Hot Tips: Supporters of The Single Moms Conference Cleveland

Shout Out to all the Individuals and companies that participated in this remarkable event.  If you missed out, please visit them: Cleveland Young Lives: There are more than 1 million teenage girls who become pregnant every year, and more than 500,000 of them become mothers.  This makes YoungLives mission one that is ripe for harvest.  We…

Hot Mom, Hot Topics: The Single Mom’s Conference is OVER, Now What?!

Last weekend was one of the most exciting weekends I’ve had. Watching and being a part of this production was eye-opening, encouraging and re-affirming for me.  So many moms from all over Cleveland were able to get together and enjoy each other.  The number of hugs I received that day was unbelievable.  We were all…

Ways to Co-parent

Sit down and have a conversation with your co-parent about future arrangements involving the child(ren) and have a set plan. DO NOT use the child as a defense mechanism against your co-parent. Do not force your child to choose sides if a disagreement with your co-parent arises. Be understanding if a previous arrangement may have…

We Need you!

This week I decided to ask some kids about their future goals and how we as a community can help them. Each provided some feedback.  If you or someone you know can answer the call to encourage or mentor them, please email jsutonehotmom@gmail.com so that you may connect.  (I love these babies so I will…

Child SUPPORT!

Writing this I could not come up with a catchy title that would help me express what I truly want to say. I am going to be as transparent as I can without jabbing, so bear with me.  Every time I hear those words together child “support” I cringe.  The thought that financing a child…

Hot Kids Crew: Mom, Are you okay?!

(Featuring Jayda Nix, a junior in high school currently working with me as a mentoree in my office and Tania Clark, a senior in high school, currently working with my sister as a mentoree.  These two give you something to think about when handling your stress with your child(ren)) What is your define of stress?…

Hot Mom, Hot Topics: The Wine Down

How many times do you find yourself flipping out, and then apologizing for your actions?  Life happens, as much as we try to plan and prepare, life hits us and we must learn to prepare for these moments.  We all suffer from various forms of stress, children’s other parents, parent’s health, our health, employment, finances,…

Hot Kids Crew: Friends, How Many of Us Have Them?!

How many best friends do you have and why do you consider them your best friends? We both have one real best friend which is each other. I consider Swazy my only best friend because she has been there through every trial and/or tribulation I’ve had in the past 3 years, no matter what it’s…

Hot Mom, Hot Topics: What About Your Friends?

This week has been one of revelation for me. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what success looks like to me and how I plan to get there. I know I’m successful, but there are a few goals I would like to reach before I wrap this thing called life up. As…