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The Best 3 Ways To Tell If Your Love Is Real

If someone tells you that they balance their love life and mental illness perfectly, they are probably exaggerating a whole lot… or a liar. I’m serious. The idea of having the perfect relationship and battling mental health challenges at the same time is just crazy...

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“How to Be A Fabulous Mother To All Boys” by I'esha GaptoothDiva
How to Be a Fabulous Mother to All Boys

I’m the type of woman who loves pink, won’t hesitate to buy makeup and a nice pair of heels, and I’m a proud admitted Beyoncé Stan. Point Blank! I’m a girly girl to the tenth degree, but don’t put me in a box because I do like the rough, gritty guys in my life, I’m just not about to break a nail to keep up with them. So while I was laying on the ultrasound table, listening to the nurse inform me that God chose to bless me with yet another boy child (this will be my third), I was thinking to myself “How to Be A Fabulous Mother To All Boys”.

“How to Be A Fabulous Mother To All Boys” by I'esha GaptoothDiva

In my life I know a handful of women who are the mothers to all boys, or mostly boys. I wouldn’t say these women are the shining examples of “fabulousity” or “diva”, at least not my level of it anyway. It’s not shade at all, when I say that I love to get dolled up, I enjoy the pink and pretty things, and my playlist although lately has been riddled with trap music (don’t judge me), has and always will be filled with the divas of the microphone. I got by with two boys and the slight glimmer of hope that this child was a girl. I was even calling my tiny fetus “she” and “her” when in conversation, just certain that I couldn’t be having another boy…. Again. However, thoughts of looking tired and worn out plagued my mind, when she said “It’s a boy!” I immediately thought about that bitter mother-in-law, we all know and love. My mind raced to that mom who doesn’t dress up, unless it’s at funerals or weddings, because the parenting of all boys made her forget that she was in fact a lady underneath her son’s sweatpants and her man’s t-shirts. I thought about buying $200 sneakers times 3, in about four years because boys grow up big and fast, making it almost impossible for me to afford a manicure full-set, a bottle of foundation, or even a box of tampons. I nearly lost my mind!

How to Deal with Your Depressing Pregnancy Fears

This is supposed to be a time for celebration, happiness, and planning for something precious. No one wants to hear you complain, see you cry, or help you worry less. So how do you deal with your depressing pregnancy fears, when you have nowhere to...

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How to Teach Our Girls to Love Their Curls
How to Teach Our Girls to Love Their Curls

Back in the day, many mothers gave up on the idea of encouraging their daughters to love their God given natural curls. With so many options out there to straighten out a problem that really didn’t exist, moms chose to go the easy route rather...

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How to Heal Your Broken Family with Love
How to Heal Your Broken Family with Love

Why wait until the holidays approach to fix your broken family? It’s during these times that we often reflect on what was, what could be, and quite possibly what we know will never be. I have been in a mode of healing for the past...

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The Truth about Living an Awesome Life with I'esha GaptoothDiva
The Truth About Living An Awesome Life

If you are online most of the time, you see pretty pictures, highlights and positive post from the people you follow day in and day out. No one really wants to share the negative aspects of their life, the struggles, or the fails that their...

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