My Real Job: I Am a Stay-at-Home Mom

I've been having trouble writing lately, trouble finding my voice and trouble finding time to write in this season of motherhood. I feel myself being pulled in too many directions and struggling with self-doubt as a stay-at-home mom. I always hesitate when someone asks me what I “do.” ...more
I can't seem to make the "getting enough sleep" work...  ;) But, I tell myself just about every ...more

Mother's Day: Somewhere in Between Us

Mother's Day is a bittersweet time for me and a difficult day for my grandmother.  We mourn the woman who connects us, the mother who made me want to be a mother, the daughter who made her a mother....more

30 Reasons I'm Thankful to Be Turning Thirty

I have to admit, turning thirty is a little scary, especially when your mother had symptoms of Alzheimer’s before she turned fifty.  My husband noted that I am “advancing in age” in an otherwise very sweet birthday letter.But, turning thirty is a little bit exciting, too, because I’m celebrating the start of a beautiful, new chapter in this great adventure.  As my grandmother recently told me, my life is “so full right now.”...more

Approaching 30: Confessions of An Easter Baby

I was born on Easter Sunday 30 years ago, when my mother was 30 years old.  As I am rapidly approaching 30, I reflect on new life and the true meaning of Easter....more

Brain Food: Spring Clean Your Diet

I’m wrapping up National Nutrition Month (March) with a brain food post that is several years in the making.  My relationship with food and health shifted dramatically following my mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis....more

Mom Confidence: Overcoming Perfectionism

During So You Think You Can Dance auditions, a 30-something mother of two young kids was asked why she was finally trying out for the show. She told the judges she has “mom confidence” now. She didn’t make it through to the Top 20, but her answer stuck with me because I get it....more
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Dear Mom: You Were My First Blessing

Dear Mom,If life had gone the way I'd planned, I wouldn't know much about Alzheimer's disease. I would probably be organizing a party for your 60th birthday at Pappadeaux or Chuy's instead of selling shirts and bracelets to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association in your memory. I would probably be naive and foolish, wasteful with time, and not counting every blessing God has given me....more
Thank you for this. I lost my own mom last month after taking care of her for a long time and at ...more

Fabulous Websites for Dog Lovers

Here are a few of my favorite sources for all things DOG... ...more

A Little Taste of Texas Wine Country

In celebration of our very first wedding anniversary, my husband and I spent last weeked in "Texas Wine Country," also known as Stonewall.   ...more