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 […]
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Maybe she’s like me and will take the time to actually (gasp) try something on in the fitting room just because I can, while sipping a coffee from the in-house Starbucks and nibbling on popcorn that I don’t have to share with anyone.
It’s normal to feel mom guilt. Motherhood is different for every mom, and there is no manual for every situation you may encounter. We all struggle, and that is part of motherhood’s beauty – it makes us dig deeper, grow in ways we never imagined and connects us to others who can help.
It was dinner time on a Sunday evening. We were finishing up an early meal so that we could make it to church on time. There was giggling, food-swapping, and a little one attempting to tell a grand tale. I startled, as my phone rang with the specific ring tone that I had set. The […]
When you give birth, I’m convinced that there is absolutely no way to be prepared for the overwhelming love you feel for that fresh, tiny – or maybe not so tiny…bless you – human. The moment they first handed me my 6 lb, 9 oz little boy, I was downright giddy. Deliriously giddy. As in, […]
“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person. It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting. As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]
“You look tired.” Duh, I am fully aware I look tired. I was made aware that I am tired by the difficulty I had dragging my big butt out of bed this morning after getting up 12 times last night. But thanks for noticing. I am the one who finally made it (late) to work […]
As soon as I announced my pregnancy to the world in June of 2015, first came the shrieks of joy and excitement, which were then swiftly followed by mounds of advice for this first time, new mom. Opinions about breastfeeding, working vs. staying home, sleep schedules, diapers, bottles (or not), and everything else in between […]