Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots – Part 3

My return back to my natural hair was not an over-the-night, cold-turkey transition. I definitely didn't ever contemplate doing the "big chop" and starting over with a whole new set of newly-grown locks. In fact, my transition was a deliberate and slow one over time. It's been years now since my last perm retouch treatment; … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots – Part 3

Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots – Part 2

Last week, I stated I would share more of my permed-to-natural hair journey with you as well as some of the health and general benefits of making the switch. And in order to do so, the easiest way for me to highlight some of the noteworthy positives to natural hair is to identify some negatives … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots – Part 2

Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots

In talking about "Back to Natural Basics" for today's post, I thought it'd be on point to discuss a topic that I'm surprised I haven't previously explored here at Degrees of Maternity. Surprised, because it, quite frankly, was one of those pivotal turning points in my life -- almost a mindset shift about the beauty … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics: Back to My Natural Roots

Back to Natural Basics – Reblog: Homeschooled, Not Housebound

Children being active is about as natural of a basic tenet in life as they come. I'm constantly reminding myself of this very true fact, as Little Man starts his fifth-grade year of school. He'll be doing virtual school from home (through his magnet elementary school), and that makes it even more critical that I … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics – Reblog: Homeschooled, Not Housebound

Back to Natural Basics: Reblog – Day 29: Procrastination Station

One of the great things about have a blog is the fact that you have your thoughts, intentions, and actions chronicled in written form for you to go back and read and reminisce about. However, there are some posts that remind you that you've missed calls to action that still need exploring. And such is … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics: Reblog – Day 29: Procrastination Station

Back to Natural Basics: Self-Care During a Pandemic

While we're obviously going through some very problematic times, we're still here to type this blog post or read this blog post. So, that means we're in the land of the living. And since we're still functioning in this life, it's time to do our best to take care of ourselves and get these bodies … Continue reading Back to Natural Basics: Self-Care During a Pandemic