Journeys In Motherhood

“I Got It Mom!” : Welcoming Your Child’s Independence

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

Journeys In Motherhood, Self Care, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Why Can’t We Rest?

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?

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Mommy’s Shadow

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

Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood

Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?

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. My husband "kicked me out" of the house to have some much needed alone time. Yes, I was in desperate need of some alone time after sharing myself… Continue reading Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Let Him Grow : Allowing Your Baby Boy To Grow Into A Young Man

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 mothers along with their sons try their best to adjust to in allowing their sons to evolve into becoming… Continue reading Let Him Grow : Allowing Your Baby Boy To Grow Into A Young Man

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood

Mama Bear : The Nuturing Child

There are some children that have a deeper level of care, compassion, and concern towards others. We have four children that display care towards their fellow siblings, but our 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

Autism Support & Awareness, Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy

“What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”

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?”

Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe

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

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health

Our children's mental health needs and concerns are as equally important in cultivating, caring, protecting, and supporting as any other area in their lives. Parents and guardians shouldn't put to the back burner the importance of mental health regarding their children to that of academics, physical fitness, and spiritual understanding. Mental health matters when it… Continue reading 10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health

Being Authentic, Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood

Odd Mom Out

Motherhood can be a bit tricky when it comes down to building relationships due the the juggling act of our many responsibilities, family dynamics, our children's personalities, and not to mention our own makeup in disposition. In truth, not every mom fits into the stock image of the motherhood girlfriend subgroups. We find ourselves identifying… Continue reading Odd Mom Out

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

 Words Hurt & They Last: Covering Our Words Toward Our Children  

Our words hurt and our tone matters in what we say and how we say it with our children. https://purposefilledmommywithminimarie.com/2017/04/29/words-hurt-they-last-covering-our-words-toward-our-children/

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Uncategorized, Women and Moms Who Inspire

Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes

It's essential for parents of autistic children to connect with other parents with similar stories who can be of support, a listening ear without judgement, and be of encouragement. I found that in meeting Cre Stokes, who is a fellow autism mom. She was inspired by a photo shoot with her daughter Harmony to organize… Continue reading Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy, Uncategorized

“Mama, Can You Push Me? “

Our new playground in the backyard is a hit for the kids. It motivates them to put their tablets down, go outside, and play. It's especially a hit for the twins. They are small enough to enjoy it swinging without putting the fear of life in us as parents like our eldest two in making… Continue reading “Mama, Can You Push Me? “

Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Self Care, Uncategorized

Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence

There are somethings in life that you can't fake it until you make it and confidence within truly loving yourself is one them. I truly feel that confident parents who have a true understanding of God's calling for their lives and who are secure with themselves raise children who in turn are the same. I… Continue reading Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence

Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

Wild Card Questions : Get To Know Minimarie

I've composed a few "wild card" questions given by friends, family,  and some inbox wild card questions from some supportive followers to share a little bit more about me in a lighthearted way. Let's have some fun!

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy

Separate But Never Apart : My Story As A Non- Custodial Mom

Every mother's situation is different in regards to making the decision to not be the primary guardian of having her child live full- time in her home. I never thought that I would've made the difficult decision as a mother for our son to live with his father, but it was a decision that actually benefited our son immensely while strengthening our relationship.

Family Learning, Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood

Living The Dream: Celebrating The Legacy of Dr. King As A Family

Every year our children look forward to the M.L.K. parade that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  We live in the historic area in our city that host the parade literally down our neighborhood's block. We bring our lawn chairs, blankets when needed, and plastic bags to fill to the rim with the candy that… Continue reading Living The Dream: Celebrating The Legacy of Dr. King As A Family

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Balancing Act

Morning After Survival Tips For The Day After Christmas And Throughout The Holidays

It's the morning after Christmas and all through the house everyone was sleeping sound, but when mom went downstairs she wanted to shout! The day after Christmas it hits you after looking at the big mess of boxes and torn wrapping paper sitting in your front room of all that you have to clean.I've learned some survival tips to help this empath mom survive another day in calm following the storm of holiday cheer. 

Autism Support & Awareness, Journeys In Motherhood

Redefining What It Means To Be Special Needs!

Times are changing in our society with the perception of  how we view those living with autism. Many parents, educators, and caregivers see the amazing personalitys and skills of those with special needs. Check out this blog as we share our story of our daughter Paris, and how she changed our world for the better. 

Minimarie Andrews

There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have long known the amazing lives of children with autism before the more recent popularity of focus. Many parents like myself kind of kept things close to home as families of their triumphs, challenges, personalities, and achievements within their disabilities of the safety of our walls. Social media along with many celebrities who are parents of children with special needs or who have come forward with being on the autistic spectrum have opened our eyes to redefining what we thought being “special needs” really was. My hope is that we continue to break down barriers, perceptions, and…

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Autism Support & Awareness, Family Learning, Journeys In Motherhood

The Holidays In Her Eyes : Understanding  Autism Within The Hustle And Bustle 

 The holiday season can be a mix of emotions for children with autism. Parents and loved ones of those with special needs must be aware that the holiday hustle and bustle can be a sensory overload and overwhelming experience for little ones living with autism. The holiday season is filled with the beautiful allure of twinkling… Continue reading The Holidays In Her Eyes : Understanding  Autism Within The Hustle And Bustle