I am terribly afraid of heights, to the point that I have a tough time standing close to the rail on the second level of our local mall and looking straight down without feeling a bit of anxiety and flip flops in my stomach. Since becoming a mom I have gained some incredible courage that… Continue reading Perfect love casts out fear
It’s 3:30am when I hear “mami!” from the baby monitor and I know it’s Elysse. It’s mostly always Elysse. As I stumble to the girls bedroom and as I try to soothe her to sleep she tells me “mami, popo” (yes, poopoo). Which stuns me a little because, well, the last time my little one… Continue reading What do toddlers do at 4am?
There are some days that the exhaustion I feel enveloping my entire body is more than I can handle. I feel anxiety rising from my belly to my throat and it’s as if a hard canon ball is just sitting there in my throat, stuck with no way of getting out, and I feel I… Continue reading The keeper of my thoughts
I read somewhere that young children tend to open up and share most when they are chatting while riding in the back seat or during bath time. True or not, I have to say I’ve heard some absolutely awesome thoughts from my daughter in both scenarios. Yesterday our oldest was telling me all about her… Continue reading Back seat talk
Dear God, please fast forward time and let bed time be now. Work is usually my escape time from the chaos that is sometimes parenthood, motherhood, etc. Except today I spent FOUR hours trying to process payroll. Because our new payroll company decided it would be a good idea to leave input of our first… Continue reading When the toilet overflows
I truly believe this. Even on the toughest days. We have a choice, we can decide to roll over the yucky feelings from the day before or smile and take a deep breath and give the new day an opportunity to enter. I won’t allow the tired, frustrating and overwhelming feelings of yesterday define my… Continue reading Start Again
After three very full days in Rome we moved on to Florence. The train ride there went pretty well because the girls took a nice nap. On our first day in Florence we bought tickets for the Hop on Hop off bus and made our way to Piazza Michelangelo. The view of the city is… Continue reading Florence: you took my breath away