(Inside: How hobbies help us gain perspective.) Sometimes, I can let one critical comment or tough moment overshadow the one million good things about my day. I hate when I do that. Oh, to have the willpower to not let words get me down. But, I don’t always have that kind of
About 4 1/2 years ago, we redid our porch. I wish I had before-pictures it was a sight: moldy roof, crooked base, paint peeling…gross Here is what we did to make this place one of our favorite spaces to hang out: 1. Raised the sagging side of the porch with a car jack and added supports to
Someday other women will hold these boys hearts, but today… I get to be their valentine. (Warning…over-the-top sappy words following. Sometimes I just get like that. Thank you for liking me anyway.) Sweet sons, you remind me how very blessed I am. You each are a miracle and a gift. When I look at
(Inside: For moms who feel sad over how fast their kids grow.) A sad thought enveloped me as I kissed my third-grader’s cheek: I can’t remember the last time my oldest son let kiss me his lips. At some point, he offered his cheek instead and that’s how it has been ever since.
One of my biggest fears about going back to work after 6 years of being a stay-at-home-mom was feeling like I wouldn’t have enough time with my kids. Instead, I feel like I have become more intentional with my time. Like tonight, my son and I snuck out to enjoy some night skating – totally