Since I can remember music has been a powerful source of comfort, escape, self expression, and so much more for me. One of my fondest memories was singing in the school choir during my middle school years. I always felt alive when I was singing or performing on stage and probably one of my biggest… Continue reading My Weapon Is A Melody
podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/id290803395 I ran across this podcast today and I haven’t stopped thinking about it because there was so much that rang true to me. The title is New Hope for Moms Who Won’t Give Up, with special speaker (author & mom) Sarah Parshall Perry. This lady had me laughing, nodding in agreement and wanting to… Continue reading Encouragement for Moms
I kept thinking about last night’s post and the whole idea of keeping that child like wonder in the midst of the daily grind. Don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to admit that frame of mind can be way easier said than done. There have been more times than I care to admit that… Continue reading Childlike wonder at Costco
A couple of weeks ago I woke up tired and cranky, and with a big checklist on my mind. It was Sunday and the last couple of nights sleep leading up to Sunday had been interrupted by the girls. Lack of sleep is always a deal breaker for me but it’s certainly the new normal… Continue reading Bring out the wonder and explore!
No matter how much I think I have things laid out and under control, nothing ever truly goes as planned. On my way to my parents house this morning to drop off Celeste before heading into work, I called my mom to let her know Celeste would be going to VBS today. So I would… Continue reading A whole lot of faith and grace
I sometimes wear this light blue beaded bracelet with the word “balance”. It’s a nice reminder when I’m feeling overwhelmed; sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t. I often think of the quote “you cannot pour from an empty cup”. It’s the same idea of when you’re in a plane and they tell you that in… Continue reading Can there be balance in Motherhood?
A few days ago I was driving Celeste to her dance class and asked her how her day was going. As we got to sharing, I realized a few of the things she mentioned to me focused mainly on her little sister’s not so good behavior choices. So I asked her to tell me something… Continue reading The sibling bond – heart to heart.
I don’t even know how l will transform this rush of thoughts into words that make sense because I have tears streaming downing my face as I write this. In part they’re tears because I am a sentimental person and something so simple like a scene from a TV show can pull at the depths… Continue reading My happily ever after
Happy 1st day of a new month! I posted this picture on my Instagram page with the message: Focus on the good, set your intentions, and do your best. My focus this month is going to be on being thoughtful. Often times it feels like we easily fall into the trap of complaining, criticizing, and… Continue reading Chapter 2 of 12
Last year around this same time we took a weekend getaway to Avila Beach and stayed at Sycamore Minerals Springs Hotel. My husband had been saying since October this past year that we needed to find some time to getaway, just the two of us. It’s definitely tough what with the holidays, the girls activities… Continue reading Fuel for our marriage