1 word, big impact.



Let’s think about this work for a moment. Tell me what does it mean to you?

I live with anxiety. I struggle with this literally every single day. I have to work extremely hard to not let this rule my life and to have the minimal effect possible on my loved ones.

Now I have heard my whole life almost that it is not easy to love someone who suffers from anxiety. This is a very true statement. I am lucky that I do have some friends and family members who can relate and understand. Needless to say, I am extremely grateful for them. However, I also have some people that are closest to me and well, they do not understand anxiety at all. This makes somethings with them rather difficult to say the least. They have tried to understand it. Now for that extra effort I am also grateful. I mean I totally get that it is emotional on both end to love someone with anxiety. But there are some things to remember.

  • Like they are more than their anxiety. I am not perfect but neither are you. You are more than your “faults/imperfections.” Well so am I.
  • Anxiety is also VERY Exhausting. Anxiety causes people to live in a hyper tense state. We are on alert, our minds are constantly racings. It is rare for us to be calm and settled.
  •  We also get overwhelmed easily. For me I get overwhelmed by the smallest of things and then my mind just wants to freeze or like disappear. It is very hard on me.
  •  We are very aware that our anxiety is often irrational. As you think oh we are dramatic or ridiculous and irrational. Please try to remember that we cannot, I repeat, we cannot  pick and choose what triggers our anxiety.
  •  As you are trying to relate or understand. How about you actually listen to us. We do explain our feelings. We will tell you when we are having a issue. All you have to do is ACTUALLY listen to us when we are talking to you.
  •  We do appreciate you sticking with us. Trying to understand us and be there for us. It means a lot.

I could keep going but I do not want to overwhelm anyone. But leave me some love. I want to know your thoughts and opinion. What does anxiety mean to you?

Also above all remember People with anxiety are AWESOME!

Peace, Love, & Happiness

From Mama Owl

You are MER-FECT!


Hey Hey Happy Day to You Beautiful!

Anyone that knows me or sees most of my social media stuff knows I am a HUGE Disney fan but specifically a Ariel and mermaid fan period. I was very blessed to grow up with a family that owns boats and I grew up on the water. I remember always telling my mom I am a mermaid. Well I actually got the best compliment sent to me recently. It was a picture of a mermaid and it read “Baby, Your Mer-fect!” Best compliment ever!

The thing is I am really big on self-love. Specially lately, I guess it is from all the hate that is spreading like wild fire. I even posted a video on my facebook page and a mini one on my instagram. It was a self-love challenge. You had to say 3 things that you love about yourself and 1 MUST be physical. Now honestly this was kinda hard because I am VERY hard on myself. But I was beyond AMAZED by the responses and views I got from everyone. Last I checked it was at 2,300 views. I was OVER JOYED seeing everyone showing self-love and then challenging others as well. This is what needs to be happening every single day. I mean I really am heavy hearted by all the negative and bashing EVERYONE is doing to each other. I do not know about you but I am ridiculously hard on myself enough so I do not need anyone else putting any negative on me.

Then you got women downing other women. C’mon!! Does that really make you feel good? I mean as that saying by Charlaine Harris goes, “you catch more flies with honest than with vinegar.” What is to be gained by bashing or being negative to anyone? We should want to encourage EVERYONE to be HAPPY and know they are loved and wanted. That they cant reach their dreams and goals and that they are perfect being who they are and they need to OWN IT!

I want to raise both my son and daughter to love themselves completely. That they can be WHOEVER they want to be and it is okay. I want them to OWN who they are. Be PROUD of who they are and know that I am VERY Proud of them. I want my family members and all my friends know they are Perfectly Perfect being who they are.

I know it is popular to do the random acts of kindness and the pay it forward acts. Well why not make it “popular” to lift one another up? I challenge each and everyone one of you who reads this do practice self-love and to practice lifting each other up.

Be The Change YOU want to See in the World! – Mahatma Gandi

If I can leave this world knowing that my kids love who they are. They life others up when they come into contact with them then I can die happy. I fail at a lot of things I am not perfect. I get angry. I say and do things I should not and I wish I could take back. But the I am perfect. But I am ME! I am Smart, I am strong! I am beautiful inside and out. I got a huge heart and I always wanna be there for others and help when and where I can. I do everything and anything I can for my kids. I am saddened when others do not like me or judge me because It is nor fair for them to judge me and they also make mistakes and do things wrong so if I or others can forgive them why can’t they return the kindness?

