“Anytime I start to feel the mommy guilt that comes with taking time for myself I think: Would I rather have my kids see me feeling like I’m stuck at home and feeling bad about myself and grouchy… or would I rather have them see me having fun and enjoying my own life, as I … Read moreLiving Out My Journey-By Rediscovering Myself
I take notes like crazy. I keep a notebook in my purse and I’ve taken notes on the back of junk mail envelopes and church programs. I just hear so many things that strike me and I want to remember them. I love to go back through my notes to have those a-ha moments all … Read moreMoms’ Night Out
I didn’t grow up on a farm but I still consider myself to be a farm kid. Crazy and free, once upon a time. Entertainment in a small Kansas farm town can be hard to come by. I was so lucky to have go-carts and 4-wheelers at my disposal, and a large field next to my house to run … Read moreIt’s Not A DeLorean. But It Takes Me Back In Time.
It was over 25 years ago. Do I really need to air my dirty laundry now? Shouldn’t I just keep my Stepford Wife game face on? Why should I even write this? What if people see me differently? Won’t it be awkward? I heard a wise woman say that sometimes like a breached baby, God will push … Read moreHealer
I’ve written about this topic before but I think the message bears repeating. I see comments all the time about how people only show the perfect side of life on social media. I do agree with the sentiment, but I am probably guilty of it too. So in the event you think my life is perfect: This is … Read moreIn The Event You Think My Life Is Perfect
I don’t have family here, and that is so hard in the thick of raising little ones. After I left my job, I knew that I needed a support system to help me through the hard days. I found the Mom to Mom group at my church, and I have never looked back! I am so … Read moreMentor Mom Advice
I just went to a wedding unlike any other. My best friend married a woman. And my best friend is a woman. A myriad of valid excuses could have prevented me from being there. The cost of travels out of state, scheduling childcare for several days in my absence… The awkwardness of not knowing very many people there. And the … Read moreMy Best Friend Married A Woman
This qualifies as an adventure? Why yes, yes it does. I don’t even remember the last time I went to a salon to get a haircut. I don’t even remember where I went when I did. I’ve been trimming it up at home for so long I just kind of forgot salons existed. It has … Read moreGetting A Haircut
As part of my campaign to get out of the house and live a little, I decided to take a painting class. I used to love art in high school and I was good at it, but that was more than 20 years ago. I thought I would try to revisit an old passion and … Read moreTaking A Painting Class
Titanic is one of my favorite movies. I remember waiting in line at Blockbuster way back when, excited to buy my two-tape VHS copy of the movie when it first came out. Needless to say, times have changed. It’s not a favorite because of the sappy love story, though I was certainly a fan at the … Read moreI’m Going To Let Go, Jack. I’m Going To Let Go.