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  • Grateful Mommy
    On most days before her eyes get heavy with sleep and her opinions on why things are done in a particular way have stopped, I ask Layla what are we grateful for today? She always has a great response- it’s her friend that had the same water bottle as her or for cows because they… Continue reading Grateful Mommy
  • A Year in Review
    It is officially 18 days into 2022, a Cancer Full Moon and Mercury is in Retrograde. You doing okay? Same. I hope you found the time to sit with 2021. What were your highlights? What were the lows? What would you change? What would stay the same? Then I hoped you made peace with 2021… Continue reading A Year in Review
  • Stress-FULL Toddlers
    You ever see the caller I.D or the text message from your child’s daycare flash across you phone screen and your stomach knots immediately? There it is as I look down at my phone. Knots. There’s no formalities in my response, “ Is Layla ok?” They respond, “ It’s not an emergency.” They have done… Continue reading Stress-FULL Toddlers
  • Remembering My Mom
    Tomorrow makes 15 years since my mom passed away. 3 years 4 months since I’ve been a mom without a mom. I say it like I’ve just received a chip for being so many days sober. It’s an accomplishment I’ve survived. It’s a miracle I’ve thrived. This time every year I open her memory box… Continue reading Remembering My Mom
  • Semi ; Colon Tattoo
    I have a family history of mental health issues, addiction, anxiety, depression and suicide. We never talked about it. But 6 years ago I was ready to start talking about it. That’s when I discovered the semicolon project. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to.… Continue reading Semi ; Colon Tattoo
  • Online Dating as a Single Mom
    I start this post after I have downloaded Bumble for the 4th time this year. I have for some reason decided I am ready to date again. Every time I return to this scene, I am a little more ‘Julia’. I have uncovered another part of myself. A part of me that is more certain… Continue reading Online Dating as a Single Mom
  • Meet Anna
    Meet Anna Anderson, a 22-year-old Belizean American who has transformed the words of my children’s book into a water-colored space dream. She is officially a children’s book illustrator and for her day job, a Water and Wastewater Systems Integrator Intern in New Braunfels, Texas.  Anna graduated from Kun Shan University in Taiwan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Double Major in Environmental Engineering.  Before… Continue reading Meet Anna
  • 1 in 4 Women
    I was 20 years old when I found out I was pregnant for the first time. I was one week late when a friend bought a home pregnancy test for me. I waited for the dark hours of the morning to pee on the stick. Two lines. No. I was less than 2 months away… Continue reading 1 in 4 Women
  • Observer
    If you were an observer and could see yourself relate with others, what would you see? I’ll go first 😜 Me, I’d see an easy go lucky girl. Laughter. I’d see a girl who appears confident and is kind. Someone who takes saying ‘Good MAWNIN’ seriously and knows random facts about most of her co-workers.… Continue reading Observer
  • Layla
    You hate loud noises And you always make sure the door is closed when I blow dry my hair You enjoy being informed And informing others Random facts about body parts is your conversation starter in quiet full rooms Why do people and things do what they do? I’ll never stop being amazed of when… Continue reading Layla