Have you ever heard of the sandwich season of life? It occurs when you are still in the stage of taking care of your own children, while now having to worry about and possibly take care of your parents. One thing that I seem to continuously forget is that as I age, and my children … Continue reading The Sandwich Season
Have you ever had one of those "momma bear" moments? You child tells you someone has hurt them, or hurt their feelings, and you instantly become consumed with anger, as you want to make it all right for your child. But what do you do when you are a logical thinker, and know that anger … Continue reading Always Be You
Life is constantly flowing. It never just stops and holds still. It keeps moving, slowing down from time to time, but always in constant motion. I wish I had the perspective on life at 18 that I now have at 38. Curious to what life would have looked like through those eyes then. I am … Continue reading Life’s Perpetual Flow
In this season of being thankful, I find myself feeling low. I have been reflecting on all I have, all I am, and all I long to be. I am miserable. What the hell is wrong with me? The heavy burden of carrying it all by myself is finally crushing me. I am longing for … Continue reading Ba Humbug
Frail Our cat is pregnant. It has been such an exciting time for our family! The kids have been taking such good care of her. They make sure she eats enough, they have been rubbing her belly, and all that good stuff. They even were making bets on how many kittens she would have. This … Continue reading The Frailty of Life
I didn't even get an invitation to my step-brother's wedding. I don't know why I was kept off of the guest list, and this has left me sad and confused. The more I think about it, the sadder I seem to get. My dad married his mom almost 20 years ago, and with that union came … Continue reading Heartbreaking Reality
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
My parents were divorced when I was five years old. It was tough seeing my dad move out of our home, and it was lonely having just my mom and I in the house. I would go see my dad occasionally, and I always cried when I had to leave him. It was a tough … Continue reading Man – o – Man
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
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
I feel so blessed as I enter this new year. I truly have so much to be thankful for, and realize that I take so much for granted everyday. I am one who tends to see the negative, and focus on how things could be better. When, in actuality, things are pretty great, even in … Continue reading Looking Forward to 2016
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?
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 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
My daughter and I. She had another tough day. Much similar to my post "You Don't Have to Fit In" from yesterday. I wish I could fix the world for her.
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
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….
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?
Have you ever given any thought to what the best day of your life has been? I mean truly stop and think hard about what was the best day you have ever had. Is it easy? Is it hard to do? Today, my youngest daughter was telling me how she felt bad for me being … Continue reading Best Day
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