Creativity · Kids · life · motherhood

A spring cannoli

Hello there! How are you? I disappeared for a little while. But here I am. The rain is falling, the toddler is napping, the tea is steeping. And right now, I feel like writing. For no other purpose than the simple pleasure of writing something down. We are here for such a short time, shouldn’t… Continue reading A spring cannoli

fitness · Health · Mental health · motherhood

When “healthy” becomes an addiction

Let me give you a picture of me 10 years ago. I am what most would describe as a health nut. I drink skim milk with my (sugar-free) shredded wheat. I eat couscous and chickpeas for lunch. On the weekends I bake big batches of granola. I dress my salads with only lemon and olive… Continue reading When “healthy” becomes an addiction

Creativity · Kids · motherhood · Parenting

Just us, right now

One morning Dallas walks over to me on the couch, where I’m sitting with a Papermate Inkjoy pen and blue Hilroy notebook. I’m halfway through the three pages of my “stream of consciousness” writing. He takes a minute to look at the page filled with words, gibberish to his 4 year old eyes. “How do… Continue reading Just us, right now

Faith · life · motherhood

A grown up’s lullaby

Photo by Deedee Morris We all get to that point after we’ve been doing life for some time, and giving it everything we’ve got, when we start to feel heavy, burdened, lost. Wondering how we will get the energy to take one step further on this journey we’ve been making for ourselves. Wondering where the… Continue reading A grown up’s lullaby

Christianity · Faith · Family · Holidays · motherhood

This is what we have to do

As I sit here to write at the bar in my kitchen, I’ve got to stop every few minutes to sneeze, blow my nose, add to the pile of crumpled kleenexes tossed about me. My stomach is growling as I wait for the eggs to boil for lunch. The kids and I have just returned… Continue reading This is what we have to do

Family · Friendship · Kids · Marriage · Mindfulness · motherhood

Showing up

“To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how… Continue reading Showing up

Family · Kids · motherhood · Parenting · Self-Care

The tug of war of a mother’s heart

This weekend consisted of a road trip for one. For two entire days I was by myself. There were no dinners for me to prepare, no dishes to wash, no nap times to rush home for or little teeth to brush. There were also no bedtime cuddles or tickle fights or laughs shared over the supper… Continue reading The tug of war of a mother’s heart