You often hear folks say that no two pregnancies and no two children are the same. As a mom of two, I can say the only true similarity in my pregnancies was that both of my children were premies and both were early c-sections due to high blood pressure from Preeclampsia. However, from the beginning … Continue reading Breastfeeding 2 kids has been an experience: Here’s 5 important lessons I learned
This past Sunday, one of my closest friends hosted the first of what will become many 3rd Sunday Ladies Brunch's. The idea came during one of our daily morning phone calls on my way to drop the kids off and work. We were discussing how there was a need for once a month to … Continue reading The power of Brunch and Sisterhood
Have you ever wanted to do something but you were afraid of what people would think or how it would be received? I've always been the person to talk myself out of things because fear dictates a lot of my decisions, but this time was going to be different. I had made a bucket list … Continue reading 3 years ago today I took a risk & it was the best risk of my life : Happy Anniversary “Sliding into Motherhood”
Throughout my life, I have never been good with expressing my emotions. I either spill them out all over the place in a full meltdown or I suppress them and just sink into silence. I have always struggled with the in between. It is because of this struggle that I found myself on the mental … Continue reading Learning to compromise without compromising my mental health
Long before I began my motherhood journey I knew exactly the type of mother that I wanted to be. While my mother, grandmothers, and aunts set a good example, I knew there were things about their parenting style that were different from what I idealized would make me the perfect mom. In no way does … Continue reading Hey Super Mom, Stop looking for the validation of others to tell you how great you are !
Early on a Friday morning, I called one of my friends to get her advice on a business move I was looking to make in the year 2020. Before I could even finish my long drawn out speech of why I should not take this business risk, she had already cut me off. "This needs … Continue reading Your vision is only as clear as the manifestation you speak into existence
Have you ever stopped to check out fun facts about trees? Odd question? We are surrounded by trees of all different sizes, colors, and shapes every day of our lives and I can guarantee you most of us have never stopped to ponder upon the great wonders of these living plants. These are some of … Continue reading The New Year isn’t about Resolutions, It’s About Growth
With the passing of my Granny, our family was tasked with making arrangements to travel from VA to LA. If you are unfamiliar with this trip, driving takes about 16 hours non-stop and 18 hours with stops included. As a mother who has made a 13 hour car trip with both of my children driving … Continue reading Acquired lessons when traveling with 2 kids under 6
Have you ever heard young adults argue over who was Mom’s favorite? If you ever sit in a room with me and my two siblings then you will hear us debate back and forth about this constantly. My mother always gets upset because I’m her mind there is no such thing as favorites. Although all … Continue reading Motherly Balance is Key to Strong Sibling Relationships
Main photo (Granny, MawMaw, Mom, Me 8 years ago) Did you know every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops dementia and/or Alzheimer's disease? Ranked the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S, over 5.8 million Americans are currently living with this disease. "Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder. The disease … Continue reading The unmatched strength of a woman – A Tribute to Dorothy B.