The other day I picked my 11-year-old son up from 6th grade, as I do most days. He was moving slow and the look on his face said the day wasn’t spectacular. He plopped down in the seat with...
There have been a lot of big changes going on in our house in recent months.  My son got his first job. He learned to drive and got his license. He had his first girlfriend and first heartbreak. This fall,...
This month, my daughter turns eight years old. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was snuggling my tiny newborn baby in my arms, but now that newborn is officially entering her “big kid” years. Watching her...
Here’s what I realized this morning… As moms of teenage boys, many of us are going through our own hormonal changes at the same time our babies are becoming men. The result is a whole lot of mixed emotions...
April 7th, 2023 was the last time I breastfed my son. For 20 months, my body provided nutrition and comfort for my sweet boy. It was a long, hard journey. At times it hurt physically, mentally and emotionally. It...
Today, I was at King Soopers doing my normal weekly grocery run. I was alone; my husband was at home and my 16-year-old son at work.  Near the bakery, I saw a man with his son. His son was decked...
My time with her is dwindling. It’s dwindling fast! Last week, we bought a senior parking pass. This week, she pressed “submit” on her first college application and just hours later we stepped foot onto her first campus visit....
Colorado Springs has amazing mountain bike trails and climbs that most people only dream of. Don’t miss out on these activities just because you have a toddler! Here are the best ways I’ve found to go biking and climbing...
A few weeks ago, I told my toddler that I noticed a couple of fairies had moved into our backyard, but they didn’t have a place to live. Her face instantly lit up. She knows exactly what fairies are...
As James Taylor's melody told us almost 50 years ago, the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. (If you’re not familiar with this song, check it out.)  As parents, we’re told so many things about time. It...

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