Tomorrow is not promised (but luckily you are already amazing)

Tomorrow is not promised (but luckily you are already amazing)

As parents, we all think our kids are amazing.  We love them just for being who they are. Even when they are driving us bonkers, we love them. In the past two months, I witnessed a friend’s life go from nearly perfect to pure hell as their son developed an inoperable brain tumor.  In January, he was a normal 4 year old boy.  On the morning of March 20, 2016, he took his last breath. As a mother, witnessing the…

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So much to keep up with

So much to keep up with

I knew I was taking on a lot these past few months. I am in the final course for my masters degree and I am also taking a very involved class at my church, along with various little courses at the church. So, I knew that blogging might have to take a back seat if I wasn’t managing my time wisely. Then all the kids got sick. I don’t mean just the time I blogged about here, but several times…

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Things beyond my control

Things beyond my control

  It probably looks like I dropped off the face of the Earth for the past few weeks. In some ways, I feel as if I have. At first it was just a matter of getting too busy. I started two new classes that require a lot of homework. I started a new healthier lifestyle that has involved a lot of time in the kitchen. I am fine with that. I figure it is a learning curve and I will…

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Self care strategies when the kids get sick

Self care strategies when the kids get sick

I haven’t had much time to blog this week, or to do much of anything else! Of my five boys, four of them have a cough. Two of them also have fevers and runny noses. So it has been a long week with lots of crying, cuddling, and basically trying to survive the day. Doesn’t sound like much of a way to kick off “Feel Good Friday,” right? But despite the challenges of the week, I do have something I…

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On to Plan C

On to Plan C

It is the second weekday of the new year and I finally made it to the gym. I would not consider this a success, however, as I was only there to take my kids to Futsal and I didn’t actually break a sweat at all. The whole day, no the whole week, has been really frustrating in terms of exercising and it highlights exactly the reasons behind my earlier post Why I no longer set goals for the year.  In…

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Leaving the boats and burning the ships

Leaving the boats and burning the ships

Lately, my husband and I have been talking a lot about a potential upcoming move across country.  I am really excited to be back on the West Coast. We will be closer to family and have year-round great weather! My husband, on the other hand, has a lot of reservations about the cost of living and the commute. He feels we might be better off if we stayed here in Ohio. He does really want to go. He tends to…

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Why I No Longer Set Goals for the Year

Why I No Longer Set Goals for the Year

  It is a new year and I feel a bit guilty about the fact that I have not set any goals for myself this year. Generally, I make a New Year’s Resolution for some reason or another. Last year, I had a general theme, which was to be more Intentional. A theme proved to be too vague though. It isn’t measurable by any means. Anyway, I was too sleep deprived to really focus on much of anything intentionally or…

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Striving for Growth
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