How I was raised My mom practically trained me to be someone’s wife. On the other hand, my brother was being trained for nothing, because my mom had it in her head that all other moms were training their daughters to be like me and he was going to find a woman who took care … More Becoming The Wife I Want To Be
What is flirting? To me, flirting is something you do to a person that you are interested in or in a relationship with, to show them signs that you like them. It’s also a way to get the other person to like you. You can flirt in different ways. It can be in the way … More Why You Should Never Stop Flirting With Your Partner
A child’s love for their parents I’ve heard of women having children because they wanted someone to love them forever. That right there shows the belief that a child’s love for their parents is truly unconditional. I also know this to be true because I feel it. The love that I have for my parents … More Addiction and Tough Love
When starting something new I see it all too often on social media: people complaining about how they don’t get any support. Depending on the person, they are not getting it from their family, friends, or the black community. I usually only see this with people who are just starting out in their business endeavors. … More People Supporting You in Your Business
Stay up to date on all things Growing Space. Subscribe Below! Laughing is good for the soul I don’t know about you, but laughing is something I love to do. I also love making my family laugh so I’m always doing something fun or crazy to keep the laughter flowing in our home. I’ve read … More 4 Benefits of Laughing In a Relationship
The Confusion Growing Up Growing up, I was a natural cry baby. According to the stories, I cried a lot when I was a baby. I remember crying a lot when I was younger; for any and everything. It gets on my nerves just thinking about how much I used to cry. My Dad was … More Sometimes You Just Need A Good Cry
When you only have yourself There was a time in my life where I only had myself to depend on. There was no person I knew of at the time that was going through what I was, so I kept it in. I dealt with my problems and feelings all on my own for so … More Dont listen to your mind, youre not alone
It was a surprise to some Men My husband was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Ever since his diagnosis we’ve learned that it is more common than we knew. We’ve met so many people who know someone with MS. But for those of you who don’t know, MS is a disease that affects the central … More Through Sickness and In Health
Of course there are some nights when I don’t cook for one reason or another, so we either eat leftovers, fast food, or whatever we can find in the kitchen (we call that fend for yourself). I understand why you can’t cook Now before you think I don’t get it, trust me, I do. I … More Yes, I Cook Dinner Every Night
According to HIV.gov, 1 in 7 people are living with HIV and are unaware of their condition. Do You Know Anyone Who Has This Condition? My mother is that 1 out of 7. She found out she contracted HIV from her ex-boyfriend in 2009 when she went into a treatment facility. Until this very day … More Someone I Love Lives With HIV
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the most stressful. Although I love the holidays for the family time and the food, ESPECIALLY the food, I also want to make sure my daughter has great memories to look back on around the holidays. I have a whirlwind of emotions and feelings when it … More It’s Okay to Tell Your Kid You Don’t Have it This Year
The B.A.G Talk Series What is The B.A.G Talk Series? B.A.G. stands for Business Access Granted and it is a free workshop held once a month. It provides legal information for businesses and is presented by Salisha Rigsbee and Christle Jones who are two local business attorneys, as well as Chelsea Richardson, who is CEO … More There’s a Free Business Legal Resource For The Culture in Phoenix
“That’s My Godbaby” For as long as I can remember I’ve always had two mothers. No, this wasn’t a same sex relationship my mom was in (although that has happened…another time). It was one of my Mom’s best friends whom she has known since the 2nd grade. She agreed to be my godmother and she … More What It Really Means to Be A Godparent
There are a lot of things in life that give me anxiety and fear, but speaking openly to my parents is not one of them. I have had so many friends during my life who tell me how hard it is for them to talk openly to their parents about various topics. If you’re reading … More Parents, it’s okay to admit you’re wrong.
Here We Go! Now I know we all have said the words when listening to another women’s relationship issues, “it couldn’t be me,” or “girl you a better women than me, I wouldn’t dare put up with that” and any other saying we may say that has its little judgmental undertone. The truth is we … More How About We Stop Judging Other Women’s Relationship Choices And Start Lifting One Another Up
I got my first job when I was 15 years old and I have worked ever since. I had jobs that were OK and I’ve had jobs that I hated so much I would cry on my way there. I found ANY reason to miss work, as long as I knew my job would not … More 7 Ways to Help Manage Your Mental Health While Working at a Job You Dislike
I recommend watching the video before the blog because I’m writing as if you have watched it. About two months ago I attended a workshop for public speaking called SpeakHer Series which is facilitated at the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. The amazing instructor Lakeisha created a night where the attendees of the workshop could come … More Life is going to be hard, so be like water.
Where I Heard It I’m not sure of the first time I heard the phrase “speak life into your partner”, but I do remember the first time when I heard it and it actually stuck. I was listening to an episode of the podcast Awakened Women 20/20, when the host Tiuana was talking about speaking … More What Is Speaking Life Into Your Partner? How Do you Do it?
Self-awareness means the conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives and desires. When I first heard of self-awareness, I thought “oh yeah I am very self-aware.” “I know all about me, how I feel, why I feel it and so on. But little did I know that self-awareness was not that easy. In my … More 8 Ways Practicing Self Awareness Has Helped Me Improve My Mental Health
There came a point in my marriage where I became way too dependent on my husband in a way that was unhealthy, and it caused emotional problems for the both of us. A Husband + 2 I guess during this time I didn’t understand the concept of it being “me and him against the world”, … More Your Spouse Is Not Responsible For Your Happiness
Read ths blog and see if your relationship is on the right track. … More The 3 Things Every Couple Need to Last
My entire life I’ve heard so many adults tell kids, “Do as I say and not as I do.” I guess I understand the intention of this saying, however, it actually makes no sense. We say we want our children to make better decisions than we made growing up. Who’s going to teach them if … More Stop Telling Your Kids To Do Things and Start Teaching Them
Being married is hard enough. Checkout my latest blog about how reading with husband has improved our marriage. … More Books AND Marriage
Just like many other people in the world, I used to get “whoopins” as a child. I didn’t get them a lot because my brother and I rarely did things to get one, BUT WHEN WE DID, we learned our lesson. For the most part, we probably didn’t do it again. There were also times … More Why We Stopped Whoppin Our Daughter
A year ago I made the decision to take a break from social media for 30 days and when I returned everything was different for me. Social Media Today Social media has evolved a lot since myspace days and it has a way bigger impact on our habits because we have it in the palm … More Taking a Break From Social Media
If you KNOW me, you’re probably thinking….Nyreesha? An introvert? No the heck she’s not! For all of my readers that may be new to the word, the handy dandy Google definition is as follows: in·tro·vert /ˈintrəˌvərt/ noun 1.a shy, reticent person. adjective 1.another term for introverted. For the longest time I didn’t even consider myself … More The Struggles of One Introvert
At The Beginning: I started my first full time job when I was 19 and pregnant. From that moment without fail no matter where I worked, I would roll out of bed at the last minute, rushing to get ready and getting to work. This crazy cycle continued for 7 years and got even worse … More Give Yourself The First Hour Of Your Day!
Move in Silence Motto: I’ve heard the saying “Move in Silence” throughout my life and I see it constantly on social media. These memes usually include a long caption on how someone is moving in silence because of some reason or another is something I see way too often. What I Believe: I’ve seen and … More Moving in silence only keeps us isolated mentally and divided physically.
What Is Self Care? To me, self care is taking time for yourself, to take care of your needs. Not the needs of our children, our spouses, our jobs and or businesses, and any other of the many hats we wear. This time is made for you by you with the intention to make you … More Self Care Sunday
We all, at some time or another, have given and received some relationship advice; some of it good and some of it not so good. Needless to say, I don’t take relationship advice, nor do I seek it (anymore). As with most things I had to learn the hard way. I’ve received relationship advice from … More Don’t Take Relationship Advice
I have a 7-year-old daughter whom I absolutely love and adore. I try to be the living, breathing example of what a happy and healthy life looks like, but at times it feels like that can be an impossible task. Up until she was about 6 years old (the beginning of 1st grade), I felt … More Battling Thinking “I’m a Bad Mom”