I was a really good teacher, once. I taught social studies- high school history, juniors mostly. I was even nominated Best New Teacher of the Year for my school district, I really truly was. It felt good, honestly, to be recognized for doing something that you love and doing it well. I … [Read more...] about When It’s Hard to Find Purpose in Motherhood, Do This. It’ll Help. Promise.
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The middle one of my three turned four-years-old on Monday. Ellie and I have been counting down for weeks; we built a paper chain, had the birthday list written out, invited friends over to help celebrate, did all of the things to anticipate a birthday such as this with all of the right … [Read more...] about How I changed from a tightly-wound, discontent mom to a soul encourager
It sits on my shelf, still full from last year's scribbles. This glass jar of mixed up paper, words jotted down quick in different colored pens as the kids ran laps around my legs day after day after day. This time last year the jar sat empty, and then the months passed and it filled as we … [Read more...] about on stepping into a new year
Sometimes it feels like days do stand still, like I last wrote about so many days ago. You wait and you wait and you wait and then suddenly, all at once, You wait and you wait and you wait and then suddenly- what you wait for is underneath your very feet. The decision has been made, the … [Read more...] about the days that don’t stand still
We are firmly planted in the sands of summertime. Lazy mornings, lingering in nature, sunscreen scented babies, water play and popsicle-stained clothes. Hands dirty from playing in the sand, bodies tired from swim lessons and tree climbing, sassy attitudes from playing outside too long and going … [Read more...] about how to find purpose during the spaces in between
We were at the park. The one so close to our home with a perfect walking trail that loops around a lake, a view of the mountains kissed by the Colorado blue sky. The one with trees blooming so lushly along the route it looks like a million snowballs cover the branches. And the afternoon was … [Read more...] about on learning to be with my kids