Single Mother Here: These Kids Will NOT Be the Death of Me

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by Excerpt From The Signature Movement, by Tonya D. Floyd: Single Mama Saga Part 2 Marginalized, pushed to the side, afterthought, forgotten often; presence means nothing, ‘til somebody wants something. symbol for oppression, her only mission to impose restriction in her jurisdiction, rebuke, reject, repel, veto, say no, can’t go, can’t do what they want […]

Setting Boundaries is My Job.

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by My migraines are back. The bi-annual purge has begun. Well, it’s been two years since I’ve suffered from headaches anyway. So I’m on an honesty binge and all other people’s feelings will become a secondary concern while I work through the fact that I’ve repressed so much, I believe that’s why I have the […]

It’s Not Always Obvious…

by Today’s thought comes with an excerpt from one of my novels. I chose this piece because of the letter on the Steve Harvey Show this morning, and how often we miss the subtle and excuse the not-so-subtle signs of abuse, but never call it what it is–abuse. And the thing is nobody said these […]

Do it for YOU.

by “Whatever you are doing, work at it whole-souled as for Jehovah, and not for men.”–Col 3:23 (NWT) Sounds conflicting, but let me explain. You know how we do so many things for our kids, making sure they don’t lack where we did, and providing better than we had? Well, we messed up on that […]

Can’t dodge em all.

by The truth of the matter is at some points in your life, you will be taken advantage of, used, manipulated, overlooked, undervalued, cheated on, lied to, ridiculed, persecuted. You can’t always stay ahead of those who wish to harm you, and you’re not supposed to. Life will not be perfect on this side no […]

Come Monday Morning

by It’s not even 9AM on Monday, and I’m already getting my butt kicked. Some of it is leftovers, and some is attributable to what I have to look forward to. But as I knock out challenges one at a time, I don’t have the luxury of looking at the big ugly picture. It’s like […]

The Future is Calling…

by I feel this energy in the air, telling me it’s time to make moves. Change is mandatory. What began as a slight discomfort at work has become a severe conflict of interest that can no longer be ignored. It’s like I’ve reviewed the mission of the agency, compared it to my own, and they […]

Ready for my close-up…

by As I sit here researching, deciding where to plant seeds about my writings, where to send my books, and who would care, I thought about what I would say when the interviewer asks what’s so special about my writing. It occurred to me that somebody else may have the same basic answer, but my […]