motherhood

Dear Mom, I See You!

Dear Mom, I have watched you my whole life, but now, I see you. I guess I have seen bits and pieces of you all along, but now I see you, all of you, as you are, my mother. I didn’t see you waddle through the grocery store, your walks to the park, or your […] Read more…

What I Will Miss About the Baby Stage

Things I Will Miss Most About the Baby Stage

My final baby recently turned one, and while we celebrate, with special significance, each milestone she achieves, I find myself silently grieving the loss of the baby stage. My joy, at not being forced to face another moment of pregnancy, is unexplainable, but the ache for an infant in my arms has already begun. I […] Read more…

Learning To Live A Life I Can Love

I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait to grow up.  The magic of being an adult was so alluring that I chased after it in an almost desperate pursuit.  In all my rush, I must have hit a fast forward button somewhere, because life has become a bit of a blur.  The days […] Read more…

10 Things You Should Take Camping With Kids

It’s Memorial day weekend, and many of you are headed out into the woods seeking adventure and camping fun.  Some of my fondest, childhood vacations were the ones spent by the side of the lake, breathing in the fresh forest smell, and picking the dried mud from my toes. My camping fun-o-meter has dropped substantially […] Read more…