How to get a good work out in.

Sharing Part 3 of my series, How to be an imperfect parent, successfully! Enjoy these 4 easy steps on how to get a good work out in while Momming… Step 1: Wait until Toddler asks to get dressed. Step 2: Begin to dress the toddler who asked to get dressed. Step 3: Have Toddler who literally just askedContinue reading “How to get a good work out in.”

How to stick to just one cup of coffee a day.

For Part two my series, How to… be an imperfect parent, successfully, here is my secret to sticking to just one cup of coffee a day! Step 1: Wake up earlier than your Toddler to enjoy a fresh, hot cup of coffee. Step 2: Enjoy one glorious sip of that fresh, hot cup of coffee. StepContinue reading “How to stick to just one cup of coffee a day.”

How to… be an imperfect parent, successfully (Part 1)

I love a good “how-to” book. Self-help. Advice. What to do when. But when it comes to parenting, I have yet to find one that truly tells you like it is and helps you navigate the everyday how-tos of what a day in the life of a Mommy looks like. I’m not talking about articles likeContinue reading “How to… be an imperfect parent, successfully (Part 1)”

Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.

I was tossing and turning, staring at the clock wondering how much sleep I’d get if I fell asleep NOW. Or NOW. Okay, NOW. It was one of those nights… It was a Sunday evening and Adam and I just had the whole week off for a little “staycation.”  We had a great week ofContinue reading “Joy and Sorrow. Sorrow and Joy.”

Whether you win or lose, you wine.

Almost an hour had passed and I managed three bites of food out of my son.  I tried everything. Toys.  Distractions.  Puffs.  Oh the puffs!  Nothing was getting him to eat what I had prepared for him. He was fussy. I was fussy. The day needed to end. It was 7:30 in the morning. MyContinue reading “Whether you win or lose, you wine.”

We totally failed, and it was the best.

There are two photos in our family room from a wonderful vacation we took in the Bahamas recently. You could say they are those perfect family photos, the ones you share on all of your social media accounts. The ones, you know, you put in cute frames and display proudly in your family room.   TheyContinue reading “We totally failed, and it was the best.”

Walking in the Wilderness

It’s a lesson everyone agrees with, but one no one wants to go through. To be in the wilderness. To go through the desert. To walk through the valley of the shadow of death. How we get to that place varies in all of us, whether it’s tragedy, a bad diagnosis, divorce, depression, anxiety, etc.Continue reading “Walking in the Wilderness”

Walk through Darkness

I love to be able to sit and write out my own thoughts, but sometimes it’s better to sit back and read someone else’s. Below are the eloquent words of my friend and fellow writer, Shakirah A. Hill, who just submitted her first book proposal, is an incredible speaker and a joy to know and read.Continue reading “Walk through Darkness”

Calm My Anxious Heart

I love listening to the sound of the ocean. For how raging and forceful the ocean can be, the sound of it can be such a calming force, too. The sounds any body of water makes is so soothing to me.  That’s why in the summer, as long as I am in ear shot of some kind of body of water,Continue reading “Calm My Anxious Heart”