What Happens When your Child Plays Favorites?

So, a couple weekends ago, my daughter was very sad about something. She is so much like me that it is almost irritating, because I constantly asked her what was wrong and she would say “nothing”, even though her face clearly was singing a different tune. I didn’t want to badger her; but I needed…

The Toughest Conversation I Couldn’t Navigate With My Daughter

My daughter, as precocious and curious as she is, wastes no time asking question when she doesn’t understand something. She will sit in front of you, glasses placed slightly down on her nose, with scrunched up eyebrows and a perplexing look, and “why” and “what if” you to death. Even with my full mommy armor…

Happy Birthday.

My child, Please forgive me, for I may not always do my best by you, but I would give my life for yours at a moments notice. I may not always know the rhythm of your existence, but I will dance beside you anyway. My timing may be skewed; when you need me I may…

Big Girl Moves!

When you have children, you never know what to cherish; what moments to etch into your memory, what silly things to photograph or put on video, or what things you should never take for granted. As parents, we try to make everything a lasting moment, but sometimes that’s not possible. Today, I had a brief…

Parenting Moment: The Kid Takes on Pre-K!

On 8/6/18 , I woke up, got Kynnedy ready, and dropped her off at her first day of Pre-K. She was full of life and confidence; I, internally, was a mess. I couldn’t help but stay in constant prayer all the way to the school that morning.  I had to make sure that if God…

Sometimes We All Need a Break, Even Your Kid!

Despite what others may think, it is perfectly normal for you and your children to want some time apart from one another.  Just like any other relationship, kids get sick of their parents, and parents get sick of always being around their children.  I believe this is why we take advantage of the opportunities when…

That Question We All Love to Hate

Now that our daughter is three years old, it is not very often that time goes by when someone is asking my husband and I this one aching question: “When are y’all going to have another baby??? Jokingly, we always tell them a number of different answers: “I don’t know” “Soon” “When you start helping…

Striving to be Better for Those Who Look up to Me

Q: Do I see myself as successful? I don’t really define success by the way others view my accomplishments; but more-so how I feel about what I have accomplished. At the beginning of this year, I made a list of things I wanted to accomplish.  I made promises to myself about the type of woman…

A Lesson on Lying…

As a child, there’s always something that you’re getting in trouble for or known for in your family that will live on in infamy.  My pitfall?  Lying.  My mother would tell you I used to lie relentlessly.  I would lie like it was a language I was fluent in.  She would ask me a question…