Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land

It was a hot muggy July day on a Georgia summer in 2005. I was in my third trimester expecting my first child driving my old 86' Hatch Honda Civic heading up a country back road with my car packed full of boxes from my old apartment as I was preparing to embark on a… Continue reading A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land

Mom Motivation And Empowerment

Six Traits Of Confident Moms

I have learned that being a confident mom has nothing to do with perfection or implying it in effort. Growing as a confident mom is an inside job that takes self initiative. The women that we deem to be confident moms shouldn't be women that we feel are superior, emulate to compare, or feel jealous of.  We can be inspired by these women rather than intimated in taking our place within the walls of our own homes in loving, caring, and raising our children to grow in confidence for ourselves.

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Survivor’s Guilt: The Other Side Of Overcoming Adversity

There's nothing like hearing the triumph of a hero's story from battle. Those of us who grew up reading superhero comic books counted on the illustrations to tell the story of how our famed heroes defeated the mighty hands of their adversaries. If you're like my kids and I who oftentimes watch the mega superhero… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt: The Other Side Of Overcoming Adversity

Mom Motivation And Empowerment

12 Things Moms Should Never Feel Guilty About

 It's important for us to recognize our role as mothers in authority, protection, care, and freedom to know that there are some things we should never feel guilty about. It's essential for us to humbly in assertiveness own our unique motherhood journey in releasing unwarranted guilt meant to cause shame, judgement, comparisons, and pressures of… Continue reading 12 Things Moms Should Never Feel Guilty About

Mom Motivation And Empowerment

When God Closes The Door

I have precious memories of playing in my grandparents' front yard. I would often make mud pies decorating festively with leaves from their bushes. My grandparents were pretty relaxed about me playing in the front yard by recycling pie pans for me to use for my culinary mud pie experience. However, the rule of keeping… Continue reading When God Closes The Door

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants

My teenage son and my tiny seven year old love to race. My son looks like an absolute giant lined up to his tiny seven year old sister. I admire how she boldly stands right beside him at the start of the race with a sense of determination in her eyes to make it undefeated… Continue reading Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

You’re Better Than That : Growing In Accountability

There's a distinct moment in every parent's life where we observe our children acting in disobedience from the lessons we instilled in them for the better. We are disappointed in their behavior because we know we gave them from the best of our knowledge instruction to act better because we see the best in them.… Continue reading You’re Better Than That : Growing In Accountability

Journeys In Motherhood

Motherhood & Self- Acceptance: Owning Your Journey

My motherhood journey has truly been an experience with growing in self-acceptance. I am finally at a place in owning my identity within my motherhood journey without holding the weight of comparisons, embracing changes despite it's complexities, and offering the gift of grace in every step I take within it's daily occurrences within my family.… Continue reading Motherhood & Self- Acceptance: Owning Your Journey

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

Knowing What Really Matters

There's much sadness and uncertainty with COVID-19 sweeping through our cities disrupting our norms of every day life. The one thing that has kept me grounded through it all is keeping what matters to me the most at my center focus of growing my faith, strengthening our family, and adopting a deeper level of gratitude… Continue reading Knowing What Really Matters

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding, The Little Things That Count

Taking Care Of Home : Getting Your House In Order

The onset of Spring always brings my senses to tingling in anticipation of doing some needed home repairs and organizing. Our family along with the rest of the nation received an earlier than expected spring break when for health concerns it was mandated for all schools, most businesses, and other institutions to close temporarily to… Continue reading Taking Care Of Home : Getting Your House In Order

Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair

It's not a week that goes by as a mother when I don't hear one of my children mutter the words " That's not fair." My students will openly share with their classmates, and they will share whole group in class about situations that they deem as unfair passionately with fellow peers nodding in agreement.… Continue reading Trusting God When Life Seems Unfair

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Self Care, The Balancing Act

Learning How To Be Good To Yourself

How good are you to yourself? Is taking care of yourself selfish? Sometimes as women and moms we can feel a little guilty when putting our needs first before others in feeling like it's a self-absorbed act. I'm slowly recognizing how equally important it is to devote care to being good to myself as it… Continue reading Learning How To Be Good To Yourself

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

All Love : Celebrating Valentine’s Day With The Kids

Valentine's Day has always been a special day for me since childhood in expression of love. My children are always excited each year with receiving their sweetheart cards from friends at school, having a call from their Grandma, and they don't ask for nothing extravagant from me concerning the holiday. Last year, I shared my… Continue reading All Love : Celebrating Valentine’s Day With The Kids

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Lord will Fight For You

I can remember an old childhood saying, "Handle my lightweight" in playing teasing neighborhood games. It didn't take long for the years leading up to adulthood to sink in where I encountered real battles to fight, and I couldn't use my on strength in fighting the battles that faced me alone. The Lord can handle… Continue reading The Lord will Fight For You

Journeys In Motherhood, The Balancing Act, The Little Things That Count

Carving One On One Time When You’re A Mom with Multiple Children

The limited time in a day with caring for multiple children of different ages seems to lack much flexibility when it comes down to carving out one on one time per child. I'm a mother of four. I can relate to many mothers who have multiple children the challenge in squeezing in individualized quality time… Continue reading Carving One On One Time When You’re A Mom with Multiple Children

Mom Motivation And 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

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

I've always admired in full regards the character trait of meekness. I found myself as a chronic people pleaser who despised any form of conflict struggling at times on how to differentiate between meekness and my inner warrior spirit. I've gained through age, experiences, and spiritual maturity more of a clarity in understanding my inner… Continue reading Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

Mom Motivation And Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

My six year old daughter has tugged my attention for two weeks about her loose tooth. She's discovered the magic of the tooth fairy, and she loves to buy her own stuff at a nearby Dollar Tree, so she's eager to have the tooth gone. Payton has gone as far to ask me to pull… Continue reading Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

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