Hello and welcome to Coffee, Cupcakes, and Glitter. My name is Tracey. I was born and raised in Arizona. I love the state and the warm weather. I have spent almost the last decade in Tennesee where I have spent most of my time learning to be a better me. I will always find some way to learn something new. Having that in mind learning, growing, and changing myself personally or as a mother will be my choice. I want to have to freedom to teach my kids that they can be who they want to be. I want them to learn, grow, and change because they want to. I never want my children to think they have to change because someone told them to because someone said that something was wrong with them, or because someone made them believe they weren’t good enough. My children will always be good enough.
I am a mother of two. As a teenager, I wanted to write. I thought writing about life in my journals was worth the effort. However, I wanted to really write a book. In 2015 I published my first Contemporary Romance Novel. Now I want to write about my life as a mom.
I have two beautiful children (okay, I’m biased). On good days I would say they are the best kids ever. Then on days like Monday morning, as we are getting ready for school, I believe they might be demon children. I love them nonetheless.
I have spent the last decade doing my best to be as good as I can at my role of Mom. That means first I had to learn to cook better. I was great at burning water. Then I had to get better at keeping my house clean. This came with some struggle. I’m better at organized clutter than at keeping things in a pretty order. Being organized is a skill I am still lacking.
Next task was getting better at being a mom. This came with learning my children. Thing 1 is my daughter. She is my bookworm and Little Miss Sassy Pants. I’ve had to learn to outsmart her. I’ve had to learn to learn to be able to answer her crazy questions. This means using Google as my best friend when I don’t know an answer.
Thing 2 is my wonderful sporadic son. He’s been my learning project. I have my own mental illnesses to deal with. Attention Deficit Disorder is one of them. Having that myself allows me to deal with Thing 2 having Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder with Inattentiveness. I can’t tell him to just clean his room for example. I actually have to look at his room and then make an ordered list of what he should be picking up.
I’m also learning how to teach him to read since he struggles with that. I admit being an Indie Author myself I have my own little library. When Thing 1 was little I worked on a military base inside their child development daycare. I purchased a ton of books for my little bookworm. This included getting my hands on many Scholastic books. I also signed my son up for the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. We moved to Tennessee so it was easy to sign up for. I have a ton of books now that I can use to help him with.
My goal is to share things that have made my life as a mother easy. I’m going to be real with you. Some days will be great, fantastic, wonderful. I might have to post about days that I hate, dread, or are miserable. However, that’s the role of being a mom. You have good days and bad days. All you have to do is realize that you are blessed and give yourself some grace.