Growing up the last of four children, our house was never quiet. Between my mother, brother and two sisters, someone was always talking, yelling, watching tv, vacuuming, clanging dishes, revving up dirt bikes, singing along to the radio, running the dryer or doing anything and everything to be loud. It was a constant calamity … More The quiet times
Tomorrow I am doing something that I am very excited and nervous about. I am meeting a friend for lunch. Why is this interesting, you may ask? Because I haven’t seen this girl in over 25 years. First of all, just saying I haven’t done something in over 25 years makes me feel ancient, but … More Making friends as an Adult
Last night while I was reading to my girls, we came across a book I am all too familiar with. I picked it out for the specific purpose of reading it to them in hopes that they would learn from it. It is called “Why Should I Share?” Just a cute book about the benefits … More Why should I share?
Hate is such a funny word. It’s a word we have all said probably a million times in our lives. I hate broccoli, I hate math, I hate my thighs, I hate Mondays, I hate…. And most of the time, we think we mean it when we say it. But I guarantee you, life … More Love..thin line..Hate
I am a mother to two beautiful baby girls. Well, not so much babies anymore. Toddlers. And right now, my life completely revolves around these girls, as it should. And I know as a mom, I’m supposed to say I want my babies to stay babies forever. To stay little and cuddly and loveable as long as … More Waiting…
Being a mom is fairly new to me. I’ve only been in the business going on six years now, so I can’t quite claim any sort of veteran status or tenure. I know there is a lot that I have yet to learn and when the time comes, I will make sure to take notes. … More Mom-isms
Just had to have the Santa talk with my five year old because some wonderful older kid on the bus told her he wasn’t real… Kids are just lovely, aren’t they? The thing is, in talking to her, I realized how real Santa actually is… Is there a fat man who drives a sleigh full … More Do you believe in Santa?
I’ve read a lot about motherless daughters, and I’ve read them because 7 years ago, I became one. I lost my mother to a brain tumor when I was 28 years old. And I guess I should be one of those grateful people, happy that I got to have 28 years with her…..but I’m not. … More Motherless Moms…
Today I went for a walk with my family in the woods. Woods that I had spent almost every weekend in during my early 20’s. Woods that felt like home. Woods that I hadn’t stepped foot in since one of my best friends had died. I hadn’t intentionally kept myself away. Life has a way … More All the leaves are brown
My whole life, I’ve been told to get an education. To learn as much about everything as I can. Never stop learning. It’s not a bad thing to tell a kid because what do they know, right? They need to be educated on the ways of the world or they will never survive. However, as … More I wonder…