I’ve learned that it means I gave up one title for a dozen others, but anything that’s worth having requires work. I am blessed with the opportunity to be at home with my children, and watch them grow up.
In almost twelve years, we’ve weathered some seasons. Good ones, great ones, and some tough ones, too. We’re still here. He walks in, I can tell he’s tired, but he lifts up his miniature princess and kisses her cheek. Our oldest grabs his leg and he tousles his hair in response, while locking eyes with […]
One child is sick and in need of urgent care. The other is having an epic meltdown. So what do you do? Pack their things, load up the car, travel to the nearest ER and sit in a crowded waiting room with two cranky kiddos. We’ve all been there. Instead of dragging your children out […]
Colorado Springs Moms Blog cares deeply about our community. To that end, we are running monthly series called “COSMB Cares.” In these posts, we will highlight a national or international cause and one or more of the local organizations working to improve that situation. March is Single Parent Awareness Month. This third installment of “COSMB […]
Slowly but surely, hand-held devices are infiltrating and controlling our lives and conversations. A ring here, a ping there, and then an audible silence, luring our attention away from a real-time conversation toward a lifeless screen. Ring, Ring, Ring My daughter and I were recently sitting together at the island in our kitchen, fully engrossed […]
In regards to parenting a young child, a dear friend once told me, “don’t lose yourself in the temporary.” It had been a tough day of juggling parenting and work – all my resources felt drained. From work deadlines and a teething, cranky toddler to a pile of projects clamoring for my limited energy, the […]
Here’s the thing—I secretly love it. I love that my son seeks us out for comfort. Even though the rational part of me is concerned about him relying on us too much. I love when I wake up first and my husband has a 30 pound toddler snuggled up next to his long torso. When […]
The numbers on the scale look familiar, too, so you gamely pull out the giant bin of pre-pregnancy clothes, eager to find your old jeans and favorite tops. The cruelty of this capsule should not be underestimated. You might be close to your target weight, but your body was completely rearranged and may not settle […]
My goal this year is to stop striving to be like “that other mom” and just be me. That is what my kids want. That is what my husband wants. They want more of the mom I was designed to be. The quirky, unorganized, passionate, fun-loving mom that was given to them. I want to […]
They will make the right choice because, when it comes to this, they won’t even see a choice. What they will see is a nonnegotiable. A standard. An expectation. A simple, basic, undeniable right for women to be treated with dignity, respect, and love, and that is that.