’s who I was serving at the time).
Y’all I got right to work! I set a start date for 10 days out (SMH), and starting thinking of how to show up online to attract people for the program! If you know me, you know I love video, so I started creating content, doing IG lives… like y’all I I was in grind mode. I literally rushed to put something together to respond to the pandemic, and within 10 days I launched and I onboarded 5 stylists for my first ever group program.
Now on the outside looking in, that all seems exciting! Right? Responding to a pressing need and offering a dope solution in 10 days!
But can I be real… I was overwhelmed in the process!
▶️ I hadn’t fully communicated what I needed from my husband to support the times I needed to show up for calls. I was just making it work. (I’lll have to share how he felt in another post… Lawd!)
▶️ I wasn’t fully present with Dream, she was younger so it was easier to work while with her. (this was before I had my mommy schedule, and I felt so guilty looking at her little face… but I didn’t know better at the time)
▶️ I was completely burnt out by the time the program ended. Showing up, as a fairly new mom, without a clear plan of how my home would run while working and serving my clients… at the start of a pandemic! Whew Chile!!
And although I am grateful for the results I was able to help my clients achieve in the program, especially helping them to increase their income in the midst of a pandemic (I’m extremely proud of that). I also know that I could have done things differently, and been more intentional about planning, to ensure that I was taking care of me in the process!
I now operate completely differently!
✨My husband is aware of my plans and although support was never an issue, being clear about what I need from him makes his “job” easier, and we can avoid unnecessary tension.
✨With my mommy schedule, I have designated days where I can go all in working on my business, taking calls…I even have a set day to batch create content. I no longer have to sacrifice time with my family.
✨I am so confident in the transformation I bring to my clients, and I now know the value I add. Y’all I’m now doing for myself what I’ve done for my clients, and increasing my income without the hustle and grind. Like I said, there is a flow on this side… and it feels amazing!
So momma, again, I ask you…. what would it look like if you took THAT BIG GOAL and broke it down into bite sized action steps? I know it can seem overwhelming to get started… or perhaps you were like me and the overwhelm is coming from trying to do it all at once… without a clear plan. Lawd!
The vision doesn’t have to overwhelm you, and with a plan in place you can avoid the guilt of feeling like you’re stealing time from your loved ones! That, coupled with knowing the value you bring to the marketplace… girl… it’s a win all around!
So if you’ve been following me on INSTAGRAM, then you may know that I made a commitment to myself to beat my face all week last week. I purchased some new makeup from one of my fave beauty brands, and decided to make time to do one of the things I absolutely love! Here is one of my fave looks from last week…
I had a BALL!!! Like, I got up every morning, had my coffee, did my devotional and MADE the time to do my makeup! Y’all it was everything!
It’s so funny because as I was enjoying my daily beat, I couldn’t help but remember when I first started doing my own makeup and the process I went through to learn how to do it correctly! And that’s when it hit me…
creating harmony and manifesting the life you desire as a mom is like beating my face!
Whether self taught or professionally trained,.. it takes being intentional to learn how to do it, but once you master it there is a flow! (Story time)
Let me take you back to 2010, when I first starting doing my own makeup. I’d just accepted my new job as a manager at Macy’s, and I was finally ready to put in the work to learn. So, I went to the nearest Mac counter and purchased a little bit of everything.
I got home, and stood in front of my bathroom ready to SLAY. I thought I could just start and everything would come together. Wrong! I had no clue what I was doing! Everyone I watched on YouTube, made it look so easy, but it wasn’t… for me! Y’all it was not pretty! My foundation didn’t match, my skin was breaking out… it was so bad!
After 3 weeks of unsuccessfully trying it on my own, I went back to return my products. Clearly they were the problem, not me!
Well that’s when Ms Margaret came to unknowingly save the day.🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
She helped me to understand why the products weren’t working for me, and quickly shifted to teach me what I needed to know to finally get it right! She explained the different types of foundations, how to use concealer, and even explained the importance of skin care and WASHING MY MAKEUP BRUSHES! It seemed so obvious, but I clearly needed someone to guide me in the right direction. 😭😭😭
I’m a pretty quick study so I took all that she showed me and tried again, and guess what? It actually made a difference! My foundation actually matched, I created a skin care routine to avoid breakouts, and I even made the time to ensure my tools were cleaned and cared. I’ve been mastering this skill, and routine over the years and well… look at me now! Ayyyeee!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🔥🔥🔥🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾
Well, the same is true for you momma… just like I tried to pick up the art of makeup…. you may have tried to find “balance” and change your life, to no avail. And after 3 weeks/months/years of unsuccessfully trying it on your own… you’ve convinced yourself that “this just doesn’t work for me”! You may have even resolved to forfeit your promise of abundance, because “you’re a mom” and “this is just how it is”!
