I was like most parents during the early weeks of the pandemic in creating activities to keep my four children busy. I had a little more down time to reflect about life and family. It hit me how rushed we all had been balancing as I balanced life as a full-time teacher, school for them,… Continue reading Let Them Eat Cake!
I can't believe it! I'm only three years to forty. It's amazing how much life can flip in almost a decade in how our lives change drastically, our mindset matures, and what mattered so much in our early adulthood has became void in focusing on. I shared a moment with one of my closest friends… Continue reading Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That! : Motherhood Approaching 40 or Older
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
I'm a pretty transparent person admittedly. I've openly shared as a writer through my blog for a few years now about different aspects of my life from everyday experiences, motherhood, and more all with the hopes of encouraging others. However, for the first time I felt like the character "Elsa" in the movie Frozen with… Continue reading My Story Matters , Even If It’s Just For Myself
I must admit that there are some days where I feel on top of the world in growing into my own juggling life and kids. However, there were some periods in my life where I found myself soul searching in trying to cope through challenges in difficult seasons in understanding my true worth as a… Continue reading Knowing Your Worth : 12 Tips To Grow Your Inner Glow
Most of us can agree that there's a night and day difference between Mother's Day and Father's Day on a huge scale in reverence. There's a subtleness of walking on eggshells of what's appropriate to say or not to say unlike Mother's Day to not offend anyone, bring up bad memories, or to give credit… Continue reading Give Dads Credit : Let’s Not Neglect Father’s Day
I felt a mixed of emotions leading up to Mother's Day. I braced myself without holding on to any expectation leading up the holiday in knowing that it would be different. I pondered a few questions in my mind about single moms I've known, my own mother from growing up, and accepting my new norm… Continue reading What Do Single Moms Do On Mother’s Day?
My son and I have always shared a very close relationship. However, when my son transitioned to live with his aw with his 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… Continue reading Stay Connected : Tips For Non- Custodial Parents And Joint Custody Parenting
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.
Divorce has away of making people choose a side of who's the better parent in the equation.We spend thousands of dollars on attorneys and court fees in custody battles to prove which parent is more fit in being the primary guardian for the child (ren). I've always felt torn in split expectations, judgments,… Continue reading Good Parent Vs Bad Parent : The Unfair Comparison
Co-parenting is more common in our society with the growth of blended families. Some parents are able to unite in parenting efforts with no major problems. Many others including myself for a spell found co-parenting challenging at times. High conflict custody battles can be emotionally draining for both parents. Tension between two parents who refuse… Continue reading 12 Ways to Co-Parent With Peace