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First of all, I am very humbled that you are here! Grab a cup of coffee or tea (my favorite coffee is Cafe de Olla!) and let’s get started!
Single Mom and Career Life
I was a single mom for 15 years and raised my two beautiful children Joshua and Brittany. It wasn’t easy but we had each other and that was the best for us. Joshua and Brittany are now young adults in their late 20s.
I was a Business Director for a major Insurance Health Plan (I implemented new Health Plans in other States) and worked in this field for 22 years. I had a great paying job, working in a fancy high rise building with my own office and mahogany wood furniture with views of the beach and mountains. It was very nice but my job also brought along stress and long hours.
I earned my degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Education with a teaching credential. My education journey includes Argosy University, PEPPERDINE University and Concordia University.
Child Advocacy and Mom Life
The many reasons I started this blog is to talk about child advocacy and Mom Life.
Because I was sexually abused as a child, I have a passion for teaching parents, child advocacy, and protecting children. You can read about my story here CHILD ABUSE STORY here.
I love working with children. I know without a doubt my purpose in life is to work with children. I really enjoy teaching children all about the Bible and I serve in my church in Children’s ministry as a teacher, Children’s Book Club and VBS. I am a teacher at heart and love teaching early childhood education.
My “Stay at Home Mom” Journey!
I married in 2010 and five months later I quit my high paying corporate job. I traded in my suits and heels for a broom and a baby. We had Mia one year later. The age difference from Brittany and Mia is 19 years. My hubby has two children so we instantly became a family of five! I gained another daughter Juliana and son Ray jr. who are both amazing!
If you were to tell me that I was going to have another baby, I would not believe you in a million years! Why? Because I was a single mom for a very long time and I truly thought that I was done having babies. It was time for me to rest once my older children left the coop.
But God had other plans! He changed my heart and my life and I wanted a baby! God gave me another chance to do it all over again. God gave me a chance to raise Mia in His ways and to be a stay at home Mom to raise Mia. It is something that I had always wanted when I had Brittany and Joshua. Honestly, for me to quit my job to stay at home would take a MIRACLE from God. It was an answered prayer.
Well, I became a stay at home mom for the first time in my life in my 40s. If you want to become a stay at home mom will you email me CLICK HERE. I want to hear your story. Just because if there is anything I can do to help you achieve your dream of becoming a stay at home mom, I want to help. Now, I am homeschooling Mia and enjoying this new journey. We started in Preschool and now we are in second grade.
I just feel this overwhelming desire for mom’s because often we suffer silently through many challenges. But we are not alone. We have each other to rest on each other’s shoulder and through prayer. God does not want us to suffer but to fellowship in His name. We are not alone!
We read books about how to raise our kids the perfect way. We desire a perfect marriage and perfect kids but is there a perfect recipe out there?
No one has a perfect anything except when you can make your own cup of coffee! The truth about parenting and mom life is that each family’s core unit is made up of a unique set of values and culture. Our lifelong journey is filled with trials and triumphs.
There is no perfect recipe on how to raise the perfect children but through God, we have hope that surpasses all of our understanding! Can I get an “Amen?”
Peace and Joy to you my Friend!