Parenting


Teach Her Tuesday: A Lesson In Loss
July 14, 2015

A Lesson In Loss

Last Monday I went to a reception for a friend of the Frog Princess. It was a place I never thought I’d be. Paying my respects after the passing of a happy and healthy 3 and a half year-old. But there I was. He was fairly new to the school but I recall his voice ringing out with “hi frog princess mami!” from the playground while I picked up one day. I said hello and noticed his beautiful blonde hair as I turned to greet my girl and usher her to the......

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Mami Mondays: She Makes Me Better! {Giveaway}

Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine. This blog was nowhere to be found before 2010. And I wouldn’t ever have thought about it prior to 2009. That was the year my life changed. The year the universe shifted. Through the simple act of being, the Frog Princess completely changed the trajectory of my life. I pray I am a better woman for it and that all I do makes her proud. Having a mini-me in my life has meant so......

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The Thing About Kids Telling the Truth

I knew the time was coming. As a parent, I think you have a sixth sense about these things. The Frog Princess is so good. I’ve been waiting for the shoe to drop. Lately, I’ve noticed her pushing her boundaries and I’ve also noticed that as a 5-year old, there are nuances that she just does not understand. Take, for example, her belly. For years now, I have taken to lots of tickles, poking of the belly and of course, reminders of how awesome that belly is. Things like “look that belly!”......

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Teach Her Tuesday: Life Lessons

By the time you read this, I would’ve already been hard at work for hours. Doing what, you ask? Let’s just say I’m in a magical place trying my hand at some amazing and magical things. Monday brought a swim lesson and I realized that not only am I teaching the Frog Princess about sight words, books and science but I’m also spoon feeding her life lessons. Today, I hope our experience solidifies the understanding that dreams do come true and that what she can put her mind to can come to......

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Mami Moments: The Graduating Class of 2015

I’m having moments, good people! My girl graduated from pre-k this weekend and I’m not entirely sure what has been happening. Why is she growing up so fast? Where does she get this sass from (I think her dad)? Exactly at what point is my heart going to stop growing so much from loving her? Why do people still tell me she looks just like her daddy (I have eyes, folks!)? I HAZ questions! But more than that, I have love. I am proud to say I did not cry at graduation.......

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Girl Child Volume II
May 12, 2015

Girl Child Volume II

I found this thanks to FB’s Memories and I just had to share because time is moving too fast, y’all! How is my child growing at lightning speeds? Here’s what I shared in 2010… I am there when you open your eyes in the morning and you smile. It does not matter if you are sick, hungry or wet. You smile. And my heart sings. You look at me with a sparkle in your eyes that I’ve never seen in another. I feel blessed and humbled at once to be known as......

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Girl Child Volume II
May 12, 2015

Girl Child Volume II

I found this thanks to FB’s Memories and I just had to share because time is moving too fast, y’all! How is my child growing at lightning speeds? Here’s what I shared in 2010… I am there when you open your eyes in the morning and you smile. It does not matter if you are sick, hungry or wet. You smile. And my heart sings. You look at me with a sparkle in your eyes that I’ve never seen in another. I feel blessed and humbled at once to be known as......

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How Do You Bring Out Your Inner Child?

I found myself giddy with excitement when I grabbed my mail, threw it in the car and made titi Q open the box. What could it be? I wasn’t expecting any samples for review? Well, let me tell you! It was a box that made me deliciously happy. Don’t ask me why but, I got giddy when my new Magic Bands came in the mail. We finally renewed our annual passes to Disney World and this means new Magic Bands. The techy girl inside of me does the shoulder shimmy and possibly......

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Confessions of a Co-Sleeper
January 20, 2015

Confessions of a Co-Sleeper

It is VERY late at night, y’all. I’m typing this out as my last “thing” before I go to bed. And I’m only doing it because I felt a surge to share about my experience tonight. I was working in my room when I heard my door creak open. The frog princess has a thing she calls sleep walking which we just call “you wanna sleep with Mami”. She defends her position vehemently even stating at one point (after I had surgery and she’d successfully slept in her bed for weeks) that......

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Becoming Titi Q
November 19, 2014

Becoming Titi Q

Becoming an auntie was a transformation. I don’t feel entitled to compare it to motherhood…but I will anyways. Being present during my sister’s pregnancy and then being present almost everyday for the first year of my niece’s life was truly a gift. I remember watching my sister’s belly as the frog princess kicked and punched and wiggled around. The surface of her skin would rise on one end of her belly and drag across like a shark fin under water. It truly solidified my theory that babies are like aliens using their mothers......

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