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Aisha O’Reilly is a young African woman who loves natural hair, beauty and being a new mommy, among other things. Her aim is to inspire and encourage fellow women by giving them a peek into her life, with all of its ups, downs, questions and adventures in her blog.
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Natural hair: 7 updos for 7 days

Whoever said that natural hair isn’t versatile, hasn’t seen my 30 Days, 30 Updos challenge. For 30 days, I wore my natural, kinky hair...
DIY homemade treatments for natural hair

DIY treatments for natural hair

Being natural for 9 years, I’ve tried a lot of products and techniques. Only two have been my fro’s friends, from Teeny Weeny Afro...

5 quick hacks for natural hair if you’re feeling lazy

Let me just say: you can’t be totally lazy when it comes to natural hair. You have to pick your battles and decide on...

3 ways to date yourself & why it’s so important

When people asked me what I did for my birthday last year, I told them I spent it alone. They were a bit taken...

How to help him be a hands-on dad

By default, mothers are expected to be hands-on, and so we are. Even the term ‘hands-on dad’ is questionable as there isn’t really a...

The right to conceive

As women, it is our birth right to be able to carry a child. We’re born with all of the parts to create, nurture...

The myth of balance

With the kids back at school and office deadlines looming, you’re probably already thinking about the next holiday period. Hang in there, we’ve got a...

5 ways to be a good friend to a new mom

There are some things people just say because it’s polite, but don’t really think it through or have any intention of doing it. Don’t...

5 funny things that happen when you become a parent

Now that my son is a full-blown toddler, I’ve been reflecting on my journey of motherhood, especially those times when he was an itty-bitty...
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Dear new mama: surviving the fourth trimester

It’s referred to as the fourth trimester for a reason! Just like with the pregnancy trimesters, your body goes through a lot of changes...