This (rebranded) (semi)repost is very timely for my family. Monster is done with the daycare he's attended for the last three years and he's starting camp this summer and school in the fall. Sunday night, it finally hit him. And the fears and tears came right before bed. He wasn't going back daycare. He didn't... Continue Reading →
Photo by Agung Pandit Wiguna My father wasn’t present in my life for very long. He and my mom had long-standing martial issues that resulted in multiple separations, one before I was born, and two after. The divorce came when I turned six and so began a separation from my father as well. This isn’t... Continue Reading →
"Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the most awesome of the all?" "You, of course." Positive self-talk is so crucial to self-love. If no one else tells you you are awesome, look in the mirror and tell yourself. Your worth is not determined by your degrees, your martial status, your socio-economic status, or your body... Continue Reading →
Photo by Nicole Law Rest is essential. Sometimes, you don't need another challenge; you don't need to hunt for the next best thing, and you don't need to get find something fun to do. You need rest. I learned this new and fascinating concept while talking to a life coach who specialized in career changes.... Continue Reading →
In a world of scarity and never enough, know that you are more than enough and the only person you are required to impress is yourself. Free Fonts Used: TrashHand and KaushanScript-Regular Free Photo By: Steve Johnson
"If you're not in the arena also getting your ass kicked, I'm not interested in your feedback." Brené Brown Everyone talks. Everyone finds it imperative to share their two cents. And—for better or worse—in 2019 the ability to share every fleeting thought lies in the palm of your hand for countless platforms. You don't have... Continue Reading →
In life, no one escapes getting hurt. Not the saint, the shut-in, or the innocent. Dust yourself off and keep going.
I pray sometimes for you Ask God to take away your pain Or make it bearable so it’s no longer visible in your eyes I ask him to give you peace of mind And maybe some hope A lot of strength too I sometimes pray for you With all I have I ask God to... Continue Reading →
It's hard to see the sun when your eyes are closed tight and you are braced for impact. Hold on. Take a deep breath. Keep your eyes on the horizon. Better things are coming.
I don’t know about anyone else, but my dreams are the strongest, most accurate indicator of my mental health. When I’m happy or even just okay, my dreams are normal. Forgettable. I wake feeling no strong emotions and try as I might, I cannot remember a single detail. Let me have a bad week or... Continue Reading →
Motherhood is hard. It is emotionally and physically draining. It is challenging to raise a human. The uncertainty and fear that every decision could negatively impact your child is a constant companion. And guilt is real and strong and oppressive. Motherhood is amazing. Watching a little being you nurtured become a person is one of... Continue Reading →
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comI decided to test the waters of writing fantasy last year. Fantasy and paranormal romance are my favorite genres and I wanted to stretch my creative and discover if I could create worlds and amazing, nonhuman characters like my favorite authors. That has yet to be seen, but as the book... Continue Reading →
“Your ass is spreading.” “Black women have hips, chile. Where are your hips?” “Oh my god, doesn’t your acne hurt? You should take something for that.” “That shirt would look so much better if you had boobs.” “Jesus, you went from a twig to thunder thighs!” Women point out these things to each other every... Continue Reading →