Tag Archives: motherhood

When the Mama Bear inside You Comes Out

I’ve seen it with my own eyes. I worked 2 summers in Yellowstone National Park and I watched many times as a baby bear cub played happily and a tourist started to get close to take a picture. I always … Continue reading

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Trading Out the Bubble Wrap

​Picture it: Georgia, August 2015. She was the smallest one waiting for the bus that first day, standing with the other “seasoned” bus riders. I tried to talk to friends, but mostly I was working to keep from imploding. My … Continue reading

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This here is a title… about a new title.

A few months into my oldest’s Kindergarten year, I discovered a Facebook group called Prayers For Girls. The creator, Teri Lynne, was speaking directly to my heart, addressing all my concerns for my girls in this rough world, all with … Continue reading

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I Lost My Toddler Today.

The #1 takeaway for me from the stories of the Cincinnati gorilla that was shot: I really, really hope that none of my imperfect parenting moments happen in public or my normal good parenting moments make the news. My gosh, … Continue reading

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Weave me a tale so true… (and a book review too!)

I am a Pinterest FAN. (And if you aren’t stay with me anyway, even if I think you’re weird for not being on Pinterest. Not everyone can be perfect, I guess). I have way more ideas and ambitions than time … Continue reading

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Me and mommy are standing by each other!

You know when you’re walking through the mall and you pass your reflection, and, if you’re anything like me you’re like, “Seriously? Why didn’t anyone tell me my hair/shirt/rear looked like that??” But, if you’re anything like me, you adjust … Continue reading

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A Little Math

Last week this handsome man turned… 40ish (he won’t let me tell!). I heart him something FIERCE. He works harder than anyone I know and does it mostly without complaint and always has a kiss and a smile for me. … Continue reading

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Uvula

I’m complicated. Which means what I think is complicated. Which means what I do is complicated. All of which is annoying and exhausting but kinda cool because I rarely do/think things without deep thought. I may be awkward, but it’s … Continue reading

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You Made Me Love You… #1000gifts

Ahhhh, VD. No, not the unfortunate consequence of some poor decisions. Valentine’s Day! I have always loved it, with or without a romantic love interest. Yes, love should be shown everyday, not just one day in February. Yes, it’s a … Continue reading

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Only Seen Close Up, Sky, Smooth Wrinkled, Bums, #1000Gifts

I don’t purchase cauliflower often which is kinda lame since it’s one of my faves and N1’s compromise for not eating broccoli (she despises broccoli with a passion). Every time I do buy it, I tear it apart slowly, lovingly, … Continue reading

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