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Share a little something about yourself with other moms.
I started off as a teenage mother, so I learned about raising my daughter as I matured into womanhood.

I'm now an adult with a daughter and two adolescent sons, so I spend the majority of my time thinking through the causes of some of the mistakes I made coming up and trying to shepherd my children in the right direction.
What is your blogging philosophy?
I go for humor. Life is funny. What can I say? I like to present life the way I see it - with a joke.
I have been blogging since...
August 2009

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Strong women should not crush weaker women: How do you do it?

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 5:01pm 0 Comments

I use to have a job that had a lot of prestige. . a great title. . offered me a great opportunity. But the lady I worked for cared more about making a dollar than she did about the people who worked for her. She would give you feedback that was honest, but it cut like a knife.

I learned so much from that lady about running a business. . taking ownership of a product. . adhering to a scope. . providing quality work. . getting work done on time and under budget.



Lead by Example or Shut the Hell Up!

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

"Move!" That was the statement that started the battle between me and Fiance.

He walked over to my 8-year old, who was playing on my iPad and said, "Move!" My son frowned and looked at Fiance and then at me, and I softly said, "He meant excuse me, but move J." Fiance became angered and said, "No, I didn't."

Then, it was on.

His point: In my home, children can have the entire house, but my bedroom is my oasis.

My point: I work hard to teach the boys to be…


The Most Difficult Conversation with a 10 year old: Why Daddy had to leave

Posted on October 11, 2011 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Three years ago I made the decision to let go of the man I had spent 14 years building a life with. It was a decision I made over the course of two years; battling with myself and those close to me who saw the destruction the relationship was creating in my life and in my spirit. It was really awful in the end. But it's over, and I'm happier.

But my children are not.

In fact, for 3 years, my 10 year old son has been unhappy, frustrated, violent, ill-mannered. I have gone…


Good Mommy Gone Mad

Posted on December 12, 2010 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This morning was a "different" one.

The boys walk a half-block to the bus stop; yet I sit there in my car until I see the bus on the horizon before I go to work. This morning, my 7 year old hopped in the car as I pulled out of the garage and wanted a ride to the bus stop. That was "diferent."

When I saw the bus on the horizon (about 2 blocks away), I left for work. Traffic was awful, so it took me about 42 mins to actually get to work this morning.

As soon as I got to…


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At 10:14pm on June 24, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 7:05pm on October 27, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…

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At 4:35pm on July 25, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 10:46am on January 4, 2010, Bianca Landis said…
Hi my name is Bianca Landis. I know you are probably really busy, but If you have time please visit our site I am looking for moms that want to promote there business for free. We are looking for guest bloggers to write original content in exchange we will promote your article in all our social media outlets. I would love to get to know you better check out our community and promote your business there too! I hope you have a Happy New Year and we are able to form a relationship in the coming months!
At 8:41pm on December 10, 2009, Lisa @CrazyAdventuresinParenting said…
Welcome to MBC! :)
At 11:37am on December 10, 2009, Memorable Children Books & Gifts said…
Hello and welcome to MBC. Have a great week.

At 9:56am on December 10, 2009, Anasthia said…

Thanks so much for reaching out. I live in Arkansas, and I can assure you there's not much of that going around when it comes to teen parenthood.. . I'm an adult now, and not an advocate of teen pregnancy, but also a realist.

I appreciate you. Look forward to reading your posts as well. . I have a feeling they will be oh so relate-able.
At 12:02am on December 10, 2009, Jen Lawrence said…
Welcome to MBC!
Looking forward to reading your posts!

I was a teen mom too! I have a 13 yo, 12 yo, 9 yo, & 23 mo. old
I was pregnant at 16 and had my daughter at 17. I can relate!

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