"My main point is this: you don't need to be a devout Christian to respect and enjoy the holiday season. Just like you don't need to be Muslim to respect and appreciate those who are celebrating Ramadan. It's really not as complicated as people think it is when you live your life with an open mind, an even more open heart, step back and remember that 'we all come from the same root, but the leaves are all different' (John Fire Lame Deer)."
“I may have another baby someday (in a while guys - give my uterus a break!) but I won't be "trying for a girl" or "trying for a boy". I will merely be trying to hit the lottery again, and thank my lucky stars that God has blessed me with another miracle.”
"Just like other situations in my life from the past, I was holding on to a lot of things just because they were what I knew and felt comfortable being around - just in case. I was overwhelmed with the idea of going through them all, analyzing their uses and facing the idea of parting with them. But if I held on to these items I wouldn't have space for new, beautiful things to come in; there were so many objects from the past I was holding on to, physical things this time, that had absolutely no place in my life now."
"I never knew of the unspoken, underlying bond I would feel with the other mothers I came in contact with. The relationships I have developed started as complete strangers, and now we have now become our own tribe. I celebrate their achievements in my mind, experience their struggles in my heart, and feel their sorrows in my soul."
"That annoying know-it-all classmate from your graduating class who spews nothing but negativity on your feed; the racist uncle you just can't delete because you don't want to get in trouble with the family. You know exactly who I'm talking about, don't you? How is it that full grown adults can so easily forget the extremely simple yet crucial lessons we learned in elementary school, which should continue to be applied to our everyday lives? "
“If you've taken nothing else from this post - chose happiness. Chose to see the good in today. Choose positivity; even if you see the glass half empty, there is still time to fill it back up. All I want for my birthday this year is for you to make the choice to live your life to the fullest, no matter what your age, and live with a grateful heart. And chocolate. I never turn down chocolate.”
"Modesty isn't about covering up our bodies because they're bad; modesty isn't about hiding ourselves...it's about revealing our dignity."
"Saddle up, hold on tight, grab some strong ass coffee and most of all remember that becoming a parent isn't about what we gave up to have these kids - its about what we are gaining from having them. You've got this."
"In case you need to hear these words today: It's ok if you aren't where you want to be quite yet - because nothing worth having comes easy, or is built overnight. In life, whether it be your career, education, a relationship; building a house or building a family, losing weight/getting healthy, raising your children etc. there will be highs and lows, mountains and valleys, in the journey to get to your destination. How much more do you appreciate the hill you're proudly standing on if you've sat in the valley below, staring up and dreaming of being up there, after all the hard work of the climb?"
"When I told people I was going to put a picture of Biggy above my kids crib a lot of them looked at me like WTF, or said I was crazy. But I think it's frickin' awesome, and just like anything else in parenthood - it's your child, your home, your choices - your life! And it's too short not to have a rapper's picture displayed in your house if you want to, cool graffiti prints on the walls, or lyrics that you love posted up everywhere. If you can dream it - do it!"