Is “Don’t Mess This Up” Relationship Advice We Should Be Giving?

How many times has someone told you, “don’t mess this up”? have you told someone, “don’t mess this up”? has someone told someone you are dating, “don’t mess this up”? As the giver of such advice, my intentions were always good. I believed that the recipient was failing to see how incredible her mate wasContinue reading “Is “Don’t Mess This Up” Relationship Advice We Should Be Giving?”

Advice Steve Jobs Left Us With

The other day I was listening to Jay Shetty’s podcast ON PURPOSE. He made me remember Steve Jobs’s powerful commencement speech to the 2005 class of Stanford University. I am a huge Steve Jobs fan although he seemed as if he could be an incredibly difficult person. Despite what appeared to be a difficult personality, SteveContinue reading “Advice Steve Jobs Left Us With”

5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters

When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my daughter’s physical needs. Breastfeeding, cloth diapers, nap time, burping, cereal in bottles, etc. Wherever I turned, there seemed to be an abundance of women ready, willing, and able to teachContinue reading “5 THINGS Moms Should Teach Their Daughters”

Strong Women Suffer

I am attracted to strong men.  Yes, I said it.  Strong men. I love them.  So, what is my definition of a strong man?  Well, here we go… A strong man is a man that has the right amount of “swag” (too much swag can be a turn-off) when he is dealing with the world. Basically, whenContinue reading “Strong Women Suffer”

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Why We Settle

I am at the halfway point of being eligible to file for my divorce.  In North Carolina, one must be separated for one year before seeking a divorce. During the first few months of my separation, I was determined to focus solely on myself and my children and deal with all the pain and disappointmentContinue reading “Why We Settle”

Love, Peace, and Happiness

My teenager will be graduating from high school in the Spring of 2017.  Of course, I am thrilled about her reaching this milestone.  But, along with that excitement, I carry a heavy heart. Looking back over the years, I am acutely aware of the fact that I didn’t live up to my end of theContinue reading “Love, Peace, and Happiness”