Point is Remember YOU BABY ARE MER-FECT!! Own It! and Flip your fins and soak up the sun!! 

Peace Love & Happiness!!

Leave me Lots of Love!

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Hello I am BACK!


First of all to any of my followers who are still there and will actually see this I wanna say how much I have missed you!! As well as I have missed writing. I finally feel like I can add this back into my balance of life. So let’s start with a catch up shall we.

My last post was telling you all wonderful people that I was set to be induced to have our beautiful baby girl Areaunna Lynea Simmons. That was 6 months ago. Yes I know crazy right. Well it has taken me that long to find some kind of sanity and balance again in my life. Going from having a 4 year old to having a 4 year old and a infant again is crazy. Plus me working on my cake/bakery business as well. I have just now finally gotten to where I add me and myself into play in my beautiful but hectic life.

Xavier has adjusted pretty well. He definitely adores and loves his sister so much. It is amazing to see them and their bond grow with each passing day. Shortly after she was born we had Xavier play t-ball this year.He loved it but he did not like getting out. Some games were good others it was a fight. But hey he is 4. He has asked to play it again next year. Which makes me very happy. I want my kids to be involved and have things they are interested in and make friends. Plus they learn team work, responsibility, commitment, integrity and so much more. He also started Prek/VPK this year. Currently he is on is 2nd week and he is having some difficulty adjusting.

Areaunna is growing so fast. As I stated she is 6 months old. She has 2 teeth, which she got at 4 months. She crawls all over the place and she pulls her self up to stand and will walk with assistance and she says Da-Da.

Also this summer we got to have my fiance’s daughter come visit. It was so much fun. We got to take our first family vacation. Allen and I had NEVER EVER gone on any trip together so this was also a first there. We took all 3 kids to LegoLand then to Ga and Tn. It was a short and fast few days but it was also jammed packed with fun and memories I will always treasure and love.

Let’s see I also have been doing great and having fun doing my cakes as well as now I work as a dispatcher for a local towing company. So between working and adjusting to having 2 kids. Plus adding my workouts and fitness into the mix and time for my amazing fiance. That is why it has taken me so long to come back. But I truly missed you all and writing so Here I am once again!🙂 I will be doing more posts. If there is something I can post about that you would be interested in please let me know.

Well this is all for now. Enoy the pictures! And most of all leave me some love! I will check out any blog inks I get and follow anyone back well.

Peace Love & Happiness






Having a Baby Tomorrow!!


Hey Hey so this Mama is doing the preggo happy dance. I am being induced tomorrow!! We finally get to meet our precious baby girl!! I have so much excitement going on and a little nervous but mostly excited and anxious. We go to the hospital at 5:30 am to be check in. So sometime tomorrow Areaunna Lynea will make her entrance into this world. Our Families could’t be more excited. Xavier is staying with my sister. He is so excited to be a big brother finally and meet his sissy. I told him next time he sees me sissy won’t be in my belly anymore. His eyes got so big and he smiled the biggest smile.

I do apologize for the lack of my blogs. Things have been oh so very crazy. But I have missed each of you amazing awesome people! My birthday was yesterday so having baby girl is a great gift!!!

My son turned 4 Feb. 1st. so we had a SUPER HERO PARTY at the park for him. He also got to ride his first Horse/pony. Was even brought to our house by a awesome friend. My dad’s birthday was the 13th. So we have been busy! Been doing my yoga of course. I am SUPER excited to also start working out and doing 5ks again with my man and my son. My cake business has been doing pretty good. My son also starts T BALL soon!!!!!!

So much is happening and we are only in the 2nd month of the year. I can’t wait to see what this year holds!!

Thanks for Reading!!!!

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Next Post will be bout my BABY GIRL!!!!

New Year New Adventures in the Kitchen!


Happy New Year Everyone! 

I must say this year is going to be so amazing and awesome! I can’t wait for it all. Our Christmas holiday was great to say the least. I am gonna post later this week on that. For now I want to share some of my awesome new adventures in the kitchen.

