A few months ago, I had a moment alone in the car with my 13-year-old. Bright, artistic, and quirky, she marches to the beat of her own drum. Many mornings she comes up fully dressed and I’m surprised at her unconventional creations. She lives free and unrestrained by the norms that rule most middle school […]
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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.
There are two types of moms: the mom who monitors her kids in the fast food play area and the mom who throws her kids to the wolves doesn’t. Oh, and there are a few moms like me: Somewhere in the middle. I’m the mom who scans the walls for the plaque with the neatly printed […]
I remember when I was pregnant for the first time, everyone would say, “Being a mom is so hard, but so worth it.” Do you know what that kind of advice does for a mother-to-be? I’ll be bold here and say it does nothing. The word “hard” is thrown around like confetti when it comes […]
As it turns out, the incident in question was deemed to be an accident. Just as I suspected after I asked my child about it. Our childcare provider became involved and asked several other children what they witnessed. It was not a vindictive or intentional act.
We would like to thank Elizabeth Davis, Ed.D, Monument Academy Principal for providing this sponsored post. Monument Academy, a “Public School of Choice”, is a Charter School located in Monument, Colorado, and is the only charter school in Lewis-Palmer District 38.
Just accept it. There is no sleep. Sleep is a mystery. Sleep is actually a mystery novel to which you don’t even have time to read the table of contents. Unless of course you have somewhere to be early in the morning. If you have made any sort of plan in the morning because your […]
I often feel like I’m charging forward in life, while my heart runs behind me, trying to catch up. Journaling and physical movement provide much-needed space to “metabolize” emotion, so-to-speak, so that I can face life with clarity. This alone is worth the time investment required.
Time with them is slipping through my fingers, like water wildly gushing from a faucet. I know I can do nothing to stop or alter the flow. But I need to do a better job of closing my fingers and creating a cup to drink from and savor before it flows over and passes me […]