Confessions of a fear-aholic.

Oh dear friends, this is a hard one to write, because not to brag, but I am really good at hiding away the parts of me that I don’t like.

Never mind what you might think of them, but I don’t even like the sight of them. And I am working on this, loving all the parts of me…. like all the parts, even the ones I don’t even acknowledge are there.  Continue reading

crazy breeds crazy

Sometimes the craziness in my home just catches me off guard.

I find myself thinking, did I just get teleported to some kind of alternate universe?

Ever happen to you?

Take last Wednesday. The kids and I were sitting down for dinner. They were grabbing their napkins (aka paper towels because I don’t think I have ever bought a napkin in my life) and silverware and were headed to the table and our conversation went something like this.  Continue reading

Torn

Have you ever been stuck? Like completely stuck?  Like the kind of stuck, that prayer doesn’t even touch.

God I am listening. I really am, but I’m only hearing crickets right now… like nothing…still nothing.

There’s a decision to be made and everyone else seems to have an answer or know what you should do, but for the life of you, you can’t decide? Continue reading

Just to clear a few things up about girls

As I run around the house in my workout clothes this morning, I thought it necessary to clarify a few things.

When you see a girl in workout clothes, it doesn’t mean that she actually has worked out, even if she looks like she just completed a crazy hard cycling class.

Wrong. Dead wrong.

It’s quite possible she hasn’t been anywhere near a gym today and has no intentions of working out at any point throughout the day.  Continue reading

Alex’s observation

“Mom,” my youngest called while sitting in the front seat of our new car.

I heard her plea, but I didn’t respond. I was too busy swinging my head from side to side, making sure that I didn’t hit the, ummm, already crushed brick on the left of my driveway or trample over the grass on the right.

But she didn’t let up, “Maaaaam!,” she whined with attitude, a skill her old sister helped her perfect months ago.   Continue reading

Dear friend (Divorced: Part 2)

I just found this jewel from January and feel the need to post again. Maybe because it feels like I needed to hear this today or perhaps it was meant for you or a friend you know.

It's Time to Meet Bob

I love letters. I love to write to others. I love to write to myself.  I know, sound odd, but I do. I seem to hear more clearly when I read letters.

So here is my first.

A Letter to one who is grieving separation or divorce

Dear friend,

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Total fail

Have you ever had those moments either as a parent or a person that just seem like a total fail?

I’m not talking like you’re grouchy or just out of sorts, I mean like epic- utter- you’re not sure who you turned into- FAIL.

I had one of those yesterday. Total nose dive… and the weird thing is that it was like I saw myself going down. Mayday! Mayday! She’s not pulling up!!!! Continue reading