Living With Lupus : My Story of Hope

    There is no way to ignore the warm welcoming presence of Eboni Polite. Her smile has the ability to light up a room effortlessly. There is something however behind her lovely smile that Eboni according to the Lupus Foundation of America shares with 1.5 million others in the U.S. Eboni lives fighting the ongoing daily complications associated with…

Children Can Teach Us The Greatest Example of The Forgiving Heart

       Children are the best silent role models in showing the purest example of forgiveness. Their innocence allows them to see faults simply as a mere flub.Children see misunderstandings as an opportunity to communicate in expression than a dead end deal of no return of ending a friendship.    They can fuss, pout,…

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…

I Am Here & I Never Left!

  I looked at a few messages and texts from some friends and loved ones who shared how in desperate need they were for someone to talk to in sharing their doubts and troubles. I don’t judge them because I have as well had a few moments where I felt I needed to reach out…

   10 Tips For Taking A Mental Health Break For Moms

      I can feel it coming on when my mind and body is depleted from the balancing act of all the roles that I carry.  I can be a bit out of sorts on the days my husband has an unexpected sickle cell crisis in being emitted to the hospital, and I have to…

Breaking Through Bitterness 

   Motherhood has taught me a lot about grace and forgiveness. I take this journey day by day, and I’ve had my share of mistakes in parenting. My children have had their share of mistakes from spills, interactions with their siblings, and don’t get me started with what my twin toddlers have done with crayons…

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.

Mom Has Had It Officially! : How To Keep Your Cool and Your Sanity 

We have to protect ourselves from taking on the martyr personality of doing everything and not holding anyone accountable ,yet feeling resentful inside of bearing such an impractical nuisance. No, we are not trying to be an warden over a prison facility. Be that as it may, a mother shouldn’t feel anyway convicted for wanting the best for her family especially with the acute understanding that everyone can partake in the shared order of peace.

 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…

Mama’s Go to Items For Quick Fix Meals

   I made two completely different meals out of some leftovers and the family was in awe! Toward the end of the next grocery shopping day a mom has to do what she has to do. We know how to make it work for sure or grown up with women who knew how. Select your…

10 Things I want to teach my kids about choosing Friends

Originally posted on This Beautiful Life of Ours:
Surround yourself with people who care more about God’s opinion of them than other people’s opinion. Find those who intentionally reach out to others from within their “inner circle” and connect with them Surround yourself with people who are not obsessed with material possessions. Seek out those…

 Engaging In Learning With Your Autistic Toddler

   Learning is important for all children. Parents of autistic  children can engage in a variety of activities at home to strengthen academic success and competency. We as parents are our children’s first teachers. It can be complex with working with a special needs learner; however as parents we can’t be intimidated. All children love…