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Liz Mbwambo
Liz Mbwambo

Wife | Mother | 25| Influencer ➰ embracing my curls 💪🏼living my best life 📍Orlando,Fl 💌Colab: lizmbw@hotmail.com See my world through my iPhone 📲

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What if children could devote hours everyday to their own interests? What if we let them think about them, dream about them, watch them, read about them, follow them, question them, do them? Random timetables and classroom walls do not allow for this kind of single-minded pursuit. So dry, so sanitized, so closed off from the world, schooling sets them down on a set of tracks barring them from that aha! moment, that tangent that would soon usher them into that life-changing bit of revelation. That door is cruelly slammed in their faces for the sake of the curriculum, in the name of the test. Our children are herded from class to class, subject to subject, their minds intruded upon by bells and buzzers, never given the chance to see a body of knowledge through to understanding. How frustrating! . But what if we give them the opportunity to dive deep, to mine, to seek out wisdom and knowledge? They would surely strike gold. For, the human spirit cannot be kept back from learning and discovery. It is our nature. If fed upon a rich diet of ideas and given appropriate resources, with passion as their fuel, our children can teach themselves anything and defy all previously held notions of what is possible. They take flight. Having loved shapes, they found geometry, which led them to carpentry, and now they have built a house founded on their passion, constructed from freedom, and held together through their own understanding. How powerful! . . . ***Questioning ill-fitting and outdated cultural practices. Unschooling because it restores power to children, families, and communities.***

Because I love being with my kids all day, every day. I get tired and need breaks, but this is my greatest fucking joy. Because I value my freedom and that of my children. Because the school system is not in the business of educating people and is broken beyond reform. Because the school system effectively destabilizes family life. Because I want my children to learn and grow in nature and in congruence with their natures. Because school is just another system where people of color are devalued. Because I cannot fathom a system and a staff within that system having unchecked authority over my children. Because my children do not belong to the State; therefore, the State does not get to decide. Because the things that are immeasurable are not only ignored in school, they are undermined. Because I respect my children’s “yes”, “no”, “I don’t know”, and “not right now”. Because learning need not be compartmentalized and set aside from real life. Because it’s a great fuckin’ life.

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If you watch @thepioneerwoman on @foodnetwork you KNOW she has some BOMB recipes. I am notorious for saving recipes and never making them. But I have actually made a few of hers. (Check out her pho recipe! Totally unrelated!) Tonight for dinner we are having her Sausage & Peppers pasta sauce on spaghetti. ( #ad) Italian sausage and sweet peppers? Sign me up!🙋🏻‍♀️ I usually like to make my home made sauce but I am a busy working mom. I just don’t have the time! With this sauce, no one will ever know it’s not home made! Plus, I can’t be the only mom who turns to spaghetti cause it’s quick and easy. Carb load! Comment “Office” if you get the reference. 🤪 PS. Peep the crumbs cause I am a messy cook and the dark rings on the stove cause I haven’t cleaned it in a while. #keepitreal #PastaSauceByRee #contest #complimentary @thepioneerwoman @Influenster.eats #bloggerbabe #bloggergirl #bloggerlife #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlove #bloggersofinstagram #appetitejournal #foodlover #foodoftheday #foodiechats #fooddiary #foodblogger #thisismotherhood #stopdropandmom #momblog #mamablogger #joyfulmamas #motherhoodsimplified #orlandoblogger #bloggersoforlando

Happiness, joy, contentment. All very different things. Which I thought were all the same. WRONG! When I found contentment was when all the depression and anxiety went away. Happiness and joy came along for the ride also. Those will come anyway. I was seeking for happiness for a long time. I found happiness in shopping. Going on a trip. Being with family etc. I found joy in going to a new place. I found joy in playing with Elijah. But when I found contentment I found the key! That was my paradigm shift. My entire world changed. Contentment in the things you currently have is hard. Especially for me. I’m a snob for certain things. I kept using the “I deserve that” philosophy. Hell I am a full time working mom I used the “I deserve ALOT.” Especially when going through depression. So cheers to being content in a 1 (maybe 2) year old shirt that is tucked almost to my knees because it’s to big. 😂 Jeans and messy bun. Because I am content. And if I do something or buy something now it’s because I can or want to, not because I “need” to.

