Showing posts from February, 2022

Music Musings: Cool People by Chloe x Halle

  Music Musings: Cool People by ChloeXHalle The music musing pick is Cool People by ChloexHalle Music is a wonderful tool for helping us build our stress resilience and get through tough times, and this song definitely got me through some difficult moments. I am sure most people think of romantic love when listening to this but that was not the case for me.  I was an only parent raising two teens and there were moments when the little boogers were trying all of my patience. The dynamic can be slightly different for a widow trying to do it all on her own and doubting herself every step of the way. Teenagers aren’t the most selfless beings when they are trying to figure their own life out. If you can imagine, I wanted to strangle my then 13 and 15-year-olds, but this song saved us all.  I would just let it play and it reminded me of how precious and awesome they both are. It brought me back to when they were babies and made me think about them growing up in this very different and challe

Journal Prompt: Healing vs Bullying

Journal Prompt: Healing vs Bullying When do you stop being bullied by your parents? So I am watching Sweet Magnolias and a particular mother is rude and overbearing with her daughter. Her daughter is now a grown woman and her mother is still trying to bully her into doing what she thinks is best.  There are instances in my past where I have felt pressured to make certain choices and in some instances I resented it and in others, I have thanked God for my mother’s foresight. As a parent now, I find myself not always giving direction but sometimes being forceful. It is difficult not to get into “mommy mode” and ruin the vibe. I find myself teeter-tottering on being helpful and just being annoying. However, bullying instead of teaching and nurturing is not the message a parent should send out.  Was there ever a time, you felt bullied by your parent/s? Was it a one-time thing or was the entire relationship that dynamic? I would like to think that we can learn and grow from the tough relati