The Beauty of Silence

My morning. Sipping coffee. Nibbling a homemade pastry. Writing in my journal. Internally reflecting and praying.  Then I pause for a moment. Take in the silence. Something I rarely get with 3 kids.  The world is full “noise”. Music, politics, pinterest, facebook, instagram, tv, kids, clients, the list goes on. Something or someone pulling for…

Facing My Giants

As fall approaches so does a fresh new homeschool year.  We school year round, but our summers are full of fun, camps and academically we focus on reading and basic math review. Every September we start full steam ahead and begin with renewed goals and plans for the year. The last several months, I internally…

Broken Glass

This week several glass items have been shattered all over my kitchen floor. First a measuring cup and then a light fixture. Glass on the ground is a nightmare to clean up. It’s as if we never find all of the pieces. And just when you think you have  someone steps on the tiniest shard. …

Celebrating ME!

I had to cancel my 30th birthday party. I have looked forward to this day since I was a kid. I mean I probably dreamed of my 30th birthday party more than I envisioned what my wedding would look like! That may sound weird to some, but it is my truth! I may be one…

Get up and Walk! 

This morning after prayer and a devotional I laid back down for some more sleep before the kids woke up.  After a bit of sleep I realized the kids were still quiet, and the thought crossed my mind “get up and go on a brisk walk”. I sat and wrestled with this thought because the…

Courage

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill Today’s post is short. So much has been going on emotionally. Still putting all the pieces together.  I am not yet ready to write or share publicly. But I know that through each thing that…

5 Reasons Why YOU Should Color

This entire week my children and I have colored. I have printed out Captain America Civil War, Spiderman and Jurassic World coloring pages! I don’t know how much ink I have used, but it has been a truly relaxing homeschool week, filled with artistic expression and pure fun! My kids have colored so much I…

Why I Write

I write because I have to. I write because it is a way of life. While I may not always write as much as I would like to, it is self care for me. Since before I can remember, I have always had a journal that I wrote out prayers, my dreams, thoughts and hopes….