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

Healing Through Words

Cierra Arnold was indeed “on her own,” coping with the inevitable practical issues and, more important, with the profoundly emotional ones. What to do, how to react, reaching out again into the world—struggling to create a new reality for herself while clinging to memories of the past. Her focus is on her own roller-coaster experiences, … Continue reading Healing Through Words

Alcohol Used To Be a Friend of Mine

Growing up I always despised the smell of alcohol. I had an uncle who used to over indulge and always smelled like a brewery. Periodically my father would try to hang with my uncle, but after one beer he was down for the count. Witnessing and smelling this made me wonder why anyone would dare … Continue reading Alcohol Used To Be a Friend of Mine

Back Off My Kid, Please And Thank You

"So let me help you, let's find a strategy that allows my child to get the best out of his educational experience without creating stress for us all." I am chilling at work last Thursday and my coworker tells me I have a phone call and "it's important".  I answer the phone thinking its work … Continue reading Back Off My Kid, Please And Thank You

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

In The City- Southern Belle Farm

Living in the Atlanta, you are caught between two lives- life in the city and life in the country. Easily within fifteen minutes, you could be in the country. We took a trip out to McDonough to Southern Belle Farm. Not sure what we would find, we were pleasantly delighted to find so much fruit. … Continue reading In The City- Southern Belle Farm

Michelle Obama- Mom, Wife, First Lady, Mentor

Listening to Mrs. Michelle Obama speak is inspirational, heart-warming, and just simply awesome. She has a distinct persona and voice. She wears her heart on her sleeve. As First Lady Michelle Obama prepares to make her exit from the White House, I’m proud to say she has inspired me to be the best version of … Continue reading Michelle Obama- Mom, Wife, First Lady, Mentor

That’s Just My Baby Momma

"At some point you have to get yourself together for you and your children and become an admired lady; show these other young mother’s how to handle these situations like a boss!" All relationships can be challenging from time to time, adding a baby momma to the mix can make the relationship very challenging. First you … Continue reading That’s Just My Baby Momma