It's essential for parents of autistic children to connect with other parents with similar stories who can be of support, a listening ear without judgement, and be of encouragement. I found that in meeting Cre Stokes, who is a fellow autism mom. She was inspired by a photo shoot with her daughter Harmony to organize… Continue reading Defying The Odds Of Autism with Cre Stokes
Our new playground in the backyard is a hit for the kids. It motivates them to put their tablets down, go outside, and play. It's especially a hit for the twins. They are small enough to enjoy it swinging without putting the fear of life in us as parents like our eldest two in making… Continue reading “Mama, Can You Push Me? “
Bubbly personalities have an intriguing appeal to most in being friendly, perky, contagiously happy, and very optimistic. I've been told that I have a bubbly personality, for which I take as a compliment. There's another side in having a bubbly personality that can feel daunting in perception with accommodating everyone else's behavioral needs, expectations, and… Continue reading Don’t Burst Your Bubble: The Other Side Of Bubbly Personalities
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
There are somethings in life that you can't fake it until you make it and confidence within truly loving yourself is one them. I truly feel that confident parents who have a true understanding of God's calling for their lives and who are secure with themselves raise children who in turn are the same. I… Continue reading Tough Love : You Can’t Fake Self- Love & Confidence
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!
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.
We have the innate ability as women and mothers to pour into others in giving support, encouragement, and comfort through love. We must keep a healthy balance of sharing our love towards others as we do in showing love for ourselves by embracing self-love.
I have always admired women who were privileged to connect in sharing a vision of service through partnership."Women who empower women," is not just a catch phrase it's the life's work within the mission of Jennie Walker and Patrice Canty's purpose for Women IN Purpose.
My family and I shared our first experience breaking away from the usual chain hotel routine, and we discovered a lovely bed and breakfast in our local city. The Painted Lady Bed & Breakfast located in Augusta, Georgia has all the comforts of home, the elegance of the Victorian era, great hospitality, and an elective flair filled with southern charm.
I've learned through some rough patches in experiences that life is a balance of life giving and life draining situations that as a mother it's essential to recognize in being able to be at your best to give of your best.
There maybe seasons in our lives where we feel lost in confusion in questioning who we are as believers, perplexed within a our role as women, and shaky in knowing our true purpose on earth. We balance so many roles as women within our families, relationships, career, friendships, and other areas in our lives that pose daily tests in which we have to be strong in being fearless through Christ in overcoming saying boldly," I know who I am !"
Motivation for when were having one of those rough days.
We’ve all had those days where things simply put us in a big funk. It reminds me of the author Judith Viorst’s children’s book “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” For some reason our hair didn’t come out right despite our prep efforts. The children seem to be on level 5 alert at home with energy, or they are staring at you like you’re speaking martian. We planned it all out, but we couldn’t do all that we initially planned for in our day. Matter of fact ,we were not even close! Our car decided of all days to choose this day to give us trouble. “Oh No,” here comes our toxic co-worker with one more layer of drama or shady comment. Not to mention, we gave several reminders, but the one chore that we asked to be done to make our day a little…
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Every mother's situation is different in regards to making the decision to not be the primary guardian of having her child live full- time in her home. I never thought that I would've made the difficult decision as a mother for our son to live with his father, but it was a decision that actually benefited our son immensely while strengthening our relationship.
Every year our children look forward to the M.L.K. parade that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We live in the historic area in our city that host the parade literally down our neighborhood's block. We bring our lawn chairs, blankets when needed, and plastic bags to fill to the rim with the candy that… Continue reading Living The Dream: Celebrating The Legacy of Dr. King As A Family
Author, Elizabeth Grissett Daniels' book " Kicking the Step Out Of Mom" debunks the stigmas associated with the women in our lives we call stepmoms, and she gives encouraging guidance for women in blending families in how to be loving mothers while navigating as blended families . I had the pleasure to sit down with Elizabeth in sharing her prospective on helpful tips on the subjects of co-parenting peacefully and respectfully with mothers within blended families.
Let's take the plunge in recognizing our weak points in growing closer to God, having centered families, cultivating well-balanced relationships, and walking boldly in our purpose. It takes much courage in recognizing to make the active change regarding our shortcomings, but God sent his son as our Savior for hope in guiding us in following through.
I took a step back after the holidays to really look back at my life in reflecting on what all transpired in placing me where I am in this present time. Like everyone else I’ve had some amazing highs, but in truth there were some of the lowest of the lows in repeated cycles for which I knew I had to make a change. It may be weird to some, but cleaning is my therapy. I prefer to clean alone with my favorite inspirational music blasting while I am tackling the dirtiest of the dirtiest in some of the messy antics that my children make here at home. I need all the inspirational music I can when I take on the children’s bathroom! One day in particular while I was cleaning after a season of weird flip flops in growing my business, meeting new people in the whole “networking” scenario…
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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.
Times are changing in our society with the perception of how we view those living with autism. Many parents, educators, and caregivers see the amazing personalitys and skills of those with special needs. Check out this blog as we share our story of our daughter Paris, and how she changed our world for the better.
There seems to be more of a growth in awareness, openness, and acceptance with those living with autism. This makes me so excited as a parent with a beautiful autistic child in seeing finally as a society we are redefining our perception of those with special needs and autism! Many parents and teachers have long known the amazing lives of children with autism before the more recent popularity of focus. Many parents like myself kind of kept things close to home as families of their triumphs, challenges, personalities, and achievements within their disabilities of the safety of our walls. Social media along with many celebrities who are parents of children with special needs or who have come forward with being on the autistic spectrum have opened our eyes to redefining what we thought being “special needs” really was. My hope is that we continue to break down barriers, perceptions, and…
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