Category Archives: On Parenting

“Will the airplane run out of batteries?!”

There’s always the to-do list: dishes to wash, laundry to fold, suitcases to pack… I really “don’t have time” for this.

And yet, laying here in the dark, typing this while Joshua’s hand iron-grips my forearm as he finally drifts off to sleep … Continue reading

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Plaid Pajamas

Originally posted on Journey On …:
It wasn’t suppose to take long. Surely no one would see me. Everyone runs out to get their paper in their pajamas or those sweats they wouldn’t want anyone to know they owned, right? Thing…

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“But that wasn’t the PLAN!”

Marriage to my husband Erik, and parenting have taught me two truths …. Not at all the evening I expected … I expected a family dinner, playing at the park with my kiddos while Erik was at band practice, early … Continue reading

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A New Year: Choosing Joy

I’ve let the blog lag, lately. I’m well aware, and while it saddens my heart, I just don’t have the space in my life–nor the focus and direction–to pour into this right now. WordPress sent me the usual “would you … Continue reading

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What Makes You a Mother?

Your children. Your children make you into a mother. Day by day, week by week–sometimes minute by minute. These children are creating a mother. Sure, some of it is innate in most women–the desire to nurture, to care for, to … Continue reading

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My Worst Nightmare As a Traveling Mom

My client needed to bump our session up a couple of days. The day he wanted was Joshua’s first day of preschool. Working mommy conundrum. Okay, maybe not my worst nightmare, but my heart jumped to my throat and I … Continue reading

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Potty Training a Prairie Dog

This is my son. The prairie dog. We are potty training. Potty training a prairie dog is a difficult task. 1. The prairie dog is stubborn as all get out. And rarely comes out of his hole except to ask … Continue reading

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