We are all given different gifts, talents and personalities. There are times in our lives that we hide some of those things for fear of what others will think. Life is hard enough, why would we expose ourselves to more ridicule because we are seen by others as different or weird? And yet in doing… Continue reading Be your unique self and let the light only you can shine on this world shine bright and in it’s truest form.
Ladies, you love your babies and want the best for them in this life, yes? Then why in the world would you not want them to grow up seeing you live your best life, chase your dreams, take chances and overcome? Don't you spend a good portion of your time raising kids telling them the… Continue reading Mommy guilt…stop beating yourself up!!!
I'm spending a lot of time thinking of all the things I want to do over the next few months while Braxton is still home. I'm also wondering about what comes next for me? After spending 18 years raising another human being and having him be my only child, my whole world, where do I… Continue reading I’m facing an empty nest and feeling sad, excited and unsure…how does this all work?
Think about the quote I used to title this blog post. I mean, really stop and think about it. How often do you see or hear something and react to it based on your own perception? Is it because you've done or said something similar, something that happened to you in the past, something… Continue reading “We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behavior” (Stephen M.R. Covey)
If there's one thing I know, that we all probably know on some level, it's how to fall or fail. I prefer to call it falling, falling is a little softer to think about and easier to imagine getting up from. Also, when I physically fall it's usually pretty funny and simple to learn a… Continue reading When you fall or fail, do you stay stuck or jump back up and try again?
This week I'm talking about being afraid to chase our dreams and walking in that fear to chase your dreams anyway. Embrace the fear, run with the fear, whatever works for you and go ahead and do the thing, sell the stuff, write the story or whatever it is that lights your fire. It's on… Continue reading Overcoming your fears and chasing your dreams…
As a single parent, I've often had to be both mom and dad. Don't get me wrong, Braxton's dad is definitely active in his life and loves him very much. He lives out of state though and therefore my role can be complicated at times. Also, as a boy mom I've often started with the… Continue reading Sometimes, they just need to know you’re in their corner…
I'll love again, I'm sure of it. I'm plain and simply wired to love another human being. I believe that we all are. But 2019?, this is MY YEAR and I'm busy loving myself right now!!! So, Happy Valentines to me...I've already given myself flowers and chocolates, who knows what else I have up my… Continue reading Valentine’s Day…a day for lovers and yet, I couldn’t be more single or happy!!!
I've told Braxton since he was very young that he could ask me or talk to me about anything. And I meant it. There have been times he has asked me questions or raised topics of conversation I never thought I'd hear, didn't know how to answer and had to step away to keep him… Continue reading Say what?
As I sat in the Marine recruiters office last night, watching my son sign his delayed entry program papers, I couldn't help wondering where the years have gone? Wasn't it just yesterday Braxton would crawl in my lap to play 'tiny baby' or hear a bedtime story? Just last week didn't he beg to stay… Continue reading “The days are long, but the years are short”.