Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

Get back on the Horse

We've all heard the phrase, "get back on the horse".  The girls have been taking riding lessons for a few years now and they've been stepped on, bucked off, smashed fingers, sore legs and fallen off the horse.  They may not realize it, but these moments, in this sport, are actually life lessons in disguise. … Continue reading Get back on the Horse

Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting


What I would say to the victim... Bullies are just louder than others and those are the ones we tend to hear. Bullies tend to be the only thing we see when we are hurt. We can't see the people who have our backs, or those who are being kind because all we feel and… Continue reading Bullies

Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

The Bigger Picture

T had an art project due in a few days. She was working steadily on it but was getting so frustrated with the look of it because it wasn't the perfect image that she had in her head. I came home to a very frustrated girl. To me it was beautiful. The piece was just… Continue reading The Bigger Picture

Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

Everybody has Problems!

My sweet girlies, I've got another life lesson for you that most adults haven't figured out yet.   Everybody has problems!  EVERYBODY!  For some reason we think WE should be exempt.  No one is exempt.  Problems are going to come.  Life is not perfect, and usually problems come "at the worst times" in our lives.  Times… Continue reading Everybody has Problems!

Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

Mom Courage

I've changed their diapers.  I've dressed them and helped tie their shoes.  I've fed them.  I've watched every growth spurt, and every tooth come in. I've helped with the "impossible" math homework... ... now they are taller than me and have been doing all this on their own for years.   Somewhere along the way I… Continue reading Mom Courage

Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma

Things I’ve learned from my Mom

I remember being a kid and thinking that 40 was old.  Now I'm 40 and let me tell you, 40 is NOT OLD!  My mom is turning 70 this week!  I hope I'm as healthy and happy as she is, when I hit 70.   I've learned a lot from watching my mom. Some things I… Continue reading Things I’ve learned from my Mom

Letters to my girls, Marriage, Momma, Parenting

Change is Hard

Change is hard and death... well, it sucks. I've been thinking how "life" can bring these hard times and how awful they can be to go through, BUT how thankful and how grateful I am to not be going through them alone. I think back on my life, a hard time in my family when… Continue reading Change is Hard

Birthday, Letters to my girls, Momma, Parenting

S, 13 Things Before You Turn 13!

I can't believe you are 13!  Where did my baby go? So another birthday,  another letter from your momma.   3 years ago I wrote you what I thought you needed to know to "do life".  I still believe you need those words, but I also know you need more.   So,  my girl,  here are the… Continue reading S, 13 Things Before You Turn 13!

Funny Farm, Husband, Letters to my girls, Marriage, Momma, Parenting


We've hit this stage in our parenting where boys are starting to take notice of our girls. We were out to dinner one night and I noticed a boy "do a double take".  I put my head down and giggled.   Hubby is SO NOT READY for this stage. He said they can date as… Continue reading Entrust

Birthday, Faith, Letters to my girls, Momma

I am 40

40 years... 40 years is a long time. 40 years is a short time.  It's all about perspective. Some days I feel ALL of those 40 years.   Other days I feel like a kid. I've heard the first 40 years of childhood are the hardest.  At least I did all the stupid stuff before… Continue reading I am 40