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Charlotte, NC, United States
I love a great deal and hate paying full price for things! I would love to share budget busting tips and ways to save on this blog. I am the mother of a son who drives and inspires me. I love and enjoy my family and friends. I want all mama's to remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.Psalm 139:14 -Lets form a global network for "mamas". We can share tips,encouragement, support for wonderfully made mama's no matter what stage you are in life...Know that you don't have to have a biological child to be a "mama" you could be a spiritual mama to someone, or even a mama to a four legged friend!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dreamkillers part DOS!

Hey Wonderfully Made People!

I am actually re-posting part an old post of mine- I just think it's appropriate for today- You owe it to yourself, not to listen to the dream killers! You AND the ones you love will benefit when you work on even the tiniest bit of yourself- read and feel free to comment, I hope you will relate...

Hmmm, what do i mean by dream killers? Sounds like a movie huh? Its actually a real phenomenon.This is when you have always had something inside you to accomplish, to attain, to "be" or to create- and the people around you, closest to you "kill" your dream. It could be a family member, a friend, a husband or a boyfriend, girlfriend or wife. Sometimes it could even be yourself. A dream killer can suck the life out of you, and throw you off track!
I am speaking from my own personal experience..Sometimes we blame it on "life", we are "too busy", the jobs, the kids, etc. Foolishness! I now see the importance of working on even a little bit of yourself, your dreams and personal goals even in the midst of all of the other things.While your suppressing your dreams and desires, the dream killers couldn't care less! Life goes on for them, and you end up resentful, and sad that your missing something special in your life.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Who do you think you are?

Crazy question right? I believe this one comes up more than you think it does for adults, and especially women.Over the years, I have been unfocused, not driven towards a goal or purpose, and kind of "going with the flow" in my professional and personal life.I think what I call life development is so important for children teens and adults! Asking yourself certain questions, that you should NEVER let anyone take away from you OR answer for you.. What do you want out of life? What are your hopes and dreams? What are you personal and professional goals? How do you plan to get there? Don't let your fear, procrastination, family or another relationship take away who you really are!

Personally, in the past few years, I am finally finding my personal "niche". Why? It could be for many reasons. I think for some, you may suppress the "real you" to please others, make them happy, and be what they want you to be. I WAS one of these. The title of my blog is Wonderfully Made Mama for a reason. All of you need to know you were made for a reason and a purpose, and wonderfully! Once you realize God has a unique life plan for you and your specific personality, you can FLY! By the grace of God, I am taking the time to write down my likes, dislikes, my strengths and weaknesses, and how these can apply to my life. I am not letting anyone tell me what I am good at, or how they can show me the path to happiness or help me get there. That is for you to pray about and ask God to help you get to know the "real you".
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 (NIV)

P.S I was inspired by Renee Swope's blog from the Proverbs 31 Ministries-
Proverbs 31 Ministries

Proverbs 31: Encouragement for Today

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Life is such a massive learning experience. A lesson that seems to reoccur over and again for me is the power of connecting with people. Myself, I am a social person, a "people" person. "Social butterfly" has been used to describe me by some.The crazy thing about me is, I love my private, quiet time as well. Of course I get that not everyone is like me. Interacting with folks on an everyday basis, I see the importance of connection with someone no matter how it's done.
I had dinner with my neighbor/friend the other night at her house. We had been saying for awhile that we should get together and do something casual. She is a very private person! She is content to work hard during the week, and stay close to home on the weekends. Her family is important to her. They know her well, and understand the need she has for her own time and privacy.Like many of us she cherishes it.
At our little informal dinner, we had a great time , laughing and chatting. I appreciate the time she took to clear off her dining table, prep a great salad with delicious components, and be an awesome hostess! I was only there for a little over an hour. We covered a lot of ground at the dining table in that hour!I guess what I am trying to say is, even the most solitary and private people have the need to CONNECT.
I love listening to the wisdom of others and value that connection. Connecting with someone does not have to be long and drawn out. It can be over the phone, online,in person- what works for you? What works for me is an encouraging positive connection with others..
CONNECT with someone today and bring something of value to the table- it could be powerful!

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 Corinthians 15: 33(NKJV)

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Hooray for Sisters!

Hey Mama's!

Just checking in, after a great weekend. I went to an event called "For Sister's Only" at the Charlotte Convention center on Saturday, and it was lots of fun. There were women everywhere! No drama, attitudes or evil eyes, did we experience. Shout out to Danyell, my co-worker/girlfriend. We had a great time. Near the end of our time there, Danyell found a great vendor who had the cutest earring and necklace set's for $5.00 and under! I may try to post pics later.I am a jewelry fanatic, and I splurged on a necklace from one vendor and a pair of $3.00 earrings from that last one.

Just wanted to stress the importance of "me time" for mama's. It's always nice to step away from whatever you have going on and enjoy the company of other women! I do not do it often enough. This allows you to refresh and de-stress and when you are back into whatever situation you left- family, marriage, work, school- you will be READY FOR THE WORLD! Plan a special day with the girls, mom or sister! Remember, you are wonderfully made...