You Know You Are A Parent When…

Ya feelin’ me?

Hope this made you giggle. (The truth is always funnier than anything we could possibly make up.)

Embracing the little moments of this day (the messy, imperfect and oh so sweet little moments…) with you.



you know you are a parent when


When we tune in and trust, everything is possible. I hope you walk with me and other moms here because mom-hood is BETTER when we’re holding hands. Let’s connect on twitterfacebook and pinterest as well, because the manual is ours to write but we don’t have to write it alone!


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How to Water Your Own Grass

grassAs I packed for our journey to the north country (i.e., Wisconsin), I had some time to reflect. Thanks to the collective consciousness also known as Twitter, I was led to ponder a few things, specifically. via @LewisHowes Question:  Should we ever feel satisfied in life, or does this just stop our hunger to strive for bigger things?

I had just been journaling about a similar/related subject. In fact, my post on patience dances around the same idea… the constant striving or hungering for the next project/achievement… the next “big fish,” so to speak.

For me, it’s the tension between that impatience for the next step and the inherent “judgment” that comes with it. If we are looking over the fence and saying that the grass is greener on the other side, are we not judging the grass we are currently standing in as “not so green” by comparison? By saying, I can’t wait to get there, are we not missing what is here, right now? Or as Lewis’ question implies, does satisfaction lull us into complacency and make it more challenging to journey beyond our own yard. [Read more…]

How to Recognize Grace

bio-picHmmm… realizing my ‘momminess’ seems to occur every day. I have been gracefully giving in for some time now (and often not so gracefully). Recently, my daughter and I were screaming at each other, raging madness. I classically ‘pulled the car over’ and jumped out to look her in the eye, I was serious about whatever it was we were discussing. She so badly wanted to take a swing at me, her little hand clenched and trembling, pretending she had no intention, tears streaming…I bit my lip and loved her enough to let her hate me for that moment. And realized how deeply we were connected and how strongly my role requiring patience and calm and laughter had just been defined.

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