Marquita R

Marquita R
Born in Montgomery and raised in White Hall, Marquita is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2001 to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham. Go Blazers! Marquita has worked as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in local hospitals since 2005. She married her college sweetheart and they are the parents of 3 littles ages 11, 7, and 4. To rest, recharge, and reset Marquita enjoys going for walks, sipping coffee or hot apple cider, journaling, listening to audiobooks, taking day trips, participating in community service, and cherishing time with family and friends.

Your Survival Guide to Spring Sports

I can’t believe spring is on the horizon! If your family calendar looks anything like mine, it is already getting filled with practices and games. For my household, baseball is already stirring and cranking...
Family celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa :: Family, Community, and Culture

I was introduced to Kwanzaa as a sixth grader in the mid-90s. It was in Ms. Hammond’s classroom I first learned of the Ngozu Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa. I remember being curious...
Shadow Lake

Welcome to Shadow Lake! :: In & Around Birmingham

Sometimes my little ones need more room to roam outdoors than we have in my backyard. However, some days Mommy doesn’t feel like making the 30-40 minute drive to their requested park or playground....
Sno-ball shaved ice dessert

Sno-balls in the Magic City :: In & Around Birmingham

When I recall summer break during childhood, I remember that eating freeze cups brought so much joy. The freeze cup lady lived next door to my parents for several years. For 25 cents we...

Mom in the Mirror

Mental health is now a trendy buzz phrase that is getting more attention as it rightfully should. Recently a close friend and I were joking about the future therapy our children may seek because...

Birmingham Mom Collective :: Introducing Marquita

Birmingham  I came to Birmingham in 2001 as a college freshman at the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). I remember thinking how loud and fast paced the city was compared to my hometown. The...
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