Category: Personal

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I Gained Weight in Quarantine Too (And I’m a Personal Trainer)

I was feeling a little apprehensive to make this post, but I’ve had a few conversations with friends about this shared experience. I talked to one recently who told me that my transparency with my own self-image could actually help many people. So here goes: […]

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

“You Act White,” and Other Microaggressions: Words I Grew Up On I Hope My Kids Never Hear

I hope you guys aren’t burnt out of race-related content yet, because right now, it’s all my heart is telling me to create. God has given me this platform for a reason, and while I’m no million-dollar blogger, I just wouldn’t feel right if I […]

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

Is My Son Next? Fears of a Black Mother

For a while I put off making a post like this. I thought I didn’t have anything new to contribute to the conversation. But I FaceTimed my mom yesterday, just like I do everyday, and this call was different. We cried together. We spoke of […]

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

“There’s Two Heartbeats!” Finding Out It Was Twins

One question I get a lot from new people is “How did you react when you found out you were having twins?” It was the absolute last thing I expected. I tell this story all the time, so I thought it would be fun to […]

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

No Reflection January: Why I’m Starting 2020 With A Mirror Fast

This year, I decided to start my year off by doing a mirror fast. In case you’ve never heard of one, a mirror fast is when you cover all of the mirrors in your home and go about your life without looking at yourself. You […]

Guest Post: The Bensons’ Story

Guest Post: The Bensons’ Story

Note from Kayla: I love sharing unconventional, inspirational tales of motherhood, and I love it even more when those stories come from my friends! I’ve been fortunate enough to follow my friend Kylee Benson (@kyleecbenson on Instagram) and her family’s adoption journey, and I asked […]

The 5 Best Parts of Being a Twin Mom – and the 5 Worst

The 5 Best Parts of Being a Twin Mom – and the 5 Worst

One of the questions I get the most is “What’s it like to have twins?” It’s one I don’t always have a quick answer to. Usually, if I’m being flip, I’ll just make a comment like “It’s exactly what you think it’s like!” And then […]

Same DNA, Different People: The Struggle Not to Compare My Children

Same DNA, Different People: The Struggle Not to Compare My Children

Hey y’all! I know I’ve been kinda quiet on the blog lately. I’ve been active on Instagram and in my stories, but I’ve had a busy month or so with student teaching and finishing grad school, plus I’ve taken my fitness goals to borderline-crazy levels […]

No Stress, No Mess, and Just a Few Tears: Alexander and Nathan’s Second Birthday

No Stress, No Mess, and Just a Few Tears: Alexander and Nathan’s Second Birthday

Well, it’s over! The birthday festivities have died down and Alex and Nathan are officially two. The birthday celebrations – dinner, classroom party, and big weekend bash – are all over. Now that the madness is over, I’m ready to share with you guys all […]

A Letter to My After-30, After-Baby Body

A Letter to My After-30, After-Baby Body

Dear After-3,0 After-Baby Body, Hey. Kayla, here. I know you probably are surprised to hear from me. You probably think I don’t like you much. After all, I’m in the gym almost everyday trying to change you. Trying to make you stronger, make your muscles […]