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
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
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
T had to write a poem for her English Literature class. The topic was to be choices, serious, and personal. With her permission, I am sharing her poem. Two choices that day: Tell my mom or hide away. I bury my cries in my pillow. Everyone asks if something is wrong. I say no, and… Continue reading Two choices
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!
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
I have a dear friend who I can pour out my "MOM HEART" to and she gets it! We began our friendship with PAGES of handwritten letters, unloading everything onto each other when our girls were just babies. Later in our friendship we had long talks on my couch or at her dining room table. … Continue reading I AM NORMAL!
I'm doing it again. It's July! The 4th of July, Independence celebrations have come and gone. My daisies are blooming. IT'S JULY! That place that starts with an "S" is going to start up again in a few short weeks and I haven't had enough time with my babies. I think what is really… Continue reading Mid Summer Freak Out
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
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!