My Dear Preschooler
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Hats Off! Today, my daughter graduates from her first year of preschool. The past year was difficult for all of us. She had to deal with my physical therapy appointments and counseling while I was relatively unstable. Maybe she didn’t notice much, but I certainly felt my patience shrink as […]

My Dear Preschooler


My Sour Soil
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Bitterness Recently, I learned about the way flowers become a certain color. I had always assumed (due to my “black thumb” as I call it) that flowers were assigned a certain color through their DNA. While there are flowers that will always stay one color, there are also flowers that […]

My Sour Soil



Lonely and Bitter
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Alone This past week, my husband has been out of town to be trained into a higher level mechanic. As a stay at home mom, I had to handle everything for the home, my two non-school-aged children, and cook every meal. The week leading up to this jump in responsibilities […]

Lonely and Bitter


Potty Training: Number Two
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Boys and Girls My youngest child, a cuddle-bug with big emotions, just turned two. Today, he peed on the potty for the first time! Cue the party balloons and tissues, we have entered the potty-training phase. Happy Birthday to Mommy! Honestly, I had no idea how much fear I had […]

Potty Training: Number Two



Grieving The Baby Stage
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0As I sit and write this morning, my sweet toddler boy is trying to escape our front door to ride his new tricycle. Of course, he does not understand that there is a lock about two feet above him and he can’t ride the tricycle by himself yet, but that […]

Grieving the Baby Stage


He Like-Likes Me
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Yesterday was hard. It seemed everything I put my hands to failed. My youngest cut his finger on a candle in broken glass. I lost my temper and I let down family and friends. As I hung “world’s worst mom” around my neck at the end of the day, I […]

He Like-Likes Me