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As I try to explain to you, my curly-haired two-year-old with a cinnamon crusted mouth and a quivering lip, the reason mommy and daddy need to watch ESPN's College Gameday and not another episode Mickey Mouse, my teacher training...

Everyday I’m (Not) Hustling

4 years ago, I decided to open a brick and mortar business. While it’s been one of the most exciting journeys of my life, it’s also been (second to parenting) one of the most exhausting journeys of my life....
Pick up my phone. Open the Facebook app. Scroll. Like a photo. Scroll some more. Add a comment. Scroll and scroll and scroll some more. Open Instagram. Repeat... Sound familiar? Back in March, my husband brought my attention to an app...
My parents would have been married for 35 years this month, had they not divorced when I was a teenager 20 years ago. Somehow, very briefly, it came up in a very general conversation with a close friend recently,...
By September of this year, we will have experienced four pediatric surgical procedures in four years. Thankfully our two major surgeries are behind us, and now we are waiting for two minor procedures that won’t require overnight stays. I also...

Co-Parenting: The Remix

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Take My Strength

Raising tiny humans is not for the faint of heart. But we do our best to not only raise them, but to raise people I'm proud of. We work hard to teach emotional responsibility and strength. I had serious...
Y’all. Mommin’ ain’t easy. Even on a good day, particularly if you have littles or kids with special needs, your role as a mother is physically taxing. Add to that being a single mom and you have one tired...
Calling all animal lovers! Do you have a heart for animals, but can’t commit long-term? Then volunteering to foster with Rescue Rehome Repeat is the perfect job for you!  Rescue Rehome Repeat of South LA is a non-profit organization that primarily...
It's that time of year, when the aisles of the grocery stores fill with notebooks and pencils. The vacation hot spots become less crowded as the little ones head back to class. Your newsfeed is full of friends posting...
I can't believe I am already buying school supplies. Summer always seems to go by too quickly when looking back. Don't get me wrong. There were days when it seemed extra long. You know, three kids at home who...
1 hour, 13 min to work. All lanes blocked on I-110 southbound. Accident on I-10 West, take an alternate route. 1 hour, 26 minutes to home. We all receive the traffic alerts that pop up on our phone screens constantly...

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