Today was one of those days that felt crushing. The heaviness of financial burden and health concerns for family members consumed me. One of those days where any little thing, like someone saying hello to you in a comforting voice, would bring embarrassing tears.Continue reading “What to do on those BAD days!”
Lying down on my carpet, I stared blankly at a picture of a bike on my wall, willing my kids to go to bed. I had resorted to guarding my kid’s bedroom doors to ensure they didn’t come out.
All the help that was doing though because I could still hear them fooling around. And that’s when I started to think, if I was as persistent as my kids have been in NOT going to bed, I would have accomplished a heck of a lot by now.Continue reading “How can Kids be soooooo Persistent and What Can We Learn From it?”
My oldest daughter entered kindergarten, which meant for the first time I was a mom venturing into the new world of elementary school. I was excited and anxious for Thea, but what I didn’t realize was, how nervous I’d be for myself.
All of a sudden I was a little girl again trying to fit in. While Thea was trying to make friends in kindergarten, I was trying to make friends with their moms. It was tough. It seemed like all the other moms knew one another. I kept thinking to myself, how the heck does everyone know each other? Aren’t we all new to this thing?Continue reading “How to Navigate Elementary School, But This Time As a MOM! 8 Things I wished I’d Known”
You grew-up going to church. You learned bible stories like Noah’s Ark and Daniel and the Lions Den. You sang in Christmas concerts and went to youth group.
You lived in this bubble, nicely protected by Christian parents, Christian friends.
Then you hit high school and it was like your life split into two, the high school life and the church life. You had to figure out how to live in both.
But no one ever prepared you for what life outside the church bubble was going to be like.Continue reading “The Church Failed You, But That’s Not The End Of Your Story”
My daughter has Mosaic Down Syndrome (Click here for more info)and struggles with her speech. She has a hard time finding the right words to say in order to express herself.
We want the very best for her, so we put her in speech therapy. We hoped the extra support would help her develop quicker.
However, we discovered that speech therapy is not a quick fix. It’s not enough to send her to therapy one hour a week and expect a triumphant outcome.Continue reading “Overwhelmed?”
I can’t tell you how many times it’s made me feel better to hear other moms recount their crazy stories about their kids. There’s something about knowing that it’s not just me. I’m not alone; there are others going through the same crazy stuff. When I hear their stories I think, Me Too! Yes, Me Too!
It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life and motherhood. It lifts my soul in a way nothing else can.
So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share my recent crazy story with you in hopes you will have a “me too” moment as well.Continue reading “Sometimes, You Just Need to Laugh About it! Happy Mother’s Day”