What Would Our World Look Like

March 21, 2023

Lately, I’ve been wondering. “What would our world look like?” If we showed each other grace, compassion, and understanding. Instead of judging one another? I’ve noticed as a mom to young kids. There’s so many expectations of moms. A clean house. A child that’s neatly dressed for school and church. Home cooked meals. And playtime…

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The Importance of Quality Time With Your Little Ones

February 15, 2023

“Unpause me.” My four year old mumbled to me. It was a new concept she picked up this school year. Anytime someone spoke over her, we had to, “unpause,” her. Or she couldn’t speak. Silly. I know. But it mattered to her. And so it mattered to us. Because that’s how a bond is formed…

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Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

January 12, 2023

According to the Mayo Clinic (2022) most women might encounter some baby blues after delivering their baby. But the key factor is that baby blues develops a few days after delivery and should only last for a maximum of two weeks. Some symptoms of baby blues are having crying spells, mood swings, experiencing anxiety, and…

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Life With In-laws

October 19, 2022

When I was single I used to hear all this gossip about other people’s wives. And I’d hear these statements about my close relatives’ wives as well. It didn’t matter if one was being abused. I’d still hear, “It’s her fault he hits her.” I still remember the shock that entered my body when I…

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The Difference Between Emotional Abuse and Conflict

October 15, 2022

According to Koza (2017), there’s a difference between emotional abuse and conflict. Conflict occurs in any relationship (friendships, family, romantic, and even work relationships). Conflict provides both parties the opportunity to discuss the issue, share their emotions, and talk through whatever the problem is (Koza, 2017). Then work towards a resolution together. Emotional abuse takes…

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Anger is not Toxic.

October 14, 2022

I often hear the phrase, “Don’t be mad.” As if anger is a bad or toxic emotion to have. But the truth is, anger is not a bad emotion. It is the behavioral choices people choose to make because of their anger that makes it bad or good. There’s actually a part of the human…

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Be the Person That Works Through Trauma. Not the Person That Enables it.

October 12, 2022

We can’t help what happened to us. But we can control how we choose to respond to it. Our brain automatically goes into survival mode when we encounter threatening situations. For example, families caught in the middle of a war will be forced to make decisions they normally wouldn’t. Hmong people are refugees from Laos…

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