Finding Faith

I realize the topic of religion, spirituality, and faith can be controversial because we’re all convicted in our beliefs. However, this post isn’t meant for controversy.  It’s meant to share my experience and my perspective because maybe someone reading this is like me.  Maybe someone is out there longing for a relationship with something bigger than themselves, but feeling like they don’t know how to achieve it.  Maybe they feel like they don’t know where…

The Scars of Motherhood: Coming to Terms With Your Children Growing Up

When you have a baby, they send you home with formula and diapers. They give you instructions on caring for the umbilical cord and setting up your first appointment with the pediatrician.  Good nurses will give you tips on feeding schedules, getting the baby use to different noises and different sleeping arrangements.  They will teach you how to swaddle the baby up into a tight cocoon to remind them of your womb.  So many instructions…

Autism Magic

While impatiently sitting at a red light the other day, I told Tristan to blow the light so it would turn green.  This was a game I played with both boys when they were little. From my vantage point in the driver’s seat, I could often see the lights for the opposing traffic.  When their light turned yellow and then red, it meant my light was about to turn green.  I would tell the boys…

Six Months of Yes…..Maybe!

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”- Eleanor Roosevelt If you know me, you know I love all things Shonda Rhimes! TGIT is my favorite day of the week! Thursday nights work out perfectly for a majority of the season because Thursday Night Football allows me to disappear into my bedroom with a cup of tea and Meredith Grey. Then Olivia Pope! Then Annalise Keating! Nobody complains about my shows. Nobody asks why I’m…

Rebuilding 2017

Everyone has a moment, a day, a year that they look back on and think “What the hell happened?”  There is before that moment and after that moment when life changed somehow.  I’d love to say it’s always good change like the birth of a child, a  new marriage, landing your dream  job or buying your dream home.  The reality is that more often than not, we base those before and afters on traumatic events.…