Something Good…

Pictures can speak a thousand words… #Advent season is here! And although a trip to Philly, the chicken + dumplings, Christmas tree decorating, and cookie baking were all SOMETHING GOOD, we (and you) have a wonderful opportunity to partake in SOMETHING BETTER. The reality of Jesus, God with us, never gets old. His birth stillContinue reading “Something Good…”

Coming Home…

March 2020 impacted so many lives in lieu of COVID-19 and the numerous changes people were required to adapt to. I almost didn’t believe it when I received notifications that my daughter’s school and the entire state of New Jersey were shutting down. I still had trouble accepting it one month into quarantine life asContinue reading “Coming Home…”

Election Unwind…

Today we cast our ballots after weeks of me staring at those envelopes on our living room table. And why did I wait to the last minute to read the pages of directions, research the nearest voting drop box, check off the intended boxes accurately, and make sure our envelopes were sealed in the correctContinue reading “Election Unwind…”

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In 1989, the United States Congress acknowledged October as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.” This is monumental as every 9 seconds, a woman is beaten by a spouse/significant other while 1 in 4 men are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner.  This month my organization, Healthy Relationships Network, will be taking time to acknowledgeContinue reading “Domestic Violence Awareness Month”

5 Things I’m Finding Helpful In Pandemic Parenting…

I won’t even fake it… Pandemic parenting isn’t an everyday fun adventure 😐… Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE being a mother. God has gifted me an opportunity to be apart of something so beautiful. But March 13, 2020 changed our lives, routines, and rituals for the long haul. Schools shut down. Simple grocery storeContinue reading “5 Things I’m Finding Helpful In Pandemic Parenting…”

It’s Okay to Dream…

Today’s times and current events may have snuffed the creativity and energy out of many people’s dreams of enjoying life a bit… I was reminded of something wonderful last week as I sat with Jordyn to talk about the upcoming #FallSeason and came to the conclusion that I’m going to have the cup of hotContinue reading “It’s Okay to Dream…”

A Simple Prayer for Jacob Blake + Injustice…

Lord, I bring a man by the name of #JacobBlake before you. He was unarmed and shot down by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lord, as he was shot down, his children watched. And I ask you now to cover the entire family and community of Jacob Blake. As the video of this tragedy circulates, IContinue reading “A Simple Prayer for Jacob Blake + Injustice…”

Just a Little Push…

–Jordyn, my six-year old daughter, rode her bike without training wheels — on the second attempt. I can’t express how ELATED I am as her mom! Jordyn had been insisting on removing her training wheels all summer long. Her dad finally did and they ventured onto the new territory of “big girl” transportation. You canContinue reading “Just a Little Push…”

Seeking Sex…

There are many things that can be said about Selah Marley’s (Lauren Hill’s daughter) recent video — https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9432626/selah-marley-talks-childhood-trauma-clarifies-dont-go-bashing-parents. I won’t offer any deep interpretation, but I was extremely interested in Selah’s discussion about her approach to #sex and relationships. I know some women can relate as we remember the emptiness and confusion that came withContinue reading “Seeking Sex…”

Weekend Recap…

From a quick trip to Philadelphia, PA filled with our favorite cheesesteaks, a mini-art gallery, waterfront “people watching” to Sunday Children’s Church, grief musings, and a fried chicken dinner, my family had a great time. I’ve been documenting Pandemic reflections since March 2020 and look forward to sharing more about adapting to a new normal.