Insight & Inspo

Write So We All Can Be Free

I love how people can just sit down and write, words flowing effortlessly, like water from a faucet.

It's sexy and alluring to know that one can string words together that sing like a song, oohing and ahhing, hitting high notes and harmonizing to create a melody so hypnotizing.  

It's a beautiful thing, to effect someone so deeply that they consider bettering their lives, or the lives of others, just because your mind worked collectively with your heart and through your fingertips to create a call for change through words…

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New Projects

Starting a new project wears on me within the first few days of its inception. For instance, with this Daily Dose Project (which is now "Thoughts"), I've just created this page and I'm already wondering what the hell I'm doing and why?

It's only the beginning and all my ideas aren't fleshed out, so the insecurity sets in.

The idea sounded great but I'm wondering if it will really work. I'm not sure if anyone will ever read these words. 

But if you push just long enough, you start to see things come together. Your ideas begin to morph into something more real... more tangible. Keep going and spread the love and insight… 

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Motherhood. No matter how much you smile, the tired and everything else you’re coping with still shows in your eyes. Because motherhood doesn’t mean you’re any less of the person you were before becoming a mother. You still have the same insecurities, and doubts, and fears. You’re still growing, searching, hoping for completion. 

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Wild Flower

Who doesn’t love a good quote? They have a way of speaking truth to you at the very moment you need it. Especially when you’re lost and feel like no one understands what you’re going through. Quotes make you feel like you’re not in this alone. Someone else has felt exactly the way you’re feeling, except they’ve managed to put it so poetically into words.It’s stunning and life-changing.

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Mama, Don't Let the Moment Get the Best of You

My son is a handful.

This little boy is the most stubborn, strong-willed person I've ever met in my entire. life. He's defiant and somewhat rebellious, and he does what he wants to do while he half listens to you telling him what not to do.

Lately his tantrums have taken me to a breaking point. He kicks, screams, spits, and does it all while looking you straight in the eye…

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Introducing IG on PTV

I never got comfortable with social media. Ever. I always wanted my own website, blog, special place online where I could express myself, and I haven’t been able to do that on social media in a way that I can be consistent with it.

Sometimes you have to do your own thing. Create your own lane. Make something that is of you and your spirit that you don’t mind sharing with other people.

Insight and Inspo is just that.

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How to Take Fun, Creative Baby Pictures

Guilty as charged. Yes, I've become one of those moms who takes pictures of my baby all. day. long. If you're anything like me, your phone is maxed out of space and so is your camera's memory card.

But do you ever get frustrated with the lack of creativity in them? Sometimes I notice that all the pictures look the same. Same outfit. Same background. Same look, one right after the other. It becomes quite obvious I didn't want to miss one little moment in my son's day!

There comes a time when you have to stop snapping and start creating! Have fun with your little one and let the good times effortlessly shine through in each picture…

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For Moms Living Across Oceans

As a mom living abroad, halfway across the world away from every sense of normalcy is, well... It's a mindfuck. It's exciting, refreshing, tiring, confusing, challenging, annoying, and liberating, all at the same damn time.

It's a true test of strength and endurance as you constantly question what the hell you were thinking to make such a life-changing decision.

I always knew I was built for this. But I didn't realize the everyday emotions would be so extreme. You wake up one day and pat yourself on the back for your bravery and free spirit, while the next morning you can barely pull yourself out of bed.

And then you throw a baby into the mix that you're home taking care of, and there goes your blood pressure flying high. Because you don't have time to do the whole woe-is-me act…

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Settling In To A New Home Abroad

We've been living abroad in Uganda now for a few weeks, and already I feel my life morphing into something new.

There's something about being here that's causing this thick layer of dead skin to shed, that for years, has been hanging around and dragging me into dark alleys and dead ends. Being away from the noise of everyday life and opinion back home in America has left me ambushed by my own thoughts, a freeing sensation that demands of me to reinvent myself. It's a freedom that's a little scary but thrilling at the same time. Something about being far away from home makes you feel invincible, as if you have nothing to prove. You can go as you please, taste new flavors, be daring, and dig into the wildest desires you've kept locked away for so long…

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How I Traveled From New York to Egypt to Kenya to Uganda With My 3-Month-Old Infant

Traveling abroad with an infant does not have to be as scary as it sounds, so let me take a moment out of settling into my new home to talk about what it's like. I've been in Uganda now for about a week and haven't talked about our much dreaded journey from New York. I say dreaded because traveling with my four-month-old by plane was about the scariest thing I've ever had to do.

Maybe this doesn't sound so bad, and maybe it wouldn't have been so scary if it was a direct flight. But from what I know, there are no direct flights from NY to Uganda so a layover was inevitable. What made it so scary was that our layover was 11-hours-long ... in Egypt!...

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How To Make The Best Of Major Changes In The New Year

2016. Whoa. Not only is it a new year, but there are lots of changes that come with it. It's crazy how these new years just creep up on you out of nowhere. It's not like you didn't know it was coming. Of course you knew. But now you have to correct yourself every time you write 2015 instead of 2016 which will take about a month or two to become second nature…

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