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Donโ€™t Measure My Steps

Donโ€™t Measure My Steps

These are my steps, stepping out of my comfort zone. These are my steps, leading me in this direction. These are my steps. To you, my steps may be unnecessary. To you, my steps my be immeasurable. But I donโ€™t need you to measure my steps. You may question the...

I See Me

I See Me

I look at her and I see me. Not necessarily her nose or her chin or her lips or her ย smile. Itโ€™s her eyes. In her eyes I see me. I see her excitement and her happiness and her frustration and her sadness. And I feel my excitement and my happiness and my frustration...

And Iโ€™m Stumped…

And Iโ€™m Stumped…

The other day my friend asked me a question that stumped me. We were having a rather deep conversation and I mentioned how itโ€™s becoming more difficult to write authentically about my kids because I donโ€™t want to embarrass them or share private information about them....

This Is More Important

This Is More Important

I think about the dishes soaking in the sink. I squeeze my arms a little tighter around Sam as we stand outside watching Finley, our dog, chase moths around the yard. This is more important.   I look at the pile of clean laundry sitting on the chair, waiting to...

Stanley and Mom Date

Stanley and Mom Date

Stanley and I had our โ€œStanley and Momโ€ date last weekend. ย (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Stanley and I decided that we would go to a farm and go horseback riding!!! โ€œHorseback ridingโ€...

Sam and Momโ€™s Date

Sam and Momโ€™s Date

Well, I screwed that one up. Sam and I went on our Sam and Mom date yesterday. (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Sam wanted to go to a D-Box movie, something neither of us have ever done...

Lucy and Momโ€™s Date

Lucy and Momโ€™s Date

Lucy and I had our โ€œLucy and Mom Only Dateโ€ yesterday. (Mark, my husband, and I have decided we need to spend some more one on one time with each of our three kids.) Lucy chose the outing which included getting dressed up, going out for dinner (Mexican!) and dessert...

The Guilt

The Guilt

The guilt is relentless. Enjoy them. They grow up so fast. Youโ€™ll be back at work soon. Youโ€™ll never have this time again. Donโ€™t take it for granted. This is an unprecedented time. Use your moments well. Embrace the hours. Donโ€™t waste the moments. Especially the...

Things Iโ€™ve Learned In Kindergarten

Things Iโ€™ve Learned In Kindergarten

Iโ€™ve been spending a lot of time in kindergarten lately: one to four hours every day. Itโ€™s been an enlightening experience and Iโ€™ve learned a lot from these five and six year olds, especially in the body science class. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ (Kindergarten is a whole lot different these days!)

This Is Hard

This Is Hard

This is hard. Really hard. Itโ€™s rewarding. And amazing. And infinitely difficult. Sometimes expectations are too high. A lot of the time. Sometimes things click and itโ€™s incredible. And inspiring. And then thereโ€™s the times nothing clicks. It all seems impossible. I...