There’s been a lot happening in my life recently, and while at some point I will share all the details, on this day I need to take a step back and process all of these changes. So for today I’m going to take a deep breath, go for a long run, and enjoy the beautiful … Continue reading #32 Good morning, Tennessee
Nothing makes me light up more than to see my boys get excited about their Papa visiting. Seeing Nathan react the same way that Will does to his Papa makes my heart so happy it could burst.
It is a strange concept to think about your dad dating someone new. My dad is visiting with our family this week, and he brought his girlfriend with him. I knew he had been dating someone for the last several months, and I knew from what he had told me that things were getting serious. … Continue reading #30 My Dad’s New Friend.
Today marks two years since my mom has passed away. As a daughter, with the close bond that I had with my mother, losing her at a young age was one of the most difficult things I will endure in my lifetime. I understand that while I was a grown woman - she was there … Continue reading #29 Two years today.
It is a rare occasion when I get to have quiet moments in the mornings with my little man, Nathan. Usually getting ready in the mornings is chaos; my husband is getting himself and our oldest ready to head out the door. Meanwhile I'm trying to juggle getting ready and keeping Nathan entertained and out … Continue reading #28 Quiet Moments.
I just finished listening to the It's Okay to Laugh: (Crying is Cool Too) audio book by Nora McInerny Purmort, and I absolutely loved it. I started following her podcast a few weeks ago - Terrible, Thanks for Asking - and I was curious to learn more about this person who has been through so much, yet has … Continue reading #27 Help Me, Mom.
As a parent, you never know if you're doing the right thing. There's no crash course you take, it's all on-the-job training. Will has been continuing to bring up his Nana every night, and I was beginning to feel like I wasn't explaining things clearly for him since he kept bringing up the same issues. … Continue reading #26 You’re Doing Alright, Mama.
I always wanted to have my kids three years apart. I don't know when that idea nestled itself into my brain, but I know that it was long before I had kids, got married, or had even met my husband. Three years apart, that was the plan. It's amazing to me the timing of the … Continue reading #25 Timing is Everything.
Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone
You know when you have those days when you feel like you're falling apart, and then a good friend sends you a message and your whole day is turned around? That's what happened for me today. I was really struggling with mixed emotions left over from Mother's Day, and one of my best friends sent … Continue reading #23 A Good Friend.