Gratitude in Crisis Our family recently found ourselves thrust into a whirlwind of fear and uncertainty when our youngest faced a breathing scare, initiating an unexpected three-day hospital journey. Despite the unexpected and harrowing ordeal, it was a poignant reminder...
In the realm of parenthood, a spectrum of roles exists that mothers occupy. At one end, the stay-at-home moms dedicate their days to the care and upbringing of their children. At the other end, working moms juggle career responsibilities...
The world of dating has sure changed since I first entered it several years ago. Lots of things in our society have changed, as they do. But dating as a single mom of two with a disability in today’s...
I Can, and I Will. Independence is a trait that has been interwoven into my personality, probably since birth. I consistently try to do as much as possible, despite my disability. It has been an ongoing personal goal of mine....
I’m a middle-aged mom who isn’t into rap or twerking or wearing sheer clothing to basketball games. But I love Lizzo.  My Story Ever since I hit puberty in about the 5th grade, I’ve been a bigger person. Sure, I’m pretty short,...
My husband and I had our anniversary last month, and we were talking about how things have been over the last year in our marriage, how things were in the beginning, and how we want things to be in...
Fall is my favorite season.  It brings cooler weather, hot drinks to sip, beautiful changing colors, and warm cozy clothes.  But fall also brings some crazy windstorms, shorter days, and busy schedules.  I’ve learned that seasons bring good and...
Today I woke up late. I didn't have time to shower. I put on my favorite pair of sweats, but they have a mysterious hole. Then, I fed my kids breakfast, but the egg was too runny. The egg...
Divorce is brutal.  Unless the two of you are parting as friends and are 100% in agreement about everything, it’s painful, difficult, exasperating, exhausting, and just brutal.  Surviving the divorce process is a challenge, but it can be done...
This week, I had to walk my daughter through something I prayed I never would – the suicide of a friend. The news came as she was wrapping up practice. She came out to the car with big eyes and...