Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Little Things That Count

The Decision To Make Your Day Great

I made the decision in growing in gratitude to make my day great regardless of the circumstances at hand. I was giving the great opportunity and responsibility to not allow events, people, comments, or what may be lingering at home to have power over the blessing of having life each day. The truth is not… Continue reading The Decision To Make Your Day Great

Family Matters, The Little Things That Count

A Generation Gone But Not Forgotten : Taking The Torch

My fondest memories growing up on the " Ave" in Augusta, Ga was the smell of pit cooked barbecue from my Uncle's restaurant Perry's Pig around the corner. I would walk home from school to see the usual older ladies sitting on the porch knowing I better open my mouth up to speak with respect… Continue reading A Generation Gone But Not Forgotten : Taking The Torch

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding, The Little Things That Count

A Safe Place

My night senses have grown deeper in being in tune to awake when my twin daughter enters my room at night to run into my bed. It's usually after a bad dream that my sweet daughter Paris calls out "Mom" as her feet pitter -patter quickly through the dark to jump safely into the center… Continue reading A Safe Place

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Family Table Talks : How A Rickety Table Brings Us Together

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

Family Matters, Family Road Trip, The Little Things That Count

Close Connections: Adult Sibling Relationships

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

Have Patience, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience

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

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Less Can Mean More Than You Think To Your Children

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

Embracing Joy, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Little Things That Count

Why I Love Fall Ya’ll! : Step Into The Joy Of Fall

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

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Mommy’s Shadow

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

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Let Him Grow : Allowing Your Baby Boy To Grow Into A Young Man

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

Family Matters, The Little Things That Count

No Inground Pool, No Problem! Four Simple Ways To Share In Some Family Water Fun

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

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

10 Steps In Nurturing Your Child’s Mental Health

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

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

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

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 Matters, Family Review, The Little Things That Count, Uncategorized

Family Movie Review: Black Panther

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

Being Authentic, Family Matters, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Little Things That Count

Was It Just A Spill ?

 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.

Embracing Joy, Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding, The Little Things That Count

Out Of The Mouths Of Babes: How My Son Broke Down The Meaning Of Joy

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

Family Learning, Family Matters, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Little Things That Count

Collective Gratitude 365 As A Family Lifestyle 

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 

Family Matters, The Little Things That Count

Minnie and Mini :A Grandmother’s Love 

I learned about Grandparent's Day a few years back through a presentation at a church we were visiting. It's one of those holidays that kind of gets swept under the rug from the usual commercialism of American holidays for some reason. I've always been extremely close to my grandmother, and the care of her love… Continue reading Minnie and Mini :A Grandmother’s Love 

Family Learning, Family Matters, The Little Things That Count

Let Them Help

  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

Family Matters, Family Road Trip, The Little Things That Count

A Promise Is A Promise !

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 !