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One of the girls at school told her that her braids smelled like ramen noodles. It was my fault -- I went a little too heavy on the earthy ayurvedic oils ๐Ÿ™ˆ -- but P told me she responded and said, "I did NOT like that at all -- it's rude! And I told her I don't care + I love ramen noodles anyway!!" โœ‹๐Ÿผ #thatsmygirl She's self-assured + self-aware + self-motivated. She's my Aries Fire Child + I love her to life! // #BaddieP #SweetP #theprinceandthep #adidassuperstar

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| Happiest Founder's Day to all the Lovely Ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Innnncorporated!! Skee Wee My Sorors!!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’š #AKA #1908 #FoundersDay2019 #J15 #17Club #Perseverance #ThetaEpsilon #20Pearls

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| Hey Frans! I didn't do a full on "this is how you do box braids" tutorial, because You Tube is full of those, but can we talk about this rubberband method?

I have been doing box braids for 16+ years, so I know how to braid without the rubberbands. I thought I'd give them a shot to see what the difference was and OMG -- it took me forever!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ This was my first + last time banding!! A) The bands didn't keep her braids any more tamed + created a build up of lint around them. B) I put her hair in loose braids, so they didn't decrease any tension. C) they made gripping even harder for me because I was so focused on trying to cover up the bands.

Does the rubberband method work for you guys? If so, how? ๐Ÿ™„ Song Mix: @djliltaj // #theprinceandthepvideo #theprinceandthephair #kidsboxbraids

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| Game night is a big hit in our house so the kiddos are always down for a few rounds of Super Mario Party on their Nintendo Switch. MJ is usually playing while P cheers him, and they love to have popcorn, pizza, and @YoplaitUSA yogurt on deck to snack on. Now, you guys can get in on the fun by playing for a chance to win your own Nintendo Switch! ๐ŸŽฎCheck out all the details at yoplait.com/nintendo. #yoplaitgamenight #ad // #theprinceandthep

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| If you follow along on stories, then you know I've been busting my ๐Ÿ‘ every |single | day. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ I got fed up with myself for complaining about my body, yet allowing it to stay the same. I had to dig deep + figure out what was keeping me from taking the initiative. Why in the hell couldn't I just get up + workout + be consistent?! The Answer: I didn't want it bad enough. My desire to change, wasn't greater than my excuses for staying the same.
In the past, I've worked out to reverse my pre-diabetic diagnosis, for my kids, in preparation for vacation, etc. I would hit my short-term goal, then fall off, then repeat. This time, I made ME the goal. I made my mental health the priority [zero anxiety since working out, goodbye Xanax โœŒ๐Ÿฝ]. I choose me, each and every day, for 45 mins - 1 hour, for 80 days straight. #80DayObsession
Yesterday was day 40/80 + I am down 8 lbs. It was my girl, @tristenpaige's birthday so I decided to wear something I would have never had the courage to wear a month ago. I'm no longer sucking in, I have more energy, I'm focused, I still have lots of stomach fat [thankful for high-waisted anything ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ ], I still have a FUPA, and I still can't do a proper push-up. But I'm getting there + I'm really proud of the progress I've made along the way.โšก#staytuned #newbodyloading // #theprinceandthepmommy

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#tbt One time, long before the kids, my husband chipped his front tooth on the bottom of a swimming pool. He got it fixed but the bonding fell off on a weekend + he couldn't go in to get it fixed. So, he -- with his chipped tooth and I -- with my hair fresh out of cornrows, set up the cellphone in our bathroom, and recorded ourselves jumping up + down to "HAY in the Middle of the Barn" x Crucial Conflict. It was the most hilariously ratchet moment, forever immortalized on an external harddrive somewhere.

We still do things like this today. We dance like no ones watching, don't really care if someone is, and we ride this crazy life out together! โค Love you, Babe! @theprinceandthepdaddy // #theprinceandthepparents

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| The older she gets, the more pieces of her personality I discover. She is BOLD -- both in tongue and spirit. She's not a people pleaser, she is confident, she gets shy when all of the attention is on her, she is compassionate, she is soooo silly, she is a know-it-all...and she will tell it all.
Over the last few weeks, I've learned that she has the ability to internalize her fears. One bad dream will stick with her for mooonths +  no matter how rational/irrational it is. Her fears have the power to bring her to tears + render her sleepless. I often remind her that she is safe -- that we are all safe -- but the comfort she receives from that is fleeting.

In an effort to prepare her for life outside the walls we live in, I've started to teach her how to pray beyond asking God to watch over her family + friends. I know that I can't talk her out of every one of her fears, but my hope is that she can outpray them through her faith. #Lordwilling โค #BaddieP// #theprinceandthep

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- Hello, 2019. โ™ก Lesss gooo! // #theprinceandthep #BaddieP

- Hello, 2019. โ™ก Lesss...

| I intended on posting this picture on Christmas Day, but I didn't have time -- and I am okay with that. This year, I didn't let "the 'gram" dictate when I should post, how often I should post, or what kind of content to post. I focused on my mental health, my family, what we put into + onto our bodies, and being present.

I built on the relationships I wanted to build on, I let go of situationships I wasn't built for, and I felt God build a better me. I'm not going to claim 2019 as my year, but rather claim every day as my day. I'm looking forward to doing more of the same from last year [minus the anxiety + depression 'cause whew chile ๐Ÿ˜ž] and embracing all of the new opportunities coming my way -- in Jesus Name. โค // #theprinceandthep

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