Beauty In The Broken

Beauty in the Broken As I walked along the beach hand in hand with my six year old daughter, we scanned the sand beneath our feet in search of interesting seashells."Look at this one, Mommy," she said as she bent over to pick one up."I see, but that one is broken," I responded.  "Put it down and let's look for a better one.""What about this one, Mommy?" she asked, again picking up a broken shell....more

Godspeed, Sweet Dreams

Godspeed, Sweet DreamsLisa Witherspoon 6:00 am.  My alarm goes off and I drag myself out of bed.  Throw on some yoga pants and put my hair in a ponytail.  Then, I trudge down the hall.  Lights on.  Coffee on.  Alarm off.  Dog out. ...more
Beautiful, Lisa. I love watching my kids sleep at night. Such a great post.more

Job Description of a Mom

A few weeks ago, I took my three daughters out to get some frozen yogurt.  While we sat outside and enjoyed our treats, we ended up discussing what they want to be when they grow up.  The middle one, eight, commented that she did not want to be a mommy when she got older "because it's too much work!"Well, Amen, right??  It is a lot of work!...more
Yes, Ma'am. Totally worth it in the long run.more

Enough

As mothers, and perhaps as women in general, it is not in our nature to bestow accolades upon ourselves.  We are accustomed to focusing all the attention on our children, our spouse, our home, our obligations, and/or our careers.  We are frequently told, "Don't forget to take care of yourself!".  Again, we usually scoff at the thought.  Therefore, when a writing prompt required me to come up with a reason to give myself a medal or some sort of award, I was uncomfortable.  It's not something I usually do....more