Life · Marriage

About a girl: mommy vs self 

Brené Brown has a great video On Empathy that explains so well the difference between empathy and sympathy. About that vulnerable place where you are asked to “feel with a person” when they are saying to you, with or without words “I’m scared, I’m overwhelmed”.  I experienced a very vulnerable moment this morning in which a rush… Continue reading About a girl: mommy vs self 

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In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

Last I left off we were in Borrego Springs, the kind of place that is so remote and small that you intentionally have to be going there. It’s not somewhere you happen to stop by on your way to your real destination. And don’t get me wrong, it’s a beautiful slow moving quiet place, the… Continue reading In search of wildflowers: Don’t blame the Toms 

Life · Marriage · Travel

In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

I love the stillness and unfamiliarity of a hotel room at this hour.  We are in the city of Borrego Springs, the kind of quaint little city with no stop lights and that closes its mall at 5p daily. We are here to visit and explore Anza Borrego Dessert State Park and see the wild… Continue reading In search of wild flowers with a toddler and baby: Day 1 

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Apparently it’s Meltdown Monday today 

I’m so ready to throw in the towel today, and it’s only 2:45pm. And I haven’t even been able to shower.  I’ve got two very congested girls. My theory is our  3 year old got our 8 week old sick. Which means one cranky toddler that wants to believe she’s boss and doesn’t take it… Continue reading Apparently it’s Meltdown Monday today 

Life · My Writing Journey

4 of my favorite childhood memories 

 When I saw this picture it brought back so many great memories from my childhood, especially 4 of the images in particular, and I smiled because it makes me grateful to be a 70’s child.  I still can’t believe to this day that my dad bought us an encyclopedia collection from a door to… Continue reading 4 of my favorite childhood memories