My ultimate goal as a parent is to raise productive global citizen who will thrive throughout life. In order to achieve this goal, I must ensure that they enter adulthood as self-sufficient as possible. At ten, eleven and thirteen years old, each child is responsible for washing and folding their own clothes, and ironing their school clothes. They also are responsible for weekly household duties as well, like washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and cleaning the bathroom. Yes, they clean toilets and tubs too.
Almost two months ago, I gained a greater understanding of why my children and I needed to return to America. I received clarity on why I needed to be positioned here at this time.
On Thursday, August 24, 2017, I penned this sincere note to Hurricane Harvey expressing my frustration with his pending arrival to the coast of Southeast Texas
We have partaken in this strained and arranged love-hate relationship for over 30+ years. Without an option, I was committed to you at birth. I had no say! Continue reading “Dating America: A Single Mother’s Journey of Repatriation”
Let’s be realistic, sometimes life can suck on a major level. For many, there are days where it feels like no matter what you do or how many different approaches you take nothing ever lines up in your favor. I get it! I was once in a cloudy space where peace, genuine happiness and true success were far from my reality. Continue reading “Keep Pushing: 5 Strategies to Finding Happiness, Peace and Your Version of Success”
When relocating to a new city, state or country , you are always quickly pressed to immediately shift from tourist mode to resident. You soon become so focused on life and the day to day operation that accompany it that you miss out on the little gems and adventures your new home has to offer. Continue reading “Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time”
Well, today is the day! After two years of me wiping tears and sheltering hearts, my soldiers get the opportunity to be in the presence of their father (cue fireworks and marching band). YAY (hint of sarcasm)! For me though, this is a time filled with mixed emotions. This is a day, I’m almost certain, that many single parents who lack the physical presence of the other low-keyed parent will cringe at. Continue reading “Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer”
The moment everything went so RIGHT in a world that looked so WRONG! Continue reading “Hard Earned Wisdom: An incredibly beautiful MESS”