Today You Are 5 (Happy Birthday Noah)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dear Noah,

Today You Are 5 (Happy Birthday Noah)
Today you are 5.
Your favorite foods are blackberries, spinach, and Pepsi. You have never had a PB&J sandwich and most days of the week getting you to eat is a struggle. You are the one kid in your class that eats your vegetables and leaves everything else on the plate and it is a wonderful yet hard thing to deal with as your mom. It never feels like you have eaten enough.


Today you are 5.
You are obsessed with Youtube, Darth Vader, trucks, and tornadoes. You want to be a truck driving doctor who does not go to college and chases tornadoes, and I just want you to be happy whatever you do.



Today you are 5.
Your favorite people are auntie Angel and TT, uncle Khalid, and mommy. You think everyone named Ibrahim is your cousin and that visiting auntie is talking over Skype.


Today you are 5.
The world is simple what is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Love is love, men can cry, but you cannot wear pink because that is a girl color. It all seems so simple now and I know that will not always be the case. But try and remember love is always the best option.



Today you are 5.
You are no longer the little baby that needs me every minute. You are this independent, free thinking, know it all preschooler, and I am happy and heart broker at how fast time has gone by. You are an introvert like mommy but very much willing to get out of your way to make a friend.


Today you are 5.
You think you want to grow up and be bigger and bigger, but just for me take it slow, and enjoy just being 5 years old.



Love mommy,


4 Things to do After Going to Court

Saturday, April 22, 2017


I have had a court case thrown out twice after 7k, there were many tears and a lot of stress I was pissed off, hurt, and over EVERYONE. This is sometimes the hard truth about going to court sometimes it does not go your way, and it is beyond stressful. Divorce, custody battles, mediation, judges, your cazy a** ex are apart of single motherhood (for a great deal of us), and the last thing you want is for them to dictate your happiness.

If you are a single mother chances are you have spent some time in court. The idea of a courtroom is enough to drive a woman crazy. I have a few things I like to do after going to court just to brush off the stress and anxiety so I do not carry it home.

Spring Blog Changes

Saturday, April 15, 2017

There are some big changes coming to Single mom, What a Life! and cover reveal of Single Mom, What a Life! A Fill-in Journal for Single Mothers.

I know this post was supposed to go live yesterday.... But I am human and life happens. This post has been written for weeks but I never got to adding the pictures, because blogging is not as simple as write and post anymore. No you have branding (why?). 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Saving Money Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Friday, April 7, 2017

I feel as single mothers we really have to have savings. I know like many others I have had to take time off of work to take care of my son. As it happens I will be going to work late one day this month because my son has a dentist appointment. One way to ease the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is to have something to fall back on. I have gotten so good at saving I am surprising myself. Along this long and hard road I have learned a few do's and don’ts that have helped me save.

I feel as single mothers we really have to have savings. I know like many others I have had to take time off of work to take care of my son. As it happens I will be going to work late one day this month because my son has a dentist appointment. One way to ease the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is to have something to fall back on. I have gotten so good at saving I am surprising myself. Along this long and hard road I have learned a few do's and don’ts that have helped me save.

4 Ways Men Sabotage Relationships With Single Mothers

Friday, March 31, 2017


My relationship happens to be on the rocks. I always feel when a relationship is having a hard time it is never a one-person problem. When a relationship fails it is in part by two people failing at something. I understand dating a single mother (like me) is hard, it requires sacrifice, selflessness, and a lot of broken plans. I am dating a nice enough guy who understands a lot about dating a single mother but I have noticed some things in him that are sabotaging our relationship. If you are single mother or are dating a single mother and things are getting shaky ask yourself am I (or is he) unknowingly sabotaging the relationship?
My relationship happens to be on the rocks. I always feel when a relationship is having a hard time it is never a one-person problem. When a relationship fails it is in part by two people failing at something. I talked about some of the ways I have sabotaged my relationships in 4 Ways Single Moms Sabotage Romantic Relationships. I understand dating a single mother (like me) is hard, it requires sacrifice, selflessness, and a lot of broken plans. I am dating a nice enough guy who understands a lot about dating a single mother but I have noticed some things in him that are sabotaging our relationship. If you are single mother or are dating a single mother and things are getting shaky ask yourself am I (or is he) unknowingly sabotaging the relationship?

Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age a Book Review

Friday, March 24, 2017

I was contacted to do a review of a book called “Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.” The book is about meshing East and West Parenting when it comes to LEARNING!

I was contacted last year (I mean like September) to do a review of a book called “Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age.” Do to life happening this review is just now happening. The book is about meshing East and West Parenting when it comes to LEARNING! If you think I am about to give you a review on a book about parenting in general that is not the case. If you are still interested in my review keep reading.

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