A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

Tonight I took a rare long, warm, soothing shower. I was reminded of nights not long ago when the only way I could relax and relieve some of my round body aches was to shower. During the end of my pregnancies I would look down at my stretched, full midsection. What I saw looked more … Continue reading A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

1,000 thanks (part 5)

Here goes part 5 of my list of 1,000 thanks. the more I take time for this list, the more I love this practice. My realization this week as I look at my list, I have room for more love. There is always room for more. ❤️❤️ 500. Two boys snuggle in bed with me … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 5)

Things I’ve Learned, my 30th Year

I've started the tradition of writing, sharing and reflecting every birthday. Thirty-one. I am officially a thirty something. For some reason I've learned a lot over the course of my thirtieth year of life? Maybe every decade you actually learn something... who knew?  Here goes the highlights of the lessons I'm learning. Time really flies. This … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned, my 30th Year

Waste Time on Purpose

Just writing the title to this post stings a bit. It goes against my every instinct. Time is precious, watching my children grow has has made me painfully aware of how fleeting the days are. I am all about optimizing our days. Getting as much activity, learning, socialization and happiness packed into a day as possible. … Continue reading Waste Time on Purpose

New Year’s Devotion

I had an opportunity to write some devotions for an app over the Holidays, which is super cool.  Unfortunately, since they couldn't get the necessary paperwork to me in time they have put off me writing for them until the after the New Year (fingers crossed this does work out). In my eagerness for this … Continue reading New Year’s Devotion

1,000 Thanks – Part 3

And the list continues my friends.  It's getting harder to put to words the things that make my days richer.  One of the many reasons I'm loving this practice.  There have been many times I've sat down feeling completely overwhelmed opened my phone and thought back through my day and added to this list.  After … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 3

1,000 Thanks – Part 1

I recently read 1,000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp and I LOVED IT (FYI this is not a sponsored post). I seriously loved it so much, I think everyone should read it. I was inspired to begin my own list of 1,000 gifts that I am thankful for.  This is part one of the list, I'm going to … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks – Part 1

Perspective I Gained from Teaching

In “my old life” (pre-kids) I worked for four years in a inner city failing Title I school that was primarily populated by African American children.  I taught special education. I entered my new career as a teacher with only a provisional teaching license. I was entirely clueless, only armed with my eager willingness to … Continue reading Perspective I Gained from Teaching

New Post on Her View from Home

Guys, I'm so pumped to share that I have a real, live post on a real live website that real people go to.  Not to discredit my personal blog but I see how many people click on my posts.  I am quite aware that the reach of my personal online venting is pretty short. The … Continue reading New Post on Her View from Home

Kindergarten Part 2: A New Season

Growing up is hard to do. That's what they say right? They must have meant watching kids grow is hard to do. Watching your kids grow forces us to rip the emotional bandaid off over and over. Push them kids ahead when everything in you wants to hold them tight.  You gotta embrace the next … Continue reading Kindergarten Part 2: A New Season