I'm familiar with the phrase "Less is more",but I've noticed my children showing gratitude for the simplest gestures lately, and I needed that reference as a mom in not being so hard on myself sometimes. They're kids, so of course they'll have moments where because of lack of maturity they may take somethings for granted,… Continue reading Less Can Mean More Than You Think To Your Children
The strong friend is the go to person when you need advice, prayer, a pick me up, and just being around their energy gives us a sense of comfort. We can subconsciously place our friends or loved ones into subcategories to best fit our needs based on our admiration. We view those friends as the… Continue reading What About Our Strong Friend?
I've learned through age, maturity, and in carrying the balancing act of marriage, family, and a slew of interpersonal relationships built from other areas of my life the distinction of being alone and being lonely. The delicate understanding of acknowledging my combination of being both extroverted and introverted allows me to have an appreciation of… Continue reading The Difference In Being Alone And Being Lonely: Enjoying Alone Time
There are times as parents where we know our children may need a helping hand of assistance, and there are times where our children let us know that they can handle certain matters on their own. Sometimes our children take the bold courage in letting us know politely that they want to independently be assertive… Continue reading “I Got It Mom!” : Welcoming Your Child’s Independence
There are four notable seasons in a year, but the mere mention of autumn has my senses tingling in joy in anticipation of fall. I don't know if it's the slight change in temperature from summer's steamy wrath, the warm hues of fall leaves falling off the trees, or fall being the beginning prelude for… Continue reading Why I Love Fall Ya’ll! : Step Into The Joy Of Fall
"Faith, Family, and Friends" is now a catchy hashtag. I'm guilty of using the phrase often in my social media post as well. There are plenty of specialty stores that have" Faith, Family, & Friends"engraved on cups, potholders, aprons, curtains, and you name it on them. The three words are often synonymous in being grouped… Continue reading Faith, Family, And Friends: The Real Prospective
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: My Story with Micro Preemies