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Welcome to The Suga, a brown mama’s guide to the sweet life with hosts Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph. Each week, listeners can laugh, learn, love AND (instead of spilling the tea) share THE SUGA by celebrating sisterhood and motherhood.

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In our final episode of the season, we want to remind you that it's OK to not have it all together all the time! We're sharing the pressures we've been feeling to hold it all together and it's rarely ever perfect but we're all learning how to roll with what life throws our way. Plus, we're joined by the insightful and thoughtful Nina Westbrook (@ninawestbrook) who teaches us effective strategies about how to take better care of our mental wellness, setting boundaries, and prioritizing our self-care. Also, we are sharing what we're throwing in our bags, check out the links below.Minibrook: https://minibrook.co/ Vibrate Higher Daily: https://www.vibratehigherdaily.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This year has been a full on lesson in resilience. To help us get out of our own way, author of The Little Book of Big Lies and actress, Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar) teaches us how to adapt our mindset from surviving reactions to thriving responses. You can learn more about mental fitness and Tina's life changing book on her website: https://www.theinnerfitnessproject.com/the-little-book-of-big-lies  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Shaking off judgement about how and when you choose to start a family is something that many of us are unfortunately familiar with. This week, we had so much fun talking with Kandi Burruss (Real Housewives of Atlanta) about how she prioritizes her happiness over judgement from other people and demystifies the surrogacy process. Plus Kandi also shares her advice for keeping things spicy in the bedroom, you don't want to miss this! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We told y'all we read the reviews! This week's conversation is inspired by a review that led us to talk about the scrutiny we all face as moms. We're also talking about how to raise grounded children with mommy, Actress, and Pastry Creative director Vanessa Simmons! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As moms and entrepreneurs, betting on yourself to bring your business idea to life takes grit, commitment and faith. CEO of rē•spin and Founder of BrainTrust, Kendra Bracken-Ferguson shares her secrets on how she balances parenting while also running successful businesses on her own terms. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're handling this week's episode with extra care, a medical conversation wrapped in velvet may sound uncommon, but we promise you this episode is one you don't want to miss. We're joined by Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Medical Director at Shady Grove Fertility Atlanta, Desiree McCarthy-Keith, M.D. for a shame-free conversation about the basics of fertility, our reproductive options and to remind us that we're not alone on this journey. To learn more about Dr. MK and Shady Grove Fertility, please check out their website: https://www.shadygrovefertility.com/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
There’s no denying that our little ones are curious and it’s important for us to have those awkward, but honest conversations about their body. We're joined by sex and sexuality educator, Dr. Tracie Gilbert to learn how we can have "the talk" at any age with our kids. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's sexy suga time and we're talking all about pandemic sex, orgasms, and role play with Certified intimacy educator and Sexologist, Shan Boodram (Quibi's Sexology with Shan Boodram). Just a heads up, you may want to keep the earbuds in for this one... this episode is for mommy's ears only! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It doesn’t always have to be mom jeans and Birkenstocks, we’re talking with celebrity stylist and costume designer, June Ambrose about keeping it cute and creating your personal style. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're celebrating National Black Breastfeeding Week with Doula and maternity wellness expert, Latham Thomas of Mama Glow. Our conversation with Latham is healing, as we reexamine the narrative of Black motherhood and address our ancestral connection to the birthing experience in America today. Also, there's still time to register for the Milk & Suga digital summit happening on Friday, August 28th, sign up today! https://www.milkandsuga.com/#register-form See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're giving our guest her peach today, this week we've got the fabulous and effortlessly chic Marlo Hampton (Real Housewives of Atlanta) on the show! She's sharing what it's like becoming a fulltime auntie raising her nephews, giving us insight into her own upbringing and how she works through her insecurities. Plus, Tika pitches Marlo on a business idea that we'd all be interested in! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sometimes we gotta go through the test for the testimony. To kick off season 2, we're joined by pastor and business woman, Sarah Jakes Roberts (Founder of Woman Evolve) who gives us a masterclass in evolving and reframing our relationship with failure and what it means to be a modern woman of faith. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're back with an all new season of The Suga starting Monday, August 10th! We know the terrible twos are very real, but there's nothing terrible about season two. We've got an incredible lineup of expert guests and celebrity mama's joining us to talk about all kinds of topics like career longevity, how to find your personal style and even how to face fertility concerns. Make sure to subscribe, we can't wait for you to listen! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this mini-episode, we're talking all about identity, the pressures of motherhood, and blending families with superstar mama, LeToya Luckett-Walker (Friends and Family Hustle). LeToya reminds us that we're all doing the best we can in these very trying times. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this mini-episode, we're getting candid about egg freezing with actress and comedian, Bresha Webb (Netflix Sextuplets). If you've ever wondered what the process is like, Bresha is sharing her experience with us in this laugh out loud episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Learning how to calm the inner critic is something that we all have in common. In our final episode of the season, we’re joined by superstar mama, Kelly Rowland who gets candid about how she quiets the noise and why it's important to embrace your flaws. Stay with us, check out http://sugaberry.com for even more resources and information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're breaking format this week to share a message of solidarity with everyone fighting for Black lives, racial justice and a better world. Learn more about where to direct your energy and donations here: http://sugaberry.com/mama/10-social-justice-resources/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
This week we’ve got the fittest mom in the game, Massy Arias joining us to talk about motherhood, mental health and making healthy lifestyle choices that last for good. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Celebrating the joys of sisterhood also means looking out for one another, especially when it comes to your mental health. We’re joined by Dr. Imani (Bravo’s Married to Medicine) to help us unpack the stigmas associated with seeking help and ways we can get our minds right. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We've got First Lady Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) on this week getting candid about motherhood and sharing how she’s teaching her children to cultivate their own spiritual routines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Tasia

I am a single mama and love listening to you ladies, even though I am white I still understand your pain with fibroids, and being judged im judged because im a single mom and I live in utah where if you aren't Mormon and married you are going to hell! Its crazy thats why there is no black people here, they are too smart! hah I have been trying to move ut my entire life, but they keep it safe here for kids and the cost of living s low so i stay, but I am judged constantly and so is my daughter.

Mar 26th
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