Who Am I?

My name is Lyndia. I am a 30+ year old single mom of two beautiful daughters. I also work full time and I am a full time college student. My eldest is "Rae" and my youngest s "Ny". They have a love hate relationship. One minute they are displaying love for each other the next they are fighting each other. Each of my girls have different dads…(Don’t judge me). My children are the result of what used to be loving relationships. My oldest daughter’s dad has resided in another state for several years. We have a very civil relationship it is not difficult to deal with him at all. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the other. I was engaged to my youngest daughter’s dad, but the engagement was called off for reason’s I will not discuss at this time. Trying to have a civilized relationship with him has been very difficult. However, like all things it is a work in progress.

I never thought I’d be a single mom twice. Unfortunately, things happen. Being a single mom is stressful and challenging, but there is very little I would change. I have a decent job that pays the bills and I am working on my second college degree. My brown girls are the loves of my life and my reasons for living. We have a very simple lifestyle. We have traveled the bumpy road and I have made a few wrong turns, but things are getting better. My journey is not over yet. In spite of all that I have gone through and will go through, I am not a victim of my circumstances. I am committed to growing and strengthening in all areas of my life. I am committed to learning, teaching, encouraging and empowering others as well as myself. At the end of the day, I am the only one who can determine what my life will be.

Dear Diary: My Life Raising Brown Girls is a personal blog about life as a single mother raising two African American daughters or as I call them my "brown girls". It is about sharing my experiences, my views and opinions about motherhood, womanhood, co-parenting among other things. It is a place for all parents (regardless of race or marital status) to share ideas and insights on topics such as peer pressure, bullying, education, entertainment, activities, health, wellness and much more. Years ago, society looked negatively at single mothers. Being a single mom nowadays is not uncommon nor is it shameful. (Single) mothers do not want pity. We need support emotionally, mentally and spiritually from each other as we cope with motherhood and everyday life. And yes, sometime's we need to vent. I am here to provide support and lend an ear or shoulder to all mothers who need someone when they feel like they have no one. I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts, outbursts and ramblings. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

"There is only one way to succeed in anything and that is to give it everything."
                                                                                      -----Vince Lombardi

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