Category: Blog

Of Course You’re Tired, You’re a Mom

The pharmacy cashier asked what my relationship to the patient was. “I’m her mother.” I was picking up some prescription pain medication for my daughter who was at home with my husband and still super emotional from one of the general anesthesia meds she’d received. Just an hour earlier she’d been medically oblivious as nine baby teeth had been extracted …

||Book Review|| Among the Lesser Gods

I’ve had the book,  Among the Lesser Gods, on my nightstand for about four months. It was not for the lack of time or desire, but it was the selected read for my book group’s September meeting.  I reluctantly allowed it to wait in my growing stack of books, but the wait was oh so worth it! “Tragedy and blessing. …

Who Were You on 9/11 and Who are You Now?

I originally started writing this post the week before Hurricane Harvey was anywhere near Houston. Today the devastation has reached Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina as Irma is leaving her mark on our country.  The fires, flooding, and other major catastrophic disasters have hit us in rapid succession. These types of events have a profound effect on us physically and spiritually …

Revisit Your Memories

My earliest memory involved a parking garage and a pink rain jacket. I was somewhere between two and four years old, stomping and jumping in a puddle. The dirty water splattered all over my jacket and matching pink boots and pink hat. I shrieked with excited laughter. I thought this was a dream until I discovered a photograph of me …

Why Should I Pick Up a New Hobby?

My husband has always been known as the man with many hobbies. Just last year he woke up one morning and mentioned he wanted to learn how to play the ukulele.  By 3 pm he had a used one in hand and was taking his first YouTube lesson. A new skill to learn or adventure to pursue has always been …

Change, Faith, and Perseverance

Change and my faith have been two constants in the last decade and a half of my life. I think somewhere around our fifth move I felt good at applying the principle “bloom where you’re planted.” At the time, a lot had just wrapped up including an extended work assignment overseas separating my husband from our first baby and me …

A Summer of Travel, Memories, and Learning

Summer is my favorite time because it’s when we travel the most.  And I adore traveling.  This summer we kind of accidentally had a National Parks theme to our adventures.  I came away with a lot of pictures and some great memories.  I also came away with three life lessons. Lesson One:  You Never Know How Close You Are to …

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