I love cooking anyways but I have been doing a lot more new recipes and all lately. I think it is because I am about to have this baby girl so I know for a while I won’t be cooking. It will be easy and quick meals. So here are 2 of the new recipes.

Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

  • 3 Chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup of mayo
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup colby & monterrey jack cheese
  •  1 bag of frozen broccoli, thawed & chopped (or can use fresh just steam before hand unless you want it crunchy)
  • salt & pepper to taste. 

Cook chicken & shred. Meanwhile chop broccoli unless you bought it already chopped. Mix all ingredients together. Transfer mixture to slightly grease 2 qt. casserole dish. Heat Oven to 375. Cook for  30 minutes or until Bubbly. And the most important part. SERVE WITH RICE! This is SOOOOO AMAZING!  

Ps My love took this for lunch and made a sandwich and said it was soooo good that was too. ENJOY!

Next Recipe is: Bacon Wrapped Asparagus & Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Breasts. 

  • Okay measurements for this are hard since I played it by ear. It is easy and all by preference. I do a chicken breast for each. 
  • 2 slices of bacon for each breast. 
  • 4 aparagus spears for each breast. 
  • Mozzarella Cheese, I would say 1/2- 1 cup. Whatever your preference is on how much you want inside chicken.
  • Italian Bread crumbs.
  • Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 375. Grease baking pan. Pound each breast with flat side of meat mallet til about 1/4 in thick. Sprinkle with salt & pepper on each side. 

Place 4 spears of asparagus down center of chicken breasts and spread mozzarella cheese over asparagus. Repeat with all chicken breasts. 

Roll the chicken around the asparagus & cheese in a tight tidy roll, wrap 2 slices of bacon around each breast. Then place into dish seam side down.

Sprinkle each breast with about 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs.

Bake in oven til juices run clear. about 30-45 minutes. 


My family loved both of these and my son especially loved them! If you try any of these please let me know your thoughts!🙂

As always from my family to yours,

✌Peace, 💟Love, & :)Happiness

-Nerdy Mama Owl👣👑💜🎀👪👫👭

Oh Happy day or should I say Holidays!


Happy Monday Everyone!

So I sure have missed you wonderful people. I got so swamped lately I have been running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off. I can’t even put into words how good it feels to be sitting here, semi quiet house, with some moments to not only breathe but also to write some. Let’s play some catch up shall we.

I have started doing my cakes more. Which is great but also as some know doing cakes is not easy work. I also have been adjusting to being a stay at home wife and mommy again. I am now 31 weeks pregnant..aka 8 months. Which means I am beyond exhausted constantly. I also have not been sleeping. I also have been having contractions already. Some braxton hicks of course but man yesterday I was in tears and could not talk through them. I also have been cooking more since I have more time. I can try new recipes and stuff so as you know that is a plus. And been busy gearing up and celebrating or preparing for the Holidays.

Now as I stated I am no longer working due to being pregnant I was laid off. LAME and yes illegal. Which of course has caused a HUGE amount of stress to be added. I am so blessed to say that despite being tight on money we are still able to give our kids a great Christmas. Now by no means do I measure the holidays by gifts under the tree or money spent. To me the most important things are my family and friends and food on the table and making memories. However, we have 2 kids together plus our first on the way. So to be able to spoil them and give them is a great feeling to me. As well as to spoil my love. Which I can’t go into what he is getting since he does sometimes read this.🙂 But I am excited to share what I am making him after the holidays.

I have been doing the elf on the shelf and other Christmas crafts or games with my son. He has enjoyed those. We have made cookies, made ornaments, decorated the house inside and out, we have painted crafts, done gingerbread house/train, watched Christmas movies, had hot coco, sang Christmas Carols, & so much more! I love it and he loves it. But most of all it is great memories.

My amazing man has been working his butt off to provide, specially with me not working but also to make sure we all have nice things for Christmas. His company has him works every single day til Christmas day. like 2 weeks straight. CRAZINESS! But as much as we do not like it. We are very grateful and blessed for the steady job he has. Things could always be worse.

Christmas is here in the next few days and we are busy preparing but I would not have it any other way.🙂

What are some traditions or memories are you and your loved ones doing or do?

