I was always told my great grandmother Addie Sue was a true character in personality. One of her most famous quotes that has been passed down throughout the family as being told by my mother was," Give me my flowers now while I can smell them, and not when I 'm gone." I never met… Continue reading Thanks For The Flowers Now!
It was a hot muggy July day on a Georgia summer in 2005. I was in my third trimester expecting my first child driving my old 86' Hatch Honda Civic heading up a country back road with my car packed full of boxes from my old apartment as I was preparing to embark on a… Continue reading A Mother’s Tears : Heal Our Land
My teenage son and my tiny seven year old love to race. My son looks like an absolute giant lined up to his tiny seven year old sister. I admire how she boldly stands right beside him at the start of the race with a sense of determination in her eyes to make it undefeated… Continue reading Giants Fall : Victory Over Personal Giants
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
There's much sadness and uncertainty with COVID-19 sweeping through our cities disrupting our norms of every day life. The one thing that has kept me grounded through it all is keeping what matters to me the most at my center focus of growing my faith, strengthening our family, and adopting a deeper level of gratitude… Continue reading Knowing What Really Matters
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
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 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
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.