#MomLife Monday- My Favorite Child

As a kid you always think that your parent not only plays favorites but has a favorite. They always take one child's side, always give in, overlook, coddle, and just plain treat them better. Of course as a kid it was my baby brother. My parents always took his side, blamed and punished me. As an adult, that's another story. I'm my mom's favorite hands down.

#MomLife Monday- Raising A Strong-willed Child

You think I would be better at raising a strong-willed child seeing as she is a carbon copy of me. She doesn't do it to be defiant, or rebellious, to impress her friends or act out. She doesn't do it in a malicious way or to prove a point. She does it because it is in her nature. It's part of who she is, just like it was in my nature at her age.

Whatever’s On My Mind Wednesday- Racial identity

In my early years (before I was 9 or 10) I didn't see people in color nor did I realize that people identified you by color. Obviously I knew that there were different skin tones but to me that is all that it was. All of that changed when we moved to the states for the first time after growing up overseas. Overseas I went to school on a military base and my class was sprinkled with all colors of the skin tone rainbow and my class mates's parents were from all over the world. Then we moved to South Dakota...diversity wasn't exactly the specialty.

Whatever’s On My Mind Wednesday- Fools Rush In

So we did typical first date things- went out to eat (he took me to a local pizza joint and ordered wings...how in the world can you eat chicken wings and look cute?! You can't so I decided f*c$ it, I'm just going to eat the wings, forget being cute, and trying to impress, that's not me anyway. So I ate at least 10 wings and a slice of pizza and wanted to go into a food coma). As we rode in the car one day I noticed that we had almost the same radio stations saved on our radios. If it were a town of 1,200 people that wouldn't be saying much but living in a city with a plethora of stations I realized we had love for the same music, oldies being our number one station of choice. Sign #1.

#MomLife Monday- Reflections Of A Mom

Being a parent is hard work, you have these little beings observing your mannerisms, character, word choice and actions. You want to teach them to do right and be kind. There is a balance between friend and disciplinarian, between structure and individuality, between helping and