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 somedays 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 woman.… 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
Every perfectionist or do it all by themselves mom will admit that we occasionally have a cringe moment when our children attempt to jump in to lend a helping hand. It's not like we don't want our children to help out, but our stubbornness in having things specifically our way can sometimes get the best… Continue reading Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience
Dear Mama, Our relationship has been extra special because I'm your only daughter. We've shared a bond deeper than just mother and daughter, and dare I say it we're at times close as friends. I've grown in a deeper understanding of some of the things you did in raising my brothers and I in doing… Continue reading Dear Mama
I felt a mixed of emotions leading up to Mother's Day. 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 up, and accepting my new norm… Continue reading What Do Single Moms Do On Mother’s Day?
The "perfect mother have you seen her? Have you met her? I use to search for her desperately inside of me until I let go of the notion in owing my personal motherhood journey. I let go of the idea of being the perfect mom. I dropped the notion of feeling like the bad mom… Continue reading You’re A Good Mom
Every homeowner knows that following the joy of closing on your new beautiful home awaits the biggest responsibility of home repairs and maintenance. I had three major repairs that hit spontaneously in one week of our home of nearly eight years, and I learned a major lesson in gratitude during my series of weekly repairs… Continue reading I Won’t Complain
The birth of social media has many us sharing various moments of ourselves and our family's to others. There are many bloggers and Youtubers who have developed successful careers by sharing mundane family experiences. I enjoy blogging about various topics especially anything associated with family. I love dabbling in photography in taking pictures of candid… Continue reading No Pictures Mom!
Many mothers would agree that we juggle the responsibility of many roles. I stayed at mom with my preemie twins for the earlier part of their lives, and I've since transitioned as a mother working full time outside of the home. The balancing act of motherhood along with the differation of our family dynamics that… Continue reading The Balancing Of Act Motherhood
I'm familiar with the phrase "Less is more",but I've noticed my children showing gratitude for the simplest gestures lately, and I needed that reference as a mom in not being so hard on myself sometimes. They're kids, so of course they'll have moments where because of lack of maturity they may take somethings for granted,… Continue reading Less Can Mean More Than You Think To Your Children
There are times as parents where we know our children may need a helping hand of assistance, and there are times where our children let us know that they can handle certain matters on their own. Sometimes our children take the bold courage in letting us know politely that they want to independently be assertive… Continue reading “I Got It Mom!” : Welcoming Your Child’s Independence
I gave myself permission to take a short "cat nap" after a long week, and I set my alarm to awake me in thirty minutes. My alarm did as it was expected to ring in the allotted time of thirty minutes, but my tired body couldn't seem to rise out of it's comfy spot. The… Continue reading Why Can’t We Rest?
I have a cute shadow that seems to follow me around most of the time while her other siblings take a mommy breather to do their own thing. She smiles sheepishly when you call her out in being a little curious busybee following you around while you're doing simple chores, makes sures she reaches to… Continue reading Mommy’s Shadow
Motherhood can be pretty tricky for moms in carving some much needed alone time that has nothing to do with prepping and cleaning from the usual norm. I was in desperate need of some alone time after sharing myself with four busy kiddos, and as being a teacher of active middle schoolers. I found myself… Continue reading Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?
There comes a point when every mother witnesses the transition of her once baby boy growing into his own in transitioning into manhood. There are some transitions in between the season of the big "M" word of manhood that mothers along with their sons try their best to adjust to in allowing their sons to… Continue reading Let Him Grow : Allowing Your Baby Boy To Grow Into A Young Man
There are some children that have a deeper level of care, compassion, and concern towards others. I have four children that display care towards their fellow siblings, but my daughter Paige has genuine attentiveness towards others. She is truly a "Mama Bear" with a nuturing spirit. She shares her naturally nuturing care to her friends,… Continue reading Mama Bear : The Nuturing Child
I was recently asked by a young attendant at a special needs family event at an indoor park," What are your biggest fears as an autism mom?" The attendant was smiling making small talk while watching our daughter Paris from afar bouncing from one area to another in the huge indoor sports arena. I could… Continue reading “What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”
I shared the blessing in celebrating another year on earth recently. There was something totally different I felt in my core about this birthday that was a different sort of vibe than I've ever felt in welcoming another year here on earth. I think it was a mixture of emotions that we all have experienced… Continue reading The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe