Mommy & Me: Serena Williams and Olympia Ohanian Are the Pick-Me-Up We Need Today

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True confession time: Sometimes, when we’re having a particularly terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day, we’ll skim the Instagram feeds of some of our favorite famous families for a pick-me-up—and Serena Williams and daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian never disappoint.


Everyone recognizes Serena as a fierce competitor and savvy entrepreneur, but her evolution into devoted mom has truly been a thing of beauty to behold, bringing an even more revealing, honest and vulnerable glimpse into the life of one of our favorite phenoms—and Olympia is developing into quite the little personality, herself.

Whether it’s mommy-and-mini matching outfits, a Simone Biles-worthy workout, or teaming up with Pampers in celebration of wild children everywhere, this dynamic duo is always guaranteed to bring a smile to our faces. Since it’s #ThrowbackThursday on a less-than-stellar week at the office (we’ve got a bug going around), we figured we’d share some smiles—and some baby love.

I mean, Olympia 2060 is sounding pretty great right about now, don’t you think? (Heck, if she’s running, I might even vote for her in 2020.)


So, while the world may increasingly feel like it’s spinning off its axis and we’re currently running on fumes and coffee, consider Olympia your reminder that brighter days are indeed ahead...


And if all else fails, it’s almost Friday.

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up, co-host of The Root Presents: It's Lit! podcast, and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door...May I borrow some sugar?


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Look at our niece Olympia! She’s getting big. Looking like her daddy.

(I’m a forever auntie by choice. I will never know this child but she’s my niece anyway.)