My daughter turned nine on April 24. Mother’s day was also almost two weeks ago. Two major dates for me to write and publish this post.
Each year on this day, we celebrate the greatest gift that I could have ever been given. Even though she stole my birthday, the day she came into this world will always be my favorite.
As she’s getting older, it is both amazing and unbelievably scary watching her grow into her own person.
From the moment my cheese ball was born, she’s been a big baby.
I mean just look at how tall she is for her age!
The journey of Motherhood is not easy, and my daughter has taught me many valuable life lessons these last nine years.
There have been a lot of times where I’ve had to take a step back and re-think what I expect from her because, although she looks older, she’s still a little kid.
But then there are other moments where I’m thrown off a little and say, “Wait is she trying to take advantage of my love?”
When it comes to motherhood, we tend to overthink the majority of the time. We put unattainable expectations thinking we are wonder woman and often compare our parenting skills to our own mothers.
Real-life pressures have helped me realize that motherhood is not something you can figure out 100% of the time, despite the image that that perfect social media moms try to sell.
Below I am sharing nine lessons my daughter has taught me these nine years I’ve been able to spend with her. Read more
When you think about water parks, you instantly think “My wallet is going to get hit hard” at least that’s what I would think. Especially as a single mom. You know nowadays most activities or attractions are super expensive. They have all these insane charges that can make it difficult for you to experience with your kiddos.
I had the opportunity to visit Epic Waters Indoor Water Parkthis past winter! I mean I would have never imagined you can go to the water park during the winter,but now you can!!
All year round!
Wespent eight full hours at the largest indoor water park under a single retractable roof in North America!
Yep, that is correct, there’s finally an indoor water park that is open year-round in the DFW.
If you know my daughter, you probably would know that she was a mermaid in her past life. She loves the water, the ocean, water parks, pools and activities that have to do with water.
But let me tell you she doesn’t like to shower!
Now that makes no sense at all, does it?
Three weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend the @postivemom_ #BrandYourVision workshop in Downtown Fort Worth.
I’ve known Elayna for quite a while now.
I was drawn into her amazing spirit when she shared her story at #WeAllGrow back in 2017.
Her story made me have a different outlook in life. I used to question a lot what I’ve been through, but when I heard her story, she completed transformed the way I needed to look at things. Read more
Being strong is a difficult subject to discuss. 2017 was the year where being too strong finally bit me on the tail. 2018 I want to focus a little more and experience vulnerability. Confession, I can’t say vulnerability in real life lol.
I’ve discussed before how my daughter experiences sensitivity a lot more than a I do.
For the past few years, I’ve had the wrong concept when it came to being strong.
With a little time I was able to gather some ideas on what to teach my daughter about being strong.
For this year I wanted to start my first 2018 blog post with something different. This is the first time I am choosing a word for 2018.
(of a living thing) undergo natural development by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity.
For the past few years I’ve been afraid to grow. I’ve been making up tons of excuses. I have been sitting in my comfort zone for too long, way too long I would say. I’ve been wanting to learn more or do different things.
I feel like my brain is not capable of learning more than what I know.
We had brunch while we were being educated about what, and how planned parent hood has and can help our Latino community.
When it comes to the sexual topics, and sexual health, the Hispanic community tends to go nuts about it. Meaning, they do not want to discuss and almost make you feel like you’re committing the biggest sin, just by simply talking or asking about it.
In better words, there is a huge taboo around this subject and Latinos.
One of the biggest taboo within the latinas, is birth control.
My daughter was able to attend the event with me, since we had a last minute baby sitter hiccup.
I was a little skeptical and afraid she was not going to enjoy the event or ask me to leave every hour. Luckily, that was not the case, she actually enjoyed and kept on asking questions about people in there.
She was very curious as to what everyone was doing there and what they did.