When you have three kids in a span of 42 months, a lot of chaos crams into the space of everyday living. My boy, boy, and girl munchkins in that order were eight, six, and four when I lost my mind on an otherwise normal day in March of 2002.Continue reading
I’m here to share with you ten important things I’d like your twenty something self to know, which is a mere microcosm of wisdom you need to absorb. Consider these tips the most important, and build off each one to further your journey into the real world.Continue reading
You’re an ash. Just sayin. I mean, you came from dust, right? But I’m not here to talk about your true physical substance. I’m getting in your dirt face about some bad attitudes I’ve seen sprouting up as of late.
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about hate. I assure you every fiber of my being loves raising my kids. But, certain aspects related to parenting deplete rather than bloat the love tank. Am I alone here, or have any of you ever verbalized your disdain over certain…Continue reading
Two emotions drive every aspect of human life. One binds, the other separates. Love draws together. Fear pushes apart. Both emotions exist in our heart, battling for control over our actions and reactions on a daily basis. We need to choose love and fight fear.Continue reading
While the crapstorm of American politics needs a serious dose of emotional management, I’ve got bigger salmon to sizzle in my mom world. If wearing my best Swiss army gear neutralizes familial discord and showers down blessings, then suit me up.Continue reading
I stopped sending Christmas cards eight years ago. Why? Because I dreaded the time-consuming process. Plus I figured negative energy gets trapped in envelopes. For me, sending cards with a resentful or empty attitude smells like scrooge more than not sending wishes at all.Continue reading
This Is Us captures the raw, uncut story of life: colorful, broken, beautiful, imperfect, miraculous, unpredictable, trying, refreshing, scary, magnificent, confusing, wonderful, traumatic, mesmerizing. All the brush strokes on the canvas of universal existence work towards creating a perfectly imperfect masterpiece.Continue reading