The idea of being a mother in my 20's was unfathomable. I always had a desire to build a stable life before considering starting a family. My mother's generation was less focused on careers due to social pressures in the 1970s. Women were expected to marry and have a family almost immediately after the wedding. … Continue reading Should You Freeze Your Eggs?
The AW Challenge for Week 3 had to be an act that would shift the focus away from me. Instead, I wanted to do something to make a difference in another person's life. The end goal was to make it a positive experience. I was set on what I wanted, although, how I would achieve … Continue reading AW Challenge, Week 3: Secret Snowflake
Most recently, celebrities such as Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian among others are placing a spotlight on the various ways to build a family. Women all over the world have been trying for years in private. Couples have looked at different options to start a brood of their own. There is no longer one way … Continue reading Modern Families
The daily grind can sometimes drain the joy, positivity, energy and hope from our bodies. You can feel like the hamster on a wheel. It's hard to get off the ride. Humdrum lives happen to everyone, often. It's all part of normal life until it becomes a problem. The day we stop laughing out loud … Continue reading When Was the Last Time You Did It?
The relationships we have with our mothers have a significant impact on us growing up. We look to the matriarch of the family, not only to teach us how to be a woman. She shows us the first examples of how to manage relationships with our partners, children and ourselves. All relationships take work because … Continue reading The Secret My Mother Never Told Me…
Many of us have a dream. A thought, so grand that we don't dare envision because it can seem completely out of reach. You probably do not foresee your idea materializing. It is too hard or complicated to be attainable, feels impossible. What stops us from pursuing these dreams? Resources, time and energy necessary is … Continue reading Coming Soon to Shelves Near You…
Dating someone with a child or children has its separate rule book. He might cancel last-minute because his kid is sick. Quick thinking romantic getaway weekends are rarely (or never) sprung on you. Dropping by his place at any given time, unannounced? Unlikely. We're familiar with situations where women have the bulk of the parenting … Continue reading You Will Want to Read this Before Dating a Man with Children
The word “divorce” is often perceived as a bad word by participants and outsiders alike. It evokes negative emotions that can brew the most awful stew. The anger, resentment and loneliness create a recipe for disaster. If you understand this wicked recipe, you can see how difficult and draining the process is over time. It has … Continue reading 3 Must Haves For Successful Co-Parenting
Our eyes see what they want to see. Life opens them to all types of ugly. Some of which can be too much to bear, at times. But what happens when we get a glimpse of something truly worth appreciating. Do you value it? Can you pause long enough to allow yourself an instant of … Continue reading Open Your Eyes …
Every year we take inventory. Evaluate careers, relationships, finances, goals and wellness. Taking pause to look at the areas of our lives that need tweaking. In 2018, a friend suggested that I write a list of goals or dreams. These would be things I'd pursue in the name of happiness. When sitting down to write … Continue reading 2019 Gives Rise to AW, The Book