4 Deep Family Challenge 2018: Handing Over the Food Budget to the Cool Kids

4 Deep Family Challenge 2018: Handing Over the Food Budget to the Cool Kids

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.

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How one mother’s Facebook live rant unexpectedly turned into a Hurricane Harvey global relief efforts

How one mother’s Facebook live rant unexpectedly turned into a Hurricane Harvey global relief efforts

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

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Keep Pushing: 5 Strategies to Finding Happiness, Peace and Your Version of Success

Keep Pushing: 5 Strategies to Finding Happiness, Peace and Your Version of Success

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”

Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time

Living My Life Likes It’s Golden; 1 Sip at a Time

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”

Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer

Life Isn’t Always Roses But Manure Makes Good Fertilizer

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”