%@#$, I’m Pregnant

Positive. The test was positive.  What should have been a moment of sheer joy was instead unbelief then panic. I'm pregnant. I just found out I'm pregnant...in my on again, off again boyfriend's bathroom.  This was not how I imagined this moment would unfold.  A million thoughts were filling my mind and then the final [...]

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He Is The God Of Hope

Two night's ago, God stepped in (IN A HUGE WAY) and made a connection YEARS in the making.  These are the kinds of moments I try to explain to others about using your past pain to help others.  Only this was WAY BIGGER! A family pet with an upset stomach, resulted in a late night [...]

Turn North

https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com   I continue to see photo quotes like the one above posted everywhere. I think it's baloney.  Actually, I know it's baloney.  And at times I just want to shake the next woman I see posting this on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, especially so, when I'm aware of the reasons why she has posted [...]

10 Reasons why failure was the best thing to happen to me

10 Reasons Why Failure Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me  https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I am known as a deep thinking type of person.   At times, I think too much or I over think things.  I will even think my way through what should have been a good nights sleep.    It is a curse [...]

Are you wondering why you went back to him?

Why Did I Go Back To Him?? https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Have you ever asked yourself that question? Maybe you ask it a lot. Maybe you feel angry for going back.  Again. He promised change, things will be different...when deep, DEEP DOWN you know that's not going to happen.  And yet, here you are again.  And another year [...]

Breaking Down

Breaking Down https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I am not particularly proud to admit this but I had a bit of a breakdown this past weekend. It was the last weekend of Spring Break and I had the morning to the evening of every day planned out.   I was doing the breakfast dishes Friday morning and as I [...]

Why YOU Matter

Why YOU Matter https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I found myself in a terrible funk yesterday which has carried through to today.   I am feeling such a heavy burden in my heart that I just needed to sit down and write. I fix my kids breakfast each morning while they are showering and getting ready for school and [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part I – How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help

Mealtime Struggles Part I - How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help  ( https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) So...there once was this girl who was not skilled at cooking, did not know how to save, use coupons or meal plan and as a result the grocery budget just never seemed to go far enough.  Can you relate? During [...]

Patiently, I await.

Alone.  Lonely.  Lonesome.  Loneliness.  Solitude.  Isolated.  Forsaken.  Abandoned.  Unloved.  Unwanted. Once in your shoes.  Single motherhood and loneliness go hand in hand. Full of insecurities and doubt, attracting the wrong men.  Lies.  All lies.  Lies I believed about myself.  Lies I believed from the wrong kind of men. Spiritual warfare within my mind.  My soul. [...]

10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate

10 Steps To Get You Ready For Your Soul Mate https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com 10 Steps to Make You Ready for Your Soul Mate Pray. Ask others to pray with you and for you. Are you asking God to bring you a man or a better man but not truly believing (by your actions and self talk) that [...]