To My Firstborn


Parenting

Dear “First,” You are my pride and joy, the one who made me “Mom.” You constantly keep me on my toes and teach me right from wrong. I’m sorry I seem so lost at times; you’re a puzzle I thought I knew. But instead, you’ve been an experiment. And mistakes? I’ve made quite a few. One book tells […]

January 9, 2018

Decisions, Decisions


Parenting

“Aw, your girls are so beautiful!” “Thank you.” *Genuine smile as I remember just how blessed I am by my two girls.* “Gotta try for a boy, right?” *Smile fades as I mumble something and make a hasty exit.* Isn’t it a bit archaic to think that families of all girls are not complete unless […]

December 7, 2017

GraceFULL


Parenting

It happened again this morning. That moment when you are trying to get everyone out the door on time, but you feel like you are stuck in quick sand. It requires everything in you just to take a few breaths and calm down before you snap. Once everyone is loaded in the car, you know […]

November 17, 2017