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    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. …

  • 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…

  • happiness,  inspiration,  life chat,  life lessons,  mom life,  Parenting,  simplicity,  thankful

    Word Of The Week: Thankful

    This week, I’ll be focusing on the word thankful and why it’s important to give thanks.  Regardless of where you are in life, you want to be thankful for the opportunities that have led you to the person you are today.  Sometimes you may feel lost, and you might not know whether or not there’s really a better path out there.  But wherever your path may lead, I hope it’s beautiful.  Keep in mind that you should always thank those who cross your path. Whether having them in your life has been a positive or negative experience, you laughed, you cried — but most importantly — you learned.  Don’t let anything…

  • happiness,  life tips,  mom life,  mom tips,  motherhood,  Parenting,  simple life,  simplicity

    5 Things Moms Should Try Doing Every Day

    As we move into the end of a crazy week, I cannot help but to think how quickly the month has gone by.  To think, many of us started the year with goals and resolutions, and have already given up on them.  So today, I’m sharing five quick things moms can do every day to improve their relationships with others as well as themselves.  1. Be grateful.  With the daily hustle comes lots of stress. Be grateful for the things that you have accomplished thus far.  2. Get plenty of rest.  Don’t laugh, you know it’s possible. It might not seem like you can get a good night’s rest, but try to…

  • happiness,  life,  living in florida,  memories,  motherhood,  Parenting,  simplicity,  south florida living,  Teachings Tuesday

    Loving All The Memories

    His happiness is my own. Moving to a different state with a six month old sounds like such a terrible idea, especially when you do not know much about where you are going to live. All I knew was we were going to rent a family member’s home and live fairly close to Jeff’s brother and his family. Oh, and that Costco was close to our home.¬†That was all I knew. Fast forward to the memories we have created in a new state with new people. It brings a smile to my face whenever I think of the happiness we have found here in Florida. I know it seems like…