It Will Be Okay

As I was rocking my 8 month old son Kai back to sleep early Thursday morning, I saw both my rented hospital grade and my Spectra breast pump over in the corner of my room. As I quickly glanced at them, tears started flowing. Long story short, I was not able to breast feed anyContinue reading “It Will Be Okay”

Brighter Days Ahead

This is usually what it looks like when I am enjoying a meal. Holding my 6 month old, who I tried to feed first, and he doesn’t want to eat. So I sit down with him and my food and he wants everything in sight (except his bottle of course). Most days it’s my waterContinue reading “Brighter Days Ahead”

Valentine’s Day Challenge

My husband and I dislike celebrating Valentines Day out with all of the crowds! So we celebrate before or after or at home. I usually don’t participate in these things, but I decided to join in on this challenge I’ve been seeing…and I shared more than one pic of us on my Instagram here. WhoContinue reading “Valentine’s Day Challenge”

Routine Mom

“As long as the earth remains, there will be planting and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night.” Genesis 8:22 NLT As I read my devotional this morning, it got me thinking about how exhausting it’s been lately. Always the same routine as a mom. Sometimes I feel like not showing up,Continue reading “Routine Mom”

Encouraged to Encourage

Hi Friends! The past few weeks have been interesting. And if I’m being honest, it’s been tough. I have been going back and forth with myself on how I should talk about things I’m learning on racism and experiences that my family and I have faced, trying to be physically & mentally healthy, how toContinue reading “Encouraged to Encourage”

My Relactation Journey Begins

The first three months of my son’s life has been a blessing. The firsts we’re experiencing with him has been fun. I was unable to breastfeed my 4 older children, so I was hoping this would be a first for us.  Like many moms, I’ve had so many struggles with breastfeeding or pumping. My son wouldn’t latch. I read many articlesContinue reading “My Relactation Journey Begins”

Are You Following Me?

Hey there friends! These past few days have been busy, but good! I have some things I will be sharing with you in the next couple of days. I just found out that I DO have adult ADHD. I shared in a previous post that I may have it, but it’s a definite! So, IContinue reading “Are You Following Me?”

Happy Halloween 2020

Happy Halloween friends! This day represents a couple of things for me. For one, it’s my parent’s wedding anniversary. This year is 39 years! That’s pretty awesome! Happy Anniversary mom and dad (since I know you’ll read this, mom)! Second, we usually celebrate a (wayyy) less scary version of Halloween each year. This year weContinue reading “Happy Halloween 2020”

Unexpected Changes

Hi!  For some of you who don’t know, this is my family.  Family is an important part of my life.  In the beginning of starting Heartening Forward, I had decided that I wouldn’t share my family’s faces publicly.  I did not want my page to be based off of only pictures of us because IContinue reading “Unexpected Changes”

Do You Ever…

Do you ever feel like you are often defending your name in situations with people and how they perceive you? I know I do. As I was scrolling through my personal Instagram and sifting through what I want to see on my feed and what I am no longer wanting to feed my spirit, IContinue reading “Do You Ever…”