Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The M Report Presents: The Baby Mommas Casita: A new segment where Jo Anne features different moms

Jo Anne, left, and Donna are 
two best friends who get to 
experience motherhood together.

#MommaMondays has a new announcement (it's not a baby, though!) We'll be hosting "The Baby Mommas Casita" where Jo Anne gets to interview different women in different stages of mommy-hood.

First up, we'll be featuring Jo's best friend, Donna, also known as “Beffie.” 

"We have been friends since second grade and we finally got to experience pregnancy together," she said. "We can’t wait to raise our newborns with one another!"

Monday, March 29, 2021

Momma Mondays: Maternity Wear Tips

Maternity clothes aren't the cheapest so keep in mind how often you'll be wearing them.

By JoAnne

My current and last pregnancy have given me a run for my money with maternity clothes. Not only do you have to find clothes that fit, you also have to make sure you’re prepared for the weather. Unfortunately, for me, there is no preparing for Texas weather. For those women who are in their last planned pregnancy, the question remains: is it worth buying maternity wear?

Monday, February 1, 2021

#MommaMondays: Reflecting On The Past, Hoping For the Future

"As I reflect on everything 2020 has brought upon us,
I try to appreciate the good and learn from the bad."
By Jo Anne

As I reflect on everything 2020 has brought upon us, I try to appreciate the good and learn from the bad. One of the COVID effects that was hard for a first-time mother was the inability to socialize BJ as much as I wanted (playdates, etc.) nor were we able to throw a huge and exciting first birthday party that I had imagined for months. 

But what I did learn to appreciate is that BJ didn’t need an over-the-top party. All he needed was to be surrounded by the people who loved him most (and having his first ever Happy Meal 😊).

"Better Days" by Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake Infused With Feel-Good Antedotes


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Ant Clemons' name has already been cemented in music history with his contributions towards 2020 and most notably, his Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album for debut EP, Happy 2 Be Here. Enlisting the likes of Timbaland, Ty Dolla $ign and Pharrell, the 8-track EP is full of truth and spirit, adding a fresh perspective to the R&B landscape. 

No stranger to hustle, Clemons moved across the country from New Jersey to Los Angeles only a couple of years ago in pursuit of his dream career.  

Monday, December 7, 2020

#MommyMondays: How I'm Managing the Holidays As My Baby Starts to Eat With Us

 By Jo Anne

With the holidays coming up, all I can think about is spending time with family, friends, and food!

Bj Sippy Cup
Bj enjoys his sippy cup with his dad.
BJ has now reached the age where eating has become his favorite hobby, second to dancing, that is. But now that he’s at the dinner table with us, we have come across many trials and errors on utensils, cups, and more.

BJ began eating solids at about four months and since then, we have gone through multiple cups, spoons and bibs, you name it. 

Papi and I finally learned what the best items are for us AND Baby BJ. When registering for baby feeding products, I didn’t do enough research nor was I given advice on which ones I should keep and/or return. 

So for my first time and fellow mommas, here are some recommendations for when your little one is ready to start feasting with the family. 

Ready to Eat!

Most mommas don’t think to register for these items because they’re mostly concerned about the newborn stage, but trust me, it was convenient to have these items in house instead of having to order it online or run to the store when we needed it immediately.

Monday, November 2, 2020

2020 Creative Climate Awards Celebrate the Intersection of Art Activism, Inequality, and Climate Justice in Uncertain Times

Fifteen artists from the five boroughs unite to champion diversity, justice, and climate awareness —

NEW YORK, NY (October 29, 2020) - The Human Impacts Institute (HII) today announced its 10th annual Creative Climate Awards (CCA) to help reinvigorate the city of New York with art and activism. In one of the most difficult years on record for both local artists and climate justice initiatives, the CCA has invited select cultural institutions from each of the five New York boroughs to send artists to perform, showcase, and enlighten this year’s audience. 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Sunday Soul Session: Seasons Come, Seasons Go

By Missy E.

“2020 is a very limited edition version of yourself” - @chubbynavyblue

Pause for one second. Think about something for me and vibe with me. What month is it? November. What year is it? 2020 (oof). What does it feel like outside? Is it warm? Is it cooler? Ah, now, realize that this is a new season we are all in as a world. November 2020 hasn’t ever happened before and yet, here we are - living and breathing in this particular chapter of human history.