The newness of motherhood…

A few weeks ago, I attended a one-year birthday celebration. The party was brimming with newness! Expectant moms that were glowing, tired new moms, committed new moms. There was a palpable expression of joy and love. It was refreshing – Yet I found myself thinking…  Do they know? Do they know how challenging parenting will … More The newness of motherhood…

Stop saying …

WOMEN CAN HAVE IT ALL!!! This blog is a declaration! We must stop saying that women can have it all.  I have never been more disappointed by any statement in my life.  If we choose to be a wife, mother, professional, etc., having it all comes at a price. It is my personal experience that … More Stop saying …

Where are the instructions…to parenting?

It was our recent trip to the country’s largest IKEA that prompted this blog! It was our first time walking through this monstrosity of a home goods store. We didn’t think we were going to buy anything, we just wanted to walk around, but we grabbed a bag. By the time we got to the … More Where are the instructions…to parenting?

Forgiveness is difficult to give..but required…​

Warning this blog may be too revealing for some.  Read at your own risk! As a little girl, I witnessed the many times my mom would hold a grudge, and I mean that lady could hold a grudge like nobody’s business.  I promised myself I would never be that person.  That I would just forgive … More Forgiveness is difficult to give..but required…​

They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

I sat and watched as tears flowed down his tender face as he watched his older brother remember his Uncle.  His older brother stood tall, spoke with grace and tenderness about the sweet memories he had with his Tio, yet the tears flowed uncontrollably.  I sat quietly as the tears streamed down my face for … More They are completely different…but their hearts are the same.

Grace Extended…​

Grace – (n) – mercy, clemency pardon It seemed unimaginable. First came the phone call. The voice on the other end, desperate, screaming, crying, scared. “Mom, please tell dad to hurry, I’m hurt, I am really hurt.” What! Where? How? Where are you? – All questions I asked out loud and tons more racing through … More Grace Extended…​