I told my little strong willed daughter to let it go after we walked to the car to leave our one on one walk after an incident on the playground when an impromptu playmate decided to act unfairly in a tag game they were playing together. My daughter kept looking back yelling," Not fair, you cheated!" I shared with her that it was just a game, and I advised her to move on. She couldn't help but look back with tears in being so upset continuing to repeat the same action until we made it to the car. There are times in our walk with God where some trivial action takes place that for the life of us we can't let it go in ruminating over the situation instead of moving forward.
I've learned a few life lessons from my plant babies that I hold dear in applying with my walk with God, my role as a mother, and my interactions with others.
I reminisce often about a paper my daughter wrote a few years back desperately wanting to visit the beach. She shared in her paper that if she could go anywhere in the world it would be seaside with her toes in the sand. She could hardly wait to the point that her anxiousness lead to… Continue reading We’re Going To The Beach! : Growing In Patience
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
My night senses have grown deeper in being in tune to awake when my twin daughter enters my room at night to run into my bed. It's usually after a bad dream that my sweet daughter Paris calls out "Mom" as her feet pitter -patter quickly through the dark to jump safely into the center… Continue reading A Safe Place
My mom comforted us with assurance when we all left home in branching out to the real world of adulthood with a short saying,"Remember, you have people." She shared in her southern accent that no matter what came our way, what challenges we faced, or what the future looked like that we had "people" in… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”
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
Every perfectionist or do it all by themselves mom will admit that we occasionally have a cringe moment when our children attempt to jump in to lend a helping hand. It's not like we don't want our children to help out, but our stubbornness in having things specifically our way can sometimes get the best… Continue reading Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience
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?
I would like to say that I'm a pretty chill mom, but I've had those moments where I struggled to unwind from the day. My mind seemed to race to the next household tasks at hand, tackling homework, figuring out dinner, what was left from work to complete with assignments, attempting to navigate missed calls,… Continue reading Relax Mom: The Premission To Unwind