• building trust,  communication issues,  family life,  Foundation,  life lessons,  marriage,  mom life,  Parenting,  relationships,  trust

    Let Trust Be The Foundation

    I’ve always been fascinated with couples who have been together for over 30 years. My parents will be celebrating their 40th this year and it’s been one heck of a roller coaster for them.  Most of the couples I’ve asked say a long-term marriage is reflected upon the communication between the two parties.  But I have to disagree.  Creating Your Foundation Some people will only tell you what they want you to hear, and in some cases, they might even hear what they would like you to say.  If your relationship is built on trust, you know that whatever comes out from your significant other’s lips is the truth. And…

  • a simple wedding,  happiness,  life lessons,  marriage,  regret,  wedding

    The Wedding I Didn’t Have

    Even a tomboy grows up dreaming of the day she marries her first love.  But my first love wasn’t meant for me.  So we called off the engagement and went our separate ways.   Some promises don’t come true, and some dreams are just… dreams.  At 18 years old, I swore I had met my match. But time quickly made me realize love takes a lot more than just emotions.  And Then There Was One I enjoyed four years of the single life. A time when I learned a lot about myself and the things I wanted from life and relationships.  I dated here and there, but most importantly, I dated myself. …

  • becoming a parent,  family life,  life inspiration,  life sacrifices,  marriage,  mom life,  Parenting,  Regrets

    Why I Never Regret My Children

    Being home with a toddler and an infant sounds like something straight out of a horror film, and sometimes it may feel that way.  One screams, the other one cries… and then our dog howls. And the moon may or may not be out.  Just the howling is enough to drive someone mad.  But then there are moments of silence. It’s Not That ‘Bad’  You read memes about moms having to deal with temper tantrums, and how certain infants cry so much that you want to pull your hair out. And don’t get me started on the Facebook photos about the messes dogs make around the house and yard.  As…

  • happiness,  life tips,  love child,  marriage,  mom life,  mom tips,  motherhood,  Parenting,  parenting tips,  simplicity

    7 Thoughts That Run Through Your Mind When You Have A Child Out Of Wedlock

    For years, I thought of the many reasons why I wanted to settle down and start a family, but I never really thought it was for me.  Not because I never imagined myself with a little family of my own, but because I was often told that getting married and having kids wasn’t something I’d be happy about.  Let me explain.  I am one of those people who quickly gets bored of people and things, and was told it would be a problem in marriage and in raising kids.  Yes I see my boys on a daily basis, and it’s not always rainbows and happy thoughts in our home. But that’s what…

  • children out of wedlock,  marriage,  married life,  mom life,  motherhoodthroughmyeyes,  Parenting

    3 Lessons From Having A Child Out Of Wedlock

    Marriage is a beautiful thing, but not everyone needs to follow a specific plan to raise a family.  Jeff and I weren’t married when we conceived our son Sebastian. In fact, we didn’t get married until July of this year.  Shocking isn’t it? At least it is for some.  But that’s not the craziest part of it all.  Be A Friend, First For us, it’s a little funny to think back and imagine how life would’ve been had we not done so.  Of course, we could’ve gone through with a wedding the minute we found out I was expecting, but maybe our bond wouldn’t have been this strong. Over the…