Every day I strive to be the best mother I can be. Most days it isn't easy. As a matter of fact most days are hard. But that doesn't mean I don't love my children. I am human, just like the next person. I have my days. I am no where near perfect but I … Continue reading Parenting uncensored
You can't pour from an empty cup! There are many versions of this phrase and I use the love "tank one". It's my favorite one. It allows the kids to mentally vision their tanks. When they are a little grumpy or upset I ask them if their love tank is full or if they need … Continue reading Self-care, mama!
Indigenous mothers love so hard, but they don't always know how to show it. These Indigenous mothers know so much darkness, so much trauma, so much evil. All passed down from generations before us. It's hard to talk about an Indigenous mother's love without going back to the beginning. To understand an Indigenous mother today, you must … Continue reading A mother’s love
It's THROWBACK THURSDAY! Story time.... With the warm days approaching us, I can't help but sit back and reminisce about being on white sandy Waikiki beach with my little family. All these memories are so much better to think about than Covid19. The beaches, the smell, the sun, EVERYTHING about Hawaii is worth remembering. The … Continue reading Throwback Thursday! Throwback to Hawaii
I have a small family made up of the 4 of us. Myself, boyfriend and two kids. We didn't really do big celebrations with other family members to begin with, due to me trying to break dysfunctional cycles and create a more healthy unit between us. But this Easter is different. It's one thing to … Continue reading A Quarantine Easter
What a time to be alive! I still have not fully wrapped my head around covid19.I can see the impacts it is having on our mental health. The anxiety it is creating. The fear of the unknown is covering our city like a blanket, causing chaos and madness to fill our streets and supermarkets.The stress, … Continue reading Covid19
The biggest guilt with me being a working mom, is the time it takes away from me spending with my children. They spend 10.5 hours a day at school and childcare, if you multiply that by 5 days that would mean they are spending 52.5 hours a week away from me! That is not even factoring … Continue reading The plan
Disneyland October 2019 Disneyland! I have never thought in my wildest dreams I would get a chance to go there, let alone bring my kids. Coming from such a dysfunctional childhood, parts of your imagination becomes limited. You believe that some things are just too far out of reach. Disneyland was one of those things. … Continue reading The most magical place on Earth
I want to cry. I want to scream. Possibly even rip my hair out. I have done everything in my power to make sure my child gets enough sleep. I just don't understand. I am at a loss for words. I read, I cuddle, I give hugs, I talk and I even yell. Yell because … Continue reading Not tonight
I never in a million years thought I would be able to afford taking my family of 4 to such a dream destination; but I did. 2018 was the year I spent hard at work saving every dime, penny and nickle I could, to manage our dream vacation to Honolulu, Hawaii. Adventures are worthwhile I … Continue reading Dreams do come true!