After banging my head against a wall….literally and figuratively…..I decided to take back my parental power and obtain a device that will instill time limits for the boys and their electronic usage. Keep in mind, my issue is contained to both boys, but especially Bailey. For those of you who believe Bailey is as sweet… Continue reading Loopholes
I am a recovering explanation whore. Basically, I would explain my reasons for not doing something to make everyone feel comfortable. What I found through my excessive need to explain myself, is that the other party wasn’t going to change their feelings and so my breathless attempt at making everyone happy was lost.… Continue reading The BS Factor
Like with any sort of change, I have an adjustment period. Today, marks the end of Bryce’s sophomore year, which by the way, went faster than a speeding bullet. With that, we celebrate the occasion by having lunch out and anticipating what the next three months hold. For me, summer break brings… Continue reading The Break
I think that a common thread among people is figuring out where we are going, what our purpose is, and if God’s plan is as good as our own. From personal experience, God’s plan is absolutely better than mine, but it is only natural that I would like to contribute my thoughts and ideas.… Continue reading Where are you going?
I was a little out of reach this weekend as I explored a girl’s getaway to the lake. While the weather didn’t cooperate, there was a lot of sunshine generated through the bond of friendship. These women have been my friends for over thirty years. We haven’t always been consistent in our gatherings, but… Continue reading Because I Knew You……
If there is one thing I know it is the knowledge that doors are constantly opening….maybe not in my timing or what I would expect, but they are opening. So, I gave a speech at Bailey’s graduation which really helped identify the benefits of his attendance at this vocational school, along with the impact… Continue reading Open Door Policy
If I take anything away from life it would be that it is constantly changing. Nothing, and I mean nothing stays the same. If you try to maintain your consistency, then you become stuck. As a parent, the metamorphosis of our children happens second by second. There is no pause button. You can’t stop… Continue reading Life Chances
It has been almost a week since I have written this blog. Mostly, I felt limited in my thought process as I try to rebound from my knee surgery. While there has been improvement and I have somewhat resumed my activities, I am still in the process of healing. This is a terribly… Continue reading The Moment
As I approach the three week mark of having my surgery, I realize that I am frustrated. Frustrated that even the most basic task is painful. Frustrated that I am not farther along in my recovery. This morning after going to Kroger, I let my emotions be released. If I could have gotten… Continue reading The Struggle
If you remember my Mother’s Day blog last year, you might guess that I am on the same path. If you don’t remember, let me just summarize……..we really don’t need a commercial day designated to the sole purpose of creating unrealistic expectations for our loved ones. Why cram in all in one day when… Continue reading Mother’s Day……Again?