A powerful male figure in a growing boys life is probably the biggest most under appreciated thing. I feel like we make a big deal for Mother’s Day and the dads get the same tool set every year. LOL. One of the biggest lessons I see John teach Elijah EVERY DAY is the power of faith, prayer and the power of our tongues. John has a faith I admire. Elijah is going through a phase that every scratch means his guts are about to pour out of it. It’s drama mode over every bump. 🙄 John has this thing where Elijah can’t say “XYZ hurts” without following it with “but I’m healed in Jesus name” ever since Elijah was a baby. I have baby videos of him saying “I’m healed in Jesus name!” That is a lesson that not many of us learn. We as humans tend to turn on drama mode at any little inconvenience or bump in the road. Such a simple life lesson will be Elijahs paradigm shift that he can say “but it’s already done in Jesus name.” Not only that he will wholeheartedly believe it. It’ll be his second nature. Like when you hear someone sneeze you automatically say: “bless you!” Without thinking. The power of words in Elijahs future is something that will be second nature to him. Because a strong male figure decided to take the one person who will continue his legacy and pass on his name for generations seriously. • • • 📸@kinsbrookphotography

MOM GUILT. It is the absolute worst! I cannot possibly be the only one. Different scenarios may occur depending on if you are a stay at home mom or if you are a working mom. I tried the entire stay at home thing for his first 9 months and with a colic baby, a frustrated first time young mom who had absolutely no idea what she was doing it was a volcano that did erupt into postpartum depression. So now I work full time. I am naturally a career driven individual so I prefer it this way. But mom guilt hits! Seriously after a full day of work talking to people all day I want to come home to silence. Did I mention I’m a semi introvert? It doesn’t really happen that way. Studying needs to be done, house chores, bath time and frankly he just wants to talk to me and play with me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ He is a kid. You know? When you work full time you get guilted into “am I spending enough time with him?” You also notice that the patience fuse gets shorter because frankly you just don’t want to repeat your self for the third time. Oh and the famous “am I doing enough?”. HELL YES YOU ARE! Reminding ourselves to give ourselves room for grace when doing this mom thing is so important. Grace. Give it to your self momma. We’re all out here winging it as we go. We’ve all yelled for a reason we didn’t need to yell. We’ve all left the house a mess. We’ve all fed our children cereal full of sugar instead of a “nutritious meal”. If you haven’t your lying. Maybe not the cereal but something similar. 😂 Fast food is basically poison and I know we’ve at least gone through a drive through of a fast food joint. Lol Elijah is my heart and soul. I will always do what is best for him. And giving my self some grace sometimes is what is best for him. I am a much better mom this way. Grace. We all need it.

Hey new followers! 👋🏼 I Noticed most recently I’ve had a good handful of new followers so let me introduce my self to you! Here are some random facts. I live in the sunshine state. (Don’t let that fool you it rains every other day here.) ugh. We are a family of 3, and a half brained dog. Give me all the sweets. I am done having children, please don’t ask if I am having another.It’s a personal decision. After weight loss my goal is now to TONE! I work full time. I am an introvert so if we hang out I love you. But I can talk all day virtually. So let’s be friends. Just don’t call me or ask to hang out. Lol THAT IS ALL! So let’s be insta friends and introduce your self!

Sunday funday.

Cause I liked this one too. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Having good protein and moisture balance is KEY for good curls. Learning when your hair needs what will change the way your curls look. ➰〰️➿ . Cheers to day 2 curls! • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

Drink your juice.

Will you guys let me know when the cool kids stop taking mirror/bathroom selfies? I’m not like the cool blogger moms with a tripod so I make due where I can. 🤪😂

Mastering chess at the age of 6. ❤️ ♟

Rodriguez blood. 🤪

My grandparents have for ever made an impact in my life. Two souls that guided me as a child while my father worked and mom was in college. Two souls that have created a legacy for years to come. Two souls that were perfectly put together for the past 60 years. 60 years that two souls have joint as one. These are all the grandchildren and GREAT grandchildren (some still missing). I’m the favorite though. 🤷🏻‍♀️

We clean up nice. If @gq ever needs a front cover DM me.

Roll call for working moms. Y’all alive? I’m holding on by a prayer this time of year. 🤣

Typical day in the Mbwambo household. These two pressed up on me. No personal space. But 2 whole couches are available.

Happy Monday folks. After 3 weeks off I’m glad to go back to my routine. Prayers I make it through! LOL

My little string bean. Him going to Kindergarten has been the hardest. Probably harder than when he went to daycare/preschool at 9 month old. See I had postpartum depression for his first 2 years. I missed a lot. I was so absent. We have decided not to have more kids so he is my only one. Him being so independent and growing into this new stage just solidified that time forgives no one. I will never get those moments back. I can only cherish these next ones. ❤️

Fitting room selfies are a must. Just as much as bathroom selfies.

