MOMS! Not All Superheroes Wear Capes!

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Today is that special day to appreciate and honor our Mom’s for everything she does for us. If I tried to list off every way my Mom selflessly pours into my life- it would take up the entire WordPress blog capability for data. But, the one thing I am most thankful for today is for my Mom imparting belief, integrity and Faith into me through scripture & prayer. Of course, as a child- we do not fully understand the power that a Praying Mama has over our life. As an adult, I look back and see many examples of how her prayer kept me safe and protected. In the midst of my poor choices and my back turned away from God, I now know that He kept His Hand of Protection over me because of her.

My Mom has been the Spiritual Superhero of our family! She is always ready to leap tall problems with a single prayer or rejoice in our victories like the world’s greatest cheerleader. She listens intently to my sister and I, without judgement, when we just need to vent. Her phone is always on and she is never too busy when her family is in need. I cannot think of a time when she wasn’t there for us and my sis and I can be a handful- sort of like the oversized Sonic cups in the photo below…  Just sayin’. 

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{My sis Natalie & I with our Mom last month doing our fave thing together- Thrift Shopping} 

I’m so grateful for the example she set. She always woke up at least an hour before us to arm herself for the day with Bible reading and coffee. So, she was able to help us start our day in a place of peace as well. There was never that chaotic, loud morning rush in our house and I so appreciate her instilling that in my sister and I. We both have a diligent morning prayer/meditation/reading/journaling practice which I now teach to women around the world. If you have transformed the way you start your day because of my guidance- you can thank my Mama! 

It’s not ironic that her name is Rochelle which means “little rock” in French, but she’s is lovingly referred to as ROCKI. She’s a true Fighter and Superhero. Despite her difficult childhood, she always did her best to ensure we had a different experience. We always had what we needed and felt cherished & loved. She also taught us girls that we could be or do anything we dreamed of! I really don’t know how she worked a full-time job, took care of a household (without a housekeeper) and always had the time to be present with us….

SUPERHERO. 

Now that I’m married, I’m blessed with 2 Spiritual Superhero Mom’s. My Mother-In-Law is also the rock of her family and although she is on the other side of the world in Australia- we feel the effects of her prayers in our life. Her name is RUTH, which is also the name of one of my favorite women in the Bible. Ruth’s name means “friend of God”… so appropriate. Our generation, our family- is truly blessed because of our 2 praying Matriarch’s.

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{My sister-in-law Daniella (also an amazing Mama of my 2 handsome nephews) & I with our lovely Mum, Ruth- at our wedding reception in AU}

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 Today- as we think of all the titles our Mom’s wore from kisser of booboo’s to master chef to even our first hairstylist- let’s appreciate the Superhero she really is and to all of you SOS Sistas who are Mom’s- we celebrate YOU today. 

Rocki & Ruth- we love you!

Xoxo, Tiff 

 

 

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THE FIRST WEEK OF SPRING= FABULOUS!

Hey Sistas! 

You know those week’s we have periodically that are just perfect…like a dream, full of fun and magical moments. I just experienced a week like that!  Today, I am reveling in the blessings and had to share it with all of you. If you are on Instagram, this may be a repeat for ya, sorry. The lesson I relearned from this week was the power in reaching out and doing for others during your own difficult time. The week prior, we had a very challenging time with some business situations and I needed to get out of my head and stop focusing on my present circumstances. It did the trick…

Let’s start with last Saturday: I have mentioned meeting a remarkable young woman named Jessica Youngblood who has a ministry called Just Fabulous Events which helps build confidence in teen girls. She is a recovered meth addict who has transformed her life through God’s love and healing power. Her mission is in alignment with mine and I truly believe in Divine connections which empowers us to do more together than we can all alone. Jess asked me to be part of the event as emcee and stylist of the fashion show. I was honored and so blessed by the entire experience. There is nothing better than seeing a big group of adorable girls giggling and having fun! But, my favorite part of the night is toward the end when the girls are given a quiet moment to reflect on  what they need to give over to God to heal. It could be any broken part of their life. They write it on a rock and go lay in down at the foot of the cross. It was so beautiful to see all the girls go up to the front and release their pain. SO Powerful! I wish we had an event like this when I was a hurting teenager!!  Click to see more pics and “like” her Facebook page. 

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Then on Monday: My bestie Heidi wanted to give our girlfriend Christine- who is recovering from a year of chemo and a mastectomy- a special birthday gift.  One can only imagine how devastating that experience can be on a woman’s self-esteem so what better to help her feel glam again? A professional photoshoot with hair & makeup and starting the day with a blowout at Drybar! Heidi asked me to be part of the special day and help her get Christine ready with a great outfit and beautiful makeup. Christine said it was the most beautiful she has felt in 2 years. Mission accomplished. WOWZER! How gorgeous does she look… 

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Jump to Tuesday & Wednesday: I can’t remember the last time both my sister and I have been home at the same time. It’s been years! She flew in to Houston for a brief visit so I jetted down there for some QT with the fam. Our favorite thing to do with our Mom is load up on energy with some TexMex then spend hours digging through thrift stores. As soon as we enter the store, we separate. The hunt begins! We will holler across the store to one another with a find- as if we struck oil. We try things on and begin the fashion show giving each other a thumbs up or down. This would make a hilarious reality show! Our family has been through a lot of healing over the years and has had it’s share of tough times, like most families, so I cherish these precious moments more than ever. 

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Hydrating with a Cherry Limeade

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My goal of scoring something in a bold floral print- ACCOMPLISHED! This blouse covers several Spring trends- Pleats, Sheer, Puffy Sleeves & Bold Floral Print.

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The remainder of the week was filled successful work stuff, auditions, one of the best girl’s nights ever-  plus, seeing my coaching client really step it up and rock her session with me. I’m like a proud mama! This first week of Spring will go down in the HERstory books for me. 

Here’s a quick hair tip (this blog post is all over the place), but for you ladies who are wanting a longer ponytail- this is the best hair trick I’ve ever come up with. I only wish I had figured it out years ago! Thursday was swamped and I didn’t have enough time to wash and blowdry my hair for girl’s night. I thought a high ponytail would be quick & ez, but my pony looked wimpy and short. BINGO- I added a second ponytail underneath and voila- problem solved. I felt like “I Dream of Genie”. So fun and will be my go-to summer style! 

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WHAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR FIRST WEEK OF SPRING?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Love, Tiff