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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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!