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4 Ways Mommies Can Get Sleep That Don’t Involve Sheep

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Hey Mommies!

I woke up about an hour late this morning, because I barely slept last night. My body was tired, but I could not get my mind to rest. There’s a lot going on up there and I had something dropped in my lap at the very last minute yesterday, that had me all worked up and stressed out. All of which was out of my control, but knowing that helped nothing.

As I laid in bed, all of my thoughts ran so recklessly in my head. I tried

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New Year State Of Mind

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“…when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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It’s the last day of 2015 and I woke up this morning hungry! Not for the last piece of sweet potato pie I hid in the back of the fridge, no, I woke up with this strong desire to finally come from the shadows of fear;  to pursue my dreams whole-heartedly; to live my life the way in which it was destined; to walk in my abolute purpose.  

 I’m not surprised that I have arrived at this place. Yes, 2016 is upon

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Sweet Potato Pie & A Dream Realized

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I started my morning-after-Christmas off with a little tradition of mine; I had a slice of my homemade sweet potato pie for breakfast. I wouldn’t normally have dessert for breakfast. For one, I’m totally obsessed. For two, at times, I have no control over my intake–when it comes to cookies, cakes, pies, or chocolate. For some people, the salty snacks do it for them. For me, sweets are my weakness!

I figured, it’s the holiday, and I’ve been good at exercising and eating right throughout the year. Plus, I’ve downed more green juice concoctions than I can count. So one slice of pie (or maybe several slices over the next few days) can’t hurt, right?

But what I really wanted to share was how I literally went to sleep

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Breakfast & The Alchemist

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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

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Life Goals: In Hot Pursuit

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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

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Thrifty Fashionista Looks: Military-Style Dress, Red Booties, Head Wrap & Ethnic Jewelry

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“To Thrift, Or Not To Thrift–That Is The Question” ~Katrina B.

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I’ve been rummaging through my closet, drawers, and shoe boxes in hopes of getting rid of some things and making room for more of my thrifting/sale/BOGO/percentage-off finds. I was so thrilled to re-discover this olive military style dress with gold buttons, that I forgot I owned. Would you believe I thrifted it several years ago and have never rocked it? How perfect it was for fall, so I quickly pulled it to the front of my closet.

This day I woke up feeling like I could take on the World…very

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Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself

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Hey Mommies,

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,

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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!

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Workout Wednesdays: Benefits

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I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled program, WhAt MeN WaNt, and I’m introducing WoRkOuT WeDnEsDaYs! I’ll be giving expert advice, tips, and helpful exercises, to help you be a better, more healthy, YoU.

That’s what the new and improved SiNgLe MoMmY FiLeS is all about. I can’t do all of this growing and not share the things that’s improving my life, mentally, emotionally, relationally, and physically. So, today, we’re going to focus on the latter.

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My New Year’s Evolution

 

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Hey Mommies!

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.

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Negativity, I’m Off That

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SmF Fam!!! How are you? I hope everyone that’s reading right now is in a good place, I certainly am, today, although, I must admit, I had a lil’ emotional breakdown a few days ago.

All I know is this, I was at a breaking point. I really can’t talk about what happened to cause this. And trust me, I have good reason, because y’all know I would gladly have y’all all up in my business, any other time.

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