Preparing for Transition!

I often look at my kids and I’m in awe. I actually created my own people and I’m their leader (thanks for the reminder TikTok). I’ve been down the road to graduation and adulthood with one child already so this is nothing new to me. Except for it is. Jamiel has a completely different outlook on what the end of high school means for him. He’s excited and ready for the school part to be over. He has applied to schools, been accepted and is making plans to move forward with his future. It is I, who’s paused on moving … Continue reading Preparing for Transition!

Parent/Child Date Night Idea

Now I know we spend a lot of time talking about keeping the fire going in our significant other relationships. Totally important! I also think it’s important that we don’t negate the time we spend with our children. Riding to school, attending school or family functions, chilling at home together is cool, I also think we should intentionally expand their worlds by showing them what a date looks like. Currently living in the world of teenagedom has taught me a few things. 1. We set the standard for how our children will treat their potential mate, 2. Most teens have … Continue reading Parent/Child Date Night Idea

The Shame Of It All

I’m standing in the school parking lot waiting for the doors to open. I am not alone. There are other moms here, some dads, and grandparents, we are all waiting our turn. As I stand and hold Anissa’s hand a young mom walks by, she appears to have on pajama pants, a bonnet, and house shoes, not my choice for this morning, but hey, I’m sure she is doing what works best for her. She stands there hugging her little guy, they are laughing and playing while we all wait. It looks joyous. I get this feeling like someone is … Continue reading The Shame Of It All