Have had my hair in a bun for about 2 months and haven’t had a haircut for about 6 months and my hair feels it. It definitely needs some TLC. (I’ve been begging my hair for forgiveness) • • • Thank God for @devacurl new refresh spray to help give it life. • • • • • • • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #wife #son #mom #healthylifestyle #maternitystyle #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

Sometimes self love is just lounging around. It’s not always about spending money on trips, trips to the salon or going out. My self love is when I’m home alone, with a cup of coffee (or junk food) 🤭 and my favorite shows. Usually with F•R•I•E•N•D•S or The Office. Maybe with pants on (maybe not) 🤷🏻‍♀️, maybe in my PJs. My hair is usually up in a bun and I DO NOTHING. All week long I’m talking with clients (I am an introvert) that my self love is doing NOTHING in peace and quiet. 🤫 • • • • How do you love yourself? • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #wife #son #mom #healthylifestyle #maternitystyle #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

Hi my name is Liz. I live off of coffee & cheese. I like puppies, elephants and lions. I rewatch Friends every day. I like routines and planning. I don’t like surprises and usually know 99% of all my presents for birthdays/Christmas. K. Bye. • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” ― Marissa Mayer • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

A child’s innocence is so inspiring. Everything is so joyful. No hate. They only worry about the task at hand and nothing else. So pure. So innocent. So full of wonder. Curious and eager to learn. • • • As a child I loved to color! What was your favorite part of childhood? • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

Good hair day courtesy of @devacurl . I keep saying I need a cut but I seriously haven’t had the time. Any of my curlies dust their own curls? • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

It’s the first day of Fall and it’s Monday. 🙄 So on Mondays we don’t walk we strut, we fix our curls (day 3 curls) and we strike a pose and “act” like we are ready for Monday. Cause let’s face it they suck. And since it’s the first day of fall 🍁 we absorb the morning sun. Fall sun hits different than summer sun. ☀️ 😂 alright working ladies we got this! (I am about to make my second cup of coffee and it’s not even 8:30 AM) • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #fallfashion #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

✨SWIPE✨ to see the same person BUT different person. What a process it has been. What a freaking ride. Now pass me a burger 🍔 ! Jk pass the pizza. 🍕 KIDDING!!! ....... the wings . 😂 On a serious note I would hug that previous me and love on her some more. I would remind her she’s loved as that she would come out on top. If you could go 5 years back what would you tell your self? • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

This is my tribe. This is my family. This is my gift from God. We’ve gone through the fire together! • • • Make sure you go take your family photos with @kinsbrookphotography especially for the holidays!! She was the sweetest and captured us so well! Her attention to detail and patience working with Elijah was amazing! Not to mention getting good photos of my husband who hates taking photos! 🤪 Get 20% off when you mention Liz20 till October 8th. • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #orlandoblogger #floridablogger #mom #healthylifestyle #Orlando #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness

Tis the sea-sun! • • • Make sure you go take your family photos with @kinsbrookphotography especially for the holidays!! Get 20% off when you mention Liz20 till October 8th

Some call it vacation but we call it home. Living in Florida there’s so much stuff to do! I am ashamed to say we probably haven’t discovered 90%. We are natural home bodies. LOL Any one else? It’s so bad because we know Elijah can experience other things. Getting us out of our comfort zone is a TASK. Florida people: what are your favorite places to go to? Disney or any other theme parks don’t count. #bloggerbabe #bloggergirl #bloggerlife #bloggerlifestyle #bloggersofinstagram #bloggerstribe #aquaholic #sunshinetherapy #findyourbeach #bestvacations #dailyparenting #honestmom #mamablogger #orlandoblogger #bloggersoforlando

On to the next chapter! Elijah is my only child so I am so emotional. We are so thankful for the teachers of last year and we pray for the next ones. I declare a year full of growth. New challenges. And new accomplishments.📝📚

PASS ME THE TISSUE BOXES. My baby is no longer a baby!

Sick but embracing my inner 90s to go see @officialtlc tonight. Btw lint rollers are alsways good gifts for me. • • • • • • • #momblogger #blogger #lifestyleblogger #myhonestmotherhood #momlife #momboss #bloggerstyle #motherhood #naturallycurly #bloggerlifestyle #bloggerlife #momlife #momandson #parenting #parenthood #wife #son #mom #healthylifestyle #maternitystyle #daily #fashion #style #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #toddler #toddlerboy #toddlermom #devacut #curls #curlyhair #fitness