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I’m not a regular mom, I’m a plant mom

Happy Wednesday everyone,

I am currently feeling under the weather. These cold winter nights are getting the best of me. So I’m at home nursing this cold and trying to get some rest. I moved the last few boxes out of my studio in Berkeley. Tomorrow I turn the keys in and say bye to my first place. What a bittersweet moment. Cheers to closing a chapter and starting a new one.

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When I first moved into my studio last year, my grandma (mom’s mom) gave me my first two plants babies.

She gave me a peace lily and a palm. Those are now my two biggest plants. I guess I can take care of something besides myself. Lol Not only have I kept these two alive but they are so big and beautiful! Look at my two oldest babies flourishing lol

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Once I decided I was ready to buy more plants for my studio I found the cutest plant nursery in Oakland called Broadway Terrace. I love everything about this nursery. Not only is the atmosphere bright and refreshing but the gardeners who work there are super helpful. I’ve taken sick plants there with lots of questions. Before I buy a plant I make sure to ask them about maintenance and plant care. They also repot plants and change soil for a very reasonable price. I recommend my fellow plant parents or future plant parents to find a nursery near you to help you get started.

I purchased my Dracaena Reflexa or Song of India (left photo) and my Aloe Vera (right photo) at the Broadway Terrace nursery.

I’ve had both of these plants for less than a year and they have already grown tremendously. I originally bought the aloe vera to use for my hair and skin. I couldn’t wait to cut my first leaf and use it to make a mask, but I’ve grown attached to the plant now. I don’t want to cut a leaf yet because I still want to watch it grow. I also love seeing new leaves come in.

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Those are my original four. Recently, I gained 6 more plants from my grandma’s (dad’s mom) funeral last month. The family was gifted with plants and I’m grateful I got to keep a few. I enjoy taking care of these newbies who were a gift to honor and celebrate my grandma. I have a little piece of her at my new place with me.

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The left plant is a baby Palm and the right plant is a Peace Lily
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Far left plant is a Pothos, middle plant is a Dieffenbachia and the right plant is an African Violet
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Another Peace Lily

 

The first day Aaron and I moved in, we went house shopping at Target and I ended up buying a Money Tree. I just couldn’t resist. Lol it’s so pretty. I’m still figuring out how to best take care of it.

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My last two babies were given to me by my grandma (mom’s mom) for my new place. Lol I love how every time I move she gives me more plants. But this is it. 12 is enough I still have to research maintenance for all these new plants and pray I can keep them alive. I now have a total of 12 plants. I am done… for now. haha

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This is a snake plant. It’s still a baby.
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This is a Coleus plant. She gave me one branch last week I put it in soil and watered it and it’s already blossoming!

Here are a few gems to finish out the week:

I saw this video of Taraji and wanted to include it in today’s post. Everything she explained in this video is why I start writing my blog. This is why I can’t give up. This is why I work hard every day. I love Taraji’s story. Her life is such an inspiration to women like me. Longevity is something I’ve always prayed for. I’ve always wanted to not only build a career but leave a legacy.

Last but certainly not least big CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who won an Academy Award at the Oscars this past Sunday!

Black Panther became the first Marvel movie to receive an Oscar and the movie took home three!!

Regina King and Spike Lee are black legends who more that DESERVED their wins!

Oakland Native Mahershala Ali became a two-time Academy Award winner!

This is Black History. We are watching talented hard working individuals of color, male and female finally be recognized for their grind and influence in the industry. If that doesn’t get you excited then IDK what to tell you. Seeing things like this only inspires me to keep working.

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Let’s finish this week strong and remember,

“You don’t eat the fruit the same day the seed is planted”

Thanks for reading & we’ll talk more next week!

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As a child I wanted to help the world. I wanted to be a neonatal pediatrician. I wanted to travel the world to help women and children during labor and delivery. I watched a tv special on Oprah about women and children in other countries dying at alarming rates during child birth because of lack of resources and I was inspired to somehow save the world one baby at a time. Since then, my vision has slightly changed. My profession isn’t in medicine but I still want to improve women’s health. My focus is still the same, I still have a dream of changing the world. I have now taken a natural holistic approach to tackling women’s health. Beauty and fashion has been a hobby turned obsession of mine. From reading magazines to wardrobe styling to modeling to orchestrating runway shows I dedicated my whole life to the beauty and fashion industry. As time passed, I began to search for the deeper meaning behind the intricate fabrics, fancy shoes, hair and makeup. I have found that health, beauty and fashion are more connected than I thought. My outlet is writing. Through my writing I hope to spark minds and impact individuals to dig deeper.

6 comments on “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a plant mom

  1. I’ve been wanting plants just lazy but this made me want them now! I love this

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  2. Great post Lish❣️I’m so proud of you❣️ You’re doing an amazing job adulting❣️ Those are the perfect grandbabies for me right now 😍

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