Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood

Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?

Motherhood can be pretty tricky for moms in carving some much needed alone time that has nothing to do with prepping and cleaning from the usual norm. My husband "kicked me out" of the house to have some much needed alone time. Yes, I was in desperate need of some alone time after sharing myself… Continue reading Mom’s Day Out!: What Do I Do?

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

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Who Can I Run To?

There was an old school song from the 90's that I would hear my mother play on the radio sung passionately by the R&B group Xscape entitled, "Who Can I Run To?" The song along with it's interpretation within it's lyrics were in reference to love. The question can also be applied in using discernment,… Continue reading Who Can I Run To?

Being Authentic, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Through Switch Ups & Shake Ups: You’re Covered

I recently went through a roller coaster season of extreme highs and the lowest of the blows. Roller coaster seasons are emotionally draining because there are so many switch ups and shake ups that you're trying to take in during a short period of time. It's in those unpredictable seasons that we must strengthen our… Continue reading Through Switch Ups & Shake Ups: You’re Covered

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood

Mama Bear : The Nuturing Child

There are some children that have a deeper level of care, compassion, and concern towards others. We have four children that display care towards their fellow siblings, but our daughter Paige has genuine attentiveness towards others. She is truly a "Mama Bear" with a nuturing spirit. She shares her naturally nuturing care to her friends,… Continue reading Mama Bear : The Nuturing Child

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

Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

Purpose Filled Mommy with Minimarie

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