Our youngest son recently turned two. TWO! Every time I’ve had a two-year-old I can distinctly remember thinking to myself, “Could I possibly love this kid any more?? If I could only freeze time, I’d freeze him at this age, right here, right now.”… Continue Reading “The Terrible/Wonderful Twos–Loving Whatever Life Throws Our Way”
I’m so thankful for the wingmen in my life. Those that flew by me for only a short time, and those that continue to be there. This Thanksgiving let’s remember that our greatest blessings of all are those soaring through the winds of life by our side.
My dear child. As I watch your big, blue eyes fade in and out of dreams there’s so much I want to tell you. It’s been a long day. Somewhere between spilling your second glass of orange juice at breakfast and your fit in… Continue Reading “You Are Worth So Much More”
But what if I fail?…” Can I tell you a secret? Blogging terrifies me. I’m a relatively private person. Telling the world my feelings, my experiences, my stories, my life, that kinda intimidates me. In some ways I’m still shocked that I took the… Continue Reading “Leap of Faith”
In our efforts to be good parents, to provide our children with ample opportunities, to make sure they’re smart, athletic, well-rounded, socially adjusted, have a plethora of friends, and happy, I hope we can remember that home is just as (or more) important as any museum, any soccer field, any dugout, any library.
The past few weeks I have been bombarded with news of dear friends and family expecting. Text messages, phone calls, facebook pictures, and in-person news have me reeling with joy with the prospect of new babies coming into this world (is there anything in… Continue Reading “To All of My Expectant Friends and Family: Babies (and those 9 months in your tummy) are the BEST!!”
From Soccer games to cross country meets, late night papers to guitar lessons, my parents have always been my biggest fans. I could see them in the stands cheering, they were at my side when I needed someone to edit my papers. They were… Continue Reading “My Parents are Moving to Malaysia for 18 Months, and Why I’m OK With It”
Things I told myself I would never, ever, ever, ever, ever do to my kids before I became a mom… 1. Wipe their snotty nose with my BARE hand. Gross!! I know, I know. Disgusting. I wash my hands immediately after, and it’s only… Continue Reading “Confessions”
“Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is now. The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. This… Continue Reading “In the Moment”
Her wrinkled eyes bored into my soul as I filled out the papers. I could tell the minute she called me back from the waiting room she had sized me up and had decided we wouldn’t be friends. My husband and I had just… Continue Reading “Motherhood: Anything But Typical, No Matter What the World Says”