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{Naomi’s Story} No, I WANT to Call Him Daddy!

During the month of October, The Real Wife Movement™ will be featuring stories from wives who have blended families. They will share what they did to ensure their families thrived beyond 10 years.

Be inspired by Naomi’s Story.

“I love you, Mr. Sammy.”
Naomi, Sammy and Corlise
Naomi, Sammy and Corlise
Anytime I stop and think about the relationship between my husband and daughter, I always think back to her little 4-year-old voice uttering those words. My husband and I were married in 2005 and my daughter simply adored him!
We had a conversation with my daughter Corlise prior to our wedding, and we explained to her that we were getting married. I mainly focused on telling her that she didn’t have to call him “daddy.” My husband and I were both fine with her referring to him as Mr. Sammy. I remember my daughter saying so clearly and with a big smile on her face, “No, I WANT to call him daddy.” I didn’t know it then, but that was a great lesson for me. 

Her little self knew that if mom and Mr. Sammy were getting married, WE were all going to be one family unit. She never knew

Sammy and Corlise
Sammy and Corlise

about step-parenting until she got older and met other children with step-parents. She came home one day and told me that she and some other children were in conversation about step parents. They wanted to know why my daughter didn’t refer to her dad as a step-dad. She told them, “Because, he’s not.” Her response to those other children made me smile. It caused me to reflect on how my husband has always treated our soon-to-be 17-year-old like a queen and like his own.

He’s loved her, disciplined her, and raised her to love God. My husband has been a great example of God’s unconditional love and acceptance. As believers, we have all been adopted into the Body of Christ and God NEVER treats us like “step” anything! My hope for other blended families is that they keep the concepts of oneness, love, and acceptance at the forefront of their minds.
Our family has been through many ups and downs over the years, but we continue to stand as a family unit, learning how to overcome any obstacles…together.
Naomi Davis is a proud stay-home-mom who loves business and entrepreneurship. Prior to embarking on her
entrepreneurial endeavors, Naomi served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years. Naomi currently operates a successful home-based child care facility and a home-based travel agency.


Visit Naomi at www.starttrippin.com  or at https://www.facebook.com/starttrippintravel.

4 “RIGHT NOW” STEPS for a Successful 2016

Make-up/Custom Jewelry: Keshua Hunt * Photo Credit: E.Y.E. Imagery Photography
As I look back over my life, I realize that for most of it, I was living according to what I could do and sheer willpower. 2016 flew by like a whirlwind and I quickly realized I had to do things differently.
I took 4 simple steps that were critical to my growth and maturity as a woman, wife, mother, and as an entrepreneur. Even though these steps were simple, they were not always easy. I had to make a mental shift to be consistent and persistent as I kept my goals in mind.
  1. PRAY – It’s that simple. I had to pray. I had so many things happen to me. I could only get through them with prayer. They weren’t bad things, but definitely different from my norm. Once I began to pray first, the stress level decreased tremendously and I was able to see clearly the tasks before me.
  2. FOCUS – Because of prayer, I was then able to focus on the tasks at hand. My nonprofit, Forever Free Books, grew and my new business, The Real Wife Movement™, was born. I had to get focused and not side tracked by what others thought or what other people were doing. I had to focus on the steps I had to take to complete the things I had before me. Focusing on a holistic me, helped me to say “NO” to things that were distractions and to say “YES” to things that would turn my life in the right direction to begin my journey to walking in my purpose.
  3. GRIND – What do I mean by grind? I mean putting in the hard work and time needed to grow. Plain and simple! I began attending educational events that helped me gain the information I needed to grow as an entrepreneur. I also began spending money on classes to help me become a better me. Not only that, I connected with like-minded, purpose driven people and asked someone to mentor me. That was the best decision I ever made. She pushes me beyond my mental capacity which causes me to grind. In my grind I now have results!
  4. REPEAT – I know you are probably thinking, “Well, that’s dumb.” On the contrary, repeating these steps is crucial for continual growth. If I stop at grind, I can go no further than that place. Repeating these steps causes us to go to the next level, the next business deal, the next phase in our life. Growth is a continual process.
If we get stuck in only one phase of this process, there will be no change. Imagine being stuck in either the prayer phase, the focus phase or the grind phase. This creates an imbalance in the flow of progress and growth.
So, as we face the last 2 months of 2016, what steps are you taking  towards staying successful?
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Want ways to improve your marriage? Pick up a copy of my book, Being a Wife Just Got Real by clicking book.

The Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Power of Intention

This morning, I am sitting here on my deck listening to the birds chirping, still in awe of the goings-on over the last few days. If you haven’t heard already, I had the awesome opportunity to be interviewed on the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the recent string of celebrity divorces that are headlining entertainment news and what could be done to save these marriages. To hear them call me a relationship expert and a Celebrity Wife Coach, was humbling.

Why am I sharing this with you? Well, I want to stress the importance of being intentional in life. While I was creating my vision board last year, I prayed and declared things over my life that I wanted to achieve. Every item I put on my board had a purpose – to provide me opportunities to bless other people. Every day, I read my board out loud and pray for guidance regarding the items on it.

Right before I left for my trip to Jamaica, I looked at the picture of Tom Joyner on my vision board and for a few minutes I stared at it, wondered why I even put him on there and then for a brief moment, considered taking his picture off of it.

After that moment passed, I told God, “Look, I don’t know how I will connect with Tom Joyner or if he would even be interested in my book, but I believe you had me put him on my board for a reason.”

I went to Jamaica and looked at the picture of my vision board on my phone daily (Steve Harvey has his vision board on his phone too), still wondering why in the world I had his picture on it.

My 2016 Vision Board


Who knew, one week after returning from vacation, I would receive an email from the Tom Joyner Morning Show, asking me if I could give my relationship expertise on the show the very next morning. I was in shock and was shaking for about 2 hours. Needless to say, I am so glad I didn’t allow doubt to have me take his picture off my vision board.

The women who have texted, emailed and signed up on my website for relationship coaching was overwhelming. I am thankful my book and coaching is blessing not only the women who now have access to me but also it will be a blessing to their marriages and families; all because I chose to not quit, believe�God’s promises to me�and to put in the hard work it takes to be successful.

The beautiful thing about this story is that I received another email from them asking me if I would be interested in being a guest again as the Celebrity Wife Coach.

WOW! The power of intention is beyond explanation but so necessary to getting the job done. The beauty of it all is that I get to do this again!

That’s how my God works. Ephesians 3:30 (NLT)�Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.

Missed the interview? No worries! Click on the link for the replay.

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What is one area you can be intentional in? What’s one step you can take to get it done?