"Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve… Continue reading Adverse Childhood Experiences
So I have a 4th grader!! My big guy starts school tomorrow and I still can't believe he will be in 4th grade. Time is really flying by guys! Hubby and I weren't comfortable sending him in for face to face teaching just yet, so he will be learning virtually. Hopefully this pandemic can end… Continue reading Back to School Time!
It’s hard to explain the pain I feel, but I sit here crying because this world has me exhausted. I think of my nieces and nephews, my babies. I think of their beautiful brown skin possibly being the reason they are harmed one day. I think of the hatred that is so easily spewed towards… Continue reading Feeling Heartbroken & Exhausted
Hi all, How is everyone doing during this workout wide pandemic? I can imagine how many are feeling even more anxious and nervous during these trying times. The self quarantining is starting to get to my and my family. My son misses his friends. The baby needs more outdoor time, husband is working from home… Continue reading How is Everyone doing?
Guys!!! I have a quiz due tonight before 11:59pm and I'm still not done reading my chapters 🤦🏻♀️. I had breakfast with my sis, son and niece this morning. Went to Ulta afterwards, to kill some time before having to go to my son's class. After Ulta, I went straight to my sons "My Gym"… Continue reading Feeling Stuck
So, I am sooooo happy it is Tuesday! My Monday was ridiculously stressful. By 4:30pm my husband was walking through the door to find me in tears, scrubbing vomit off the sofa 😭. Let me start from the beginning... In the morning, I was woken up by my son at 8:22am because I had somehow… Continue reading Monday was Bananas
Hi all! So yesterday was my birthday! I have to say I had such an incredible day. I'm so glad my birthday blues went away and I was able to enjoy the day with my husband. I woke up to my 8 year old son shouting "Happy 37th birthday!" After my mini heart attack, I… Continue reading I Turned 37
Last night's convo with my son in the car: Nate: Mommy, how come you had to give the whole bag of cherries to that man? Me: I didn't have to. I wanted to. When people don't have anything to eat, or any place to live, remember it's good to help out. Nate: Oh, he was… Continue reading Teaching our kids Compassion
I recently posted on Facebook stating that 'the lack of empathy in this world towards mental illness is astonishing smh...". A couple of people agreed and one of my friends mentioned how there is a lack of mental health education within our society. I have to agree with her. I only know of certain classes… Continue reading The World Needs More Empathetic People
Hi guys! I know it's been a while. I've had a pretty busy couple of months! My mother in-law came to Florida to visit us for 10 days in January, so I was busy hanging with her and the family. We had a great time showing her around and spending time with her. We took… Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy…