Hope exists in all the things all the time. How can I say that with such assurance? Well, I have witnessed it. Even more so I have lived through it. So here is what I know: When you can hold onto hope, just one glimmer, you have something to look forward to. And the thing is, when one piece of that hope takes root, the result is you you feel more alive in your soul. As you continue to hope, the thorny stem starts to grow and eventually flowers until your full hope is realized. I thought I lost ...

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Sex is a dirty word. It’s scary to talk about. In fact, your friends judge you when you bring it up. Church, for the most part, doesn’t want to talk bout sex. Unless, of course, it’s talked about in the “right way.” Sex is a taboo subject and one that should be skirted at every opportunity. Can you resonate with any of these statements? Have you grown up with any of these ideologies? While some of the above statements are on the extreme side, I personally have to fight through these negative connotations to support a healthy lifestyle for ...

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Power outages are normal for us. In fact, they have been happening our entire relationship – no sarcasm intended. So it was a nice surprise when a work man arrived at our front door to let me know they would be working on the power lines for most of the day. I prepped by filling water bottles, going to the bathroom and plugging in all of our electronic devices. We. Are. Set. Power outages, in the past, have wreaked havoc though. Years ago we were a young family in the sense we were a new family. Navigating life with ...

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Kindness doesn’t always come easy. That is to say, it doesn’t come easy for me. On the other hand, sometimes you gotta just buckle down and do the kind thing even when you don’t feel like it.. That’s what yesterday’s Love Dare task was for me. My task was to do a kind thing and ask the kids to do a kind thing in return. So because Ciena is my main focus through this journey, I decided not to over think it. First, I grabbed purple cardstock and held it out to her.“Would you like to color on the ...

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Instagram and other social media’s purpose is to serve. This blog you are reading is actually less about me and more about how I can serve you. My Instagram account has everything to do with showing up for women who want to learn about sexual health & wellness – it has nothing to do with me or what I want to see. Even Tik Tok isn’t about me. If it was, I wouldn’t be attempting dances and creating content with any specific message attached. Instagram doesn’t like the Follow-Unfollow Game. Every once in a while an account will message ...

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I began The Love Dare journey for my daughter who has Down Syndrome. It’s something I know I needed to start, and also something I really didn’t want to do. So I asked for prayer to help me out in this vulnerable area of my life. I spoke with all the sassy sarcasm I could muster in effort to hide my discomfort. Therefore my friend responded with, “Girl, you better check your attitude!” While that stung to hear, I understand it’s true. Probably. Maybe. The thing is…. being a parent to a child with Down syndrome is really hard. ...

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