The Big Picture

I think one characteristic of mine that has helped me get through some very hard times is being introspective. Now, some may associate that with being an introvert, of which I am not. I’m looking at it from the analytical side. I am always looking inward to figure out how to change or better something. … [Read more…]


As my oldest gets older, his questioning becomes more complex. It should. He is beginning to take the world he knows and the answers provided and put them together. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not. He wanted a bedtime story the other night but not from one of his books. I began to create a story … [Read more…]

You’re Not Nice

“You’re not being nice.” I hear that statement all too often being a mom of strong-willed 4-year-old. When I heard it the other night though, it triggered a different thought in me. I started wondering “What is he saying to himself as he says that to me?” He is possibly preparing for his counter argument … [Read more…]


In our society, we’re often told that we’re not enough. Not pretty enough, not strong enough, not good enough at a profession, even not enough of a mother (fathers too). Who really gets to decide all of this and who is setting the bar that we are all supposed to reach? I, along with everyone … [Read more…]

Just me

I’ve been out of the practice of outward expression while I’m a little (or a lot) on the sad side. It isn’t because I want or need to appear that I have it together. I don’t. I think it’s because for almost three years now, I’ve put so much of my heart out there. I’m … [Read more…]

He hears me

The older you get, the more aware you become of who is listening to you. As a mother, I am undeniably aware that everything I say is heard by little ears (even when they don’t acknowledge it). Barrett heard me speaking of something related to Wyatt the other day but decided to hold any and … [Read more…]