I don't make my disdain for summer a secret. I can't stand the heat, humidity, or resulting sweat that pools in my sports bra from June to August. When I was in my teens, I was a lifeguard for...
If you're anything like me, it feels like 10% of your day is spent playing and connecting with your kids, and the remaining 90% is spent cleaning up the mess after your moment of fun. I'm a stay at home...
It’s birthday party time at our house. Hopes and expectations are running high with big dreams being shared about what the party will be like. Guest lists are written and changed, as is the coveted gift. Oh, to be a...
Has life ever thrown you major curveball? The kind you wonder how you're going to work your way through it, yet you survive and come out the other side changed and transformed? It was 2019; we had a house full...
Being a parent is hard! When our daughter first came to us as a foster child, I started reading everything I could find on parenting, and I still do! I soaked up every word! I've read lots of parenting books...
I recently heard a quote that really offended me: "Done is better than perfect".  I heard this quote on a business podcast hosted by two friends of mine. I love these two women and am encouraged by them on a...
Ooof. Y'all. Look... I'm a reasonable person. I recognize that now, in my early 40s, I should be much more amenable to small changes in my everyday routine. I should have learned to roll with the punches by now, right?...
As an adult, I finally feel comfortable admitting there are things in this world that other people like (and even love) that I just don't care for, or sometimes even hate. Gum. Ranch dressing. The Outdoors. Yep, I said it. I'm hereby declaring:...
The saying goes, "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it." At the time though, I figured whatever "IT" was would be a simple application. I didn't realize my assignment would reveal a side of me...
As we head into the last month of school my brain has turned foggy, and what was once organized chaos has turned into unorganized chaos. I feel like I am doing the hokey pokey dance, one foot in this...
Sleep the final frontier. Sleep is something I've always struggled with once becoming a mom. I doubt I'm alone. You know that thing veteran parents do when they tell you how it gets easier after the newborn stage? And...
  If you give a teacher a student, she will want a pencil to go with it. The pencil will remind her that 1+1 = 2 which is basically equivalent to a whole classroom of students. The students will remind her that...

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