Mommy Blogger Althea James Continues To Share Her Journey To Inspire Moms Everywhere
“There is a power in normalizing real-life experiences”
To continue to amplify Black voices - we first interviewed Black content creators in February - we had an inspiring chat with super mom and content creator Althea James. James is a creator, a mother, and a wife and serves as an inspiration for many. She lives in her purpose of creating a safe space for moms and inspiring women to live in their journey without fear. Here's her story:
What inspired you to become a lifestyle and mommy blogger?
I started vlogging about makeup and beauty after a bad breakup. I had a lot of free time and needed to do a lot of healing. As my life and the new relationship evolved, I shifted my content creation towards marriage and family. Now that I think about it, it's beautiful to see life come full circle and see something that started from a dark place now hold so much beauty! My goal is to be a safe space for moms to be their whole selves and get advice from someone they know has their best interest at heart.
What is some advice you would give fellow mommy bloggers?
Be honest about your journey! Motherhood has its ups and downs, and we truly need to showcase both to help other mommies know that we are all in this together. There is a power in normalizing real-life experiences over just the "highlight reels" that we often see on social media. Honor the process, and your supporters will truly feel connected and engaged because they, too, have experienced the same things.
I see that you post about your fitness journey. What are some tips you have for fellow mommies who are balancing busy lives and working out?
Give yourself grace. The journey is not easy, and no two days are the same. I went from a full-on 2-a-day gym fanatic to scrambling to find 30 minutes a day to workout. Once life started to level out, I made time to honor my body and focus on my inner peace.
What are some of the brands you are loving right now for your family and/or home?
We have been loving our Step 2 outdoor/water play toys (now that it is finally warming up). We also always reach for Annie's Extra Cheesy Cheddar Bunnies Snack Crackers Cheddar Bunnies and Bunny Grahams are a fave! Clothing obsession goes to Primary.com and Zara! Honestly, the list goes on and on, but I'll force myself to stop here.
If you are having a mommy self-care day, what are some products you're grabbing? (It doesn't have to be beauty/skincare!)
My self-care routine consists of a ride on my Peloton followed by a shower and my Youth To The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask, a hot glass of Tazo Refresh Mint Tea, and endless scrolling through Instagram reels. It's the unplug and vegetate for me, sis!
Stay in touch and connected with Althea here!