Getting through an hour without you seemed impossible at first. How in the world then could we have made it through the last 10 years without you? Life has a way of moving forward without us having much control over it. In the beginning, it was about learning to survive and make it through another... Continue Reading →
No More Chubby Fingers Waving Good-Bye
When you're the parent who usually leaves first for work in the morning, tears and whining tend to come with the territory when your kids are little. As they get older, you find the tears turn to bemoaning and sheer lack of motivation to move. Every now and then, I would leave my youngest sleeping... Continue Reading →
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." The other day I strolled into a place that had once been my second home. I couldn’t believe how long it had been since I had stepped through its front door. I was 23... Continue Reading →
So does anyone have this whole full-time career/full-time mom thing figured out yet?
Throughout my own hectic life, I sometimes come to a crossroads where I am left to wonder is it truly possible to have it all without losing my ever-lovin' mind. Most of the time it is my own sense of self-doubt that gets the better of me and leads me to believe that there may... Continue Reading →
Blowing Kisses in the Wind
Every time I pass the cemetery where my father is buried and the one where Timothy is buried, I always find myself blowing kisses, as if they are just sitting on an imaginary bench by the road, waiting to catch my kisses whenever my car passes. For nearly 14 years now, blowing kisses has become second nature... Continue Reading →
Who are you? The 50 Word (and/or Phrase) Challenge – What Makes You, well You.
Sometimes we lose sight of who we are for no more reason other than life just gets too busy and taking a moment for ourselves seems like something we need to pencil into our own schedules. But this can happen to the best of us whether you are married with children or just married to your job.... Continue Reading →
No Stars in the City
After spending my entire life living in some suburb of St. Louis, I fully admit to being a city girl. While I don’t necessarily love the hustle and bustle of big cities and the continuous traffic and mayhem that comes with living near a city, I do believe that I would find the constant quiet... Continue Reading →