I remember saying something in my 20s about not liking routines and my friend reminding me my life was made up of them: brushing teeth, doing laundry, checking mail, paying bills, etc. Of course it was. We humans are creatures of habit. Some of our routines may include habits we’re not proud of, but we have them, and they’re really hard to change if we … Continue reading Don’t be afraid to change-up your routine
Every morning and throughout the day, I enjoy glancing through the nation’s top newspapers’ news feeds, so this morning, when I saw an article titled, “Want to Raise an Empowered Girl? Then Let Her Be Funny,” I immediately clicked on it. I smiled, laughed, and started recounting my own silliness, similar to the girl in the Washington Post story about Laurie Menser, a 7 or … Continue reading Let a Girl Laugh, Be Silly and, Yes, Be Empowered
Specific prayers receive specific answers. Those were the words on the graphic I texted my boys this morning who have been studying hard this week (and all semester) for their midterm exams in classes including: Principles of Accounting, Microeconomics, Astronomy, Calculus I and Physics I. I remember taking courses as a freshman in the major I first chose in college as well. In fact, my … Continue reading Not Getting What We Think We Want
“Don’t hold them too much,” she said. “You don’t want to spoil them.” I was surprised at this mom’s advice to me as a soon-to-be mother of twins and decided it was something I just wasn’t willing to do. After all, there were two of them. My time would be split between them enough; I couldn’t help but hold them and tell them how much … Continue reading No Limits: A Mother’s Love
Routines. I haven’t found my perfect one… Yet. Through every life phase, I’ve adapted. This time is no different. I’m adapting, trying to figure out what I need to add and what I need to subtract from my daily life. This past Monday, a group of ladies and I welcomed over a dozen 2nd through 4th graders to my boys’ alma mater’s very first Good … Continue reading What’s on Your To Do List?
It was my honor to hold my grandmother’s hand today just like she held mine as a child. She’s lived a beautiful life – almost 101 years – and will be leaving us very soon… I wrote this story late last night and hope it brings you a good laugh. Truly, there is something really special about being bound together. The eldest just made it … Continue reading Bound Together
“Is it okay if I run inside with you so I can see your brother too?” I asked after parking the car, trying not to be an intrusive mom, invading a college student’s space. “Sure,” he said, “come on.” Upon entering the dorm, he quickly opened the door near the elevator and started running (like I had requested, lol) up the steps. “Let’s go this way,” he … Continue reading Little Moments