I felt a mixed of emotions leading up to my first Mother's Day as a single mom. I braced myself without holding on to any expectation leading up the holiday in knowing that it would be different. I pondered a few questions in my mind about single moms I've known, my own mother from growing… Continue reading What Do Single Moms Do On Mother’s Day?
I'm sure many moms would agree to needing a little alone time to gather their bearings. I'm all for alone time in admitting that the ambivert in me can use an interaction break occasionally, but there is a big difference in totally isolating yourself in an attempt to recluse. Isolation is a strategic tactic that the devil uses to have us ball up into hiding when we feel ashamed, defeated attacked, and scared. We most hold true in understanding the depths of God's mercy knowing nothing can separate us from his love.
I reminisce often about a paper my daughter wrote a few years back desperately wanting to visit the beach. She shared in her paper that if she could go anywhere in the world it would be seaside with her toes in the sand. She could hardly wait to the point that her anxiousness lead to… Continue reading We’re Going To The Beach! : Growing In Patience
The 5 Love Languages can help us grow overall in our relationships with our spouses/ partners, children, and other relationships in applying in effort. I have grown to have more rewarding connections with others since learning the 5 Love Languages with a better understanding of how I best receive love along with expressing it.
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I awoke this morning to discover a little 7 year old drifter coming in my bedroom for one on one while her siblings were still asleep in their beds. She just wanted to connect undisturbed, and I could feel while she was in my arms a release from morning anxiousness. There is an immediate urge within our spirits when find ourselves going too far along without connecting to God as our power source wholeheartedly.
I didn't step out on my motherhood journey to be a special needs parent, but I will say that being a special needs mother has been a true testament of tenacity in experience. I'm an autism mom, and I am also a mom of multiple children with specific learning disabilities along with a child on… Continue reading Encouragement For Special Needs Moms
The kids and I are going fishing together for the first time. My youngest daughter wanted to know why some fish get caught, and why other fish don't. I shared that the fish that aren't so easily caught are smart enough to recognize the bait. The same applies in real life scenarios that we face as believers in tests of being baited into conflict, enticed in coming out of character, and being pressured to engage in brutish behavior towards others is being able to recognize the bait that is being thrown in not taking it in.
There comes a point in our lives as parents that we can no longer shield our children from the ongoings of major world events that they see are happening in the news. My son has matured to ask questions about world events that he experiences that effects him in interferences, connect with in empathy, and… Continue reading “Mama What’s Going On?”: The Day Your Teen Really Asks What’s Happening In The World Around Them
I reflect sometimes from days growing up from the guidance, instruction, and occasional discipline giving to me by my parents and grandparents thinking how although at the time I sulked in being in my feelings that they were actually looking out for me. My children give me the same facial impressions I gave my parents… Continue reading Trusting God: Thanks For Looking Out
We can all agree that 2020 was a beast to get through in a year personally, and it impacted our families with added stressors as moms. I had some hits and misses from last year. I'm an under forty divorced mom of four that has lived through 9-11, Katrina, 2 economic crashes, and a global… Continue reading 6 Things I’m Taking Into The New Year
I love watching the holidays through the precious eyes of my children in seeing their excitement. Their innocence in not recognizing grown up emotions fully allowed me the safety to hide my feelings in being a bit more down this holiday season than usual; my children were protected in not carrying the burden of mommy's… Continue reading Breathe Mama : Beat The Holiday Blues and Beyond
I shared a recent shopping experience with an irate customer who was behind me in checkout line that reminded me that in life we will encounter times when we'll have to deal with difficult people.
There will be times that we may feel like we're going in circles in helping others who refuse to meet us halfway, but know we serve a mighty God that can handle helping us all ensuring that he gets the glory for deliverance in the situation at hand.
Many of us hate changing from our norm in growing comfortable with staying stagnate in not wanting to rock our boats from security, but God has the final say so in being the head coach of our lives in taking us to the next level in the season of his choosing.
Life will always have something going on in one fashion or another to throw us off focus with distractions. God never promised that we wouldn't encounter distractions, but the word of God is a blueprint to reel us back in line with organizing our priorities.
I personally enjoy seeing people reflect on how far they've matured, look youthful in appearance despite a decade, or be in a happier place within their spirit in glowing. I however know that what the world may view as a glow up of outer beauty compares to nothing of the spiritual glow up that only developing a relationship with Christ can give that radiates from the inside out.
We've all been there as moms where we desperately needed to share some mommy woes in getting a few things off our chest. There are times were we as moms need to vent. There are other times we need a shoulder to cry on as mothers. There are times we need assurance in the midst of daily motherhood confusion. Mom talks with a dear friend who joins you in the trenches of mom life can be refueling. Mom talks in disclosures along with being reciprocal as the listening ear as a friend are to be held beloved with compassion, protection, and wisdom.
I was always told my great grandmother Addie Sue was a true character in personality. One of her most famous quotes that has been passed down throughout the family as being told by my mother was," Give me my flowers now while I can smell them, and not when I 'm gone." I never met… Continue reading Thanks For The Flowers Now!
I was like most parents during the early weeks of the pandemic in creating activities to keep my four children busy. I had a little more down time to reflect about life and family. It hit me how rushed we all had been balancing as I balanced life as a full-time teacher, school for them,… Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake!