Leaving Corporate America

May 5, 2016By auroraGuest Post No Comments

  with mama and Lady Boss Empire co-founder Allison Crandall I decided to take control of my life and start building my own dreams versus someone else’s almost three years ago.    I had been working as an esthetician for over ten years when my son, Chase was born. I can’t express my joy seeing … Read More

Still A Mother

May 4, 2016By auroraGuest Post No Comments

  with author Angela Miller  I dedicate this to each and every mother who lives without her precious child(ren), to every mother who has no living children, and to every woman who longs to be a mother. We see you. We remember you. And we honor your motherhood. You are a beautiful, beautiful mother. Mother’s Day … Read More

Autism and Finding Hope

May 3, 2016By auroraGuest Post No Comments

  with photographer and author Tera Girardin  “Autism.” I couldn’t even hear the word from his teacher who was trying to gently guide me to getting my 2-year old son the help he needed. I was in denial and got angry and defensive. I got off the phone and I even started to hyperventilate! I couldn’t … Read More

Being a Women

May 2, 2016By auroraInsights 4 Comments

  Let us commit to ending judgement and sharing kindness.    Judgement over women has been timeless…or should I say endless. What we eat, what we wear, how we do our hair…everything we do is judged. More often than not–negatively. We are targeted from weight shaming to slut shaming. We are called b!tches if we stand … Read More

Five Steps to Single Mama Sanity

April 29, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Sometimes I wonder if I am a Series of Unfortunate Events  So I am a single mom of a four year old boy, two Dalmatians and one standard-issue farm cat. This can be a very busy world for me, sometimes dare I say it, chaotic. Though I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it can … Read More

Stinky Face

April 28, 2016By auroraBook Review No Comments

  I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCort  SYNOPSIS A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy. “But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was … Read More

How do Normal People Spend Their Time?

April 27, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  No seriously…I don’t understand.    You may think I’m kidding, but I’m not. This was a legitimate question I had the other day. What is it normal people do with their time? I ask this because at this very season of my life I am a mama, author, blogger, speaker, designer, lover of two dogs … Read More

Creating the Life I Want to Live

April 26, 2016By auroraGuest Post No Comments

  Autism Spectrum, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and Agoraphobia with mama Jenna Bagnini I’m a single mom of three young sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, one of whom has anxiety, and one of whom is a really picky eater. I have bipolar disorder, PTSD, and agoraphobia, among other mental disorders. I work, I … Read More

Sensory Processing Disorder

April 25, 2016By auroraGuest Post 2 Comments

  With mama Jessica Epp I didn’t truly understand Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) until my youngest was born. She was around two years old when we started to realize that she was not displaying typical two-year-old behavior. It started out with a few incident reports at school. She was biting a lot of her friends. … Read More