The Panic Room

  I've been a worrier my entire life. I can't remember a time that I didn't worry. I'm always thinking, pondering, mind always spinning. To some point that has served me. My imagination and creativity benefits. Everything else does not. I'm often tired, exhausted, and easily irritated by people. Most people don't outwardly see that … Continue reading The Panic Room

Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

"The new norm for me is to make Hilda a priority so that I can have the energy to give to my loved ones and be at my best." This time of year parents all over the country are starting to get to that point where exhaustion is starting to set in. The demands of … Continue reading Summer Vacation Countdown & Why I Am Od’ing on Self Care

Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

My kids are 13 and 6. So I don’t have to tell you how much “stuff” we accumulate around the house. If there are not a thousand small stuffed animals, then there are an ever growing collection of Legos. And just when I think I cleaned up all of the Legos, I find some small … Continue reading Spring Cleaning…How I Declutter (Or Maybe Not)

Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

  My son just turned thirteen. He has been dreaming of being a teenager since he was about four. At four, he was diagnosed with a speech and learning disorder, which later turned into a diagnosis on the Autism spectrum. Unsure what that meant, his father and I trudged ahead. My son was one of … Continue reading Thank God For Small Steps: The Makings of a Social Butterfly

11 Years Of Silence- Why Did I Not Exist In My Marriage?

"No matter where you go, you are what you are player, And you can try to change but that's just the top layer Man, you was who you was before you got here....." ~Public Service Announcement, Jay-z   I did a project on human nature back in college. We had to ask a parent about … Continue reading 11 Years Of Silence- Why Did I Not Exist In My Marriage?

It’s Been Six Months Already…..

Confession: I started CLS in the midst of a lot of change in my life. My marriage was ending, I was suddenly a single mother of two kids with challenges, and I had minimal support. I had to quickly figure out everything on my own. It was not at all where I expected to be … Continue reading It’s Been Six Months Already…..

Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

"If people are going to see me on social media, I want people to see my real life, the good, bad, and ugly of it all because human perfection is not beautiful, it's a lie." I gotta give it to Alicia Keys.  It takes character to decide to ditch make up in an industry as … Continue reading Social Media Authenticity: The reason I didn’t have my husband remove the unflattering pic of me on his FB page

Life and the Pursuit of Happiness 

"I am not defined by my ability to find a husband, have children, or by the number of degrees I have." I remember when I was little and my friends and I would play fun games.  These games were fun but gave me some insight about how my life will be one day. The fortune … Continue reading Life and the Pursuit of Happiness 

To My Daughter

I know that I'm not the only one that gets emotional over their kids, often for no reason at all! My children are truly a blessing to me and I am forever grateful that God saw fit to make me a mom. I literally wrote this on the spur of the moment while in the … Continue reading To My Daughter

African-American Woman, Mom, Wife, Military Nurse- Success With Wanda Parks

An entrepreneur, wealth and wellness coach, Wanda Parks is living her life to the fullest. As a Registered Nurse, Mrs. Parks is passionate about transforming people lives by teaching and coaching in spirituality; physical, mental, and social well-being, and financial wealth. Wanda is superwoman. She’s a wife, mom, grandmother, career coach, and a military nurse. … Continue reading African-American Woman, Mom, Wife, Military Nurse- Success With Wanda Parks