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My Weekend Wrap-Up

Another weekend that came and went in the blink of an eye. I had hoped the weather would clear up it, but it was pretty rainy in our neck of the woods, and Lil Mama’s Baseball practice was cancelled which was a bummer, but we didn’t let the rain ruin the weekend!


We celebrated my niece’s 3rd birthday party which was Princess themed. My daughter dressed up like Princess Tiana and had the dress, tiara, shoes, gloves, and purse. Too bad she only kept it clean an hour! My sister is the ultimate hostess and threw a beautiful party, we had a great time! That’s my niece in the Belle costume, such a cutie!!

I’m obsessed with going to the arts & crafts store! I always find great deals in our local store Michaels, and this weekend was no exception.

Though the rain was a bit messy, we went out and luckily didn’t get blown away…though I think that was my daughter’s goal! She kept on raising my umbrella high in the sky and saying, “Mommy, I’m going up up and away like Mary Poppins!” Much to her dismay she stayed on the ground 🙂

Now it’s back to work grind mode. I’ve been working since I was 15; you would think I’d be used to getting up on Monday for the week, but nope. I yell, I curse, and I growl lol. Not, not, not a morning person.

How was your weekend?


My Weekend Wrap-Up

We had a FUN weekend. The weather was great and we spent most of it outdoors.

I got lilys again from my wonderful BF…just because 🙂

This Saturday was my first day volunteering on my daughter’s baseball team. My body is killing me.

We attended a kite festival in Boston and our kite was a joke, though we tried.

Lil Mama was fascinated with putting together a dummy human brain from Children’s Hospital.

Lots of playing in the park and on the monkey bars.

Helped my niece celebrate her 3rd birthday with some fun and shopping.

By the end of the weekend lil mama was beat…and so was I.

Wonderful weekend with friends and family. Sad it’s over.

How was your weekend?


My Family’s Strength

What makes my family strong? As part of the Strong Families Mama’s Day Our Way campaign I wrote a very honest raw post about what makes my single-parent household strong. I’ve got the heart of a lion and will continue raising my daughter in a warm loving home without a partner muting the naysayers.

From my post: “Too many times I doubted myself and my capacity to be a good mother. Far too often I let these negative thoughts creep into my thoughts, haunting me. Making me question my own strength and resilience. It was often with a shaky hand and self-doubt that I moved forward and persevered as a young single mom.” 

The goal of this campaign is to highlight the moms in our communities who are often marginalized, maligned by politicians and the media.

My post can be read in entirety on the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy  website and also the Strong Families website.

My post talks about what makes my family strong, and I’d love to hear your thoughts. What makes your family strong?