Me: "What do you mean you're moving out? My Son: I'm moving in with my girlfriend this summer as soon as school is done. Me: You can't do that! You're not even 18 yet. You are graduating. My Mom: Uh- Jodi you were 18 when you moved out. Me: Giving the stink eye to my mom. Uh you're not helping Ma! So that's how the conversation went. My son is moving out. … [Read more...] about How Do You Let Go Of 18 Years? When Children Become Adults #motherhood
It's hard to believe that Golden Girl, Betty White is 95 years old. While many agree that January 17 should be a National Holiday to celebrate one of the most iconic Hollywood starlet's of our time. Better White says age don't mean a thing. Her humor and positivity is something we can all learn from. So, here are 15 facts about the Hot In Cleveland star you didn't … [Read more...] about Betty White Turns 95: What You Don’t Know About This ‘Golden Girl’
With my son's birthday party coming up this weekend, I've been thinking about what to get to him. He's 8 and every year I go through this, picking and choosing the right gift for him. I tend to find I get him certain things and a month later he's done playing with whatever I had chosen. It's a waste of money and time. It's even harder when I have to shop for a younger child. … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Perfect yet Practical Gift For Little Ones
As I sit here today, thinking of you at school with your friends, my heart fills with pride. 8 years ago today you came into my life, filling me with so much joy, and I knew how lucky I was to have you. Not only was I going to be your mom, but you were special and back then I just didn't realize how much. Trace you are my weakness but also my strength. You have challenged … [Read more...] about Through The Years: Happy 8th Birthday Monkey
Every parent wants her child to have a wonderful, memorable birthday party. But often, mothers planning elaborate parties don’t get to enjoy the party themselves, because it’s so much stress to set up, pull off and clean up afterwards. Read on for eight tips for having a party that your kids will love — and you will, too. Theme It Up Any party’s more fun when you put … [Read more...] about 8 Fun and Easy Tips for a Great Kids Birthday Party
I can't believe how much time has gone by. Six years since I held you in my arms for the first time, and oh what an adventure that was. You were born not breathing, with some complications. All I wanted to do was hold you tight against me. I'd waited so very long for you. And when we discovered there was something wrong, because you weren't moving much, … [Read more...] about Happy 6th Birthday Trace
12 years ago he was born. I held him in my arms and cried my bloody eyes out from sheer happiness. I prayed to God for him. I prayed to be a good mother. I prayed for the blessings God gave me and that I had survivored the robbery at gun-point just 6 months prior to having him. I loved that he was mine. I always wanted to be a mother. When I turned 25 years old and suddenly … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day My Son Was My Present
Yesterday was an emotional day for mommy. My boy turned the big 5 and from the moment he woke up, the day was beyond incredible! "It's my birthday!" Trace shouted, jumping into bed with us at 7 am before he had to get ready for his big b-day at pre-school. We'd spent the night before making cupcakes for his classmates to help in his celebration at school which was so … [Read more...] about Happy 5th birthday my sweet boy!