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To the Single Parent – I see you…I was you…

Single parent – I see you.  I was you… I remember the day I took the step that led me into the “single parenting” world. I knew that it was necessary for the safety of myself and my daughter but there were so many feelings associated with making that final decision. I felt ashamed that […]

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Anxiety: The Ugly Truth I Had to Face

Anxiety as defined by Webster: “an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it” Anxiety as defined by me: a dark, lonely, […]

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Are you sure he’s ready?

If you’re like me, every time your child does or learns something new, you’re hit with a double-edged sword. On one hand, you are overjoyed and filled with excitement because watching them learn is one of the greatest feelings ever. And on the other hand, you just want them to stop and slow down because […]

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Love Grows Best in Little Houses

I love the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” Maybe I’m a sucker for cliches, but that one is a personal favorite. Hearts can fit in any size home, and for us the size of our home does not dictate the amount of love inside. In fact, smaller homes force closer living quarters; like […]

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My Daughter’s Biggest Role Model: (Gulp!) ME

My daughter will never have a more influential role model than me. I think about that. The truth and immense gravity of that statement rolls over me and envelops me. Sometimes it almost drowns me. It is an enormous amount of pressure! Am I doing enough? Am I a good enough mother? Am I setting […]

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A Place for You

How to keep sight of you when you are a mom. As a mom, we often carve out space for the people in our life. In the physical, with rooms made up for our children, and in our hearts for our friends and family. We share and give of our time and energy. We expand […]

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