Posts filed under: Parenting


Just another Mommy Blog!

The last year for me has been marked with career transitions.  Motherhood is a constant balancing act, no one has all the answers.  I have experienced so much happiness and peace since I made the decision to put my family first.   Parenting is the most important role that I have ever been honored to fulfill.  There is not a day that goes by that I am not grateful for the relationship that I have with my mother.  I hope that my daughters will share that sentiment with me.

Let’s form a community of supportive mothers doing our best to raise good people.  In the parent post section, I share with you the fun activities we do, the playdates that we plan and the ways we attempt to shape the minds of our littles.   I will be honest about the tough parenting times and the struggles to keep it all together because sometimes laufty plans go astray.

The Hate U Give Book Review- A balanced perspective of police brutality

Emotionally Riveting Book   I picked up a copy of The Hate U Give from Costco last year and finished the easy read in June of 2017 on a flight... Read More

It’s picture day: healthy blowout and straightening on naturally curly mixed kid’s hair

Picture Day Hairstyles on Natural Curly Hair I have a slight obsession with pumpkin seeds. This morning the air is crisp and cool, and it is finally feeling like fall in... Read More

Nesting! Playroom ideas for organizing and decluttering.

Cluttered! Fall is approaching and winter is looming in its shadow.  The thought of slowing down from our overbooked summer schedule is pleasing. The shift in seasons has me nesting, decluttering... Read More

Easy Guide to Unicorn Birthday Party! Giana’s 8th Birthday Bash.

How to throw a Unicorn Birthday Party! My oldest daughter Giana turned eight last week.  I have a tendency to get emotional at every milestone my kids reach. Be it... Read More

Blended: Reflections on race in this politically unstable state

Blended   The house is humming this morning. Cartoons are blurring on the TV, bacon is sizzling on the stove and our Bernedoodle Irie is barking at a squirrel in... Read More

Brown skin mom raising light skin girls. Facing racial inquiries as a Multiracial family!

Lifelong Friendships I met my best friend Ashley the summer between Freshman and Sophomore year in high school.  We were a couple weeks into driver’s education class and had never... Read More

A letter to my daughters

Writer’s Workshop I recently took a writer’s workshop at UW Madison to sharpen my craft.  We explored some deep topics.  Each writer was willing to be vulnerable and everyone who... Read More

Incarceration and how we explain it to our children

Locked Up   I got a call this morning from a family member who is currently in jail.  I won’t go into detail about his offenses or criminal background because... Read More

How to throw a Sip and See Puppy Party!

Bringing a puppy into your family is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.   There is a great deal of responsibility and cost that comes with being a pet... Read More

My hair is a garden book review and DIY Hair Oil

Children’s book about Natural Hair Care We received our pre-ordered book “My hair is a garden” last from Amazon.  The beautifully illustrated kid’s book touches on a young girl’s struggle... Read More