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This morning as I was dropping off my daughter to school I looked over at her in amazement and full of joy. As a parent this feeling happens often but today it was different. The air was cold and crisp just like it was November of 2001.

It hit me this morning that 16 years ago this month in her same grade, my husband(boyfriend at the time) and I was walking back from the neighborhood clinic after finding out I was pregnant. She’s been nothing but joy and lessons and in a sense helped raised us. The most talking her father and I have to do is tell her to clean her room. She tackled her least favorite subject this semester and is mad that she got “a 92 Mommie! Made a stupid mistake.” An overthinking young creative who’s competitive with even just her grades and always trying to outdo her last. Inspired!

November always seem to be a great month for me. One that is filled with ease, clarity and execution. Could just be a coincidence or it could be because it’s my season or because my mother told me in our kitchen this same month “YOU MADE A MISTAKE BUT YOU COULD STILL HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT”. It’s like an army of trumpets went off with confetti and sparks in the air. After being down for a bit since finding out this was the first time that I changed my perspective. Speaking of which I need to call this Woman before I never hear the end of it.(it’s only been two days since I called by the way)

These pics are from a post I did in November 2015 for “Baby You’re A Star” . Funny enough it’s the pic that came to mind when I thought about an image that best described how I felt. No matter what season it is for you remember that it doesn’t have to stay that way forever. Perspective is everything.

I’m going to make Monday’s the Mom’s corner on the blog. Let me know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see or hear.

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  1. First off, I love this new theme. Secondly this post is wonderful and inspiring and YES IT IS YOUR SEASON! Thirdly, I love you.


  2. ❤❤❤ Keep the mommy posts going! I’ve been trying to have the same inspirational/motivation talks with my daughter’s on the regular. It’s so important that they hear how amazing they are from the people closest to them.

  3. Fabiola Hyppolite says

    This is a great article and I love the idea of making it “Monday’s the Mom’s corner”. I agree perspective is Everything in handling life’s blows. Whatever or Whomever you declared yourself in the midst is what the outcome will. I can personally attest to that. Have you ever had your daughter interview you. I would love to see a mother/daughter collaboration😍

    • vanavain says

      Omg you’re super on it! Yes was just telling a friend this morning that I’ll be doing a mom daughter video Q&A. Thank you for letting me know what you want to see!

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