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.
"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
This piece is fitting to kick off my series of writing for Mental Illness Awareness Month
We 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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“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
“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
"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
“As you wait for that one great life changing event to happen….you have missed one thousand…” ~angel Our life is comprised of many small incidents that have lead up to great happenstances. First steps begin with standing, holding on and dancing, until BOOM she's walking! The big graduation ceremony was a million experiences within hundreds … Continue reading Building Substantial Relationships
"There is a truth deep down inside of you that has been waiting for you to discover it, and that truth is this: you deserve all good things life has to offer."~ Rhonda Byrne
A friend of mine posed a question on social media “Do you allow your child to call adults for a ride, to spend the night, etc?”- there were countless outright NO’s, period. My response was that although my children don't do this very often, I must have the final say and I am not against … Continue reading Is It OK for Children to Outsource?
“Family is not an important thing, it's everything” ~Michael J. Fox Living in a time when children have busy calendars and parents are on a relentless search of balance for career, socializing, family and duties of the home. We set "play dates" for our children to hang with their friends, "Girls Night Out" to bond … Continue reading Scheduling Q/T For Family