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Good tea is best sipped hot but spilled slow. Join the mom communiTEA of Meka and Monique, two highly-melanated millennial mamas, living in the Tar Heel State. Listen in on candid conversations about motherhood, marriage, and beyond as they sip tea, share laughs, and spill nothing but the truth.

Tea with Meek & Nique Monique Hibma and Meka Harrell

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Good tea is best sipped hot but spilled slow. Join the mom communiTEA of Meka and Monique, two highly-melanated millennial mamas, living in the Tar Heel State. Listen in on candid conversations about motherhood, marriage, and beyond as they sip tea, share laughs, and spill nothing but the truth.

    The Wrap Up

    The Wrap Up

    0:40 - It’s the wrap up! This season flew by. Before we get into the final episode of season two, what are we sipping on? Meek has a classic peach and ginger tea, and Nique is enjoying a spearmint tea with a dash of agave.  3:20 - There is so much going on in the world right now… The ladies discuss how the Coronavirus is affecting and disrupting the world and their lives. But it also offers a great chance to clean, declutter, read, and rest in your space! 6:38 - Meka and Nique reflect on Season Two and how the experience was for them. There are moments of pride, of ease and struggle, of managing and scheduling, and new experiences (we had guests this season)!  9:15 - We also hit 1k Instagram followers - THANK YOU for your support! We want to shout you out because we couldn’t do this without all our subscribers, those who share our podcast and socials, who leave us 5-star ratings, and who keep us going! 12:15 - Let’s get this #FirstClassMomStyle trending - We’re creating a culture of enjoying motherhood, taking care of ourselves, supporting each other, and being your best self (first), so you can be the best mom, wife, sister, friend, and everything else that you are. 14:30 - Meek and Nique talk about their favorite episode of this season (the husband episode, go check it out!) and the new elements that they introduced to the podcast (hello, mom confessions). 17:30 - We have to shout out Jodie Brim, exclusive professional photographer for Tea with Meek and Nique. Let us tell you how she is killing it. We need ladies in our lives to keep us real, keep us grounded, and feed our souls. Other women who inspire you are so important to push ourselves to achieve more for ourselves! 22:35 - Let’s close out with the final Drive Tracks of the season. We’re listening to “Triggered” off of Jhene Aiko’s new album, and Drake’s “Weston Road” from his Views album. Make sure to follow Meek and Nique on social media! Meka’s blog is Hanging with the Harrells and her instagram is @hwthblog!Nique can be found at White Coat Wifey and followed at @whitecoatwifey!Make sure to follow the show at @teawithmeekandnique on Insta to see behind-the-scenes and more content.Say hello to your fearless hosts at meekandnique.com.Stay tuned in for the next season and upcoming episodes!

    • 25 Min.
    That Rona & Nique's Birthday

    That Rona & Nique's Birthday

    • 15 Min.
    Spring Break Ideas

    Spring Break Ideas

    02:15 - First, before we move forward what tea are we sipping on? Meek is sipping on some raspberry leaf tea and Nique is sipping on Honey Lemon. They conclude that the studio tea staples are Raspberry leaf, Peach and Ginger and Spearmint. We hope you have a good situation in your cup as well! 03:35 - Nique reveals this episode's theme, “Spring Break Ideas”. They both have the spring break fever, Meek is so ready for the warmth and some sun rays. Nique acknowledges that she is soft living in NC compared anywhere up north where there is snow and it is bone-chilling cold. 04:20 - Nique has regional expectations, if she lived in Minnesota she would need a Range Rover and a constant rotation of UGG’s to survive. Meek relates, she has a friend who lives in Minnesota and they constantly wear UGG’s. 04:55  - Nique kicks off the conversation by asking Meek, “What is your spring break idea #1”? Meek says, “Going to the Caribbean”, she is behind on her plans but she wants an easy flight and a nice all-inclusive package for the kids.  05:55 - The duo reiterates that during this episode you will gain practical, useful choices for your own adventure from their idea bank. First and foremost it is all about getting family time in. Some ideas are definitely on the bucket list. 06:45 - Nique actually started planning a California spring break adventure for her family, but she got a hard stop after sharing the details of the trip with her kids. When asked what they would rather do, her son reminded her that there are landmarks at their grandpa and grandma's house in Iowa and that is their first choice. Nique and her husband may decide to have their own adventure, currently, Toronto and Omaha are on their list. 09:05 - Meek’s family has experienced California for spring break. They went to Legoland in San Diego and another year they went to San Francisco and enjoyed the Golden Gate Bridge. Meek has many fond memories of California and encourages Nique to definitely make it there with her family in the future.  10:15 - Nique brings up another spring break idea, she believes spring back can be a slowdown. You can stay stateside or in your city, there are so many interesting places to visit such as state parks, being in nature is always a great idea. Also, having a declutter day where you fill up bags to donate. Meek has staycation on her list as well but she throws in the idea of going to a hotel for one night, Meek’s kids love indoor pools. Nique mentions going to the dollar tree and even decorating the hotel room and the importance of giving yourself a theme and budget. Meek believes you do not need to feel like you have to live up to any expectations of spring break, this is not Instagram. The most important thing is that you are with your family, making memories. 13:35 - Meek’s next idea is to take a road trip, even though she personally does not want to be in a car for more than 5 hours. And, you do not have to go far, Meek loves Wilmington for some beach time because it is a 1 to 2-hour drive from her home. But, Meek is very set on spring break in the Caribbean, she wants to GO! Something is calling her there. One thing, Meek’s two youngest haven’t used their passports and she wants them to experience the beach vibes. Nique promotes NC, there are so many great cities to visit within a couple of hours.  16:20 - Meek has another idea for spring break and it revolves around the importance of family nights. It is one of her favorite things to do with her family, all you need is a good movie, homemade popcorn, the fireplace on and laughter. The big takeaway, there is nothing wrong with staying home and relaxing. Home is where the heart is :). 17:35 - Nique feels like spring break is a great time for service and there are two options. It is an excellent time to find a service project to complete as a family

