Bi-Racial Parenting. Real Motherhood. Setting & Achieving Big Goals. $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

How was your Mother’s Day? I had one of the best I’ve had in years! We went to church and then to the in-laws where I didn’t have to watch the kids, cook, or make my plate. I left with reese’s peanut butter cups, cards, and a cute necklace/earring set.

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My Mother’s Day wasn’t great because of all the things I listed, they were the cherry on top. It was just an all around good day. My dad wrote me this awesome poem, but I think it applies to many of the Mother’s I know.

A Poem(modified a bit)and a rose for you On Mother’s Day and every other day of the year.

You are a mom of all moms
Your strength is your signature
Your endurance is your nature
Your perseverance is your trademark

Your love for your children is unmatched
You are fruitful in your teaching
Unwavering in your determination
At all hours, always there

Continuing to learn and grow
You are a living example of motherhood

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I have more goodies for you….so let’s get on with the link love. It’s not a lot this time, but the links I’m sharing are heartfelt and thought-provoking.

Multicultural Familia: Mixed Parenting & Identity – Black or Biracial?

They are half of me and they are half of my husband. I am white and he is black, so they are both – black AND white. We teach them to embrace all the parts of their whole and to love every cell within them.

I’ve had difficulties identifying as a black woman. Shutting down stereotypes, wondering if I’m black enough, hearing the “you don’t sound black statement my entire life. I can imagine what it’s like to be mixed and doing your best to identify with every part of you.

Finding Joy: When Mother’s Day Hurts Just A Bit.

But real motherhood? Real life? It so often doesn’t look like that. Real life has rebellious kids, fighting parents, no money for brunch much less a card, rainy days, unmet expectations, miscarriages, infertility, children that are sick, and on and on and on and on.

I. love. this. blog. Rachel is so honest and every time she talks about motherhood it seems she’s speaking right to me. She gets real motherhood. Not this artificial type of motherhood we’ve been spoon fed over the years with the increase of blogs, pinterest, etc. I’m not knocking those sites, I love them…but it’s easy to start feeling like you don’t measure up looking at all the perfect pretty that’s so easily accessible.

Project-Based Homeschooling: Friday Link Round-up.

It’s scary to set big goals. But the people most likely to achieve big things are the ones who were brave enough (or crazy enough — probably a combination of the two) to attempt them in the first place.

Don’t let the title of this blog fool you. Lori has created a  space that’s as much for adults as it is for gathering ideas and inspiration for homeschooling your kids. After reading this post and many others from this blog, I always feel like I can go out and conquer the world.

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From my May Sponsor: Smell Good Spa – A $25 Gift Certificate for the King in your life this coming Father’s Day.
I love Itiel and her products. It’s a family business making whole products for the whole family. They feel good on your skin and smell fantastic! What’s not to love about that?

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8 Replies to “Bi-Racial Parenting. Real Motherhood. Setting & Achieving Big Goals. $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway”

  1. that made my day — thank you so much!

    you have a gorgeous family & i love your father’s poem. <3

    1. Thanks Lori! I really do love y our blog.

  2. =) Beautiful Mother’s Day pic! Awesome you had a great day!

    For the May give away…I would pick the King Moisture Spray for my Man! <3

  3. “They are half of me and they are half of my husband. I am white and he is black, so they are both – black AND white. We teach them to embrace all the parts of their whole and to love every cell within them.”

    Man are we struggling with this in our home lately. My husband is Native, but his tribe is in another state. So trying to teach our children a biracial background when there is little to no available information on that part of them makes it challenging. Especially when “they don’t LOOK Native.”

  4. Sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day for you!

  5. These are some great gift ideas there! thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I love your outfits. Great pic! Thanks for the giveaway, always looking for new skincare lines that are natural to use on the fam.

  7. […] winner of the Smell Goods Spa $25 Gift Certificate is……Elita! […]

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