• Children,  Family,  Goal Setting,  Journey,  Life,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Womanhood

    Single Moms: An Ode To You and My Reflection

    Over the weekend I saw a post on Facebook about an act of kindness a man did for a single mother who couldn’t afford more than a happy meal for her young son, not able to even get herself a .99 cent hamburger, yet noticeably hungry. I know many stories on Facebook these days are part of the “fake news” circuit…

  • Journey,  Life,  Travel,  Womanhood

    NYC: Not Your Average Girls Trip

    Last week I was fortunate enough to experience a girls trip to NYC with my mother-in-law and sister-in-laws. Let me tell you… it was not your average girl’s trip to the big apple, aka the “city that never sleeps,” in which we did very little of indeed. When we first started researching and planning our trip to NYC, we of…

  • Children,  Family,  Journey,  Life

    1930: A Year Worth Remembering

            We had the honor of celebrating my grandfather’s birthday yesterday… how lucky am I to have my grandfather still, alive, and well… only, he’s sort of missing. You see, my grandfather has dementia and as you may know by the clinical term, his memory is failing, disappearing into the distance, further and further away. I wonder…

  • Children,  Journey,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Womanhood

    Bubble: Burst it!

    Burst your own bubble! Not the happy kind (we like those)… I am talking more about the kind of bubble that we all seem to find shelter in, our comfort zone, otherwise known as the place that we find safety and security. Why do we tend to stay in our comfort zones? Me, I find that it’s safer and quieter…

  • Journey,  Motherhood,  Womanhood

    She: Little Miss Everything

    She. Lately I have been observing and thinking more in depth as I notice an expression or the disposition of the women surrounding me. I have seen pain, exhaustion, worry, fear, happiness, love, and this sort of mysterious wonder. I look in the mirror and at times I don’t recognize the person staring back at me. I see the fine…

  • Children,  Goal Setting,  Journey,  Motherhood,  Parenting,  Womanhood

    Be Selfish: It’s Okay

    It’s been a bit since my last post… I’ve thought daily of posts and had every intention, however, I found myself taking a little “me time” instead. Here’s what I learned: There is absolutely no one responsible for your well-being, happiness, place in life, thoughts, feelings, and all things in between but YOU! It’s that cliché we have all heard…

  • Journey

    Ego: the ugly (non)truth

    I think one of the hardest things in the world is to wrangle in our thoughts and transform them, especially when they are negative! It is much easier to drown than it is to float… I’m not sure why that is really? It feel so good to float… euphoric. We don’t like to wallow in self-pity, we can’t stand it…

  • Journey,  Recipe

    Dirt: how do you handle yours?

    Have you ever found yourself in sort of a funk and find yourself only hearing negative (for sake of this post, I will refer to this as “dirt”) things about others, or maybe only engaging in dirt talk? I know I have! Recently I was on the phone with my sister and we were doing the usual venting, seeking advice,…

  • Journey

    Fear: to have and to hold?

    Let’s talk about FEAR… such a dreadful word really, the connotation is quite frightening in and of itself! What are you most afraid of? What is/are your biggest fear(s)? Do you run from them? Address them? Find ways to embrace them? Me? I am afraid most of LOSS! Loss of self. Loss of time. Loss of love. Loss of happiness.…