I love books! Books were a great escape for me as child to explore the world around me. I wanted to afford my children the opportunity to have that same passion for reading here at home. My mother instilled in my siblings and I the importance of reading, but as a former homeschooling mom and… Continue reading 6 Simple Ways To Encourage Home Literacy As A Family
I can remember an old childhood saying, "Handle my lightweight" in playing teasing neighborhood games. It didn't take long for the years leading up to adulthood to sink in where I encountered real battles to fight, and I couldn't use my on strength in fighting the battles that faced me alone. The Lord can handle… Continue reading The Lord Will Fight For You
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?
Most of us as parents can relate to various scenarios where our children freaked out in emotion from a simple spill of a drink, thinking they've lost something that was actually staring them right in their faces, needing comfort from being let down by someone they cared for, or thinking it was the end of… Continue reading No More Crying Over Spilled Milk : God Restores
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
Valentine's Day is a big commercial holiday centered on love. How could you miss the advertisements of sparkly jewelry, the beautiful flower bouquets placed extra close within the entrance of every grocery store, the chocolate boxes that need no extra boost of deliciousness that seem to be more appetizing, or the sea of red hearts… Continue reading For Those Who Felt Alone On Valentine’s Day
Many of us don't look like what we've been through, or we may not look like what we're possibly going through at the time. It's not likely that you'll find someone wearing a Tshirt listing everything they've been through in challenges beginning at their first fall when they begin learning how to walk. Many of… Continue reading You Don’t Look Like What You’re Going Through
You can find so much inspiration nowadays with the glorification of cutting personal ties with others like a drop of a hat as a superficial badge of strength, but you'll find the uneven spill on how to heal when you're on the receiving in with dealing with rejection. We have a sense of power when… Continue reading Release What Releases You : The Art Of Moving On
It was mother and son date night. I knew that my son would select going to the movies, but he specifically asked to watch the movie Creed II. It was a powerful movie starring actor Michael B. Jordan, and costars Sylvester Stallone the original "Rocky" in the film. Rocky, was famously known as a boxer… Continue reading Who’s The Coach “Rocky” In Your Life? : Movie Night Reflection
I wish I could tell you everyday I felt pumped, focused, and motivated, but I know I would be telling you a lie. There are not only days, but there will be periods in our lives where we feel less motivated in doing the things we once felt so committed in accomplishing. I've found ways… Continue reading For The Times You Feel Unmotivated : Refocus, Realign, And Rechannel Your Energy
A few weeks ago a large bug was sitting on the top of the hood of my car. I was in a rush to take the kids to school, and I was heading off to work, so I decided to walk us as close as I could to wall of the garage jumping into the… Continue reading Determined Despite The Distance : A Little Green Hitchhiker Teaches The Will Of Not Giving Up!
Have you ever had one of those restless nights of awakening nostalgia of a negative experience that some how no matter how hard you tried to let go you seemed to repeatedly play it back in your mind? Better yet, there are those seasons of frustration, hurt from a deep loss, or a period of… Continue reading Release It !
There are some people who are at war with themselves internally, yet they fight vicariously through others. They choose to project their inner conflict in fighting towards others in acting in hate, and the worst feeling is being a target for their wrath. Toxic personalities and those who haven't recognized through acknowledgment of acting out… Continue reading Don’t Take It Personal: Understanding The Projection of Hatefulness
I can remember the first time I welcomed God's pure and unconditional love for me. There are seasons where I need a reminder in knowing how Jesus views me in his eyes. Today, remember these three simple thoughts whenever you need comfort, assurance, hope, and the meaning of pure love. Jesus accepts you, Jesus values… Continue reading In His Eyes
We don't openly share about rejection due to the fact that oftentimes we see rejection as a personal attack, a rub against our ego, and a measure of adequacy. In truth there, are three ways to look at rejection in growing both spiritually, emotionally, professionally without taking it as personal defeat. Rejection For Your Protection… Continue reading Rejection Broken Down 3 Ways
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
There's nothing worse than that gut turning feeling that nags at your spirit that reminds you that you haven't fully healed or let go of a negative experience or a past offense. Holding on to a grudge is damaging inside and out. Saying that you've forgiven someone, but living in bitterness can feel like your… Continue reading Purge The Grudge: Steps Towards Healing And Forgiveness
Let’s face it, the strong – willed child can sometimes catch a bad rap for their quirky personalities. Yes, I can admit in saying that they can be a handful and stubborn at times. I have a strong- willed four year old who marches to the beat of her own drum, and I lovingly embrace it. I watch Payton in her tenacious spirit from afar seeing how she creates her own lane withinour brood of young ones. Her strength in pushing the limits in exploring adventures along with voicing her opinion keeps us all on our toes. You don’t have to guess how Payton is feeling just take a look at her face. She’s equally loving as she is feisty in personality.She’s protective of others in a nurturing way. Payton is my dependable helper although she is the baby by a one minute default in birth with her…
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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