This Valentine’s Day I may have lunches to pack instead of chocolate to eat,
I may be gifted messes instead of flowers,
I may be wiping away boogies instead of putting on makeup,
I may be dining on boxed mac and cheese instead of a restaurant meal,
I may have bedtime duty instead of a date night,
But my heart is full of gratitude because I am a mom to some special little valentines.
I haven’t been writing much lately as all things Holidays have been consuming most of my brain-space most of the time. However, today I had an experience that I felt warranted being shared with the world.
I was out running some errands and doing some holiday shopping for some odds and ends that I needed to pick up. I had my 3-year-old in tow as I made my way into a Michael’s craft store. I had a coupon, and I swear I was only going to get ONE thing. But, we all know how that goes. Continue reading
Be kind. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to your world.
Today is World Kindness Day. Really, every day should be Kindness Day. It is something that needs to be celebrated and recognized and exercised on the daily.
Kindness is an often overlooked virtue. It can be forgotten in the hecticness of life, when in reality it should be ingrained in everything we do. 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