The Most Epic Birthday at the Great Wolf Lodge

This year I actually wanted to celebrate my birthday because I have truly transformed into a stronger woman. I have worked diligently to heal from my past and that is not an easy feat . However, I am most grateful to share my life with my amazing son. Any single parent who works two jobs…

Juneteenth Black Rodeo

I was born and raised in Texas but I had never been to a rodeo until this weekend. As my son learns about animals & animal sounds I took him to the rodeo as a special treat. Of course every animal was a dog but it was fun. Juneteenth celebrates the abolition of slavery in…

Happy Birthday Sammie!

Sammie  is officially ONE!  He’s 31 inches long, 24 pounds and moving and grooving to the beat of his own drum. He knows what he wants and is always determined to get it. Cheers to turning ONE baby!

Tips for A Baby’s First Flight

I love adventures with my little man and it is incredible; but honestly I was nervous about flying. It’s difficult to manage the baby, the luggage, the backpack and the carseat. Flying solo with a baby is intense but the strong survive. 1.Bottle for Take Off My first time, I made the mistake of starting…

Jurassic Quest

Anyone a Jurassic Park fan other than me? I was so excited to see this ad pop up on my timeline on Facebook. I will definitely say this event was not meant for my 9 month old but I was so excited about it that I just had to do it. My brother came along…

We Survived Our First Tournament

Tae Kwon Do has been apart of my life since I was 9 years old. For over a decade, I’ve told myself that I would go back to training and become a women’s self defense instructor. I trained 3 weeks in Krav Maga and signed myself up for the Battle on the Bayou. I hadn’t…

DIY Sensory Toy

I love arts and crafts and I’m pumped to create toys for my little man.  I’ve been waiting for him to get old enough so we can make noise makers and do all kinds of explorative activities.  Here is how we made a sensory toy with random things purchased at the Dollar Tree.   One toy down,…

Be A Better Example

I’m still amazed that God entrusted me with His son and I don’t take it for granted. Everything I went through to bring him into the world, God kept me. He gave me peace when the nurses gave me bad news. He gave me courage in uncertain circumstances. He gave me the strength to endure…

Playtime is the Best time

Let’s face it, he is all over the place. He is on the move, into everything and a champion sleep fighter. He will give you a kiss and then hit you in the face. Time is moving so fast and I really need to improve on being present. He will only be this age once…

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This morning Samuel and I listened to sermons and speeches from Dr. King.  I marveled in his legacy and watched how carefully Samuel paid attention to the television. The sponge-like nature of children is astonishing but also makes me more mindful of what I display in front of him. The character of Dr. King is…