Well let me be your Ms Margaret! Allow me to show you that it is possible and what exactly you need to experience the transformation and abundance and life you desire! Because you, momma, CAN HAVE IT ALL! • I’m talking what you REALLY DESIRE…
✨MORE time with your loved ones ✨MORE intimacy in your marriage ✨MORE money in your bank account ✨MORE in every area that matters most to you!
I know you’re ready to not only witness what it looks like to have a bomb life as a whole mom, but you’re ready to redefine mom life on your terms, and finally create the life that excites you!
If you’re sick and tired of trying on your own, and don’t want to waste another moment, stuck in overwhelm and living a life that doesn’t serve you… and you’re finally ready to TAKE ACTION… Then I have EXACTLY what you’ve need!
Enrollment for my Mommy Masterclass, is now open! The only program uniquely designed millennial mommas who are ready to create and live a life that excites them, from the bedroom to the playroom… and everything that matters most in between! Click the image above or click here to learn more!
And momma, if nobody ever told you…
YOU DESERVE the life you DESIRE!
Every abundant promise, is yours! God isn’t holding anything back from you, and I’m here to help guide you to where overflow resides! Can’t wait!
It took me a little under a month to complete my vision board! Here’s why along with 3 takeaways that will help you SLAY your goals in 2020!
1￼. I had to be Intentional
One of the main themes in my life is to “Be Intentional”. My first attempt at a vision board years ago, didn’t go so well. I was a bit all over the place. I literally grabbed a couple of magazines, and started cutting and pasting pretty images with no real vision. To be honest, I was more concerned with making sure my board looked good, over making sure I picked images and words that were intentional and spoke directly to who God created me to be/what I wanted to manifest in my life. I know better now! I took the time to write out exactly what I was expecting God to do in my life, and this time around I found the images and words that aligned with this vision. Not only did I picked the bold, aesthetically appealing images, I chose them with purpose!
Takeaway: Write the vision, Make it plain… then find the images that are in alignment! Be intentional!
2. I wanted to make sure my goals were Actionable and Measurable.
Another things that was a complete shift this year, I made each goal actionable and measurable (Hello S.M.A.R.T planning). Where I once used to put everything on one big board, I actually used the last few pages of my 2020 planner*. I created what I am going to call vision pages! I broke down my vision for 2020 into 5 specific areas of my life; Faith, Family, Finances, Fitness and Business. And on each of those pages I focused on what I wanted to manifest! So my “Blog monthly” from 2019, turned into “Post 3x to blog monthly before the last day of that month”. And my very general “Workout” turned into the page you see in the featured image; complete with health and wellness goals and a mindset/affirmation to bring it all together. And Now when I check in at the end of each month, I’m very clear on where I hit the mark, and where I need to adjust!
Takeaway: Set actionable goals that you can measure! Check in monthly/quarterly, and adjust as needed!
3. I took the time to write out my Prayer requests in the form of praise reports!
This is not a new practice for me, but it is SOOOOO worth sharing! I am a writer (obvi) and for the past few years I’ve been very intentional about writing out specific prayer requests in the form of praise reports**! This started the year before I met my husband! I note this because in January of 2013 I wrote:
“Thank you, Lord for introducing me to my husband. I thank you for making me whole, and allowing me to experience real love from a man who loves and honors you”!
February 2013, I started dating Keem!
Now don’t get it twisted this is not a magical formula, nor is this a how to get a husband post. The key is how we frame our requests. If you look at what I wrote, I understood that I needed to be “whole” and complete in Him, before meeting the one! I took my eyes off of what I wanted and set my intention on what I needed… for God to work on me! Sometimes our prayers are so one sided, we forget to include the work we need to do! (Reference Psalm 37:4)
Framing our requests to God in the form of a declaration and praise is a game changer. Don’t get my wrong, there is totally a place for those broken moments when we lay it all at the feet of Jesus and know that only His strength can carry us. Listen, I have those meltdown moments in the presence of my Savior, too. (Oh, He is The Good Good Father and cares about EVERY SINGLE TEAR)! And I’m so thankful that He also responds to our faith as we declare His word over our lives, and shows Himself FAITHFUL every single time!
Takeaway: Fuel your prayers with faith. Give God praise in advance for what He is doing/going to manifest in your life, and watch God work out the details! Move as He directs! Delayed obedience could delay your promise!
*Shout out Patrice Washington, who inspired my idea when she mentioned her “Dream Journal”.
** Shout Out to my sister, Chris for this best practice!