We were getting out of the car the other day; Eilynn had just told me about a gold star she received at school as a result of being the “Class Leader of the Day.” I was deep in thought—and wanted to let her know how proud I was of her. I opened the car… Read More Mommas–hurry up and SLOW DOWN
One day in the near future, I will stand in my truth and proclaim that “I am worthy. I am enough.” The road to that day will be paved with challenges, triumphs, self-realizations and truths that I have to be willing to acknowledge and embrace. It’s going to take courage and belief in myself that… Read More Becoming WHOLE means uncovering some hidden truths
A wise friend gave me an honest reflection the other night. “You are liked because you strive to be perfect…” It was a simple remark said to me that sent me knee-deep in contemplation. With perfection comes a dilemma— how can you strive to be “perfect” and authentic at the same time? Perfection is the… Read More A formal proclamation of perfection
Two words that sparked this topic: “Be careful!” We got E a pink Power Wheels Jeep for her fourth birthday. She was so excited to jump in the driver’s seat and have all of the control as a driver. Zooming all around ours and our neighbor’s front yard, E was having the time of… Read More Be careful=be fearful?
My precious daughter. Bless your energy, compassion, curiosity and tenderheartedness. I feel your watchful eyes—eager to replicate everything that I do. You see me put on makeup, so you beg to “pee-tend” to put on your makeup. Coffee in the morning? You are right there with me, with your chocolate milk and plastic coffee… Read More Admitting my mistakes
If I’m honest, I struggle with this every day. I’m in a constant battle with myself when it comes to my ability to live up to my full potential as a mother. I’m constantly assessing and reassessing myself and often times feeling like I fall short. Every decision, every action, everything that I do… Read More Mirror, mirror on the wall
We changed up our bedtime routine tonight. E will be four years old and still sleeping in our bed with us. What started out as a “cute” thing for E to climb into our bed and cuddle in the middle of the night– has turned into a full blown family sleeping situation that I haven’t… Read More Do you “sleep train” a 3 year old?