The July That Changed Me

The adventurous stories of my Uncle Bernie were told so often during my growing up years, that it felt as if he were still very much alive. I held on to the words spoken by my Dad about the way his brother could light up a room and usher in rolling laughter. Uncle Bernie left a … Continue reading The July That Changed Me

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Living Calm in the Chaos + Keeping Our Cool

Sitting in the corner of our couch, looking out over the river and sinking deep into a few minutes of silence - was the exact moment when my middle school son decided he should join me. After bouncing around, he finally got comfy and began to unfold his hopes and dreams for the rest of … Continue reading Living Calm in the Chaos + Keeping Our Cool

Joyful In the Messes + Thoughts on Spilled Milk

The memory is faded, but I still remember. Those seven o'clock nights of my growing up years sitting around the dinner table on occasion, when everyone was home from basketball practice and student council meetings. There were a lot of things my Dad handled like a champ - but spilling milk at the dinner table … Continue reading Joyful In the Messes + Thoughts on Spilled Milk

Staying Hopeful in the Hard Stuff => When Belief Takes Work

For as long as I can remember, I've been a believer in God working in my life. I just knew that He had a plan all along and was going before me, marking my path. Even when the foundation shook beneath me as a little girl, hope came easily after wading through the divorce of … Continue reading Staying Hopeful in the Hard Stuff => When Belief Takes Work

You Do You [A 6 Day Brave Moms – Strong Families Challenge]

If you are the mom to a house full of noise, a grandmother investing in her family, the friend of a mom (we see you - helping us keep our cool), or an empty nest momma who is cheering for grown kids...you know that perfect never comes - but today is waiting right? We've all … Continue reading You Do You [A 6 Day Brave Moms – Strong Families Challenge]

Pressing On When We Don’t Have All the Answers

There are a couple of things that you'll want to know about me. First, is that I hear God loud and clear in the mountains! Secondly, my favorite thing about taking a road trip is not the talking...it's actually the not talking. With the baby of the family strapped in the cars-seat and entertained by...not me, it … Continue reading Pressing On When We Don’t Have All the Answers

This Thing Called Motherhood And Why You Matter

The second he closed his eyes, his tiny hand grew limp and let go of mine. I tip-toed out of his room, carefully avoiding freshly built train tracks, perfectly lined up hot wheels, and the pile of wet clothes from our sprinkler play. I had to smile at how much I love being a mom. … Continue reading This Thing Called Motherhood And Why You Matter