When food ran low before our next voucher, I sat with my older girls (then about 7 and 6 yrs old) and apologized to them for our struggles, I held them and cried and made them promise not to make my mistakes - I told them they would only go hungry with me a few times but if they concentrate on their education then when they become women like mommy they will never be hungry again and they had the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and never have to make them. I gave God thanks that my life was the sacrifice for them to see what happens if you dont take your future seriously and commit to walking right...
Marriage is a partnership. The family is the business, the children are the assets and the living expenses are the operational costs. In order for the business to be successful and the assets to grow strong, the partners must be 100% dedicated to each other and the business' goals. Outside distractions (like entertaining skanks for… Continue reading MARRIAGE IS A PARTNERSHIP
Failing at one thing can be the open doorway that we needed in order to see the opportunity on the other side that we had never considered; failure can many times provide us the strength and experience that was missing from our initial effort so that when we do get off the floor we are ready to charge ahead. Failure to properly manage a sudden financial reward in one instance can provide us that keen wisdom we need in order to ensure all goes well should such an opportune moment arise again. The failure of one marriage can very often lead a person to meet and marry their soul mate after the turmoil and madness of divorce before.
I get sad, I cry and I certainly have faced depression many more times than once; it is fricking horrible to say the very least! It comes and goes; usually triggered when balancing bills with a budget that can never seem to stretch far enough and because I am nuts about tidyness and I never… Continue reading MAKING HAPPINESS A HABIT: FINDING YOUR SMILE DURING DEPRESSION
Ever notice how the words "anxiety" and "depression" are almost always together? Being anxious can be very stressful, and consistent stress often leads to depression; and depression is not a cool place to be. Depression can happen to anyone no matter how happy they may appear; I know first-hand the hopeless, dark feeling that is… Continue reading PRACTICING PATIENCE: REDUCING STRESS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME
Let's face it, life can be tough. We ofteb have to do quite a bit of maneuvering to get through it and there is no single formula to ensure you do not mess it up; but there are a lot of hacks to make it a bit easier. One of life's great hacks is to… Continue reading YES, YOU ARE A STRONG MOM: SO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT