I have two children who are fiercely independent in being strong willed. My son and daughter duo have an age gap of eight years apart, yet they similarly take pride in saying, "I got it Mom" in most scenarios. There are times that it's obvious that they both need a helping hand on separate occassions… Continue reading Don’t Be Hard To Help
One of my dearest friends asked if it would be okay to get my girls for a visit to give me a little time to myself. I knew she had her own brood of four kiddos under the age of six herself, and I hesitated in not wanting to be a burden. We sat in… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here
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
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 would like to say that I'm a pretty chill mom, but I've had those moments where I struggled to unwind from the day. My mind seemed to race to the next household tasks at hand, tackling homework, figuring out dinner, what was left from work to complete with assignments, attempting to navigate missed calls,… Continue reading Relax Mom: The Premission To Unwind
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
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 closest of family, friends, and loved ones will occassionally have disagreements. The words and actions we use in handling conflicts tests the depths of how we truly value our loved ones in being apart of our lives. We can choose to focus on the issue at hand in sharing our grievances with those we… Continue reading Who Are You Talking To?
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
I can recall my grandmother saying in a sweet, southern, yet serious tone,"It's not what you do, but how you do it." I reflect on that from trials, errors, and later triumphs from lessons learned from understanding how to let go in peace with leaving minimum collateral damage. The way we live our lives in… Continue reading Go Forth In Peace : The Premission To Let Go
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
Many of us after New Years or a little bit before the holiday start cleaning, rearranging, and organizing our homes. We do our best to clean everything from top to bottom. We don't want to have any unnecessary junk cluttering our lives for the future a head. There are two areas that seem to be… Continue reading Releasing Emotional Baggage: Cleaning Your Inner Closet
Life can come at us fast with various situations to adjust to within a short period of time. There are seasons in our lives where our faith will be tested to it's brink by the onset of unexpected challenges, circumstances, and what may appear at the time as chaos. Life may come at us fast… Continue reading Life Comes At You Fast : Staying Steadfast In Your Faith
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!
I've learned through age, maturity, and in carrying the balancing act of marriage, family, and a slew of interpersonal relationships built from other areas of my life the distinction of being alone and being lonely. The delicate understanding of acknowledging my combination of being both extroverted and introverted allows me to have an appreciation of… Continue reading The Difference In Being Alone And Being Lonely: Enjoying Alone Time
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
There are four notable seasons in a year, but the mere mention of autumn has my senses tingling in joy in anticipation of fall. I don't know if it's the slight change in temperature from summer's steamy wrath, the warm hues of fall leaves falling off the trees, or fall being the beginning prelude for… Continue reading Why I Love Fall Ya’ll! : Step Into The Joy Of Fall
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?
"Faith, Family, and Friends" is now a catchy hashtag. I'm guilty of using the phrase often in my social media post as well. There are plenty of specialty stores that have" Faith, Family, & Friends"engraved on cups, potholders, aprons, curtains, and you name it on them. The three words are often synonymous in being grouped… Continue reading Faith, Family, And Friends: The Real Prospective