Dear Class of 2021,

My oldest child is a rising high school senior. I’ll admit that I was relieved she wasn’t graduating this past spring. Oh, how I felt for all the high […]

A Poem for All the Moms Making Christmas Happen

Ladies, this one’s for you…

‘Twas the day before Christmas Not one gift was wrapped The house was a wreckAnd Mama felt trapped!As time slipped away The panic ensuedThe husband’s choice comments Led […]

Be the Mom You Want Them to Remember: Perfectly Imperfect

“Be the mom you want them to remember.”

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Not long ago, my kids were outside playing in the driveway. My youngest (age 6), came in to get something, and I […]

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    Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

Learning to Treasure Even the Most Ordinary Moments as a Mom

My youngest daughter had her four-year-old checkup the other day. On our way there, she declared, “I love the doctor!” Probably because she was there so often with her […]

Hello Preschool. Hello Mom Freedom!

At parents’ night before my fourth and youngest daughter was to start preschool, the director told us to try not to cry in front of our kids.

“It can make […]

The Black Bunny: A Short Story I Wrote as a Little Girl

This past summer, I went through everything we owned before we moved.

Not my most thrilling summer.

But it really was good to go through ALL THAT STUFF – we had […]

Thoughts on Moving: Missing Home and Finding It Again

In early June my husband got a new job. A week later he was gone, and I was left to make this move happen for our family of six. […]

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    Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

Thank You Could Never Be Enough – The Liver Transplant that Saved My Mom’s Life

In 2009 my mom nearly died the same day her grandson was born. Her life was eventually saved by a stranger who became her organ donor. At the time, […]

How Having One More Baby Has Changed Me as a Mother

We almost didn’t have her.  I shudder now at the thought.

Shortly after the birth of our third daughter, I remember thinking that I was so done.   Even though I […]

I Can Feel It Happening – My Daughter is Slipping Away

This summer I found myself watching my kids… really seeing them for the first time in a while. I was caught off guard by how much my oldest daughter, […]

Don’t Be a Hater: Support Your Fellow Women

Please note: this post was written before I moved my blog to WordPress. The comments I reference in the post are no longer found at the bottom of my […]