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Toxic Relationships: My Almost Unbroken Cycle of Abuse #youAREworthMore

**This post is the beginning of a series I felt led to share about my life and it is very long, but I hope you'll take the time to read it** *This post was written in July 2015, but once a year I feel the need to pin it to the front of my blog because I feel there are so many people who could Read More »»

To The Mom Whose Child Fell In With The Gorillas at Cincinnatti Zoo

I am sure many of you have seen the news about the 4-year-old boy who fell in with the gorillas at Cincinnati Zoo which resulted in the killing of Harambe. It is a somber situation, and it breaks my heart that a beautiful creature had to lose its life. However, something else has broken my heart, Read More »»

What Good Is It To Worry, Just Give It To God…And Be Carefree

How carefree is my daughter in the photo above? Not one single worry is on her mind, in fact, that's how it is most days for her. I should take a cue from her and quit worrying about things and life, in general. It doesn't do anything for me that's beneficial, in fact, worry can do more damage to us Read More »»

Do Stay at Home Moms EVER Get to Finish a Cup of Coffee??

When asked what I do for a living, I always have the same answer...."I am a stay at home mom". When I give that answer, I don't always get "Oh that's wonderful that you can do that", it's usually the same look that seems to be one of disgust or annoyance. It makes me feel inferior and as if I am a Read More »»

Suffering In Silence: A Smile Doesn’t Mean Everything’s Okay

Suffering in silence.   It's an epidemic in today's society, how do I know because I've been there. I've been the person that is suffering in silence because I don't want to burden anyone with my problems. I will go through things and tell everyone "It's okay" when I feel like I am fighting a Read More »»

Forgiveness: It’s Not for Them, It’s for You!

People hurt us, whether they hurt us intentionally or unintentionally, it's a fact in our lives we will be hurt. Last year I was very hurt by people I considered friends, and it made me very angry and bitter. I was watching War Room, yesterday, and while I thought I had moved past the hurts caused Read More »»

Grudges and Unforgiveness…Who Are They Really Hurting?

I woke up this morning, and in fact have woken up the last week, completely out of character. The past week or so, I have been feeling very inadequate and insecure due to a situation.  In return, I began to get anxiety, anger, depressed, the wall immediately begin to spring up and I started to hold Read More »»

When Schools Get It Wrong! FCAT and EOC Land A/B Students In Summer School

The report card comes and you see that A or B (sometimes even a C if it's a course you were really struggling in) and both you and your child are so proud. That end of the year 4.0 is something to celebrate....right? Wrong! Apparently, thanks to the End of Course tests given to students in my county Read More »»

Remind Someone (and yourself) They Are Beautiful

It's always easy to feel beautiful when you are all glammed up!  I know that's the case for me, but the thing is, I don't have to have a face full of makeup and my hair just so to feel beautiful.  It makes me sad to know that's not the case for everyone.  In fact, it's not the case for everyone even Read More »»

How You Can Help Build A Dream #GivingBack

This building, is the place we like to call “The Palm Tree Church”. Now, technically that’s not the name of it, it has a sign with the name of the previous organization on it.  However,  we are believing and have faith that soon that sign will say “Destination Church of Navarre” My mom, who is Read More »»

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