Nikkia Hines

Educator by day...blogger, podcast host, and author by purpose, I'm a #GirlMom to a beautiful 2 year old and wife to my best friend. My husband and I are both fairly recent transplants to the Twin Cities (2015 & 2016) and I finally feel like I've found a place to belong. I have a heart for Moms and want to see us all win! You can learn more about me on my website at TheMondayBloom .

Relationship Wellness Month: Digging Deeper in 2021

Black History Month. Groundhog Day. Presidents’ Day. Valentine’s Day. Mardi Gras. Of all the things I think of in connection to the month of February, “National Relationship Wellness Month” is sadly the last that...

Kwanzaa 2020: Wishing you the joy that pride and unity bring!

Kuumba. Kujichagulia. Mkeka. Kinara. “Habari Gani?” These are all terms I recall teaching my students during my years as a classroom teacher as we explored holidays and cultural traditions around the world. Since then, though...

MOMents of Me-Time… We All Need Them

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation...” -Audre Lorde Painting our nails. Fresh-Cup Fridays. Bubble Baths. Wine! As great as these acts of self-care are, the impact of them lasts only slightly longer...

Redefining Our “Mom Tribe”

One truth I've discovered: Every child needs a village... and every mom needs a tribe. We all know the age old adage “It takes a village to raise a child,” but seldom do we engage...