Faith · Health · Kids · Marriage · Mental health · motherhood · Self-Care

A travel mug of coffee in the great outdoors

“Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.” – Mary Oliver I woke early yesterday. Before the other three were awake I poured coffee into my tall Starbucks travel mug and stepped out the door to… Continue reading A travel mug of coffee in the great outdoors

Faith · Family · Holidays · motherhood · Parenting

When the ways are deep

A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. (The Journey of the Magi, T.S. Eliot) We woke this morning to a beautiful dusting of snow on the ground. The… Continue reading When the ways are deep

Creativity · Faith · Marriage · Parenting

Home is calling

Home is calling. I don’t know where I am going. I don’t know how long it will take. I don’t know if I am wrong or if I am right. But something is calling me home. My heart is listening and hearing a song. A melody leading me home. I gaze up at the stars.… Continue reading Home is calling

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Warning: Language may offend 

A Mother’s Verse  This baby’s got me so confused Where’s my jacket  Where’re my shoes Is it morning Or is it night This baby’s got me so uptight Is he happy or is he mad I just don’t know  Go ask his Dad  This baby’s got me so confused At 2pm  I sing the blues… Continue reading Warning: Language may offend 

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I am the President 

I am the President   of nap time The Queen of lunchtime  The Manager of library books  The CEO of playgroup  The Captain of carseats The Chief of time out The Director of bath time. I am the Hero. I am Mommy. 

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Oh my little boy

Oh my Little boy You can drive me wild You make my patience wear thin Oh my Little boy You exhaust all of me You make my head spin Oh my Little boy You make me want to yell You can turn me crazy But oh my, Little boy, It’s not the fault of you,… Continue reading Oh my little boy

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The Now.

I heard a voice ask me  “What are you doing?” And I replied “I’m waiting.” “Waiting for what?” “I’m waiting for the toddler to wake from his nap, and the baby to fall asleep. I’m waiting for Christmas to come and winter to end. I’m waiting for the dishes to dry and the soup to… Continue reading The Now.