How A Nikki Giovanni Quote Gave Me The Confidence I’d Been Longing For

Putting your art out for the world to critique is hard. It’s one of the most vulnerable things I’ve done in life. I always knew that I wanted to explore and nurture my artistic side, but I allowed my low self esteem to dictate my vision. Time and time, I would map out these life plans and dreams just to find every excuse in the … Continue reading How A Nikki Giovanni Quote Gave Me The Confidence I’d Been Longing For

My Husband Wasn’t My Type. Well, I Thought He Wasn’t

As a young girl, I spent countless hours dreaming of my wedding, future family, and spouse. I still have some of my dream wedding gown sketches from 6th grade. I was young and my thoughts about marriage were pretty shallow. It didn’t help that my parents were divorced and couldn’t stand to be in the same room with each other. I didn’t have the best … Continue reading My Husband Wasn’t My Type. Well, I Thought He Wasn’t

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Shameless self-promotion is truly an under-appreciated form of art. Let me fix that.

I’m just a regular-smegular wife, mom and college student. My house is never clean, my nails are usually chipped with old polish, and everyday that the kids make it another day alive is a celebration in the books! (Laugh, it’s ok) I’m just here to share the things that keep me and my family afloat the boat of the happy life. Some call it mommy … Continue reading Shameless self-promotion is truly an under-appreciated form of art. Let me fix that.

They Weren’t Using You, God Was

Have you ever felt like somebody got over on you? Like, you gave this person all you had, yet they stabbed in the back and deserted you–turned on you. We’ve all had that feeling. Whether it was an old ex, a family member or friend, we’ve all been let down by someone we cared about. After the perpetrator’s egregious acts, we usually sit back and … Continue reading They Weren’t Using You, God Was

Effective Ways To Keep Depressive Thoughts Away

Like most Americans, I’ve been dealing with depression for awhile. It’s a forever wave of sad and negative thoughts sometimes triggered by stress or trauma. One year, my depression got so bad, I called the suicide helpline. It wasn’t that I wanted to commit suicide, I just needed direction. I knew that I refused to leave my family behind without trying, and I knew that … Continue reading Effective Ways To Keep Depressive Thoughts Away

Songs To Get You Through Finals #ThankMeLater

Hallelujah, I made it! The semester ended today and I’ve never been so relieved. This semester has been my toughest thus far. To make things more stressful than usual, I had to bring the kids to class with me for the last month of school. It’s one thing to drag 1 kid to class but imagine toting 2 humans around campus! Some days, I questioned … Continue reading Songs To Get You Through Finals #ThankMeLater

Our Ugly Reflections (Are You Ugly?)

Arguments with loved ones usually end up with both parties saying unflattering and hurtful things. We’ve been taught to excuse our loved one’s hurtful words, because they were only saying those things out of anger. Although, their maybe some truth to this theory, you can’t help, but to wonder if these “mean and hurtful words” were deep rooted truths our loved ones only had the … Continue reading Our Ugly Reflections (Are You Ugly?)