I’m Sorry – A Letter to My Kids

I'm sorry. I'm truly very sorry. I have gotten plenty of things wrong in your short lives, and there will be plenty more I will likely handle badly. This one is going to hurt. I'm taking away your screens. Permanently. I know. I've threatened before when you couldn't keep yourself together when I've said, "Times… Continue reading I’m Sorry – A Letter to My Kids

Family · Writing

The Pharmacy

As I sat in the uncomfortable waiting area chair, I situated my purse, grabbed my phone and prepared to pass the time with some mind numbing Facebook, spider solitaire, or whatever I might find on Pinterest. I had also brought my latest edition of Runners World to peruse if Facebook wasn't "interesting enough". Then I… Continue reading The Pharmacy

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

What If

What if... What if we stopped? Stopped all the busy. What if we put down the 7 things we're trying to do simultaneously? What if we focused on just one thing? Could we do it? We record television shows, while we are watching other shows, flipping channels because we get bored during commercials. We have… Continue reading What If


The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(s)

I suppose that's a tad dramatic, but - well, I'll just get right into it. Wednesday morning we wake up and the kids are just having a morning. One of those mornings. Everything is a struggle. "I don't wanna brush my teeth!" "I don't wanna go to school!" "I don't wanna eat!" "I don't wanna!… Continue reading The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day(s)

Faith and Personal Growth

Wonder-Full Wednesday: Learning

In this gratitude experiment, I find that I am consciously looking for things for which to be grateful, since I know this little Wednesday project of mine comes around every week. This one has been brewing for awhile.... Currently, while writing and still on a bit of a learning curve with my Mac, I decided… Continue reading Wonder-Full Wednesday: Learning

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Health and Fitness

Downsizing, Reorganizing, Purging, Moving and Other Things I’m Grateful For

I love a new year. I love the clean slate feeling. Perhaps it's not just the clean slate, but more spring being on the horizon. (And yes, you can have a "clean slate" every day - no need to wait until "monday", "tomorrow", "next month" or even a new year.) For me, that clean slate… Continue reading Downsizing, Reorganizing, Purging, Moving and Other Things I’m Grateful For

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Giving up Gadgets. Again.

Okay. I know, I know. I've done this before but this time....well, this time - it's sticking. I know I struggle with spending too much time with my face stuck in front of one kind of screen or another. I love gadgets of all kinds and the technology really is amazing. (Especially considering I learned how… Continue reading Giving up Gadgets. Again.

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Amputation Part III

Well, I did it.....I cut off the cable. This decision has been something that has been brewing for a few years. In fact, some 5 or 6 years ago, Eric and I started discussing our television viewing habits. We started small by removing the television from our bedroom. It wasn't like we felt we were… Continue reading Amputation Part III

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

Failure with caveats….

Well, my little iphone experiment is a bit of a failure. Sort of. I haven't turned it back on yet, but I am going to shortly. With an upcoming deployment, the awesome hubbs has offered to give his up (since he won't be able to use it anyway) so we can still save a bit… Continue reading Failure with caveats….

Faith and Personal Growth · Family

2 Heads and Second Thoughts

I am seriously having withdrawals.  We went in and did it last night. We downgraded the iphone. I don't think I will ever forget the look on the guy's face that was helping us. I seriously think he thought I had two heads. "Downgrade? Really? From the iphone?" "Yes, we are looking to lower our… Continue reading 2 Heads and Second Thoughts