I think it’s a shame that I didn’t realize I was an introvert until I was well into my thirties. Had I known that my need to be alone for at least part of the day was something I had no control over, I could have saved myself some serious mom guilt.
Author Archive | Lindsay
Now that my youngest is in school, I realize the days were long, but the years were short. I’m so thankful looking back for the lazy days at the playground and the hours spent in a rocking chair with my babies. With kids in high school, middle school, and elementary now, things move at a […]
These days when it is time to shop for groceries, I simply look at my weekly meal plans, print out the appropriate shopping list and go! By keeping the current list of meal plans on our fridge, I know exactly what to prepare ahead of time and what to set out to thaw. The hardest […]
I’m mesmerized watching her. Adopted from China just four months earlier, my youngest daughter holds her baby doll with its head cradled in her arm. She smiles at the baby and talks softly, telling her to stay with mommy so she’s safe. Next, she climbs up on the big green rocker and scoots her little […]
I’ll never forget my first mother’s day. I sat at a lovely restaurant celebrating with my husband, my mom, and my first baby girl. My body, still recovering from a 33 hour labor, felt absolutely foreign to me. Meanwhile, my beautiful little girl sat in her infant seat screaming her head off while the rest of […]
It was the Monday after daylight saving time and I’d been traveling all weekend. Exhausted, overwhelmed, and trying to catch up, I sat down for a moment to breathe. That’s when the text came through from my oldest, “You want to come watch the team play?” She was at the tennis courts watching her team […]
A few months ago, I finished up a yoga class with a few balance poses. These were not hard poses. They were poses I had done for a while. But for some reason, I couldn’t seem to find my balance. I was all over the place and getting frustrated when the teacher called out, “Don’t […]