Offer yourself grace

We are now in day 5 million of the COVID pandemonium. A bit dramatic I’ll admit but that is certainly what it feels like. Now mind you, I am a home body so I am not complaining. I get to protect my space and my peace for the most part. On the other hand, there…

We are multifaceted beings

As we take each step towards our goals and plans for our lives and the lives of those around us, it is important to do so with intention. My mother blessed me in so many ways that I am just now coming to grips with all the sacrifices she made and developing a clear understanding…

Let’s be mindful today.

I commend the parents that have it figured out. The parents that are able to leave them be, create a safe space and allow them to thrive in their own right. I felt horrible in that moment. I snapped. He was told immediately no kindle for a week, no television time for the rest of the day. He was sentenced to “no technology exile”, to face 7 days hard time. In that moment I felt accomplished, like I was doing something to help him.

She will reappear

As I sit here in my living room, children blissfully asleep, with the sounds of World Cup fever on the television, I have come to the realization that I haven’t just been a woman in so long.Β  You must be wondering, what, have you lost your breasts or something (in no way was that a…

Struggling to find the way Ramblings of a heart on fire   There comes a time when you run low, the E becomes bolder and brighter. She always spoke so much, so fast, with so much gusto, so strong. Now she blunders, she can’t think straight, there is a lump in her throat and she…

Mind going a million miles per minute, wondering how bad, how deep down in the well is it? Crazy thing is, I thought I had it all together, spot on, created neatly into a wonderful chic bun. How do you measure how far you have come. They look well, but look at you, what have…

Today is Sunday y’all, a day of reflection and relaxation for myself and my pair of thirties. Normally our routine is church, I would work a little and the kids would take a nap before we head to the beach. Today, I take a little time to lament on just how annoying it is for…

The Lesson

& then the little girl sees my sweet Leila in her pretty dress, with her pretty headband on and her cute little ears pierced and her darling face and asks, “yuh have wan girrl or wan bwoy?”Β πŸ˜πŸ€”πŸ€¨πŸ˜‘πŸ˜ΆπŸ™„πŸ€ We raise our children, beloved and innocent as they are under the premise that there is no silly…

A mother’s pain.

You threaten me, for what? Hopes of instant compliance? I would do anything, fight any battle to protect the ones that I love. There is a real and true difference between reality and the version you created. When will you people quit with your selfish self-interest?   He is but a boy. Charming, sweet and…

Simple Livity

They will appear to wish you well but speak ill words of you. People will always have something to say about your mothering skills. Heck they will have something to say about the way you breathe. But guess what, you are your child’s mother and you do what you can to provide for them and…