Autism Support & Awareness, Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy

“What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”

I was recently asked by a young attendant at a special needs family event at an indoor park," What are your biggest fears as an autism mom?" The attendant was smiling making small talk while watching our daughter Paris from afar bouncing from one area to another in the huge indoor sports arena. I could… Continue reading “What Are Your Biggest Fears As An Autism Mom?”

Purpose Filled Mommy, Self Care, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Bounce Back! 4 Tips To Rebuild Following A Low Blow

It's unfortunate when we find ourselves being hit with a low blow, especially when in our heart we didn't "do anything wrong" to garner what feels like an attack on our lives. However, none of us are immune to losses, misses, misuses, abuses, or mistreatment. Learning the power of resilience in both spiritual understanding and… Continue reading Bounce Back! 4 Tips To Rebuild Following A Low Blow

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Strength In God Giving Confidence

I could feel my throat getting tight as I held the mic. My heart was pumping out of my chest. It's wasn't just the fact that I had on some stiletto heels that had my knees shaking, but it was the fear of what if I messed this up. I love music, and I've been… Continue reading The Strength In God Giving Confidence

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, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

One Call Away: Consulting With Our Primary Source

We have so many ways to connect with others in the digital age through text, video chat, cell phones, and social media to share the ongoings of things happening within our lives. It's great to have others to connect with to call on for matters, but may we never forget to consult with our Heavenly… Continue reading One Call Away: Consulting With Our Primary Source

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, Family Matters, Fatherhood

My Full Time Dad: Honoring Single Fathers

Most men if faced with the arduous task of being a single father would flee the scene at any given moment. My father, Archie Gaines was called to do it, and he stepped up to the plate. He is a strong believer in the fact that a man should take care of his family no… Continue reading My Full Time Dad: Honoring Single Fathers

Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

The Other New Year: My After 30 Vibe

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

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Purge The Grudge: Steps Towards Healing And Forgiveness

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

Mom Motivation & Empowerment

7 Places to Find Inspiration When Fighting Blogger’s Block!đź’™

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!đź’™

Mom Motivation & Empowerment

Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

Minimarie Andrews

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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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

Being Authentic, Friendship, Journeys In Motherhood

Odd Mom Out

Motherhood can be a bit tricky when it comes down to building relationships due the the juggling act of our many responsibilities, family dynamics, our children's personalities, and not to mention our own makeup in disposition. In truth, not every mom fits into the stock image of the motherhood girlfriend subgroups. We find ourselves identifying… Continue reading Odd Mom Out

Being Authentic, Self Care, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Chains Are Broken

The chains that have us bound aren't linked to a forever status of our circumstances unless we choose to accept defeat in being locked bound in forever turmoil. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Psalms 107 : 14 NIV "My It's Dark" The first thing my 5… Continue reading The Chains Are Broken

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/

Being Authentic, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core

Jealous and envy aren't the easiest subjects to discuss in self reflection. You'll find thousands of quotes online that are more focused on handling jealousy when it's more directed towards us instead of when it's coming from the inside . Yet, if we're honest many of would have to admit that we've battled the gut… Continue reading Unveiling The Green Eyed Monster: Knocking Envy At It’s Core

Family Management, Family Matters

Family First : 6 Tips For Busy Families

My grandmother shared with me that years ago the words "busy" and "family" would've never been used within the same sentence. My mother would chime in to say," Well these are different times!" My have times changed with many families struggling to find balance in caring, providing, and maintaining to the best of their abilities… Continue reading Family First : 6 Tips For Busy Families

Being Authentic, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Martyr Servants

Many of us give of ourselves in various roles and capacities. We were created as believers through living discipleship to worship, serve, and for purpose for God. When we give of ourselves in any capacity we should do so freely, in love, with a pure heart, sound mind, and with genuine intentions. Our giving of… Continue reading Martyr Servants

Being Authentic, Embracing Joy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Gift Of Goodbye

The journey of life will bring about many connections in relationships. There will be some relationships that will last a lifetime, but there will be other relationships in which God will deem that have ran their course. The "gift of goodbye" allows you to take in each encounter as a blessing or lesson from God… Continue reading The Gift Of Goodbye

Autism Support & Awareness, Friendship

My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism

Our twin daughters may have a slight difference in appearance due to being fraternal, but they've never allowed any of their differences to separate them in connecting close as sisters. One of the best lessons we've learned as a family in communicating effectively with our autistic daughter, Paris is through observation of the relationship she… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper : A Sibling Connection Beyond Autism