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๐Ÿฆ‹ Happy to pass this trend along to my girl.
๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—˜ for a #tbt. Kappa Beach Party, circa '99 and 2000's. Butterfly clips + white eyeliner. // #BaddieP #theprinceandthepbraids

๐Ÿฆ‹ Happy to pass this...

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™  ๐™ค๐™ฃ #๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™‹.

๐—ฃ: Mommy, I'm going to take my American Girl doll clothes to so + so's house for our playdate.

๐— ๐—ฒ: I don't think that's a good idea, some of that stuff might get lost. You should probably leave it here.

๐—ฃ: I'm perfectly capable of remembering to get all my stuff.

I had a glass of spiked ๐Ÿ‹-ade that night. #shetoldme #iguessithought #whewchile #ilethertaketheclothes #shebroughtthemallback #becapablethenP #whatamigonnadowithher #itsabovemenow ๐Ÿ˜ซ #BaddieP // #theprinceandthep #beingBaddieP

๐™๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™  ๐™ค๐™ฃ #๐™—๐™š๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™™๐™™๐™ž๐™š๐™‹. ๐—ฃ:...

๐—œ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.

A picture of P made it's way to the Huffington Post as a "Best Dressed Kid", just as the kids fashion era was beginning. Then a couple of pics went viral on Pinterest -- and here we are. We are OG's. I've been doing this social media thing for a long time. Before "influencer" was a word, before VSCO cam existed or accts had aesthetics. Back when @scoutthecity didn't have a blog, back when @niathelight was only 15 years old, back when @taylenbiggs was a baby, back when @foreverandforava used to buy from our clothing resale shop, back when Zara had free shipping always.

I am still finding my place -- our place, in this space. I made my account private for a year + a half, so I never amassed 100k+ followers + don't get the HUGE opportunities that some of my counterparts do, but I'm proud of our journey. Sometimes I cry + ask God if this is the path for me [hustling is exhausting], and sometimes I'm just grateful + count it all joy.

Just wanted to say thank ya'll for the support, for lifting me up like ya'll do, for loving our family so hard. I know many [read: most] of you never comment, but I appreciate you hanging around -- for whatever reason. Thank you. โœจ  #theprinceandthep

๐—œ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ...

| You guyyyyyys...My Black is Beautiful has officially released their Golden Milk Collection ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ and it's an incredible blend of coconut milk, coconut oil, honey, turmeric, and ginger.ย They've combined these products to ensure moisture + ease of styling for natural hair, while keeping multiple textures in mind by creating products for type 3 and type 4 curls + coils. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ I used their leave-in Tangle Slayer Conditioning Cream as a soft-styler on P's hair, and the result was beautiful, soft, fluffy curls with the most diviiiine scent! The entire line is available at @SallyBeauty. #ad #MBIB // #theprinceandthephair #theprinceandthepvideo

| You guyyyyyys...My Black is...

| The other day I stumbled across someone on Instagram I was friends with in early adolescence. We were friends for many years +ย I was soย excited that I'd found her, so I sent her a friend request +ย impatiently waited -- wondering whether or not she was married, if she had [more]ย kids, what she'd been doing the last 20+ years, etc.

All of my curiosity was quickly met with seemingly forgottenย reminders of who she used to be. As a teenager + young woman,ย she had aย psychologically disturbing + malicious mindset, and I recalled the times I felt the bitter sting of her actions. Suddenly, my excitement faded +ย I had to ask myself if this was a friendship that I wanted to invest in rekindling.

People change, right? Circumstances change. And life, time, andย God grows us. But a change that has occured inย me over the years, is how I choose to honor myself + set boundaries for those around me.ย I can't goย into a guardedย friendship where I'll constantly wait +ย wonder ifย she's going to revert back to all I've ever known of her. It's not fair to the woman she is today + what she's been through to get where she is. So 2 hours after my initial excitement, Iย unrequested her. I knowย thatย God opens windows of opportunity that often peek into our past, and peak our curiosity,ย  however --ย some doors are better left shut. It's okay to #chooseyourself. โค PC: Baddie P // #theprinceandthepmommy

| The other day I...

| Ya'll, year 10 has been a exploration of fierce independence + my mama heart is struggling to keep up. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ MJ asked me recently if he could walk to our neighborhood park [2 streets away] with a couple of his friends. My heart started racing + I told him that I would go with them, but that they could walk ahead of me. Then I asked him, "Do you know why I want to come with you?" He said, "Because you don't trust me?"  "No, that's not why. Mommy doesn't trust all the people in the world, and my job as a mom is to keep you safe." Then I half joked about putting him in martial arts. ๐Ÿคบ I'm not ready for the solo adventures yet but last week I started letting him boil water in the tea pot on our gas stove + ya girl was sweatin'. ๐Ÿ˜… There's level to this momma thang. #whatlevelhasyoucreepininthecarwhileyourkidsareatparties ๐Ÿ‘€ #psychomom ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ #smothermotherchronicles // #theprinceandthep

| Ya'll, year 10 has...

| ๐ŸŽถ Summa summa summa time! ๐ŸŽถ This Texas heat is a beast so we've been trying to find ways to beat the heat indoors. We've been skating, eating (lol), to the movies, and have plans to go to the museum but I'm running out of ideas. Any suggestions?
My Prince is chillin' out maxin', relaxin', all cool in his #NikeAirMax90's in #UniversityRed. @Hibbettsports has his shoe game onย ๐Ÿ”ฅ. #ad #StyledbyHibbett // #theprinceandthep

| ๐ŸŽถ Summa summa summa...

| Rแด€ษดแด…แดแด Fแดœษด Fแด€แด„แด›:

I didn't own my first pair of name brand sneakers until I was 18. A pair of Nike Shox. I bought them with my financial aid overpayment check and held on to those shoes for 15 years. Growing up, sneakers (or tennis shoes where I grew up) were a luxury that we couldn't afford, so I never got excited for the latest + greatest shoe drops or new color ways. My kids will never know my struggle, as their shoe collections are extensive, but today I found myself telling them MY story, in hopes that they would appreciate their own. ๐Ÿ’ž Do you remember your first sneakers? // #theprinceandthepkicks #NikePrestoReact

| Rแด€ษดแด…แดแด Fแดœษด Fแด€แด„แด›: I...

| Little girl, big personality. I find myself wondering who she'll be when she grows up, while simultaneously loving her for who she is now. I see so much of myself in her (scary how that happens, right?!) but also appreciate the way she's come into her own. She is a force, a rare gem, and the best girl I know. #Baddie P
We're knee-deep into summer + keeping things lightย + bright with the new neon #NikePrestoReact sneakers from @HibbettSports. So fun! #ad #StyledbyHibbett // #theprinceandthep

| Little girl, big personality....

| Last summer when we went to Hawaii, this scarf was on heavy rotation! I filmed this ๐Ÿฑ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ผ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ณ tutorial for your littles, shortly after we came back but...life! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Luckily, scarves are still the summer jam so let me know which one is your fave!! ๐Ÿค— [๐ŸŽถ: Karma x Queen Naija - mixed x @djliltaj ]// #theprinceandthephair #theprinceandthepvideo #scarftutorial #summerhairstyles

| Last summer when we...