Secrets

I am so torn - but, yet, complete?How do you just let it freely flow - knowing that something beyond your reach, beyond your influence or control is somehow designed to see you carry on... to carry out whatever it is beautifully masterfully planned... And, at the same time it would seem there are forces out of your control destined to see you fall - see you fail... to give up-give in and let it all go......more

How I Learned I Couldn't Protect My Daughter From Life

*This piece was published by BLUNTmoms. *...more

I Love You Still

Keep the earth below my feetFor all my sweat, my blood runs weakLet me learn from where I have beenKeep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn.~ Mumford & Sons Recently I shot out of bed in the darkness of the morning....more

I Love You Still

Keep the earth below my feetFor all my sweat, my blood runs weakLet me learn from where I have beenKeep my eyes to serve, my hands to learn.~ Mumford & Sons Recently I shot out of bed in the darkness of the morning....more

A New Normal

It’s been over a week since my son left for college and I still close his bedroom door every night and open it in the morning....more

10 Reasons Moms Can Be Happy About Back to School

As the blogosphere overflows with back to school posts, frankly I'm tired of reading about it. I'm tired of reading about moms crying into their whiskey laced coffee mugs because Johnny started Pre-K. My kids haven't gone back yet. In fact, orientation is today, and I'm not going to pretend I'm not happy as a pig flopping around in his own excrement about it. ...more
Ms Wolf Queen Exactly! Couldn't have said it bettermore

Let it GO, let it GO!

I read a lot of blog posts, facebook statii, and tweets that advise us to "just let it go.""Let go of the hurt.""Let go of your past.""Put down the baggage and walk away.""Let go of his neck because you're going to get charged with murder." What I want to know is...HOW DO YOU DO THAT?...more

Break the Cycle - No More Excuses

Sometimes people we love are broken and if we never allow that brokenness to come to light, they will remain that way forever. There are  situations in life when we need to stop making excuses for someone we love, we need to stop justifying their bad behavior and instead, hold them accountable. Facing reality can be harsh but denying the truth is even worse for our heart, soul and life.  ...more

Travel Your Road .... Find Your Peace!

There is a certain type of beauty in acceptance, an amazing and wonderful feeling that comes over you. It is like beautiful words that touch your heart or a picture you can't get out of your mind. A soft touch that lingers longer than you ever expected it to. That, to me, is the beauty of acceptance. The most wonderful moment you may ever actually have, a truth that isn't seen but fealt....more

A Trip to the Attic for a Trip to South America

My son is leaving in a couple of weeks to backpack in South America. In order to procure needed funding, he has begun to dig in my attic, that hoarders treasure trove that can keep one occupied for hours. We have been culling through mounds of newspaper, bubble wrap and cardboard boxes and rediscovering long forgotten items from his childhood to past flea markets.  More than once he has berated me for being a hoarder and has been diligently cleaning as he unpacks the relics stacked in heaps....more