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About blackzenmama

I'm a proud zen mama with an insatiable taste for journaling, comfy clothes, triphop music and Mexican food. Currently awaiting the arrival of my second child (due late July 2014). Smiles & hugs!

THIS BLOG HAS BEEN MOVED

Hello to all my readers! I just wanted to inform you guys that my blog has moved to an official domain (BlackZenMama.com). Awesome right?!  I want to thank you all for being with me on my journey and I hope that … Continue reading

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What Mama Cookin: Easy Butternut Squash Soup

One of my favorite things about the Fall season are the chilly nights outside. Sitting on the front porch wrapped in a cozy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa is my idea of a dream “mini getaway”. I’ve been so … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Love smoothies? I know I do. This smoothie has just about everything in it and it’s so friggin’ delicious! Here’s what I used: – 2 celery hearts – 5 organic strawberries – a bunch of fresh pineapple chunks – a … Continue reading

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Smashed Chickpea & Avocado Sandwich {Adapted Recipe}

So who doesn’t need quick, healthy lunch ideas? I love this one that I adapted from the Two Peas and Their Pod blog. Mommies and foodies alike, you must check out this UH-mazing food blog! They have some of the … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday Inspiration: Colleen Novotny

Today’s fitness inspiration comes from a busy mom of three kids (ages 10, 18 and 19). I had the pleasure of “meeting” her on my Instagram page about a month ago. Her enthusiastic attitude about everything health and fitness is so … Continue reading

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Fitness Friday Inspiration: Aretha Taggart

After having baby number two, I became determined more than ever to achieve optimal health. I started searching for ways to kick start my journey by reaching out to like minded individuals in my community for support. I’m so happy my … Continue reading

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Momspiration: Author Joi Miner {Vices Cover Reveal}

I’ve been blessed to meet so many inspirational women in my life. Moms that take care of their families and are entrepreneurs as well truly motivate me to never stop dreaming. I’m passing on the inspiration in hopes that it will offer … Continue reading

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What Mama Cookin’? {Stuffed Acorn Squash}

I have a thing for squash lately and wanted to share this super easy recipe because well, I’m awesome like that (smile). Don’t have alot of time to spare in the kitchen? Want to prepare a filling and healthy meal … Continue reading

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Spanking Ain’t Cool: A Southern Black Mom Speaks

There seems to be so much hype and controversy over the Adrian Peterson child abuse case that as a Black gentle parent, I only felt compelled to write this piece.  The following words are entirely in my opinion and aren’t meant to offend anyone.  … Continue reading

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What Mama Cookin’? {Baked Italian Zucchini}

So, I’m back with a recipe that is sure to delight your taste buds. I absolutely love sharing photos on Instagram (I mean, who doesn’t?) but what I love the most is connecting with other people who are not only positive … Continue reading

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