Summer Road Trippin’

  There's something about loading up the SVU and hitting the road. We enjoy the scenery, singing along to our road trip tunes and snackin' during the drive. This summer, my  3 piece familia took 3 road trips. One to the Poconos along with my sister and her family, second was Buffalo, NY and lastly … Continue reading Summer Road Trippin’

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Avoiding a Travel Faux Pas

I'm going to share ideas on destination and travel buddy selection so that your dream vacation doesn't end up a nightmare! Here are some things to take into consideration when choosing your destination so that your travel story is a happy tale!

Release and Receive

“When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good orderly direction’ to enter” ~ Julia Cameron I have hoarding tendencies. I like to see a little clutter of jewelry, coins and receipts on my dresser; no sooner than i put my shoes in their prospective places, they're … Continue reading Release and Receive

Semi Homemade: “Cinna•Choco•Café” Cake

Whenever Walmart puts their seasonal cake mixes on clearance, I grab a few and stash them in my pantry. They always come in handy for a bake sale the children may have, or in this case, a hostess gift.

To Be a Great Dad Today

Of course we've heard the saying “any man can be a father but it takes a real man to be a dad”, and if you haven't heard this, allow me to translate: biologically a man can reproduce and that may be the beginning and ending of fatherhood. A dad is working as provider for ALL needs of their child: essentials such as shelter, food, affection and so forth.

Five Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

  "He [my son] is the reason I go hard...as long as he's happy, I'm good, and everything else is a bonus." ~ James Pierre Father's Day is quickly approaching, and although one of the most important pillars of the family (DADS) seem to get stuck with the short end of the stick when it … Continue reading Five Fantastic Father’s Day Gifts

Borderlands

This piece is fitting to kick off my series of writing for Mental Illness Awareness Month

thefuriousurging

imagesWe who are darker than blue are consigned to endlessly gather our body parts, our psyches from the four corners of the earth. We have been scattered like bread crumbs and devoured as such. I can’t find a trace of me….I am in a bird’s treacherous beak, I am trampled beneath a small animals scrambling, scurrying feet. I am no where and everywhere. I am in the belly of the earth. I am hands digging and endlessly gathering. 

We who are darker than blue are forever archaeologists, searching for ourselves, our tombs..our birthplaces..our homes.

I am in no mood for dissection. To have my skull cracked like a bluebird’s egg and peered into.

I can’t find my car keys. I did not sleep well. These same nightmares that wait until dawn to unravel and leave me torn between fight or flight far too early in the morning, these same nightmares…

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April Snow

“Sometimes it snows in April Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad Sometimes I wish life was never ending, And all good things, they say, never last” ~Prince When it snows in April, although it's not a rare circumstance, it is always intriguing and startling even when it's predicted. I've been struggling with the reality … Continue reading April Snow

Stop Drop and Roll

“We live in a world in which we are dependent on others; we cannot expect to fulfill our goals while disregarding others’ needs” ~ Dalai Lama I can remember back to when I was a child, I've always been a nurturer. Maybe it has something to do with me being the eldest of 3 siblings … Continue reading Stop Drop and Roll

Self Love Assessment

"You have to love yourself because no amount of love from others is sufficient enough to fulfill the yearning that your soul requires from you."~ Dodinsky We have completed the first quarter of 2016! This is a great time to do a self love assessment, just to be sure you haven't put yourself on the … Continue reading Self Love Assessment

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