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
I really enjoyed this blog post, and found a little inspiration for myself in getting out of a bad rut. Blogger's block can happen to the best of us. However, your passion is your purpose. If you enjoy blogging regardless of the number of followers you have don't stop. Blog life is like a public… Continue reading 7 Places to Find Inspiration When Fighting Blogger’s Block!💙
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
Bubbly personalities have an intriguing appeal to most in being friendly, perky, contagiously happy, and very optimistic. I've been told that I have a bubbly personality, for which I take as a compliment. There's another side in having a bubbly personality that can feel daunting in perception with accommodating everyone else's behavioral needs, expectations, and… Continue reading Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities
The power of projection of what we show in communicating with our children can have adverse effects of loving guidance when we lash out in simple mishaps from deep rooted frustration from other issues of concerns towards them.Children should never be forced to carry the load of our heavy burdens while still trying to discover the world themselves.
We have the innate ability as women and mothers to pour into others in giving support, encouragement, and comfort through love. We must keep a healthy balance of sharing our love towards others as we do in showing love for ourselves by embracing self-love.
I have always admired women who were privileged to connect in sharing a vision of service through partnership."Women who empower women," is not just a catch phrase it's the life's work within the mission of Jennie Walker and Patrice Canty's purpose for Women IN Purpose.
I've learned through some rough patches in experiences that life is a balance of life giving and life draining situations that as a mother it's essential to recognize in being able to be at your best to give of your best.
There maybe seasons in our lives where we feel lost in confusion in questioning who we are as believers, perplexed within a our role as women, and shaky in knowing our true purpose on earth. We balance so many roles as women within our families, relationships, career, friendships, and other areas in our lives that pose daily tests in which we have to be strong in being fearless through Christ in overcoming saying boldly," I know who I am !"
Motivation for when were having one of those rough days.
We’ve all had those days where things simply put us in a big funk. It reminds me of the author Judith Viorst’s children’s book “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” For some reason our hair didn’t come out right despite our prep efforts. The children seem to be on level 5 alert at home with energy, or they are staring at you like you’re speaking martian. We planned it all out, but we couldn’t do all that we initially planned for in our day. Matter of fact ,we were not even close! Our car decided of all days to choose this day to give us trouble. “Oh No,” here comes our toxic co-worker with one more layer of drama or shady comment. Not to mention, we gave several reminders, but the one chore that we asked to be done to make our day a little…
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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.
Author, Elizabeth Grissett Daniels' book " Kicking the Step Out Of Mom" debunks the stigmas associated with the women in our lives we call stepmoms, and she gives encouraging guidance for women in blending families in how to be loving mothers while navigating as blended families . I had the pleasure to sit down with Elizabeth in sharing her prospective on helpful tips on the subjects of co-parenting peacefully and respectfully with mothers within blended families.