Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act, The Little Things That Count

Carving One On One Time When You’re A Mom with Multiple Children

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

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Don’t Be Hard To Help

I have two children who are fiercely independent in being strong willed. My son and daughter duo have an age gap of eight years apart, yet they similarly take pride in saying, "I got it Mom" in most scenarios. There are times that it's obvious that they both need a helping hand on separate occassions… Continue reading Don’t Be Hard To Help

Friendship, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

One of my dearest friends asked if it would be okay to get my girls for a visit to give me a little time to myself. I knew she had her own brood of four kiddos under the age of six herself, and I hesitated in not wanting to be a burden. We sat in… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

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

Being Authentic, Friendship, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Women and Moms Who Inspire

Women IN Purpose : Soul Sisters Of Service

I have always admired women who were privileged to connect in sharing a vision of service through partnership."Women who empower women," is not just a catch phrase it's the life's work within the mission of  Jennie Walker and Patrice Canty's purpose for Women IN Purpose.

Being Authentic, Family Matters, Fatherhood

Grandpa’s Girl

My grandfather and I shared a very close connection. I was his riding buddy, and he was my trusted source of comforting wisdom. We visited my grandparents everyday. Their home was like a second home for me even throughout adulthood. My grandfather was more like a father to me. My grandfather was my first best… Continue reading Grandpa’s Girl

Being Authentic, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

   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… Continue reading Life Lessons From My Sassy Strong -Willed Child  

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Children Can Teach Us The Greatest Example of The Forgiving Heart

Children are the best silent role models in showing the purest example of forgiveness. Their innocence allows them to see faults simply as a mere flub.Children see misunderstandings as an opportunity to communicate in expression than a dead end deal of no return of ending a friendship. They can fuss, pout, and have tears following… Continue reading Children Can Teach Us The Greatest Example of The Forgiving Heart

Being Authentic, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

Living With Anxiety : The Closeted Truth

People seem to be more open to understanding and acceptance when it comes down to illnesses that they can see in the physical form. There are those who live with a illness and a struggle hidden that the world can't physically see or have stigmas associated with, so it's hide in the closet out of fear of… Continue reading Living With Anxiety : The Closeted Truth

Mom Motivation & Empowerment

   10 Tips For Taking A Mental Health Break For Moms

I can feel it coming on when my mind and body are depleted from the balancing act of all the roles that I carry. I can be a bit out of sorts on the days my husband has an unexpected sickle cell crisis in being admitted the hospital, and I have to navigate the arrangements… Continue reading    10 Tips For Taking A Mental Health Break For Moms

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Breaking Through Bitterness 

   Motherhood has taught me a lot about grace and forgiveness. I take this journey day by day, and I've had my share of mistakes in parenting. My children have had their share of mistakes from spills, interactions with their siblings, and don't get me started with what my twin toddlers have done with crayons… Continue reading Breaking Through Bitterness 

Family Matters, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Balancing Act

Brown Sugar Baby : Fostering Confidence and Positive Self Esteem In Our Daughters

As parents we can't change what society or the media deems as beautiful. We can only share with our children regardless of gender the meaning of what true beauty is from the inside out. I don't want my daughters to just to see themselves as beautiful; I want them to see everyone as beautiful. I pray that in some way as I embrace my inner beauty as a woman that my girls will grow in appreciation in walking fully in confidence knowing who they are inside and out.

Family Management, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

Mom Has Had It Officially! : How To Keep Your Cool and Your Sanity 

We have to protect ourselves from taking on the martyr personality of doing everything and not holding anyone accountable ,yet feeling resentful inside of bearing such an impractical nuisance. No, we are not trying to be an warden over a prison facility. Be that as it may, a mother shouldn't feel anyway convicted for wanting the best for her family especially with the acute understanding that everyone can partake in the shared order of peace.

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

No More Rebounds

    Rebound relationships and instant commitments made from the haste of a broken heart are dangerous for your spiritual and emotional well being. These relationships from the start are built on a shaky foundation of unresolved issues. Many times we seek the comfort in rebound relationships as a temporary fix from hurt, pain, anger, and… Continue reading No More Rebounds

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, Women and Moms Who Inspire

She Was Made with Gail Lee Gardner: Mom On The Move

I got a chance to interview and chat with Gail Lee Gardner, the founder of She Was Made. Gail uses her platform to encourage women to live a life full of purpose through determination. She shares "Live" video chats about her own personal life by living the example of what she speaks. She keeps it real, honest, and direct which makes her approach even more welcoming for all women to connect to her message. She's also a single mother of two active boys. We had a chance to share on the topics of living life with purpose, parenting as a single mother, the challenges of dating as a single mother, beauty tips, and more.

Co-parenting, Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

 12 Ways to  Co-Parent With Peace

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. Constant disagreements and tension in conflict… Continue reading  12 Ways to  Co-Parent With Peace

Family Management, Journeys In Motherhood, Marriage and Family, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Purpose Filled Mommy, The Balancing Act

 In Sickness & In Health: Living & Coping With A Spouse Who Has A Chronic Illness

There's a verse in the traditional Western culture of our vows that states "In sickness and in health."  Many couples before eagerly replying back in reponse while gazing in their lover's eyes think of that phrase as two elderly people holding hands. Apply that same statement as two young adults, completing grad school, with four… Continue reading  In Sickness & In Health: Living & Coping With A Spouse Who Has A Chronic Illness

Friendship

Coping And Healing From A Friend Breakup In Love

No one enters a friendship with the intentions of it ever dissolving. We have cute little phrases as BFF, my girly girl, homegirl, or even deeper than that we call one another sisters. In reality friendships come and go.We hate to say that, but it's true. We hate to feel the pain of losing someone… Continue reading Coping And Healing From A Friend Breakup In Love

Being Authentic, Embracing Joy, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

This Joy I Have: Learning How To Embrace Joy!

   There was a song from my childhood that my late cousin Jerry would sing with a wide smile at our little family church in the back woods of Georgia entitled " This Joy I Have." The lyrics of the song resonates in my heart as loud as Jerry would sing having our  little church… Continue reading This Joy I Have: Learning How To Embrace Joy!