I’ve Been Afraid of Changing….

Have you ever heard the song "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac? In the live version, Stevie Nicks begins it by saying "this is for you daddy." However, I have read that the song is more about relationships and sacrifices. And as of late, I find myself listening to this song, and thinking about my own life. … Continue reading I’ve Been Afraid of Changing….

The Reality of March 15th

March 15th has a sting to it. The kind like cold winter air hitting your warm face. A sting like a knife slowly pressed into your soul, never to be removed again. March 15th carries the weight of the world's saddest souls, and only casts shadows among the living on this day. March 15th is … Continue reading The Reality of March 15th

The Top Of The World

Prompt of the day - Window : My husband left today for a business trip. This trip was different, however, because this time he was flying to his destination instead of driving. It makes me nervous when he flies, more so than when he drives, for many reasons. The main reason is that if the … Continue reading The Top Of The World

A Letter to My Son – In Detention

Dear Son, Today is the day that you have been dreading for four days now. It will be a life changing event for you. You will serve one day in detention after school, and hopefully never be there again. I wanted to make sure that you knew how much I love you. I am so … Continue reading A Letter to My Son – In Detention

A Last Set of Firsts

We have three wonderful children, and we are not having any more. Really. Not even if I wanted to. The fact that we were actually able to have our third child is a miracle in itself. A year prior to becoming pregnant with her, I was told it would be nearly impossible to get pregnant … Continue reading A Last Set of Firsts

We All Made it to Midnight

Stroke of Midnight Daily Post : Stroke of Midnight "Where were you last night at midnight? Would you have wanted to be somewhere else? New Year's Eve has always been such an exciting night for me. When I was young, I always spent this holiday with my dad. We would make the drive from Wyoming … Continue reading We All Made it to Midnight

Am I Doing This Right?

This article is so important to read if you are a parent. If you're anything like me, you put so much pressure on yourself to be the "perfect" parent. Always questioning every choice and decision you have made. In the end, when our children are all grown, we will realize is was, and is, about … Continue reading Am I Doing This Right?

Self Absorbed

Don't turn around, your chance has past. Keep moving forward, or you'll never last.   All that's behind you, is over and done. Yet you came out a loser, when you thought that you'd won.   All those that cared, have long since moved on. You always took advantage, until their spirit was gone.   … Continue reading Self Absorbed

I’m Just a Part Timer

I am tired. I am exhausted. My mother recently told me she doesn't understand why I am so tired, because I only work part time. Ouch. That stung a little. Maybe I'm so tired because I wake up at 5:30am everyday, get three kids and myself up and ready for the day. Take the three … Continue reading I’m Just a Part Timer

You Don’t Have to Fit In

Fitting in is tough. No matter how great of a person you are, it seems you never truly fit in. However, to the people that are around you, you are seen as one who fits in completely. My daughter is going through this right now. She is a freshman in high school, and is mature … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Fit In

Some Things Just Sting a Little More….

My mom forgot my son's birthday. You read that right. She plain forgot. She does every year. She can remember my two daughters' birthdays, but can never remember my son's. I hate it, and I hate the sadness that it brings. I watch him get excited for the mail to come, and each day that … Continue reading Some Things Just Sting a Little More….

Can I Have a Moment of Your Time?

I take a lot for granted. I need to really work on that. I need to stop assuming, until I know all of the facts. I need to stop expecting, and do more appreciating. I need to stop stressing, and learn how to live in the moment. Before I know it, tie will have gone … Continue reading Can I Have a Moment of Your Time?

36 is Starting Off Great

Today is my birthday, and I am now 36 years old. Wow.....time has flown. Seems like just yesterday I was turning 30, turning 21, turning 16...... This is my first birthday in 10 years that I am not with any of my family. Usually I am in Deadwood with my dad and brother, surrounded by … Continue reading 36 is Starting Off Great

Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down

Last night, right at dark, the kids and I heard our chickens making an awful sound. My son and youngest daughter ran out to the coop, only to come in the house with tears in their eyes. "Mom! There's feathers all over the place!" My heart sank. I already knew nothing good was going to … Continue reading Rest In Peace Little Chicken….Sorry We Let You Down