Be The Soft Place For Them To Fall

We do a lot of things for our children.

We drive them to sports and activities.

We sign them up for dance classes and music lessons.

We coordinate play dates with their friends.

We practice sight words and math problems, and make science fair displays with them.

We plan walks and bike rides and arts and crafts projects.

But sometimes, at the end of a long day, the best thing we can do is to be the soft place for them to fall.

A Mother’s Valentine’s Day

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. 

Finding Kindness While Holiday Shopping

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

World Kindness Day

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