Do Black Lives Really Matter to #blacklivesmatter?

Alright, I think I'm ready just a bit, to speak up about the #blacklivesmatter movement that's going around the country. Before I get started, and because I'm sure someone is going to be offended, I'll start by clarifying that I, too, am a Black woman. I may be lighter skinned, but that doesn't change the fact that my father is a Black man, my father's family is Black, and my mother is a Native American woman.Further, I do believe that #blacklivesmatter, but not just in the context of police brutality or racism....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: 30 Weeks and Counting

It's amazing how much time has already passed in this pregnancy! 30 weeks, means there are only about 10 weeks left. That's still a good 2 1/2 months, but whoa, the time is flying by!What's even more amazing is 25 Weeks...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Washing Dishes

Baby Boy really and truly loves to help out around the house. It's such a blessing to me in so many ways. I love that he's learning all of these necessary and important life skills at such an early age, but I'm also grateful for the little bit of help it is to keeping the house more clean, tidy, and orderly.To see his face light up and how he runs through the house just to help with a task. Or to listen to him saying, "wait Momma" or "I want to help" or "Let me do it", brings a certain smile to my heart, even if I'm in a rush and maybe would prefer he not 'help' so much....more

My Entry Into Motherhood

My belief is not that motherhood starts when a child is born, rather it's a truly active process once you're pregnant. In the same token, motherhood can start even before becoming pregnant. Thoughts of motherhood can start long before becoming pregnant and thereby entering into motherhood....more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Laundry

Continuing on in this series, I've decided to talk about one of those tasks not many enjoy, but is necessary - laundry. Personally, I'm hit or miss on the laundry routine, as in sometimes I don't mind and other times I wish it didn't need done. Nonetheless, doing laundry is still an important life skill that Baby Boy is learning....more

Learning is a Lifelong Adventure

Welcome to the August 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Life LearnersThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have talked about how they continue learning throughout life and inspire their children to do the same.***...more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Restaurant Behavior

Baby Boy's first exposure to restaurants happened when he was a mere week old. When it comes to children, for us, they're included in just about everything we do, so taking even a wee little one into a restaurant is just a thing we do. When Baby Boy was very young, we did a ton of babywearing, which of course, helped to make sure that he was comfortable and he could also be nursed if necessary....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: Full of Questions

Today has been one of those days, the one where I'm just asking myself all kinds of questions....more

We've Been Full - July Review

The month of July wielded many things happening for us. Here's a wrap-up of our most interesting times, some new adventures, and even a few giveaways!First the fun stuff......more

Life Skills with Toddlers: Vacuuming

First off, let me apologize this post did not go out on Monday, as planned.  It also didn't go out Monday evening.  I feel like a bit of a flake and I hate feeling that way.  I've noticed my energy is really starting to wane now that we're entering 3rd trimester with this pregnancy.  Legitimately, my pregnancy induced carpel tunnel has also really been bothering me.  Needless to say, the blog and writing has suffered the last few days and I apologize.  Hopefully, I can get myself back in order as the week progresses.  Now, on to this week's life skills...more