The Process of Choosing and Using a Word for the Year!

If you aren't sure why people like myself choose a word of the year let me explain. Well, at least why "I" chose to pick a new word each year. For me, it has more to do with focus & mindfulness than anything else. I am a person that usually has a thousand ideas and then on a regular basis new ideas come to me. As someone that stays curious and thrives on exploring and discovering new things, it's really easy for me to lose focus on what my overall goal was and the reason WHY I even picked that goal, to begin with. Having a word or phrase that I can always come back to helps me to make better decisions on when I should start a new project versus tabling it for a future date. My desire this year is to ask myself if opportunities and projects are in alignment with my word(s) and decide yay or nay from there.

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If Food Was My Spouse We Would Be in Couples Counseling

From the time I was old enough to operate a stove by myself, I was in the kitchen cooking. My mom would call me after school from work and ask me if the meat she took out for dinner had thawed out. I would tell her yes, which would almost always be followed up by"Great, go ahead and get dinner started." That is how I learned how to cook.

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Finding Your Center Through The Cycles of Life

Time doesn't heal all wounds, patience isn't the act of doing nothing, busy isn't productive and life is not meant to be perfect. It's meant to be lived, over and over again. For me life is cyclical. It is the ebbs and flows of joy and sadness, inspiration and procrastination, fulfillment and searching for purpose. While you are on these different cycles of life use these tool to manage your way through them. Take note of what you learn and apply it and marvel at your growth as the next flow comes around. 

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Voices Carry - Seven Things I Learned on This Parenting Journey

I almost scrapped this post. I wrote it up and started editing it. Then I had to step away because mommy duties called. As I found myself frustrated and wanting to yell. "SIT DOWN and WAIT." I thought about my post I just wrote. This beautiful idea and goal I have to be better about choosing my words. Now, look at me, wanting to yell and fuss and do the opposite of some of the things I wrote about. So, what did I do? I sat on it for a full week and then I realized that this is the point.

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The Awakening

It feels so good to be writing from my heart again. To be in a space where I can share the realities of my world and my life. I used to write on this blog regularly when I was in the "church". I say that in quotes because the church or rather the Christian church is not the core foundation of my beliefs. YAH's word and my writings about it in the past were still true but I was at the time writing from the perspective of the Gentile. Coming into the truth of who I am and who we are as a people (the so called blacks). Knowing I am Hebrew has given me a new perspective into what His Word truly means.

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The Black Stay at Home Mom - Thoughts

Today I want to discuss Black Stay at Home Moms (SAHM). Some of the myths and some of the reason my husband and I are considering having me stay at home with our kids. Some of the questions I will be answering are, why am I considering it? Have I always felt this way? What are my fears or hopes from staying at home with my children? What does life as a SAHM or WAHM look like in my vision?

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Blog Series: Motherhood - Still Figuring it out

I would love to say I have it all together. I would love to tell my mom friends after baby number 1 the rest are a piece of cake. A lot of new moms are looking for answers from moms with grown children. How did you do it? What's the secret? Am I doing it right? Am I a good mom? Well, here you go ladies the big secret. The answer to all your questions. Are you ready?

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