IT'S THE FREAKIN' WEEKEND, MOMMY'S!!!! I know this weekend is supposed to be extra special for the maternal role model but allow me -if you will- a moment to tell you why we are more than just a single recognized calendar day (that some of us try to stretch out over a couple of days … Continue reading Hey, hey, hey…It’s Mother’s Day!
Today's motivation is in honor of my son who gave me purpose 25 years ago. He exhibits this daring, free spirit that confuses and wows me all at once. Where I am introverted and-as he reminds me regularly-less festive (ok he says NOT festive at all but...), he is extroverted and will celebrate the alphabet … Continue reading A Special Motivation Because Today Is Not Just Monday
Let me get started on my next blog post. ...OH LOOK, a Facebook notification! That is the story of my life! It amazes me at how fast I can get side-tracked and go from having a list of 10 things to do to still having a list of 10 things to do all within a … Continue reading Some Days I’m Like Finding Dory
The family unit has undergone so many structural changes over the years. The traditional mother/father/children household structure has transitioned, for many, to include stepparents and stepchildren. For those who have undergone the ritual of blending a family, you know all-too-well, the importance of preparing the home team for the new teammates. If you're successful you … Continue reading Blended Families: The Brady Bunch of today.
Everyone can agree that any house with children is a busy one. There's no shortage of laundry, mess, or noise. On one of my late night up alone excursions (anytime you find time to be alone when you have children is like going on an excursion), I had some time to think. The house was … Continue reading Your Home is the Holder of a Myriad of Memories
Finally got a chance to see Almost Christmas and I loved it! Aside from it being reminiscent of a Soul Food/This Christmas hybrid, the casting was the perfect recipe for endless laughs and foolery. Just in case you haven't seen it, I'll try not to spoil it for you but I do recommend it! Check … Continue reading Spending the Holiday with Family
This past weekend was absolutely amazing! I celebrated my one-year wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve at my favorite restaurant, The Melting Pot and brought in the New Year with my family. I can remember, not so long ago, when New Years Eve signified party time. I wanted to hang out, have a drink or … Continue reading A Happy Family New Year
A quick check-in as another week is nearing it's end. Sundays are notorious for being church, laundry, house cleaning, big meal cooking, sports watching or do nothing all day kind of days because the new week - be it a work week, school week or homemaker week - is about to begin. Regardless of what … Continue reading Choosing to be Better
Yesterday I had the opportunity to speak with the husband of a woman who had recently passed away. This was my first time ever speaking with him but I immediately felt a connection. He wasn't sad about her passing. In fact, he was happy to share feelings about his wife's life and death as well … Continue reading Through the Looking Glass
I never cease to be amazed at the foolishness that travels the lines of media across the world. By now you may have heard about the Moroccan TV show that aired a tutorial to teach women who have been victimized at the hands of their domestic abusers how to apply makeup to cover their bruises. … Continue reading Domestic Violence