We all start our mornings off differently. Some of us hit the snooze button way too may times (guilty), there are those of us that make meditation and prayer a priority (I know I do), others peruse social media or read, some hit the gym (I envy you), but most of us are wrangling the kids, packing their lunches, or making them breakfast (my son wakes up hungry). And If you’re lucky enough, you’ve already established a daily routine that has helped you keep your morning-to-dos in perspective.
I’ve learned that the way in which I start my morning, pretty much
2015 has been very good to me and my family! But, I’m looking forward to what the new year has in store! I’m certainly expecting more opportunities to present themselves for me and my son. And with 2016 just around the corner, it was time that I started re-evaluating my little ole life plan.
I must say that raising my son post-divorce, as a SiNgLe MoMmY, while supporting his dreams (of being a young performer in the entertainment business for the past eight years), has definitely demanded that I make several
So I’m sitting here with a Shea moisture deep treatment masque, that I added honey, olive oil and coconut oil too, a plastic cap and heating wrap on my head, while attempting to literally zen myself back to the inner peace and tranquility I experienced on a cruise to Cabo San Lucas.
This vacay was probably one of those rare times in my life, that I allowed myself to totally be free…to totally let go (of my plans and expectations)…to totally enjoy every moment (regardless of the outcome) and…
…To totally get my tail in the water. Well, ok, I didn’t totally do that. The
It’s ya girl Katrina, and I’m back! I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged. And for those of you who supported SiNgLe MoMmY Files from day one, Thank You! For those of you that may be visiting for the first time, Welcome! I’m your host, the creator and editor of SmF. Just so you know, I took a break as there were a lot of things going on in my personal life. I was working on the 2nd draft of a book (that is still a work in progress), taking college courses to help with that, all while juggling MoMmYhOoD and MoMaGeR duties. My son, his schooling and demanding acting career all needed my full undivided attention. So it was necessary for me to put my life somewhat on hold and my hobbies on the back burner, to focus on him. Besides, that’s what SiNgLe MoMmIeS do, right?
To bring you up to speed real quick, I’ve traveled, I’ve entertained a couple of male frauds *rolls eyes* we’ll certainly talk about that later. I’ve embraced my natural hair and embarked on a natural hair journey, I’ve tried to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet; I’ve gained a couple of pounds or five (lol), but most importantly, I’ve lived, loved, lost, learned and have grown spiritually, mentally, and emotionally, since the last time we’ve talked. I’m sure you’d be happy to know that all is well…everything has worked out for my good! And I’m so excited about sharing the deets with my SmF fam!! I’ve certainly missed you all!
Because I’ve had time to think, I’ve decided to revamp SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS. Just in case you haven’t seen the new motto, it’s now A LifeStyle Blog for SiNgLe MoMmIeS and Married MoMmIes that feel SiNgLe sometimes. Oh and about that last part, my thoughts are this; whether we are #teammarried or #teamdivorced, #teamtaken or #teamSiNgLe, motherhood can be very overwhelming and demanding (a lot of the responsibility usually falls on us as women), so we’re all in the same boat. Plus, I would know–I’ve been #teamalloftheabove (by choice, of course).
The plan is to jump right back into our regularly scheduled program. I’ve also set up a SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS YouTube Channel to post beauty, hair, food, and shopping tutorials (Coming Soon). I’ll be sharing expert advice from other well-known bloggers/vloggers, and inviting content contributors to share their stories/advice. I’m so excited and I’m certainly looking forward to it all!
In the meantime, grab a cup of your favorite drink or glass of wine (depending on the time of day), get comfortable, stay for a while, and feel free to laugh, maybe even cry, relate in some way or another, and hopefully get inspired as you browse your way through SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS.
Until next time Mommies,
P.S. This shoot was totally impromptu. My son @terrellransomjr has taken an interest in photography. He has an artistic eye, and saw art in things that looked normal to me. So. I finally got him a Canon and he wanted to use me as his muse. I obliged. And to my surprise, the view, through his lens, was the inspiration behind the rebirth of SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS. And thankfully, here we are!
I’ve lost count of how many Facebook messages and timeline posts I’ve received, not to mention the strangers that I’ve run into, that have wanted me to help them get their child in the entertainment business. And I understand why. But honestly, at times, I have found it to be a little, let’s see, daunting (for a lack of a better word), when I find myself in a position where I really can’t help you.
My son has been successful in the business for a number of reasons. Continue reading StarStruck Pt. 1 – To Be Continued…
I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s post, WhAt MeN WaNt Pt. 1 found it enlightening or even put it to the test. If you haven’t already, please check it out. I’ve been told it’s a great read. Oh yea, I couldn’t get away from this pic of this extremely sexy man. Yesterday he was reaching out with his right hand, today it’s his left. Whew he’s fine!!! Ok ladies, let’s dive right in.
Ladies, ladies, ladies, I know we all have our issues that stem from Continue reading What Men Want From Us: Part 2
For all you single, not-so-single, and taken ladies, this post is for you. And just so you know, that picture up there is for me. 😉 Anyway, I decided to do a little research about some questions that has run across every woman’s mind at one point or another about their man…WhAt MeN WaNt!
Now, now, we’re all grown, and I would hope that we all understand Continue reading What Men Want From Us: Part 1
Happy New Year!!! Hope you all are well. I know the last time we met here was somewhere around the end of 2012. Obviously, my lack of blogging has not been without good reason. I committed myself to work on a project (that I’m not at liberty to discuss now), that had me working around the clock some days. Maybe not literally, but I was definitely putting in long hours, for days and weekends, at a time.
For every minute of sleep I lost, and for all the mental and emotional Continue reading My New Year’s Evolution
Hey SmF fam! It’s that time of the week again! So glad you’ve stopped by and hopefully brought a friend!
Well, I’ve had a pretty interesting week, busy may be a better adjective, and I have my son to thank. He’s had call back after call back and ended up booking a role on a really great project and I’m
Hey SmF Fam!! I’m up this morning writing to you all after laying my head on my pillow at four am this morning. That’s nuts, I know. But I would not have traded one minute of sleep for what was transpiring last night.
Alright, maybe the last 30 minutes or so, because we were clowning, but for the most part, my sisters and I were sowing words of wisdom and correction and inspiring someone we loved, to just do better.
I plan to keep this post short this morning as I struggle to keep my Continue reading August Rushed: I’m Not Ready For Online Dating