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.
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.
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 KNOW YOUR WORTH
I was very shy as a child. My mom would always encourage me to speak up without fear in expressing myself through the gifts she saw in me as a little girl. I will never forget my children's choir director at one church we attended paid me five dollars to say " Ooouuu" in a… Continue reading This Little Light Of Mine
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
I have learned that being a confident mom has nothing to do with perfection or implying it in effort. Growing as a confident mom is an inside job that takes self initiative. The women that we deem to be confident moms shouldn't be women that we feel are superior, emulate to compare, or feel jealous of. We can be inspired by these women rather than intimated in taking our place within the walls of our own homes in loving, caring, and raising our children to grow in confidence for ourselves.
There's nothing like hearing the triumph of a hero's story from battle. Those of us who grew up reading superhero comic books counted on the illustrations to tell the story of how our famed heroes defeated the mighty hands of their adversaries. If you're like my kids and I who oftentimes watch the mega superhero… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt: The Other Side Of Overcoming Adversity
It's important for us to recognize our role as mothers in authority, protection, care, and freedom to know that there are some things we should never feel guilty about. It's essential for us to humbly in assertiveness own our unique motherhood journey in releasing unwarranted guilt meant to cause shame, judgement, comparisons, and pressures of… Continue reading 12 Things Moms Should Never Feel Guilty About
I have precious memories of playing in my grandparents' front yard. I would often make mud pies decorating festively with leaves from their bushes. My grandparents were pretty relaxed about me playing in the front yard by recycling pie pans for me to use for my culinary mud pie experience. However, the rule of keeping… Continue reading When God Closes The Door
It's not a week that goes by as a mother when I don't hear one of my children mutter the words " That's not fair." My students will openly share with their classmates, and they will share whole group in class about situations that they deem as unfair passionately with fellow peers nodding in agreement.… Continue reading Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair
How good are you to yourself? Is taking care of yourself selfish? Sometimes as women and moms we can feel a little guilty when putting our needs first before others in feeling like it's a self-absorbed act. I'm slowly recognizing how equally important it is to devote care to being good to myself as it… Continue reading Learning How To Be Good To Yourself
I've always admired in full regards the character trait of meekness. I found myself as a chronic people pleaser who despised any form of conflict struggling at times on how to differentiate between meekness and my inner warrior spirit. I've gained through age, experiences, and spiritual maturity more of a clarity in understanding my inner… Continue reading Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength
My six year old daughter has tugged my attention for two weeks about her loose tooth. She's discovered the magic of the tooth fairy, and she loves to buy her own stuff at a nearby Dollar Tree, so she's eager to have the tooth gone. Payton has gone as far to ask me to pull… Continue reading Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience
I'm a pretty transparent person admittedly. I've openly shared as a writer through my blog for a few years now about different aspects of my life from everyday experiences, motherhood, and more all with the hopes of encouraging others. However, for the first time I felt like the character "Elsa" in the movie Frozen with… Continue reading My Story Matters , Even If It’s Just For Myself
My mom comforted us with assurance when we all left home in branching out to the real world of adulthood with a short saying,"Remember, you have people." She shared in her southern accent that no matter what came our way, what challenges we faced, or what the future looked like that we had "people" in… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”
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