I love books! Books were a great escape for me as child to explore the world around me. I wanted to afford my children the opportunity to have that same passion for reading here at home. My mother instilled in my siblings and I the importance of reading, but as a former homeschooling mom and… Continue reading 6 Simple Ways To Encourage Home Literacy As A Family
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.
It was the last week of camp for my morning class for which I taught music and movement. I wanted to do something special for my morning large group class of diverse ages. They were always so enthusiastically willing to participate in whatever I taught them. I decided to give them a little certificate… Continue reading Awarded From The Start
Many people think that it takes the most extravagant of moments to make children's hearts smile. It's actually the little things that make a world of difference in memories to share as a family. There are times when I look back at fond memories of my childhood for which I don't think about… Continue reading It’s The Little Things That Count
I looked at a few messages and texts from some friends and loved ones who shared how in desperate need they were for someone to talk to in sharing their doubts and troubles. I don't judge them because I have as well had a few moments where I felt I needed to reach out… Continue reading I Am Here & I Never Left!
The words that we use towards our children have the power to build them up, or they can break their spirits in tearing them down. I can remember growing up being teased by my aunts about my busty esthetic, my short kinky hair, and "funny" colored brown skin (meaning I didn't fit in being… Continue reading Words Hurt & They Last: Covering Our Words Toward Our Children
Learning is important for all children. Parents of autistic children can engage in a variety of activities at home to strengthen academic success and competency. We as parents are our children's first teachers. It can be complex with working with a special needs learner; however as parents we can't be intimidated. All children love… Continue reading Engaging In Learning With Your Autistic Toddler
Busy Bee personalities are here, there, and everywhere. They refuse to focus on the development of cultivating healthy relationships, careers, and they move from place to place. They are in and out of projects never really making a significant achievement or mark in either. Their need to feel important or to prove self-worth… Continue reading Help For The Busy Bee
There's no greater connection with the Heavenly Father than growing within your spiritual life in developing your own personal relationship with God through prayer, study, and reflection. Don't get me wrong corporate worship is important, but we can venture deeper by studying the word for ourselves. We can pause in reflection on those words to digest them not just in thought, but we can digest them within our spirit.
We all have our preferences within social interactions and personalities that we feel more comfortable with. I personally feel discovering your tribe goes way deeper than that of surface connections. A true mutual connection of a genuine bond goes beyond the depths of human separation of race, religion, gender, and that of social… Continue reading Finding Your Tribe
There will be days when the soul just needs to have a release. I am a naturally smiley person, and I have always been that way. There are times though were the soul yearns for a deep cleansing cry for which afterwards I feel no shame. It's like a weight has been lifted. A… Continue reading The Tears Flowed Down
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
The hurricane season hit the southeast region pretty hard. Hurricane Matthew did a lot of damage to the Georgia and South Carolina coastal regions. We had many people to enter our city to evacuate from the hurricane for an abrupt relocation from their homes for shelter that had to wait it out at local high schools temporarily.… Continue reading Twins Serving For Purpose
More moms would consider breastfeeding as their first option if they had more support and understanding. Families would feel like breastfeeding is as natural as the air we breath if breastfeeding was more supported in open acceptance. The book Mommy Breastfeeds Me written by Amanda Porter helps children and families with giving insight from a… Continue reading Mommy Breastfeeds Me with Author Amanda Porter: Breastfeeding Advocacy & Support
I look back in awe daily on the strides that our twin daughters have made in their fight to make it. The twins'unexpected births with the uncertainty that the doctors shared with us of the uphill battle of babies born so early at only 24 weeks was gut wrenching for any parent to digest.… Continue reading Double Blessings And Strengthening Faith: Our Story with Micro Preemies
There comes a point when how you truly feel in the inside starts affecting those around you on the outside. Those who are the closest to you feel it the most when you're at your best or at your worst especially your family. I saw myself at a very unhappy, unsettling, and low point at… Continue reading Happy Life Happy Parenting
Children have away of teaching us in their own way without saying a word. I can remember awhile back my husband came home with a large box from work. I placed it simply on the countertop. I didn't know what to do with, and I thought of it like a eyesore in our home.… Continue reading Thinking Outside Of The Box:
I promised myself that this year I was going to take advantage of seeing the 7 Wonders of Georgia some how or some way. Who knew that it was actually 7 Wonders of Georgia to discover? Well if you didn't know like me we discovered it together! I enjoy being in nature; I… Continue reading Seize The Moment
Family meetings are a great way for each member of the family to connect even more in being on one accord. It allows parents to share new and upcoming changes with their children. Family meetings allow each member of the family to share their concerns, and it allows parents especially to breakdown their expectations for… Continue reading Family Meeting Time
I remember our side eyed connection that we shared growing up as children when we were both laughing from the inside about something. We definitely wouldn't share our inside joke outwardly from the fear of getting into trouble by our mother from our father's hilarious antics at the dinner table for our annual Friday night family… Continue reading Frick & Frack : A Forever Bond