Life is busy. Life can become chaotic. Too much busyness can cause stress. Stress is not healthy for your mental, emotional, physical, or your spiritual health. How do you unwind? Run? Eat? Pray? Read? Talk to somebody? Sleep? Even in trying to unwind you are still doing something. How often do you sit still?…… Continue reading Turn down the volume on your life
The laundry room floor is filled with the laundry of three of my children. Wash, dry, sort, fold; yet it tells a story of a family that lives, eats, works, and plays. My receipts have been staring menacingly at me for far too long. They need to be entered into the budget and categorized.…… Continue reading Just breathe…
As a blogger I believe it is important for me personally to read other blogs. Equally as important I will often share content I feel is important. While I have limited time, I do have blogs that I read on a regular basis. These are blogs that I follow on a regular basis. Included are…… Continue reading Blogs I love
Since the loss of my son nearly four years ago, I have had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who have become a part of my journey. One of those that really stands out is my friend and author Jennifer Ross. Jennifer and I had an immediate connection as we bonded over the loss…… Continue reading The rainbow after the storm: Interview with Jennifer Ross
MOM! MOM! MOM! Kid #1 “Mom, mom, mommy” Kid #3 interrupting kid #1, “MOM!” Kid #6 “Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy” (interrupting all the others) Me:” Quit mommying me to death.” Kid #1 “Mom?” Me: “I changed my name. I will no longer answer to anything you previously called me” Kids: “To what? Mommy, mom, mother,…… Continue reading Mom, mom, mommy, mother?
Four years ago this month my husband and I were dealing with the news that our unborn son was going to die. We were the given the diagnosis that our child was deemed incompatible with life. No chance of survival at one. None. Read here for more…. We had gone from overwhelming excitement at expecting…… Continue reading Roller coaster of grief
We are on day three of dealing with sick children. Sickness from both ends. Middle of the night vomiting. Dirty sheets, numerous baths, and stained pillows. My washing machine has been running non-stop for three days. One urgent care visit. Antibiotics and painkillers for one child. Only one child attended school today, while five are…… Continue reading Glory in the midst of the chaos