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?
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
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 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!
I have extra time for myself while the kids are visiting with family for a week. The thing about motherhood is there is literally always something to do. My to-do list is always full. There's something randomly that needs to be repaired. I love writing, it's literally like therapy for me, but I have future… Continue reading Just For A Moment: The Permission To Rest
Mom decided after a quick weekend getaway from Charlestons to stop by in town to cook Sunday dinner before heading back to Atlanta for family fellowship. My mom waltzed in with grocery bags filled with what she was prepping for our impromptu dinner that she was sure to throw down on in making herself at… Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home
My daughter has chosen to wear her beautiful afro in the last year proudly, and I couldn't be more happier as her mom to see her love her natural hair in all it's glory. We've came a long way in sharing together in growing her confidence in walking in self-acceptance in owning who she is… Continue reading ” Mama, I Want To Wear My Fro” : My Daughter’s Natural Beauty Self- Acceptance
There are moments where my children have disagreements with their fellow siblings leaving one a bit more upset in their feelings.The other sibling is left feeling awkward in wanting to address the issue in making peace so things can go back to their playful norm. My oldest two children are at the age where they… Continue reading Grace In Grievances : Wisdom In Handling Conflicts
I don't have any biological sisters, but there are women in my life that are dear to me as if we were connected as sisters.I think through life lessons as we meet people we learn how to decipher a clear distinction of closeness of organic friendships that leave a lasting impression. I've had conversations, interviews,… Continue reading Sisterhood Friendships & Their Beautiful Distinction
I do my best to stay positive in being able to adapt through unpredictable circumstances in managing my family. The onset of living through a pandemic took the world by storm including me as a mom. I'm able to keep my four kiddos upbeat, structured, entertained, and I went through great lengths to ensure they were… Continue reading Juggling Motherhood Through COVID: My Personal Journey
I can't believe it! I'm only three years to forty. It's amazing how much life can flip in almost a decade in how our lives change drastically, our mindset matures, and what mattered so much in our early adulthood has became void in focusing on. I shared a moment with one of my closest friends… Continue reading Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! : Motherhood Approaching 40 or Older
It was a hot muggy July day on a Georgia summer in 2005. I was in my third trimester expecting my first child driving my old 86' Hatch Honda Civic heading up a country back road with my car packed full of boxes from my old apartment as I was preparing to embark on a… Continue reading A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land
My motherhood journey has truly been an experience with growing in self-acceptance. I am finally at a place in owning my identity within my motherhood journey without holding the weight of comparisons, embracing changes despite it's complexities, and offering the gift of grace in every step I take within it's daily occurrences within my family.… Continue reading Motherhood & Self- Acceptance: Owning Your Journey
There's much sadness and uncertainty with COVID-19 sweeping through our cities disrupting our norms of every day life. The one thing that has kept me grounded through it all is keeping what matters to me the most at my center focus of growing my faith, strengthening our family, and adopting a deeper level of gratitude… Continue reading Knowing What Really Matters
Valentine's Day has always been a special day for me since childhood in expression of love. My children are always excited each year with receiving their sweetheart cards from friends at school, having a call from their Grandma, and they don't ask for nothing extravagant from me concerning the holiday. Last year, I shared my… Continue reading All Love : Celebrating Valentine’s Day With The Kids
Finally, we had the eyesore of the ugly bulk fixed on the hardwood floor in the front room. It had been a week since the floor was fixed, but for some reason I kept walking by the spot cautiously to not trip as if the problem was still there. The humor in walking on a… Continue reading No More Tripping: A Bulk In The Floor Changed My Life’s Prospective
I've learned in taking off my Superwoman cape that there's power and not weakness in owning your vulnerabilities. It takes a lot of courage to admit when you're not at the baseline of your normalcy when balancing life and parenting. I'm humbled in my spirit when I encounter situations that are beyond my control, or… Continue reading When I’m Not At My Strongest I Reach Out To God For Strength
I sat down five plates of my famous Hoppin John stew, mixed greens, and buttery cornmeal on our rickety table for Sunday dinner. I have to be very careful if not one of the top planks lifts ups, and I have to move the table carefully holding the legs. I never thought a whack purchase… Continue reading Family Table Talks : How A Rickety Table Brings Us Together
I must admit that there are some days where I feel on top of the world in growing into my own juggling life and kids. However, there were some periods in my life where I found myself soul searching in trying to cope through challenges in difficult seasons in understanding my true worth as a… Continue reading Knowing Your Worth : 12 Tips To Grow Your Inner Glow
It happened suddenly from seeing my younger children excited to use their kiddie tablets to swipe their touch screens for learning games to binge watching their now favorite YouTube personalities. I noticed the histrionics when anyone in the home couldn't find their cellphones, tablets, or the television remote deciding that it was time to admit… Continue reading 10 Tips To Limit Screen Time As A Family In Becoming More Engaged