The 5 Love Languages can help us grow overall in our relationships with our spouses/ partners, children, and other relationships in applying in effort. I have grown to have more rewarding connections with others since learning the 5 Love Languages with a better understanding of how I best receive love along with expressing it.
Mom decided after a quick weekend getaway from Charlestons to stop by in town to cook Sunday dinner before heading back to Atlanta for family fellowship. My mom waltzed in with grocery bags filled with what she was prepping for our impromptu dinner that she was sure to throw down on in making herself at… Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home
I sat down five plates of my famous Hoppin John stew, mixed greens, and buttery cornmeal on our rickety table for Sunday dinner. I have to be very careful if not one of the top planks lifts ups, and I have to move the table carefully holding the legs. I never thought a whack purchase… Continue reading Family Table Talks : How A Rickety Table Brings Us Together
I can't visit the city of Atlanta without my daughters wanting to visit their Uncle Bryce's home to connect with their cousins. I find joy in seeing how genuinely close our children are despite the distance we share in living in two different cities. I found a new sense of gratitude on one of my… Continue reading Close Connections: Adult Sibling Relationships
Every perfectionist or do it all by themselves mom will admit that we occasionally have a cringe moment when our children attempt to jump in to lend a helping hand. It's not like we don't want our children to help out, but our stubbornness in having things specifically our way can sometimes get the best… Continue reading Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience
I'm familiar with the phrase "Less is more",but I've noticed my children showing gratitude for the simplest gestures lately, and I needed that reference as a mom in not being so hard on myself sometimes. They're kids, so of course they'll have moments where because of lack of maturity they may take somethings for granted,… Continue reading Less Can Mean More Than You Think To Your Children
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 have a cute shadow that seems to follow me around most of the time while her other siblings take a mommy breather to do their own thing. She smiles sheepishly when you call her out in being a little curious busybee following you around while you're doing simple chores, makes sures she reaches to… Continue reading Mommy’s Shadow
There comes a point when every mother witnesses the transition of her once baby boy growing into his own in transitioning into manhood. There are some transitions in between the season of the big "M" word of manhood that mothers along with their sons try their best to adjust to in allowing their sons to… Continue reading Let Him Grow : Allowing Your Baby Boy To Grow Into A Young Man
Don't have a large inground pool, or a gym membership with a state- of- the art pool fleet? No problem! There are so many ingenious ways for families to stay cool, splash, get drenched, and share in some water fun for the summer. I decided to switch things up this past 4th of July, and… Continue reading No Inground Pool, No Problem! Four Simple Ways To Share In Some Family Water Fun
Our children's mental health needs and concerns are as equally important in cultivating, caring, protecting, and supporting as any other area in their lives. Parents and guardians shouldn't put to the back burner the importance of mental health regarding their children to that of academics, physical fitness, and spiritual understanding. Mental health matters when it… Continue reading 10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health
Our words hurt and our tone matters in what we say and how we say it with our children. https://purposefilledmommywithminimarie.com/2017/04/29/words-hurt-they-last-covering-our-words-toward-our-children/
Family movie night is a special treat in our home. Movie night is a break from our norm to take a virtual escape to places unknown while munching popcorn. We decided to check out the latest movie "must see" Black Panther to enjoy as a family, connect in some quality time after a busy week,… Continue reading Family Movie Review: Black Panther
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.
My son and I had a discussion on the difference between being happy and having joy. I often say the phrase, "Out of the mouths of babes", in reference to the amazing things that children speak into existence . Children can say the most intriguing in thought provoking words to describe life. They use their creative… Continue reading Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: How My Son Broke Down The Meaning Of Joy
The 365 mindset of adopting gratitude is an attitude is a daily lifestyle to incorporate not just individually, but it's beneficial in doing so as a family. Families who collectively unite in the decision to choose to find gratitude in the smallest of gestures and amenities are discovered to be more happy together. Find ways… Continue reading Collective Gratitude 365 As A Family Lifestyle
I've always been extremely close to my grandmother, and the care of her love made the biggest impact on my life. She's not into big celebrations, but she appreciates small gestures. Knowing how much my grandmother means to me and all of her grandchildren we wanted to give her something for the special day.Slim Pickings… Continue reading Minnie and Mini :A Grandmother’s Love
You're in the mindset of getting something done. You're completely focused, and you have it timed to about when you will be finished. There is a shadow lurking near by, and suddenly you hear a voice that asks, "Mama, can I help?" It's cute in thoughtfulness at first, but you think in your head… Continue reading Let Them Help
Kids may forget to push their chairs under the table after dinner, but they never forget a promise. They are like the elephant that never forgets! My eldest daughter asked before the start of summer to go on a one on one road trip together to the beach. She is very sweet in demeanor, but… Continue reading A Promise Is A Promise !
It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate… Continue reading Awarded From The Start