Bittersweet Milestones All Moms Encounter

One of the inevitable truths of motherhood, if one can be so fortunate, is that your baby won't stay a baby. If you're like me you will feel as though you're at odds with time as you watch babyhood … [Read more...]

I’m Sorry I Offended You

Dear new mom, I'm sorry it annoyed you when I looked at your children and told you to enjoy every minute because they grow up so fast. I wasn't there when your baby had a diaper blowout the one … [Read more...]

Why We Often Put Our Dreams on Hold

During a virtual conversation with a friend, she shared with me her belief that I was capable of more than I realized. Essentially I should dream big because I can achieve big things. It must have … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned During An Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can be scary. And not every pregnancy results in the decision to raise your baby or even birth your baby. I understand that. But this post isn't geared toward those individuals. … [Read more...]

The Tough Question Every Parent Should Ask Themselves

How will you be remembered? It’s a question that is often at the forefront of my mind these days. See, it occurred to me recently that I’m doing more than just living — I’m creating a … [Read more...]

What No One Tells You About Parenting a Tween

Everyone is quick to offer pearls of wisdom for the baby years, and words of sympathy when that baby seemingly overnight turns into a teen … but no one really talks about what happens right before. … [Read more...]

Today

Just for today I will let my children climb into bed and I will watch the sunrise as I kiss their foreheads telling them how much I love them. Even if it means breakfast crumbs in the car. Even if it … [Read more...]

Recreating the Magic

Ever so often we are presented with a chance to recreate magic. This month I was given the opportunity to do that. Our family traveled to the Magic Kingdom in celebration of Lola’s second … [Read more...]

How Children are Like Mirrors

The memory is a vivid one: my toddler yelling, “No Stella. Go home Stella,” as the dog circles her high chair. “Stella just wanted to say hello to you,” I tell her. “Okay,” she … [Read more...]

How Motherhood Prepared me for Marriage

Photo by Visionaries Media  I met my husband when my daughter was just a year old and several years later we got married. Since that day I’ve felt compelled to be the best wife (and mother) I can … [Read more...]