Dear Childless Friend

Dear Childless Friend, I need you in my life. This isn’t a kids vs. no kids thing. I just need you in my life because you were my friend at a different time in our lives. When we were friends, we were both young and carefree. I need to remember those times, and I’m sure you do as well. I have my children on my mind, and you have things on your mind also. Tell me about those things. Talk to me about your marriage and your dog. I want to hear it all. I want to hear about how...…

I Choose Peace

I’ve been avoiding the blogging world for a few weeks because my heart is heavy. I think most people have heavy hearts these days. The world is a scary place, but the truth is that it’s always been a scary place. It dates back to the Garden of Eden when man fell and we were no longer given a perfect world to live in. Despite that fact, the truth remains that we are living in a time of uncertainty and unrest. There’s this park I visit often with my kids. They just built a new playground there because it was...…

Being a Pessimist

So maybe you relate. Maybe you’re a glass half-empty kinda gal like me. Do you hate it? Ironically (because pessimists hate a lot of stuff) I don’t think I do hate it. Now hear me out before you start recommending oils or shakes that will “change my life.” I don’t need to rid my body of negative toxins in order to rejuvinate my mojo so that my glass will be half-full of positive vibes. …

So the Holidays are Over

Hello, so the first week of 2017 is over. That’s one week down, 51 to go. The holidays are over. And for the first time probably ever, I was so ready to say goodbye. My birthday is the week before Christmas, so I have more stake in the Christmas season than most. But this year, this year was so different. Both my husband and I talked about how much we loved Christmas this year. Our son is the perfect age where he starts to get the fun and tradition in it, but not old enough where he was caught up...…

Surviving Motherhood

I’ve learned some things after being a mother for over two years. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert because I did spend more time in college than I have raising a child. But there are some lessons you learn rather quickly, and sometimes not in the easiest of circumstances. There is no room for judgement. I used to be one of those women who constantly looked at moms in the grocery store or at restaurants and thought “when I’m a mom I won’t _____.” But oh how much humble pie I have chowed down on since becoming a mom. You...…

A New Year to Celebrate

2016 was not the best year, but it definitely had some good parts. I know we are all caught up in how bad the year seemed for the world as a whole. I wholeheartedly believe that it wasn’t any worse than any other years. The world is full of devestation and tragedy no matter what the calendar says. But I’m hoping that we can all bring a little joy into the world in 2017. 2016 January I had a hospitalization and emergency surgery. It was not a good month. February Pretty uneventful month although I did have some fun blogging...…