Easter Reminded Me of the Miracles That Are My Children

Greetings from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! Things have been busy. I am still a working mom of three, working full time who is trying to make a difference. I do a lot of things and try to be present so that I can learn from them. I share them on this blog so that we can learn together. Below are some thoughts, hacks, and/or lessons that I have learned from navigating my world. Below is a tale of my road to becoming the mother of three. It was a road filled with joys and disappointments. However, I wouldn't giving nothing for my journey now. Here's to embracing every step of the journey, even the painful ones, and embracing the lessons learned along the way.

One Secret to a Working Mom's Success: Keep Standing

Me, standing in Barbados

Those of us who live our lives out loud on the internet subject ourselves to scrutiny. Some comment, "Nobody's life is perfect. These posts must be fake," Those making those comments might even be close to us because they "know our business" and they whisper and gossip and say, "she's so fake". 

To those who may read my blog and make such comments, (the trolls) know that I hear you, see you, and completely disagree. 

I am completely authentic. If done right, social media posts are like photographs. They portray a moment in time. They show a part of life. They are not untrue or fake simply because they are not descriptive of every little gory detail. As it relates to me and what I choose to share, I maintain this blog to inspire other working moms and those who are considering this life. I maintain it to let them know that this life is possible. And, I am living this working mom life every single day. There is nothing fake about that.

So, for those who come to this blog for the tea, here is some to sip. Life has taught me that Taylor Swift is right, "haters gonna hate". And those haters may be masquerading as "friends" or "family".  

Mamas, if you find yourself as the victim of hatred, gossip, or those who are conspiring against you, do not let them win. Decide what your goal is and pursue it with laser focus. Know that you have what you need to succeed. And, at the end of the day, keep standing. And, while you're at it, keep smiling. If you can do that, you will win.