"My baby, where's my baby?" Listening to the speaker share his experience about helping a distraught mom immediately after a car accident, the words he shared were familiar to me. Thirteen years ago after having my first baby and oldest child, my husband, baby and I were headed to see family in town … Continue reading Each Life Has Great Meaning and Purpose
Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. --Brene Brown (The … Continue reading We Are All Connected
“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight—and never stop fighting.” –E.E. Cummings “Staying real” is one of the most courageous battles that we’ll ever fight. Brene Brown touches on and goes … Continue reading Book Review-The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
My family and I have the benefit of flying with flight benefits, allowing us to travel standby. When flights are open--with a lot of seats--it's super! When they are not--it's a bit stressful, especially when a family of six is hoping to travel together. My husband and I were attempting to get back on the … Continue reading That One More Day
How do we manage to get through all the yucks of life--challenges, downfalls, disappointment, lack of time, hardships? My friend and I, in casual conversation, discussing the many things we as mothers, women, parents, people often find ourselves in the middle of--family concerns, financial concerns, career and aging concerns, health concerns and so many more … Continue reading A Speck of Hope
Funny thing or coincidental thing, this morning as I parked, getting ready to head into the store this Saturday morning for a quick grocery shop, a thought passed through my mind. One of those that sparks, you think about it for a moment and then go on with your day. The thought: Life can be … Continue reading Mom, What is the Purpose of Life?
Post baby weight loss is always a challenge for me. Amazingly in nine month I am able to gain 70+ pounds. The first few pounds after birth--the birthing pounds--are a cinch to lose. Baby born, lose about 7 lbs. Though, after that first seven pounds things can get a little tricky and the more kids, an … Continue reading Stretch the Commitment: One Week to a Way of Life