Here are some awesome pictures from recently🙂
One of our Elf’s adventures lol
Growing a candy cane
Xavier seeing Santa
Batgirl cake I made
Cowboy cake I made
Alabama cake
Grinch cupcake I made for my love
Last week at 30 weeks.🙂
Off to the Christmas Party for my loves work

As always I wish each of you all lots of peace, love & happiness
-Nerdy Mama Owl

Fun in the Kitchen


Last week was our 2 year anniversary. Which with all we got going on lately we did not really celebrate in big way. Which is fine. He spoiled me in other ways just we didn’t get to go out without Xavier or anything like that. I have not posted bout this but I actually stopped working last week. I got laid off due to being pregnant. Worse part is they waited til I was almost 7 months pregnant to do it. So now me finding a new job is difficult to say the least. So with 2 kids and one on the way to support, plus the holidays money is SUPER tight to say the least. But as you know I live my life the best I can with positivity. Like I am once again a stay at home mommy & wife. Which is great to have this time with my son again. Helping him play and learn. Plus I am getting lots done I have been wanting to get done. Nesting helps push it along as well. I am a crafter as ya’ll know so I am also able to focus on that and I do sell my crafts so that is nice. Plus since I can do cakes I am able to actually take orders for them. Which today I got a order to do a construction/tool cake. I am super excited about that.

Anyways, with last week being out 2 year anniversary. I spoiled my love a little more than I usually do. He went out and had a guys night which he never gets and has never done. He got to use the poker set I got him. He enjoyed that. I surprised him with Oatmeal cookies, his favorite, a LARGE card, & then I made a homemade blueberry sauce for him to put on his Fluffy french toast I made him. Now it is not regular french toast since it is dipped into a homemade custard like mix. He enjoyed it and was so thankful for it! I also made a special dinner. I made Chicken wings which I marinated in Dale’s seasoning sauce. We had a green salad, homemade scalloped potatoes, & baked beans. Also My love usually works nights so we are opposite shifts. But he is currently on days. No idea on how long this will last and being on days he doesn’t get as many hours. But positives are we get to have family dinners again. We are on the same schedule and I get to go to sleep wrapped in his arms each night.

Here are some pictures & the recipes in case any of you want to try them.🙂

BlueBerry Sauce:

This recipe makes about 4 cups of the sauce. But if you think this is unnecessary large amount, please reconsider. This is very versatile sauce. You can eat it with your pancakes, waffles, pour over yogurt or vanilla ice cream. The sauce is wonderful served with a lemon cheesecake or pound cake. And it will keep up to a week in the refrigerator. Also can freeze it. Jar it and makes a great gift.🙂 That is what I have done with some of our extra.


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (it is not necessary to thaw frozen berries)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ cup water

Directions: In a large saucepan combine the blueberries, water, sugar, lemon zest and juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for a minute or two; the berries should soften slightly, and some of their skins will pop. In a small bowl, mix together the cornstarch and water, and add it into the berries. Simmer for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. You have to cook the cornstarch sufficiently enough to get rid of the chalky starch flavor. Taste to be sure it’s gone. Remove from the heat, cool, then refrigerate tightly covered.

Fluffy French Toast:

Makes about 7 to 8 pieces.

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • scant 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 7-8 slices whole wheat bread (or the bread of your choice!)
  • Butter or oil, for greasing pan

In large bowl, add flour and slowly whisk in milk until well combined. Whisk in the eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until well combined.Heat a skillet or flat-top grill over medium-high heat. Allow butter to melt and bubble in pan.Place a slice of bread in the cinnamon-custard mixture, flipping several times to fully coat. You want the bread to be thoroughly drenched but not completely falling apart. When pan is nice and hot (almost smoking), carefully place fully-coated slices of bread in pan. Cook over medium-high until bottom of toast is crisp and golden brown. Flip and cook for another couple of minutes, until bottom is golden brown. Serve hot off the grill, buttered and drizzled with maple syrup. You can freeze french toast to serve up the next morning or a month from now. Wrap up the slices in plastic wrap or parchment paper and place in a freezer bag. Just pop them in the toaster and they’re ready to eat!






Hehe those flowers are over 2 weeks old now still gorgeous.

Well that is all for tonight. I hope each of you have had a wonderful week and if you have not well hey tomorrow is FRIDAY!


From 💜Nerdy Mama Owl💋