Married Life · Mommy Life

5 Ways to Respond to unwanted Questions, Opinions & Advice

A few days ago I got caught all the way off guard while heading out for a quick target run. 

A newer neighbor passed by and it was like a full blown game of 20 questions about me, my child, our whereabouts 😑😑😑 

I was so focused on getting my little lady into her car seat that I didn’t even realize I was giving all the tea without even thinking.

Like I deep down I knew I didn’t want to answer, but I didn’t want to lose focus competing in the EXTREME SPORT of putting a toddler in a carseat! 😭😭😭 LIKE SWEAT & TEARS LEVEL.. THE STRUGGLE!!

It was a lot.. and it was all happening so fast! Like sis clearly had been practicing how to get in and get the tea quickly… and I WASN’T READY!!

Come to find out she’s a daycare provider, and was clearly out recruiting… IDK… so I can only assume she wasn’t *trying* to be intrusive.

But it felt very intrusive and I didn’t like it!!!

 All I know is that once I got settled in the car, I just sat there for like 20 seconds like “what just happened”.  and decided I would NEVER let that happen to me again.

And so I created this list of responses, all of which I practice and use on the regular, because whether with a new neighbor, or a loved one… I want to have full control over what I choose to share and discuss.

And I don’t want any momma to feel how I felt that day… so SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!

 

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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://millennialmomchat.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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VIDEO | 9 Shocking and TOTALLY NORMAL Things New Moms Experience that You Need to Know About

Video Mentions and Resources!

No Rice Cereal Needed
80% of Breastfed Babies Wake throughout the Night 
The 4th Trimester
A Postpartum Discussion | Signs and Symptoms 
Depression and Anxiety Resources:
Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Resources:
* 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)
Music: “Harmony” by IKSON @Iksonofficial

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