Owning my story

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When I was 15 years old I left home. My home and my father had become so dangerous that I thought I was going lose my life. I remember telling my mom “He’s going to end up killing me.” And pleading with her to protect me by making him leave. The embarrassment and my father’s […]

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The Value of Kindness

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There are so many lessons to teach our children. For me, the more important thing is kindness. It is can drastically change someone’s mood or diffuse a situation. In my opinion there will never be a moment you regret being kind. You can have self respect and stand up for yourself and still be kind. […]

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Mama’s Bestie

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Sometimes I feel like I can be a little tough on this strong willed child. She is sensitive but a vault with her feelings. So I don’t always know when her feelings are hurt or if she is upset. It’s a fine balance between making sure she learns that the world doesn’t revolve around her […]

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The Dictator In My Home

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I feel blessed. With my first two babies, for some reason; we never experienced the terrible twos. My daughter Addy was able to communicate clearly from a very young age and she would understand logic and reasoning. My son Reeves was just an easy going and happy kid who didn’t really have meltdowns. So when […]

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