OkStupid- Online dating: endless options lessens your connections.

I have been a loud opponent of online dating for a very long time, I have always felt that online dating is just a giant meat market, where everybody becomes an option. Recently, a friend of mine had an experience that solidified my disdain. A friend of mine, we will call her Angie, decided to…

A message to my daughters about love.

It’s well known that I haven’t always had the best track record for love, sometimes by my own fault and sometimes because of my blindness in choice. I know how it feels to both have my heart broken and to break a heart. What I have a learned are lessons that I never want my…

Stop your stuckness-Just move forward.

This morning, while I was listening to Mel Robbins, I heard her state that a third of the American population feels stuck in their current situation. That’s a believable statistic because I know that feeling of ‘stuckness’ all too well. It’s a feeling that you know you were destined for more than you are getting…

The brighter side of a dark moment.

If you are the kind of person who craves success, loves to set goals just for the satisfaction of reaching them; then you understand the frustrations of a major set back.I came into this world fighting, it’s what I know, it’s who I am. If I tried to remember all the set backs I’ve overcame……

Somewhere between panic and relief

It’s 10:45 am, on a Tuesday. Here I sit in a Starbucks and for the first time in so many years, I have no work commitments. It’s been 5 days since I abruptly lost my job. A job tbat I uprooted my family for, a job that I sacrificed so much for. Yet, here I…

The day I failed my children

My story can happen to anyone and for everyone, it is the most devastating news to learn. I’ve sacrificed so much to not only advance in my career but also create a comfortable life for my kids. I’ve dragged them across the country, uprooted them from family and had them change schools… all to do…

Where broken hearts start

My father, he was rarely around when I was growing up. He had too many self centered problems to really focus on us kids. Although, the memories I do have of him, are all really happy ones with funny stories to go along. My father took his own life when I was 12. His death…

So you want to date a single mom…

Dear Single Man, So you have chosen to date a single mom, if this is your first time in doing so then let me assist you in understanding a few things. Yes, I have children… No, i’m not easy– It is true that I have had sex before, that is probably very obvious since I…

Panic time in Single-Momlandia

I stand over my pan of scrambled eggs, it’s 9:45pm. I am trying to gulp down the overwhelming fear that my decision to move my family to Nashville 8 months ago was the wrong choice. As my fear becomes paralyzing anxiety, I scoop my eggs into a Dodger helmet and slowly slump to my bedroom….

So you would like to have a meltdown…

It’s 6:15am and Wednesday; we (Audra, Genevieve, and I) have just arrived into my office. I want to emphasize that I am tired, a broken nights sleep, waking at 4:15am, carting kids to work… it’s making me cranky. I unlock the door to the office, punch in the security code and BOOM, Audra initiates planet…

She will never be a Barbie Doll

She doesn’t like to wear dresses but she still likes to be complimented on her clothes. Her hair is a little messy but it is clean. Her T-shirt may be from a Japanese Anime but her shirt gives her pride. She may not sing Taylor Swift songs but she has the voice of an angel….