Archive: Family Life

The Junkie

junk·ie /ˈjəNGkē/ noun INFORMAL a drug addict. a person with a compulsive habit or obsessive dependency on something. I have seen this word slapped all over the place recently, like it’s mocking me or haunting me. It was even the six-letter high scoring word in the stupid little word game ...

You Can’t Choose Your Family, But You Can Choose Your Life

Over the last few days, I’ve been going back and forth in my head about what to write about. I’m truly very introspective and fortunately live in an inspired place—however, that has its challenges, too. For instance, on any given week, there are a million topics I could cover, but ...

Let Her Feel

She said she “thinks she hates me." She said I'm “not the best mom ever”—that I'm “a bad, bad mom." I said nothing. I let her vent. "You're making me really mad,” she said, “I don't understand why you're treating me like this. You're being really mean, and I really ...

Reaction: “To My Son: It’s OK To Be A Mama’s Boy”

“Everyone refers to you as a mama's boy, as if it's somehow a negative thing. They laugh and joke, and make comments here and there about how soft I am making you. They place a negative connotation on the thought of a male outwardly expressing his feelings. But now and ...

Should A Mom Intervene In Their Kid’s School and Social Situations

In short... To intervene or not to intervene is one of a parent’s, in particular, a mama bear’s, biggest and most frequent questions. A mom’s intervention is completely situational. It’s basically dependent on whether or not the child is capable of handling the situation correctly and efficiently. It also depends ...

Food For Thought…Turn the Other Cheek or Not.

Over the last several months I’ve contemplated this topic. As a mom of two school-aged children, we are always bombarded with this notion of teaching our kids to turn the other cheek. When another child attacks our kids, we are told to teach them not to fight back or stand ...

Helicopter vs. Meerkat Parent pt. 2

We left off last week discussing the differences between helicopter and meerkat parenting styles. Helicopter parents, in addition to having a hard time letting their children make their own decisions, also have a difficult time allowing their children resolve conflict their way. Let's face it, it's much easier to handle ...

Helicopter Parent or Meerkat…Which Are You?

I've been a parent for a decade now and the minute that I think I have it all figured out, here comes a new phase...a new challenge if you will. My kids are 6 and 10 and they are entirely different kids. I've always been amazed at how that happens. ...

Let Freedom Ring: A Message to Our Daughters

This post is dedicated to all of my little princesses out there who've ever felt left out, rejected, lonely, unaccepted, and unloved. My message is simple today: YOU ARE ENOUGH and YOU ARE LOVED! As a mom of a 7-year old African American, kinky curly-haired princess, I've had my fair ...

Growing Pains

It's 4 a.m., I'm sound asleep...I mean the R.E.M. kind of sleep. All of the sudden I feel a gentle tap on my shoulder. As I try to resist the prompting to open my eyes, I feel the tap again followed by the gentle whisper of my name, "Mom". I ...

Light Sabers and Flower Crowns

If you have kids or want them in the future keep reading...if you know someone else who could benefit from this post by all means pay it forward. This post is dedicated to my sweet, independent, fiery, and incredibly creative 6-year-old baby girl. I always thought, contrary to what others ...

Let There Be Boredom

This post is dedicated to all of the moms out there who have their kids say "I'm bored" at least a thousand times. I am among those moms and I tell you every time I hear those two words it still frustrates me to no end.  I no longer want ...

You Have What You Build

This post is dedicated to the late Pastor Jake Butler of whom I had the pleasure to know for a brief time about 8 years ago. We didn't spend a whole lot of time together, but when we did, it was very meaningful. He taught me a very important principle...the ...

Raising Little People

Not to long ago, my little boy got really ill with some sort of 24 hour stomach bug. I mean he was sick with non stop vomiting for 8 to 12 hours. As with any kid who's that sick, the feeling you get when throwing up is less than desirable. ...

Controlling the Control Freak in You

This post is dedicated to all of my recovering control freak ladies out there who need everything to be just right. The bad news is that it will never be just right...the good news is you can learn to live with it. I'm learning every day to roll with the ...

Encouraging Good Habits With a Little Bit of Compromise

Hi there! So I snapped this picture of some fresh veggies I prepared for my kiddos the other day. For those of you who have kids you know that when they come home from school they are insanely hungry. My kids like to fill up on "junk" mostly, which destroys ...

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