See this mess right here? This is how my family room looks currently.
This is how my family room looks often.
I know some of you out there are cringing at the sight of this. Toys are strewn about creating an unintentional obstacle course. A toddler chair is turned upside down just outside of the photo frame. Gazillions of tiny pieces of a variety of games and play sets are laying around EVERYWHERE.
It is a complete and total mess. I get it. Continue reading
I am the mother of a beautiful little girl who just happens to have some different needs.
My daughter is strong and smart and kind.
She is curious and fun and stubborn.
She likes dessert better than dinner and can read the emotion on someone’s face in an instant.
My daughter makes me laugh every day and she would make you laugh, too, if you spent time with her. I guarantee it. Continue reading
Saturday THEN vs. NOW –
THEN: Sleep late into the morning, with sunlight being the only disruption to your slumber.
NOW: Be woken up at the crack of dawn by your first born disruption. Sunlight is the least of your worries.
THEN: Run errands or not. Maybe take a solo trip to the mall to shop for yourself, if you want.
A few months ago, I was enjoying a late summer day with my toddler son. We were taking advantage of the beautiful weather by playing with some sidewalk chalk in our driveway.
“Make a rainbow!” my son instructed me. So, I did and drew a neat little ROYGBV (no indigo) arch. He was not satisfied.
“No! Not like that! A big rainbow with ALL the colors!” Continue reading
Gather round, my friends. I want to share something with you.
This month I am participating in a writing challenge to write one blog post or article each day. This is something I want – no need – to do for myself. I have fallen out of a writing routine recently, and I need this to help get me back on track.
Writing was my dream. IS my dream. What I have always wanted to do. And the fact that almost 3 years ago I found my way back to it after quitting my day job tells me it is meant to be. Continue reading