This is a tale of two shoes. Shoes that I purchased for my two-year-old daughter. Shoes that only after I returned home that evening, cut off the tags and slipped onto her adorable feet, did I realize were the wrong size. Well, one of them was.
This is also a tale about kindness and my total and shameless lack of it.
Continue reading “If The Shoe Were On The Other Foot”
Sometimes I’m almost afraid to wake up. Afraid to look at my phone and see the AP alerts that have come in overnight. The ones that talk about devastating storms that literally wiped out islands, massive earthquakes, terrorist attacks, and endless political turmoil. Continue reading “Not Today, Devil”
A lot has been going on in our world lately. Riots, terror attacks, natural disasters. And what about in our personal lives? My social media feed is full of posts from friends battling really tough situations, so when I read these words from C.S. Lewis, I felt like others may need to hear them too. Continue reading “Three Words You May Need To Hear”
For weeks now—ok, months—I have been obsessed with accomplishing a very long list of tasks. And for good reason. With a second baby coming soon and having just moved internationally, there’s been a lot to do. Getting the house unpacked, prepping the nursery, and just keeping up with the daily pace of life has consumed all of my time, energy and focus. Continue reading “Forgotten What Really Matters? Take A Lesson From A Troll”
Before having my first child, I read everything I could on labor and the birthing process. I practiced my breathing techniques. I had a music playlist to keep me focused and an oil diffuser to keep me calm. I was ready. Or so I thought. Continue reading “Hurts So Good: Pushing Through The Pain”
In the spirit of the pre-season holidays (aka Christmas in July), I have a confession to make: I’m a Dickens nightmare.
Continue reading “The Gift You’ll Never Regret Giving”
If you’ve ever looked at an Army soldier’s uniform, you may have noticed that the American flag patch worn on the right arm sleeve is facing backwards. The stars are in the upper right hand corner and the strips on the left.
On oddity for sure—until I learned the reason why. Continue reading “Freedom Runs Forward”