Thinking of my mom today....."My mother is the one person in my life who I can honestly say has my heart. We've been through ups and downs and we've seen one another cry and climb out of storms. My mother has shown me what it means to put yourself second to only God....more

My unplanned pregnancy changed the relationship with my Mom

"It's the same result as the home test you took. Positive." After a long pause and a stare, the woman asked, "Do you plan to continue with the pregnancy?" I wasn't sure how to answer, I wasn't sure if I wanted to answer. I had so many questions of my own that needed answers first. My boyfriend sat in an old blue chair, his eyes shifting in all directions but mine. Finally, our eyes met like those of strangers, he shrugged his shoulders. I turned away from him and back to the woman in the scrubs. In a low whisper, I said, "Yes." My boyfriend and I drove home in silence....more

34 Things I Want My Daughters to Know About Me | Happy Mother's Day

"I miss my Mom everyday. I miss her love and support. I miss how she was a wonderful grandmother to Reya. I feel really sad that she never got to meet Lola. But one of the things I miss most of all is not learning more about who she was before she had kids. I miss not learning more about pictures like this one."...more

* Last Minute Book Ideas for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and you will be needing a gift. If you left your purchase to the last minute,  it is not too late.  Here are some book suggestions based on your mom's interests. 1. If your mom loves books and bookstores......more

5 Gifts Your Mom Will Love

 The best thing to get your mom this Mother's Day is what she has the least of, and often that doesn't involve money.  Swiping your credit card is easy.  But some things are so valuable they simply cannot be bought. This year, give your mom something she could never buy for herself, for any amount of money....more

A List of Grievances From My Toddler (Happy Mother's Day)

 Dear Momma,I know Mother’s Day is coming up – you know – that made up holiday created to celebrate you.  You’re doing an adequate job and I’m sure dad will get you the flowers and yada yada yada – but I think this time is better spent reviewing my list of grievances. You should use this as an opportunity for some self-reflection. Just improve on these things and I think we’ll all have a more peaceful existence....more

Why Mother's Day Is Hard For Me

Mother's Day is a mixed-bag. It always has been. I imagine when I was a young child I didn't have any issues. I'm sure I made lovely, cutesy little things for my mother. As an adult though, I have been inconsistent with even recognizing Mother's Day as a day to celebrate my mother. I often am not entirely sure when it is. (Though that may be related more to me not paying attention to holidays much....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 5/11/14

I'm really do enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more

Mother's Day Brunch