Honestly, I Struggle With Pricing My Products

Honestly, I struggle with pricing my products. And as an entrepreneur, am I even allowed to admit that out loud? Even as I write this post, I’m mentally preparing myself for the potential backlash and statements like: “Well, you have a problematic relationship with money” “You are playing yourself by not charging more” …and the […]

My Honest Confessions About Being A Mom During Quarantine

I woke up a little later than usual and grabbed my phone. It was time for me to schedule a therapy appointment. In fact, it was past due. For some reason, I had assumed I could postpone my mental health maintenance until the COVID-19 quarantine was over. But a couple of weeks in, and I […]

How We Actually Made A Beautiful & Practical Home Office

My husband and I intended to create a home office perfect for us since the start of 2020. I had begun to invest more time in my personal brand, Baydian Girl, and my husband had begun to frequently participate in overtime projects at work. Too often our laptops took over the kitchen counter or wound […]

How I Achieve “Work Life Balance” From Day-to-Day

How do you juggle it all? It’s a question that I’ve been asked multiple times this past year, especially as I opened up more about my daily life on Instagram stories. And I’m finally ready to share how I balance being a mom, wife, full-time professional and digital creative.

How To Make Quick & Easy Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers For Dinner

Have you ever tried a sweet potato turkey burger for dinner? And I mean, a turkey burger with baked sweet potato slices as the buns. I didn’t until 3 weeks ago! However, since the first time I made it, my family loves it so it’s become a Sykes dinner staple. Here’s the list of ingredients, […]

How To Create A Menu For The Week + FREE Meal Prep Planning Sheet

Id’ be lying if I said that cooking at home is easy. Because the truth is, it’s not! At least not for me. The last thing I want to do when I return home from work is to rack my brain about what’s for dinner. Can I hear an Amen? But guess what, coming home […]

Don’t Touch My Hair: A Black Woman’s Genuine Plea for Privacy

Allow me to paint a picture for you. Imagine attending an outdoor event and during halftime, you decide to go grab something to eat. While waiting in line, the lady in front of you turns around and analyzes your hair. You can tell she’s curious, and you smile at her, acknowledging her interest. She sees […]

A Raw Exposé On Feeling Invisible As A Mom

It all started with five words. Five words on Instagram that made me stop in my tracks, and face how I truly felt. They were: As a mom I’m feeling… And in response to that prompt, I reluctantly typed, “Invisible…That’s the exact emotion right now.” I stared at my comment, allowing the depth of what […]

What To Expect In The First Year of Marriage As A U.S. Immigrant

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been asked: Why don’t you just become a U.S. citizen? But I can say that this question truly irritates me, and to be honest with you, I think it’s about time I do something to share why. So without further ado, here’s the truth about […]

An Unfiltered Chat About The First Year of Marriage

Pssstt…..are you ready for me to ruffle your feathers? Let’s talk about the first year of marriage. And before we get started, I suggest you grab some ice cream, popcorn and a glass of wine! Because I guarantee that you will have consumed at least one, or all of them, by the time we’re done. […]