I’m serious this time!

No really. I’m serious. I wanted to insert “lol” but I didn’t, JUST to let you know how serious I am. I am a serial yo-yo when it comes to my weight. Since entering motherhood in 2006, the struggle has been real. I gain. I lose. I gain. I lose. At this point, I’m just…

CARTER’S LOVE

Anyone that has spent time with my son Carter knows a few things: He loves his mommy! He is his mother’s son! He REALLY loves his mommy! It’s so amazing how your children love you differently. I’m not just talking boys vs. girl even though there is a difference between the way the two love….

Peace

Sand beneath my feet Rushing waves near; in sight and sound So blue. So free. I smell the sea. The distant sun covers me in warmth A gentle breeze brushing against my skin My soul responds with the deepest of inhales I take it all in And almost as if I’ll never take that breath…

E for Elephants

I grew up with a momma and an uncle that was obsessed with elephants. My Uncle Felix and my mom had a real “thing” for these beautiful creatures, but their love came with a prerequisite. The trunk had to be up! Apparently, this meant good luck. I don’t know how or when it happened, but…

Amsterdam

A 9-hour layover in Amsterdam gave us about 6 hours to spare. When I book travel, I tend to look for great layover opportunities! What constitutes a great layover opportunity? Let’s see. You need a). a great location always helps. I tend to look for places, I haven’t visited yet or places I’d like to…

1st Leg Starts Here! (Washington, DC)

The meetup spot! Washington (IAD) was the first official leg of our trip. With my best friend traveling from Ohio and myself from Florida, this offered us the best overall options for our entire trip including, ticket pricing and layover options. We both had morning flights but with Ohio being closer to DC than Florida,…

I’m annoyed

Since yesterday, my timelines have been filled with posts about this Ayesha Curry interview from The Red Table Talk. I’ve even received a couple texts about it. A lot of the posts basically taunted or attempted to shame her in some way about her admissions of feeling a bit insecure about not receiving male attention similar…

Baby Steps

So, it’s been a minute! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat in front of my MacBook and began drafting a post. At some point, I’d either become distracted and lose focus in one way or another or I simply found myself stuck in thought. No matter the cause, it always leads to…

Unplugged

  One of the biggest gifts received from my vacation was the gift of being completely in the moment without distraction. I didn’t have wifi for about 75% of my time in the UK.  Before traveling I thought about subscribing to a short term international calling plan through my wireless carrier, but I’m so glad…