Plot Twist!

Riding down the road with the family towing our new (to us)-going-to-be-the-best-summer-ever-camper, I gripped the "oh $h1#!" handle on my side as the vehicle miles in front of us tapped his brakes. My husband laughed as I told him, "I love how the dumb handle in the car gives me the illusion that I could … Continue reading Plot Twist!

New

Everything. Everything has changed in the last two months. New city, new state, different climate, new house, new bigger bugs, routines - all of it. And, my first started kindergarten this week. As I sit snuggled with him in our rocking chair, feeling the steady rise and fall of his breath, I smell his washed-last-night … Continue reading New

On Transitions

I don't like transitions. Point A is fine. Point B is great. The messiness of the in between is scary and uncertain. I don't like the messiness. At all. And for me, this applies to multiple areas of my life. In potty training my daughter, the convenience of Pull-Ups is great. But, I am overjoyed at … Continue reading On Transitions

Dear Straight Mom of a Curly Kid…

Dear SM (Straight Mom) - She hears you sighing when you attempt to brush her curls. She hears your comments about her "rats' nest". She's listening. She hears you. She gets the message. So let's change it. First, since you don't have curls, there will be a bit of a learning curve. Please check out … Continue reading Dear Straight Mom of a Curly Kid…

Fear and Blessings

Its been said that to dismantle fear, one must call it out. Fear loses it's power when faced head on.  So here is my fear: Away from this beautiful location and the most wonderful friends and support group, and with an upcoming deployment, I am going to become a slob, eat myself silly and gain … Continue reading Fear and Blessings