    • 30 Min.
    Family Routines

    Family Routines

    01:24 - The ladies are hype to be here today, it is a bit chilly outside, but sunny. First, before we move forward what tea are we sipping on? Meek is sipping on some raspberry leaf tea with a half teaspoon of agave, Nique is sipping on a matcha green tea latte, she went latte style this time, so it’s with oat drink, it isn’t super sweet but she brought a chocolate bar to balance the sweetness. 02:40 - Nique reveals this episode's theme, “Family Flow”. They are both routine queens and Meek does not feel like you can be as successful if you do not have a routine. Nique has to swap the word routine with flow, and Meek says she calls it a guide. There is always room to divert from your flow or guide for the day, audit or edit.  03:45 - Today’s talk will consist of five techniques that help their families thrive. This week’s theme is actually brought to you by someone who attended the podcast launch and submitted an idea.  04:42 - Meek begins with one of her techniques “Meal Prep”, she made meal prep for the entire month and it really helped her know what was for dinner, now she does also admit that it has fallen off, but she recommends breakfast for dinner in case you don’t know what you are going to eat. Meek shares a funny story about her son’s love for eggs and the process and time required for boiling an egg that he doesn’t understand yet. 06:32 - Nique piggybacks of Meek and shares her blue apron days, where she felt like there was so much packaging and everything had its own bag, and the food was a bit fine dinning for her kids. None of those meal preps is any joke including mincing garlic, dicing and simmering and she felt she often put it on the table and had her children tell her this looks gross and it took 30 mins!! She feels like her family is finally aged enough to enjoy the days of food subscription and the food prep required behind it. Nique shares a tip, everyone in her family is helping cook and Meek agrees, the kids eat it when they are invested in cooking the food as well. Meek shares a funny saying she has when her kids don’t want to eat what she has prepared, “Either you have this, or you can have an air sandwich”, and it has not failed her yet. 09:40 - Nique’s technique # 2 is having a school routine. Meek says she doesn’t have a big school routine, but the one thing that does simplify the process is that they wear uniforms. She is making sure her children are reading because they do not do screen time throughout the week.  11:00 - Nique says, “ I think in our house, we make school the main event for the week, it is Monday through Friday so it is the main event and we hype it.” Nique loves the morning, the drive, leaving the house and the flow of the morning is nostalgic for her because she drove in a car to school with her siblings every day. She makes it a priority to talk about their days at dinner, they go through the roses and thorns of the day. She makes it a priority during the drive to do the daily bible verse of the day, they do their mantras and goodbyes, and she loves that. 12:15: Meek confesses that the drive to school is a sore subject, they drive about 45 mins each way, and traffic can be unpredictable. Sweet Maverick does not like to be late, he often asks, “Are we going to be late today, because I do not want a tardy” haha. 13:25: Meek goes into her next technique which is Alexa alerts. There is a morning Alexa alert, to get ready to leave and an Alexa alert at night around 7:30 PM, then a wrap-up alert for bathtime, with an 8:00 PM alert to get your buns in the bed and start reading, 8:30 PM alert is lights out for her children. She has a personal alert on her Alexa that says “Goodnight Herald family”, and it tells them the weather for tomorrow. She believes it helps move through the morning and evening, almost like school bells moving

