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EP 302 – When The Dust Settles – Surviving the 4th Trimester

The 4th trimester is the transitional period between birth and 12 weeks postpartum. It is a time of great physical and emotional change as your baby adjusts to the world, and you adjust to life as a mother. There are so many things that we don't know about raising kids until we actually bring the baby home. Surviving the 4th trimester can often feel isolating and confusing as we learn how to navigate the new world of parenthood. What We're ...

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EP 301 – Making Money Moves – Celebrating All The Boss Moves We Make!

It's finally here - Season Three!!!! We're excited to kick off season three of the podcast and we're starting with celebrating all the ways women make money moves! If the pandemic has taught us anything, it's that women are phenomenal at the hustle game! Did you know that in the last 20 years, the number of women-owned businesses has increased by 114%?! And the number of businesses owned by women of color has grown over 163% in the last 45 ...

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EP 225 – Raising Kings Part II – Raising Black & Brown Sons From a Mothers Perspective

We've made it to our Season 2 finale! This week is a continuation of our conversation from EP 224 - Raising Kings Part I. Being mothers of Black and brown sons is not for the faint of heart. There's a constant worry about the world we're raising our boys in. We're also trying to find a balance to make sure they aren't raised in fear. What We’re Sipping On This Episode: The Federalist – Honest Red Blend - We're closing out the season with a ...

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EP 224 Raising Kings Part I – Raising Black & Brown Sons from A Dad’s Perspective

How do you feel about raising black and brown sons in today's society?⁠ The harsh reality is the world we live in is not safe for black and brown men. Unfortunately, the color of their skin is an automatic strike against them.⁠ ⁠ Are you fearful for your son's future? What are you doing to prepare them for life in this world as a man of color?⁠ As a father, do you have different wants and fears for your sons? What We’re Sipping On This ...

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EP 223 – The Privilege of Choice – Deciding Between Public and Private School

Shara and Sasha are both lucky enough to have a choice when it comes to sending their boys to school. We both recognize that having that choice is an immense privilege. Some parents make huge sacrifices to get their kids into better schools, both public and private. Either by moving to more expensive districts or choosing pricey private schools. What We’re Sipping On This Episode: ⁠ Noble Vines – 515 – Vine Select Rose - Finally, another ...

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EP 222 – Fighting for Out Lives – Battling the Disparities in Black & Brown Healthcare

Did you know that doctors listen to their patients for an average of just 11 seconds before interrupting them? If you were dealing with pain or an ailment for weeks, is 11 seconds enough time to explain your symptoms and express your concerns?⁠ Of course not!⁠ There are huge disparities in Black and Brown women's healthcare and we knew this was an important topic to discuss. What We’re Sipping On This Episode: ⁠ Simi – Sauvignon Blanc - ...

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