So What?

I’m in a “So What?” stage of life right now. Do you know this one? It’s that niggling feeling in the back of your mind that tells you to...

The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever

If you know anything about me or have read any of my posts in the past, you know that Valentines is not my favorite holiday. So, when I...

I finished and now what?

Sunday, I submitted the final paper of my Masters program. After almost three years of weekly homework, I’m done. No more required...

Some Kind of Superhero

Tonight, we’re sitting here in bed relaxing. Friday evening cuddles, with me already under the covers and the two of them like puppies...

Little Bits of Trying

My little girl is made up of all these little bits of trying. I tell her, “you can’t go back into the deep end until you’re comfortable...

An Introvert and Raising Children

I loved being pregnant.  The heaviness in my belly.  The thought of this tiny growing thing that I could nurture just by being me.  All...

Creativity Can Save the World

In our house we have ipads, iphones, laptops, the gamut of devices for music and game playing and move watching.  sometimes this causes...

Double Standards on the Playground

I belong to a small women’s group that ranges in life experience from the very young to those that have grown children and everything in...

I see you. You’re wonderful.

I am a little shocked, though why, I’m not sure, when your precious child comes crying to you, snuggles in close and bawls out their...

The Hidden Scrooge

I run around stringing lights, baking pumpkin bread, making sure everyone on the list has just the right gift.  This is the time of year...

It Is About Winning and Losing

We did not give a medal to everyone for participation.  That was scary.  We did say that everyone’s work was great and unique but there...

Helping In Every Way

I want to start by acknowledging the huge devastation in the Philippines. We are grieving for all of those lives affected.  I started...

An Accidental Homeschool Mom

I am a homeschool mom.  That was not on my list of to-be jobs.  It was not in my life plan.  That is not to say that I am not fully in it...

The Adventure Is The Attempt

We have been traveling for six days.  We have seen many interesting things.  We have seen historical things.  We have seen majestic...

Summer Break My Heart

No, we are free.  However, with this freedom comes an absence.  We are a bit lost for what to do with our time.  We had been so scheduled...

Makeup, Clothes and Quality Time

I slip on my dress and then a pair of high heels.  I check my face in the mirror one last time.  My daughter walks into the bathroom and...

Spandex and Cursing

Last year my husband and I did our first joint ride.  He encouraged me every step of the way, was my biggest supporter.  Even said I...

Oops, I mentioned Religion and Politics

Every day I wake up and I try teach my children to live their lives centered in Christ.  I want them to make decisions based on what we...

The Anti Valentine or Love Anytime

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day.  You probably thought I should have written a love poem or an Ode to my husband on that day dedicated to...

Love To Heal The Brokeness

This is what we need, to fill our our children with love, breathe it into them so that it overflows.  We need them to feel so intensely...