Co-parenting, Family Matters, The Balancing Act

Stay Connected : Tips For Non- Custodial Parents And Joint Custody Parenting

My son and I have always shared a very close relationship. However, when my son transitioned to live with his aw w+q father legally within our joint custody arrangement I'm not considered the primary parent. It was a big shift within our relationship from seeing each other everyday to every weekend, but I was determined… Continue reading Stay Connected : Tips For Non- Custodial Parents And Joint Custody Parenting

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, 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. 

Our Stories, Spiritual Growth and Understanding, The Balancing Act

Rest My Child

Patricia was running on fumes. The mother of three children under the age 10 knew she needed to rest, but she felt like she couldn't due to the needs of so many who depended on her. Patricia who worked from home felt insulted when others would say "Oh you just stay at home."  Patricia would… Continue reading Rest My Child

Being Authentic, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

Living With Anxiety : The Closeted Truth

People seem to be more open to understanding and acceptance when it comes down to illnesses that they can see in the physical form. There are those who live with a illness and a struggle hidden that the world can't physically see or have stigmas associated with, so it's hide in the closet out of fear of… Continue reading Living With Anxiety : The Closeted Truth

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

Brown Sugar Baby : Fostering Confidence and Positive Self Esteem In Our Daughters

As parents we can't change what society or the media deems as beautiful. We can only share with our children regardless of gender the meaning of what true beauty is from the inside out. I don't want my daughters to just to see themselves as beautiful; I want them to see everyone as beautiful. I pray that in some way as I embrace my inner beauty as a woman that my girls will grow in appreciation in walking fully in confidence knowing who they are inside and out.

Family Management, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

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

    The words that we use towards our children have the power to build them up, or they can break their spirits in tearing them down. I can remember growing up being teased by my aunts about my busty esthetic, my short kinky hair, and "funny" colored brown skin (meaning I didn't fit in being… Continue reading  Words Hurt & They Last: Covering Our Words Toward Our Children  

Being Authentic, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

Help For The Busy Bee 

    Busy Bee personalities are here, there, and everywhere. They refuse to focus on the development of cultivating healthy relationships, careers, and they move from place to place. They are in and out of projects never really making a significant achievement or mark in either. Their need to feel important or to prove self-worth… Continue reading Help For The Busy Bee 

Co-parenting, Family Matters, Have Patience, Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

 Good Parent Vs  Bad Parent : The Unfair Comparison 

     Divorce has away of making people choose a side of who's the better parent in the equation.We spend thousands of dollars on attorneys and court fees in custody battles to prove which parent is more fit in being the primary guardian for the child (ren). I've always felt torn in split expectations, judgments,… Continue reading  Good Parent Vs  Bad Parent : The Unfair Comparison 

Being Authentic, Have Patience, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

They Said What! : How To Stop Worrying About What Others Say For The Sensitive Soul

ome of us can't hide it. We are simply sensitive people. Guess what? Being sensitive isn't nothing to be ashamed of . Sensitive people are not professional whinny dolls who drop bucket loads of tears after the slightest offense! Those of us who are naturally sensitive are very in tune with the world around us within everyday responses and interactions. It's how we respond or should I say not respond to those everyday interactions that helps us better control the beauty of our sensitivity rather than letting our emotions take over our lives in controlling us.

Journeys In Motherhood, Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act, Women and Moms Who Inspire

Simply Awesome! Meet Yesenia Person : Mom On The Move

 Looking at her glow in excitement with each step we took of our four mile hike at beautiful Phinizy Swamp I could see the determination that helped her loose over 100 pounds. Yesenia Person is not only a proud wife, and mother of three active kiddos, but she is the creator of the blog SimplySenia. She  also combines her love… Continue reading Simply Awesome! Meet Yesenia Person : Mom On The Move

Co-parenting, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

 12 Ways to  Co-Parent With Peace

   Co-parenting is more common in our society with the growth of blended families. Some parents are able to unite in parenting efforts with no major problems. Many others including myself for a spell found Co-parenting challenging at times. High conflict custody battles can be emotionally draining for both parents. Constant disagreements and tension in… Continue reading  12 Ways to  Co-Parent With Peace

Family Management, Journeys In Motherhood, Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

 In Sickness & In Health: Living & Coping With A Spouse Who Has A Chronic Illness

There's a verse in the traditional Western culture of our vows that states "In sickness and in health."  Many couples before eagerly replying back in reponse while gazing in their lover's eyes think of that phrase as two elderly people holding hands. Apply that same statement as two young adults, completing grad school, with four… Continue reading  In Sickness & In Health: Living & Coping With A Spouse Who Has A Chronic Illness