    • 34 Min.
    A Week That Was

    A Week That Was

     00:54 - Nique reveals this episode's theme, they will be covering the past week’s life events they deemed: The Week that Was. Meek starts with her low point of the week, but first, what tea are we sipping on? Nique is having a blueberry lavender tea and Meka is enjoying a ginger tea, she loves her some spice. Meek continues with her story on the endless laundry cycle that keeps repeating in her life. 05:26 - Nique talks about the weekend spent at her yoga teacher training class, PYTT and all of the accomplishments it brought. Meek brings up yoga plans for their Galentines day adventure. She also shares that she has been pre-approved for her second rental property and her real-estate aspirations are slowly coming together! 10:15 - Nique talks about still being on this high from tackling her goal to reach 60-minute on her Peloton, she had to push through many mental hurdles. Meek witnessed a wedding proposal, her family just grew a little more. 13:09 - Nique ends with her final discussion on settling into her life with the location she lives in and accepting it as it is. Make sure to follow Meek and Nique on social media! Meka’s blog is Hanging with the Harrells and her Instagram is @hwthblog Nique can be found at White Coat Wifey and followed at @whitecoatwifey!Make sure to follow the show at @teawithmeekandnique on Insta to see behind-the-scenes and more content, say hello to your fearless hosts at meekandnique.com, and tune in for the next episode!

    • 17 Min.
    The Great Non-Debate: Career or SAHM Life

    The Great Non-Debate: Career or SAHM Life

     1:30 - Welcome back to Tea with Meek and Nique! Let’s start with the tea we’re sipping on - Meek is sipping on some peach tranquility tea, she has really been on a peach kick lately. Nique is sipping on raspberry leaf tea which if you don’t know ladies is an awesome tea for women to drink that helps with your menstrual cycle and so much more. We hope you are sipping on something great mamas. 3:29 - Today’s topic is our experience as being both Stay at Home Mom’s and Career Mom’s. This is not one is better than the other, but this is about Meek and Nique sharing their experiences but also being honest about which is harder, they will answer this question a bit later in the show. 4:45 - Let’s get to know Meek and Nique’s education and career backgrounds before we discuss the main topic of today. Both have undergraduate and master’s degrees, these are some highly educated Mama’s and they tell you all about it here. We learn that Meek was the first person to go to college in her family, which is a big deal!! They also discuss what they are currently doing “job-wise”. 6:49 - We find out that there was a time when Meek and Nique were both stay-at-home moms. Meek details her experience and how she made the decision to be a career Mom. We learn that Nique was a language arts teacher. And how Nique uses her love of teaching in her Mom life. 9:05 - We learn that Meek also wanted to be a teacher at one time and considered being a social worker. But, she didn’t feel like either career really fit her vision of the life she wanted. 10:00 - Meek asks Nique, “How has your professional experience enhanced your mothering?”. We learn that she always had her teacher hat on, she created a structured pre-school for her children and loved finding teachable moments with her children. Nique throws the question back to Meek, and she explains how she loves to incorporate technology into her mothering. We hear a funny story about Meek making her child fill out her Chick-fil-a survey. Both tell stories when they made their children call and order food or order food at a restaurant. Both discuss the importance of incorporating real-life teachable moments into your mothering.  14:40 - Both discuss letting their children make their own decisions, and navigate the world around them alone in some situation, believing that it builds self-confidence. And, how wonderful it is to see them grow into their own person. Both discuss wanting their children to be well rounded. Meek tells a funny story about her son learning street smarts when trading with friends. 18:15 - Both discuss their ultimate personal career goals, not too oddly enough they have similar overall goals of career happiness, one big one being autonomous over their days and building the brands they are currently working on. Tea with Meek and Nique being one of those brands they want to build to success and one that makes money, haha. Nique wants to know she is helping others and they both want to operate with their purpose. 22:42 - Now for the topic of the day! “Which is harder being a stay at home mom or career mom”. They both agree they are equally hard with their own challenges and rewards. They discuss their joys and trials, both have experienced being stay at home and career moms. Nique started working at 14 and she jokes that like Barbie she’s had a ton of jobs. But, when she was a teacher she felt aligned in her purpose. Nique describes being a stay at home Mom as being a domestic CEO, with no lunch breaks or clock-out time.  22:40 - Meek has a similar experience as Nique, she has worked since she was 16. She describes how it was mentally challenging at first going from working to being a stay at home Mom. Meek discusses how she thought being a stay at home Mom would be luxurious but she quickly found out it can be very hectic and sometimes ove

    • 35 Min.

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