I’ve been tired but, I couldn’t figure out why. It is not a physical fatigue, it is more emotional; I was distracted and finding it hard to focus and complete my tasks. I wasn’t exactly depressed but I had a consistent “down in the dumps” kind of feeling. Then I figured it out, the EMOTIONAL VAMPIRES had been sucking the life right out of me.
Continue reading Emotional Vampires
Yesterday, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome by my gynecologist. At first it sounds horrible, but I’m a “half full” kind of girl, so I know that things could always be worse. I immediately set out to do what I do best, RESEARCH. But, just like most of the journeys I’ve taken, it seems that I will be one of the first, one of the few to venture into this new(for me) territory.
I don’t pretend to know you but, you and I have two specific things in common: 1) we both had a relationship with the same man & 2) we both became mothers as a result of it. I don’t know your story or the circumstances surrounding the birth of your daughter but, I’m sure that you envisioned something a little different when planning for the future with your children; I know I did. Nevertheless, here we are, the mothers of two sisters who have to work together in order to make the best of a blended family situation.
Continue reading An Open Letter From One “Baby Mama” To Another
I’m a work in progress, but aren’t we all at to some extent? What I’m about to do is something much BIGGER to me. It’s so much more than losing a few pounds or fitting into a smaller size pair of jeans. I WANT TO CHANGE MY LIFE. I am seeking JOY! Continue reading Finding My Joy
I never grew up thinking that I would be a single mom. As with most adolescent girls, when I looked ahead, I saw the white picket fence and myself, married to the love of my life complete with two children and a dog; I don’t even like animals. But, life happens and so did my pregnancy. My story isn’t the tragic comeback tale of an unwed teenage mother who conceives a child on prom night and spirals into the abyss of hopelessness and despair. My story is of a young woman who used her unplanned pregnancy to re-purpose her life. Continue reading Reflections of THIS single mom
Just because we think someone needs a “push” doesn’t mean it’s OUR job to push them. They have to want to that guidance (that push) and help from YOU or it’s just going to be like moving mountains. We can see all the potential in the world in a person, but if they can see it in themselves, pushing is useless. If they are content, let them be, but don’t let that IMPEDE your own progress. Continue reading Just a little push should do it
Quite often my friends and family ask me how I do some of the things that I do. Not that I do remarkable or amazing things that can’t be accomplished by others; but, I realized that God has blessed me by putting me in situations to help me understand and learn about myself. I have also put myself in situations that HE has had to get me out of, which I have also learned from. I am a firm believer that everything is of purpose. No one is here and nothing happens by accident. Everything that I have experienced is to help someone else navigate a path that I have already traveled. Continue reading My “Why”