When I picked up my first book of the year, I was instantly in love with reading again. I remembered how good it feels to immerse yourself in another world. To allow yourself to be transported inside the mind of someone else… to take a moment in another life. It’s the same reason I love movies, but books take you a level deeper. Nothing better than being lost in a story.… Read More Reigniting My Romance With Reading
It is beautiful and amazing and all the things we feel watching our little people grow into the best version of themselves. Then one day they are these amazing independent people, and they are off on their own, and don’t need to lean on us anymore or need us quite as much.… Read More Mothering Through the College Years
Rest assured on the nights when you are lying awake as you ponder how such a tiny being can possibly take up an entire king size bed, that they won’t sleep in your bed forever. … Read More They Won’t Sleep In Your Bed Forever
Every time my daughter gets sick, I unlock a new parenting achievement.… Read More Achievement Unlocked?
While sitting together on the couch recently, my child said, “Mom, I think I’m gender fluid.” I immediately responded by saying, “Oh, that’s cool, do you want me to use different pronouns?” They said yes to please start using they/them but that some days they may ask me to use she/her or he/him. I must… Read More My Child Came Out to Me as Gender Fluid
I drive my kids to and from school in another town, so we have eighteen full minutes in the car each way. Eighteen minutes where I have them all to myself and they can’t walk away. This is when we have our talks. … Read More Car Ride Conversations
Social media is such a joy around the new year, isn’t it? Sure, we get the flood of ads for cleanses, detoxes, and fitness hula hoops. There are articles about making resolutions we can stick to and friends’ announcements of their word or quote for the coming year. New year, new you. Become your best… Read More A Toast to Accomplishing Basically Nothing in 2023
Instead of talking about the bad bits, I figured I’d scrap my planned post and talk about some of my good bits this year. So, pull up a comfy chair. Would anyone like some cheese?… Read More What Day is it Again?
I realized at that moment, in all the hustle and bustle of buying gifts and wrapping them, making truffles, sending Christmas cards, planning menus, getting ready for church and packing the car with all of the gifts, we had forgotten the one thing we truly needed… remembering the true meaning of the holiday and the reasson for the season. … Read More Finding the Christmas Magic
I knew that I needed to take a look at how I viewed various relationships in my life – friends, family, colleagues. It wasn’t all working. I needed to learn how to set boundaries with myself and with other people. Unfortunately, this meant facing the reality that some “strong” friendships, weren’t going to hold up under the pressure of my journey. This was something I didn’t want to face, and recognizing broken relationships that couldn’t be recovered was heartbreaking. But, on the same note, I know it’s better to know.… Read More 2022: A Journey of Self-Discovery