YOU CAN DO IT!
How military spouses can make the best of their pregnancy despite deployments.
We’re Expecting! Finding out that we’re expecting was the best news our little military family received this year. Although I’ll be spending my time on the home front and hubby will be spending his on a naval ship, we couldn’t feel more blessed. As a first time mommie-to-be, this gift guide is really close to my heart. No matter what stage of mommiehood you’re in you deserve to feel special. There are so many goodies packed into this guide to help you do just that. Wishing you all the very best and praying that you and your loved ones stay blessed. Enjoy!
Cherese Agee Founding Editor of AFROPHIRE
STAY POSITIVE Expecting a precious addition to your family is an experience that both parents should share. Deployments during such a special time can be very stressful for both parents-‐to-‐be. Making it a point to stay positive will alleviate unwanted stress. STAY IN TOUCH Use whatever communication tools are available to share updates on the progression of the pregnancy. Giving updates about doctor appointments, sending selfies, and sharing emotions gives a feeling of closeness even while apart. STAY STRONG Loneliness is not an emotion that should be hanging around during what should be one of the happiest times in your life. Having the support of family and friends is a necessity.
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Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra (BravadoDesigns.com, $49) Doris Footbed Sandals (Target.com, $25) NBI Restoring Body Butter (NBIAllNatural.com, $22) What To Expect App (App Store or Play Store, FREE DOWNLOAD) 5. Bumpboosters Pregnancy Cookie (BumpBoosters.com, 12 for $28)
Keep Your Little One At Ease By Rita Owens, UrbanBeauyNetwork.com Rita Owens and Her Little Ones 1. Baby K’Tan Baby Carrier (BabyKTan.com, $50) 2. Natural White N oise For Babies Album (iTunes.Apple.com, $6) 3. NoseFrida The Snotsucker (Fridababy.com, $15) 4. Mommy’s BLISS Gripe Water (MommysBliss.com, $16) 5. Munchkin Warm Glow Baby Wipe Warmer (Munchkin.com, $25)
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By Jaime A. Jacobs, FlawLessNBrown.com
1. Curlies Color Too (Amazon.com, $11) 2. Sunne's Gift (Barnes & Nobel, $17) 3. Afros: A Celebration Of Natural Hair (AfrosNaturalHairBook.com, $45) 4. Thera-‐Band (Thera-‐Band.com, $10) 5. Flip UltraHD 8GB Video Camera (Amazon.com, $280) 6. Cable Take Pole “Selfie Stick” (Amazon.com, $10) 7. Little Pim – Language Learning Program (LittlePim.com, $7-‐$141)
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Cute Finds For Cute Mommies
By Jennifer Baker, MindofaDiva.com
1. Organic Cotton Thermal Receiving (YinibiniBaby.com, $42) 2. Picnic Dress (LouisBBoutique.com, $46)
3. BRAVE Antique Brass Beaded Bracelet (BraveChick.com, $35) 4. Sydney Maternity & Nursing Tank (You-‐Lingerie.com, $40) 5. Zoe Maternity & Nursing Bra (You-‐Lingerie, $42) 6. I Knew You Before You Were Born 4x3 Photo Frame (PinkyPromiseBoutiques.com, $10)
Yataye “Yah-Tay” Keaton is a woman of many hats. She is the organizer of Real Rootz Naturals, an author, designer, certified coach/certified youth worker (#TalkWithYahTay), natural hair advocate (#MissProNatural), and visionary. Website: www.meetup.com/RealRootzNaturals Apparel Line: www.RealRootzApparel.com IG: @RealRootzNaturals | Twitter: @RootzNaturals | Facebook: Real Rootz
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