5 Inspirational Quotes by Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats but don’t be defeated.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

Success is liking yourself, liking what you doing and liking how you do it.

If you are always trying to be normal, you don’t know how amazing you can be.

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

Love is Generational

Love means helping those who cannot care for themselves; the disabled, young or sick and old. People who need the extra love and care to thrive. Just like with the aging of our elderly parents and the birth of our children. We are constantly reminded of the life cycle and the true meaning of unconditional love.

Often they are too sick to care for themselves; as old age catches up with them. Or they are babies, brand new to world; learning everything for the first time. So, they can’t feed, take care of or speak for themselves. Until we teach them how to or do it for them. Taking care of them until they can do for themselves. Because that it what love and family is all about.

These are the lessons we must teach our children. For our children are always watching us “in action”; even when we think they don’t know what’s going on. They look up to us and want to be just like their parents; even if they say they don’t. We are their role models. So how we love others, is how they will love others too.

The Truth About Motherhood

Confessions of a Superwoman

The truth is being a mom isn’t all laughs and smiles. Some days we cry and are ready to “pull out our own hair” from disappointment, stress and tears. Times we aren’t proud of ourselves, wishing we could of made better choices. Things we wish never happened. Where we try our hardest to do whats right for our children and we don’t succeed. Moments we blame ourselves for every one of their littlest setback. Getting mad at ourselves for not listening to our gut instincts.We are then reminded that, a mother’s intuition will never steer us wrong. That nine times out of ten; it could never be more right.But in all reality, life happens to the best of us and no mother is perfect. Nor will there ever be a book to teach us how.
We go through motherhood to learn lessons; ones that teach us the most about life…

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Love Has No Barriers

Confessions of a Superwoman

In Nicole A. Walker’s third book, Love Has No Barriers; she encourages us to love one another unconditionally and to raise our children to do the same. That love has no barriers; only the ones we impose on ourselves. Because love always trumps hate.

Read a preview of her mini kindle book below. . . . .

Available on Amazon(BUY HERE)

 – Coming May 2017

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Love is an unconditional feeling that comes from the heart. A self-less action that inspires and motivates the good in people. It’s how we learn and grow as human beings; individually and collectively as a society. We can love anyone we want to love. Whether it be a friend, boyfriend, mom or stranger you met two minutes ago. Love has no barriers, only the ones we impose on ourselves.

So when we live with love in our hearts, there’s nothing you can’t conquer. There is…

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Pros and Cons of Homeschooling Your Children

More than two million children each year are being home schooled as opposed to attending public schools. The reason parents or caregivers choose to home school their children varies from family to family. Every child is different and so is every
situation. Some moms choose to home school their child because they have special needs. Or they feel they aren’t safe in school. But many simply feel the public schools don’t provide the
education and support their children need to thrive. While other parents face concerns of violence, negative peer pressure and lack of religion in the public school system.

PROS
1. stabler family relationships: more time and opportunities to make deeper connections with family members.

3. no homework: work is done at home.

4. more freedom: educationally, emotionally, religiously and
physically.

5. individual or customized learning: curriculum designed for your individual child.

6. societal issues: Less exposure to peer pressure, violence or drugs; more parent involvement

CONS
1. lack of social interaction: school plays and daily student
interactions

2. less competition: no opportunities for competition when there isn’t enough students in class.

3. missed opportunities: no school sports, proms or field trips with class.

4. lack of balance: children spend too much time at home, not enough with others in the outside world.

4 Tips to Gluten Free Eating

The nontraditional gluten free diet isn’t for everyone. It can be difficult to stick to as its a strict diet. From rice to cookies, wheat is in everything we eat.  So knowing how to eat gluten free is important.

Here are 4 tips to gluten free eating:

  1. Cook from scratch: It’s cheaper and you’re more likely to stick to the diet if you cook for yourself. Making meals that don’t “come out a box” will ensure there’s no wheat being cooked or consumed.
  2. Plan your meals: Knowing what you’ll eat for the week can make eating gluten free easier. You’ll know what to buy and what not to.
  3. Make a grocery list: Eating gluten free is expensive, knowing what to buy before you get in store is crucial. With planned meals, shopping is easier.
  4. Read labels: Everything has wheat in it, so reading labels ensures you stick to the diet. Wheat can go by more than one name like wheat semolina.

4 Things Every Parent of a Child With Autism Should Know

Often times many don’t understand the “world” of parents with children on the autism spectrum.Whether mentally, physically or financially; parents are greatly affected, not just the children.They go through many trials and tribulations to help their children cope with symptoms. To be able to give them the best life possible. All while facing scrutiny from society for not being what everyone considers “normal”.

Here are 4 things every parent of a child with autism should know:

  1. Not everyone will be kind and understanding when it comes to raising a child with autism. So your screaming child with the “sensitive ears” will probably bother them. You’ll get looks and remarks, but pay them no mind. This is your child and they can never withstand a day in your shoes.
  2. When people say that you’re overacting. Tell them to mind their business. More than likely they don’t have a child with autism. They could never understand your struggle, especially if they don’t want to. They don’t know what it’s like to worry all the time about your child’s safety and well-being.
  3. Acknowledge your feelings. You are a human being after all. It’s okay to feel upset, disappointed or sad when it comes to parenting. It’s a lot for anyone to handle. Allow yourself to be human and going through the emotions if you have to. It will make you stronger as they days, months and years go by.
  4. Don’t feel alone; because you are not. Many parents of children on the spectrum go through what you go through. Reach out and stay informed. Just don’t forget to pat yourself on the back. Raising a child(ren) with special needs is harder than many think.