Family Life

6 Affordable and Stylish Diaper Bags

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

There was a time where it was hard to find stylish diaper bags.  When my son was an infant my choices of diaper bags was to choose something with trains on it or something that was super childlike.  And once my son got older and was potty trained the diaper bag went out. Because how do I look walking around with a diaper bag with a lot of kiddy on it and my son like a 3 year old child. That is why stylish diaper bags come in handy.  The first positive stylish diaper bags is that they are stylish and so those tacky bags do not have to take away from your outfit, instead you can choose a bag [...]

I’m Pregnant Now What? How To Cope With An Unplanned Pregnancy

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’m Pregnant Now What! This is the thought that are going through so many women’s braind as they are faced with an unexpected pregnancy. This topic is near and dear to my heart because about 10 years ago I was one of those women who was in the “I’m pregnant now what” category. Before I continue on with my advice as a single mother who is a single mother in every since of the word I want to offer you some encouraged. Just because you are faced with an unplanned pregnancy does not mean that your life is over. My son turned out to be the best thing that ever [...]

Raising a Son To Be The Type of Man You Want to Marry

December 29, 2016 // 2 Comments

The key to raising a son is to raise him to be the type of man that you want to marry. As a woman I have encountered some pretty bad men, relationships, and dates. As a single mother when I had my son I constantly hear that it takes a man to raise a man.  My son’s father is not in my son’s life (Click here to read my story).  And at this point I do not think that it is a bad thing.   He is not a man himself, so to think of him trying to teach my son how to be a man will only make things worse. Not trying to throw shade, but it is a truth I have come to accept. And also as a single [...]

Affordable Family Vacations. Mall Of America, Nick Universe, and More

September 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

If you are looking for affordable family vacations, I highly suggest the Mall of America. It is a pretty affordable place to visits and within the mall of America is pretty much everything you need for your family Vacation.  Let me give you the price run down of everything. Who we Flew To fly to Minneapolis, MN I booked two tickets on the airline Spirit. This airline has a lot of bad reviews but is crazy affordable.  A round trip ticket cost about $100. Which was not bad, the down side is that the $100 does not include a carry-on luggage or to check your bag.  I had to pay $45 each way for [...]

Why Children Should Fear Their Parents. The Key To Teaching Children Respect

August 16, 2016 // 6 Comments

The key to teaching children respect is to have them fear you. Now before you get all up in arms when I say fear, I do not mean child abuse type of fear. I mean lime more of a reverence type of fear.  Meaning a deep respect for someone or something. For example I do none of my family uses profanity in front of each other, disrespects one another, or even never tries to hit one another.  And I expect the same for my son.  And the reason is because not only do I respect my family but if I ever decided to get crazy, I  know for a fact my life may end if I was too disrespectful to my mother. [...]

Essential Parenting Advice. Encourage Your Child To Dream The Impossible

June 28, 2016 // 10 Comments

If I had to give any parent out there an important piece of parenting advice it is to encourage your child to dream big, and even if what your child is saying seems impossible to you; dare to dream with them. If you ask my son what he wants to be when he grows up, he will say he wants to be the creator of the Iron Man suit. He has been saying this for as long as I can remember and my response has always been the same “Son you cannot make an Iron Man suit because that is impossible.” I said it so much to him, that my son just stopped telling me about his Iron Man suit aspirations. Then one [...]

When To Give Your Child The Birds and the Bees Talk. It Should Be Sooner Rather Than Later

June 24, 2016 // 9 Comments

Are you wondering when to give your child the birds and the bees talk? My advice is that it should always be sooner rather than later.  Since we are all grown folks here let’s call the birds and the bees talk the sex talk. As parents you may or may not be dreading the birds and the bees talk aka the sex talk. The sex talk typically consist of Where do babies come from? What is sex? And if you have a little boy like I do. Why does my penis stand straight up when I am looking at the cheerleaders dance on TV? As a single mom who has a little boy I want to be as transparent as possible [...]

How To Deal With A Dead Beat Dad On Father’s Day.

June 16, 2016 // 12 Comments

How To Deal With A Dead Beat Dad On Father’s Day, is a question that many single mother’s face. I am a single mother. Not just a single mother, but a single mother in which my son’s father was not ever a father to him (see my blog here on my single mom story).  So for my son and I, father’s day is really just another day. Of course we called male family members and wished them a happy father’s day. But as for my son spending time with his father that is something that he does not know.  And guess what?  That is okay.  There is no bitterness, anger, or any type of [...]

A Single Mother’s Struggle. Advice From A Successful Single Mom

June 2, 2016 // 16 Comments

I am a successful single mom, but Lord knows it has not always been that way.  Often times we hear about the single mother with the dead beat baby father who was once locked up and we make judgments on them. Most people think, “there goes another single mom, with a no good baby father who put the cart before the horse she. What a loser she must be.” What if I told you that I was one of those people who if they really knew my story, then people would probably see me as a typically “baby mama” in a jacked up situation.  When people see me as a single mother now, they [...]

Spending Time With Family and How To Make More Time To Do It

May 9, 2016 // 9 Comments

 Spending Time With Family and How To Make More Time To Do It Today is Day 8 of the Single Christian Woman’s Challenge If you want to look at th e whole month click here for the original post from the blog Barn Princess. Today’s Challenge is: Day 8: Make Time for Family Call your parents, your grandparents, your siblings. Volunteer to babysit. Support “their thing”: a blog, a business, an art project, a piano recital. Plan a family reunion. Host a family dinner.  I decided to focus this blog on spending time with family. As a single mother I know firsthand how hard it is to make [...]