Angela has Memphis running through her veins. Born and raised here, she loves traveling but Memphis is always home. There is no other city like it. Angela is the mom of three amazingly unique girls: Jordan (June 2003), Carmen (January 2009), and Norah (June 2014). Jordan has Autism and is a talented artist; Carmen is the entertainer that loves dancing and competitive cheering (yes, she is a cheer mom!), and Norah has Down Syndrome and is full of sass. Besides being a full-time mom and a full-time employee, she is also a full-time advocate for her girls with special needs. She enjoys spending time with her family creating memories, vacationing whenever the opportunity arises, and dancing in the kitchen while cooking. Her mottos for life are: with God all things are possible, every day is a new day to be grateful, and live to love and love to smile.
Memphis Moms Blog Marriage lessons

Single Mother to Happily Married :: Learning to Give up Control

I've always been a single mother. It feels as if it was always just us girls. When you saw me, you would see my three. As much as I disliked the single mother label,...
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Loving Through the Hard Times

What is the cost of saying, "I love you?" How much are you willing to sacrifice for the person you love? Love has no monetary value, but it costs everything! When you love intentionally,...
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Single Mothers Raising Children with Special Needs :: Is a Balanced Life Realistic?

Being a single mother raising children with special needs can be overwhelming. In a perfect world, every mother would have the option of being able to stay at home, to commit their time and...
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I’ve Ruined my Kids’ Childhood. Santa Doesn’t Visit Here.

Santa isn't invited to my house. Santa doesn't know when my kids are sleeping or when they are awake. He doesn't know if they have been bad or good, so no pressure there. There...

Tweens and Puberty :: When Hormones and Autism Don’t Mix

My sweet little girl turned 10 and became a tween. Then my tween hit puberty. That was the moment I wished I had a boy! Initially everything was fine. She was still that sweet, shy...

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital :: Eight Tips to Help Prepare for Same Day Surgery...

Surgery isn't fun. If this is your first time, you really don't know what to expect. You want to make sure you and your child are as comfortable as possible and prepared for what's...

How I Dealt With the Initial Grief of Having a Child with Special Needs

When you become pregnant, something magical happens. You become protective of this teeny, tiny person that you have never met. You do everything in your power to make sure you are eating healthy, exercising,...

Living my Best Mom Life

As women, we have so many unrealistic expectations placed upon us. We should be able to do everything AND look amazingly gorgeous in the process. As mothers, we are supposed to juggle work, husband, kids,...

Embracing the Step-Father on Father’s Day

With Father's Day quickly approaching, we're preparing to celebrate the amazing fathers in our lives. But what about the step-father? What about the man with no title, just his first name? What about the...