This one is all about the moms, and for the moms. While the parenting club and dads are not left in the cold, today I can reflect on this, because as a mother, I rely a lot on My Mom Club. Truthfully, I’ve been beat down lately, just like the best and worst of us. … Continue reading My Mom Club
A thought to contemplate today, and perhaps tomorrow as well. We live our lives everyday, either happy or mad, at ease or stressed, hoping and dreaming. We admire others lives, and have hopes for change in our own. Whatever it may be, we have the life we live. But how we view it is up … Continue reading This is the Life We Live
I’ve fallen off track recently. If you follow me, you know I have a themed post every day. And some weeks I’ll miss a post, but I’ll get right back to it the next day. My daily micro-blog posts keep me going and inspired. And hopefully they keep my readers inspired as well. But, I … Continue reading Falling off track for your good, and when to restart
When our youngest child was born I struggled to return to work. Having our third and final child brought me to a place of wanting to be home with our children. I want to be able to help them learn and grow, and be the person to care for and inspire them in these younger … Continue reading When do we know it’s right to make a change?
Today my sister sent me a message. I well thought out, sincerely written, message. A concern she had over something our oldest son told his cousin (her daughter) this weekend. This message was difficult for me to read for two reasons, but neither of which were her immediate concerns in sending it. My sister, like … Continue reading The Ever Evolving Experience of Parenting
The events in our country recently have created much unease across the nation. What happened to George Floyd was, without question, appalling, heartbreaking, and so blatantly cruel. The negativity toward our police officers is disheartening because the majority of them are truly here to serve and protect all of us. And the looting and destruction … Continue reading Perhaps it’s time we get pushed outside our comfort zones
This week has been bitter sweet. We get this unexpected and blessed time to spend with our children due to COVID-19. No matter how stressful, overwhelming, and ever changing this time may be, we all have taken moments to cherish the amazing beings that are our children. When J entered his first year of school … Continue reading In such an uncertain time, one thing I know for certain is the love from teachers
Today I drove for the first time in a week or so. I drove baby B to his 12 month well-child check. As he was scheduled to receive vaccinations, this visit was still considered essential amidst the Coronavirus lockdown. I thought it would feel good to get out of the house, to see people outside … Continue reading Why do I feel so out of place in the surroundings I love?
I've recently been writing a lot of fiction. It's my escape, because we all need a mental break or two right now. Okay, I need about fifty million breaks—which comes in the form of fictional words. So, I've been signing up for competitions and trying my hand at different types of fictional works to improve … Continue reading A gift of ‘equality’
Okay, it’s true, my world is not always the sunshine and rainbows of parenting. Yeah, okay, the parenting part isn’t sunshine and rainbows either. Not often anyway. But we already knew that, right? I’ve mentioned before that writing is an integral part of me. This blog helped me grow and develop my craft until I … Continue reading When there’s passion outside parenting
Target. The place moms have decided is the retreat we crave. What is it though? Is it the one-stop-shop? Or the affordability? Maybe it’s the adorable collections they offer and the great marketing that makes us want it all. Worse, maybe it’s because as moms we’ve let go of the things that seem unreachable. We’ve … Continue reading Target – a retreat for the moms…
The general consensus has been to rid our lives of this awful year. This year that has brought so many of us to a point of exhaustion, frustration, and many, many tears. Shall we recap? No, I don’t think so. You don’t need me to remind you of pandemics, lives lost, imprisonment in our homes, … Continue reading Good Riddance, or Thank You, 2020?
Tonight I am sitting here with my children as they watch a Christmas movie. Personally, I am so excited to have the enjoyment of the holidays in our house amidst another stay-at-home order in place. But, I also sit here, struggling to write something upbeat and from the heart. Writing for my blog has been … Continue reading Got the Holiday Blues?
Have you noticed a trend in social media posts lately, encouraging you to be thankful on Thursdays? This trend has arrived at the right time. We have had many things impact all our lives this year. None of us can deny it has been a challenge. And for some, it may have been the most … Continue reading Thankful Thursday
You know that moment when you are pushed so far you are about to fall off the ledge? And maybe you even do? You lose all sense of control, frustrated beyond belief, and can’t get back to a rational place to stay firmly grounded. Your child, learning from home, chooses fit throwing over giving even … Continue reading The breaking moments
Okay, how many parents feel like you are in the thick of it? Like never before. Yes, you no doubt know the feeling, and you can say first hand this stuff, the stuff we are working through, is some of the hardest! We knew technology was ever evolving. We’ve talked about how our children would … Continue reading In the thick of it