So a horse walks into a bar, and the bartender looks up and says, "Hey! Why the long face?" Badump. Chhhhhhiiiiiing. Sorry. I legitimately could not think of any other way to start this post. Ha! It's mid-August! Back to school time, back to routine, back to school pick-up lanes, back to multiple colors of… Continue reading Horse Faces and Updates
Hey. Friends. Can we make a little pact with one another? Can we agree not to be emotionally bullied by scary headlines? I mean, really. I pulled Facebook up on my phone this morning and had full blown anxiety symptoms within 5 minutes. I cannot be the only one who experiences this. I feel like… Continue reading The Tomato in the Room
I've written about it before... how Satan's strategy is to separate the wounded from the herd. It's a classic predatory move. And super effective, if we let him get away with it.
Some mornings, I wake up, and it feels like my mind has already guzzled half a gallon of coffee, been to the gym, stamped out a full day's work, and is tapping its foot impatiently waiting for my lazy body to come around. Consciousness, for me, can feel like turning the TV on in the… Continue reading Side Effects of Living
The older I get the more I realize how rare... These lifetime friendships. And even more rare, that we live nearby one another - that our babies are besties, too. Whether they like it or not. 😉 And while it's easy to romanticize, we know that these relationships are hard-won. Fought over the battlegrounds of… Continue reading To My Best Friend on Her Birthday…
Because his reality isn't pulling any punches, so I don't get to pull them either.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Can we just pause for a moment and talk about how my son just went to his FRESHMAN HOMECOMING? My firstborn son... the one who named me "mommy" when I was barely 20 years old - not old enough to legally purchase alcohol, but legally allowed to bring home a little… Continue reading Freshman HOMECOMING.
One of the most liberating concepts I've ever learned has been the idea of the "new normal."
My therapist said I should write about what it's like to have five kids. That sounds like the opening line of a stand-up act, but it's true. In my spare time, I need to write about the complex nuances of five kids plus a husband plus a bit of crazy (I mean, "a healing journey") thrown… Continue reading Five Kids and Brain Bubbles
It was a gorgeous day for the Offutt Air Show! Our great friends Seth and Lindsey came into town to visit us and attend the show, so it was the perfect excuse to make time to go! I'm so glad we did. The kids got to play with an Air Force simulator, climb around in… Continue reading Offutt Air Show