A Trip Worth Taking May29

A Trip Worth Taking

Last week DJ and I, along with a small group of our friends, spent six days in Brooklyn, NY. We partnered alongside Metro World Child and were a part of what they call their boot camp. There’s a reason they call it that. During our time there, we weren’t sitting around with our feet up,...

The Heart of a Mother May10

The Heart of a Mothe...

How can one define the heart of a mother? It cannot be boxed or categorized or specified Because no two mothers are exactly the same There are those who birthed their own children – experiencing the weight gain, the nesting and the labor pain There are those who were chosen, selected,...

Mother’s Day For The Motherless May08

Mother’s Day F...

As Mother’s Day approaches, I can’t help but think of some of my friends that will not be celebrating it the way they might have imagined they would. For so many, Mother’s Day may feel more like a day full of heartbreak than one worth celebrating. I remember the feelings of extreme loss...

First Steps May05

First Steps

This kid right here turns 11 this month. 11 on the 11th actually. His big golden birthday and he’s been sure to remind us of that fact more than a few times. I remember being so worried when I found out I was pregnant with Carter. At only 21 years of age and a year into married life – he...

Dear Kids: You Would Have Loved Her Apr30

Dear Kids: You Would...

  Over the last month or so, my 10 year old son has been asking a lot of questions about my mom. Beyond wondering what color hair she had and what types of things she liked to do, he’s also asking questions about the different kinds of cancer she had, who drove her to the hospital when...

No Resolutions, New Plan Dec30

No Resolutions, New ...

For the last several years, instead of setting New Year’s resolutions that I know I won’t keep, I have been choosing a word for the year. One word that I would spend the entire 12 months focusing on. This past year I didn’t choose a word – because as 2014 began, I was going into it...