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A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

A letter to my son who will grow up to be a black man

Z, I know you are only a year and a half old, but it’s time you learn to control your free spirit and quiet your inquisitive voice. Although beautiful traits and a fantastic sense of wonder that most would encourage you to have, these are […]

What to do if your toddler suddenly gets carsick on a road trip

What to do if your toddler suddenly gets carsick on a road trip

My 17 month old gets carsick. At first, I thought it was a fluke. Z got carsick for the first time while driving through windy, hilly, one-lane, mountain roads of North Carolina. I was having bouts of motion sickness as the driver, so I wasn’t […]

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

What parents can learn from the Harambe tragedy

As you may have heard by now, a silver back endangered gorilla named Harambe was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo this past weekend when a 4 year old boy navigated through the safety barriers and fell into the enclosure.

 

And the mother of the boy, Michelle Gregg, is facing a barrage of hate and accusations of neglect in retaliation. There’s even a Change.org petition with more than 55,000 signatures (as of 11:25 p.m. ET 5/29) to  hold her responsible in the death of Harambe and to have a child services investigation opened for the children in her care. (more…)

#spotlightweekly – Red

#spotlightweekly – Red

Red, red, red. Honestly this is one of my favorite colors to wear and I don’t own enough of it.   Ever since I was little, red has been “My Color.” I had this red terry cloth romper I wore everywhere, my prom dress was […]

Mommy and Son Vacation Part 1 – Bear Lake Reserve

Mommy and Son Vacation Part 1 – Bear Lake Reserve

Mommy and Son Vacation – Part 1 Bear Lake Reserve There was a whole lot of sweat, a few tears, a broken iPhone screen, a lap full of throw up, and several wrong turns, but I would do it all over exactly the same 100 […]

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors

Spring home decoration – Flowers & bright colors

Now that the cold weather is finally in the rearview mirror and Spring has sprung, it’s time to update the interior decorations to match!

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My favorite way to instantly brighten up the house is to place beautiful fresh flowers throughout my home. There’s something about a vase of flowers on a table next to the window that makes me want to open that window and let the natural light pour in.

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Why you shouldn’t date single moms

Why you shouldn’t date single moms

“To be honest, I don’t really date women with kids, but we can have fun.” EW. Get ready for a rant. I know, I know, another post on dating a single mom. Why it’s great, why it’s only for dudes with their lives together, yadda […]

I chose my family over my career

I chose my family over my career

I chose my family over my career For the last few years, I’ve worked for a pretty great company. After I got pregnant they allowed me to work from home two days a week to help supplement the cost of day care and to allow me […]

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom

You’re not a real single mom.

I am a single mom. I have never been married and my son’s father is not in the picture at all. I don’t receive child support and I do it all on my own. I bare all of the financial responsibility and am the sole provider for my family. I am a real single mom, at least that’s what I’m told.

Real single mom

I was recently mansplained how there are real single moms and then there are single moms who claim the title. Ya know the type of single mom I’m referring to? No, you don’t? That’s ok, because I didn’t either. (more…)

15 Minute Instagram Challenge

15 Minute Instagram Challenge

Last week I had the opportunity to be a part of a Master’s Panel for my local chapter of the Rising Tide Society. Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs were presented with the option to choose 15 minute time slots with different “Masters”. My area of […]