The boy

Oh my...it feels so good to be sitting in front of this computer and typing. I've been taking a little time to be alone with my thoughts, figuring out what has been going on with me. I get into these little moments when I get quiet because the things that are on my mind are…

Motherhood Mondays (A conversation with Rosalind)

Take it personal! Take it very personal...your life and being a parent. Be your and your children's biggest cheerleader. Embrace the life that God has granted you and keep building upon that. There is no such thing as a perfect parent, so don't panic over the little things. Do what you expect of yourself, not what others or society expects of you. Labels are for things, so when people try to label your family dysfunctional...peel it off and instead wear that 'S' on your chest. You are a superstar and have a spectacular family.

Motherhood Mondays (A conversation with Jameelah)

The word mommy to me is like a type of completion. Being a mommy involves laughter and humility. This role breathes life into me. I am comfortable being mommy. There are days I don’t want to do anything, but when my kids call, I’m not resentful. Life simply starts when they call. I feel special that I was picked to be someone’s mom. Little ole me was picked. In all of my faults, I’m someone’s mommy.

Motherhood Mondays (A Conversation with Bridgette)

My advice to any mother would be to approach your children as human beings and not objects. You have to understand that your child isn't a toy. They have emotions just like you do. Always keep their emotions in mind. You have to teach your children at a young age to communicate. Let them know that they have a voice. Let them express how they feel while setting boundaries. Children aren't your property. When you teach a child that they aren't an object, it gives them self worth. If you do not allow them to express their emotions, then you're conditioning them to keep it in. They become emotionally closed off. When it comes to boys, they are taught not to cry, don't teach them that. A real man can cry. It is okay to feel. Feeling emotions is being human. Whether man or woman, you are a human being.

Beauty of the Hood

Once a month, I take a 90 mile drive to Los Angeles to take my mother grocery shopping or to bring her food. I typically get a chance to also see my grandmother, brothers, and cousin while I'm in the city. I love going to see them, but I hate the drive, especially when I…

Motherhood Mondays

Today was an awesome "mommy day".  I am tired, but the day was great. I had the chance to play super heroes with the kids before going over to my friends house to do some crafts.  After the crafts, the children had swimming class followed by dinner, a little television and then 2 stories.  I…

Motherhood Monday

Throwback lesson from my momma:  The value of teaching the children to say thank you for every damn thing. I had an interesting discussion in my brain today about this thing called motherhood.  I was pondering on what is this season in my life is all about.  I never envisioned that I would be a…

The Mall

I don't go to the mall.  I don't enjoy the mall.  It just seems like a place where bad things can happen.  I guess that could be my PTSD talking (I did mention I went to war, right?) or the fact that the mall is just an uncomfortable place for me.  When my husband was…