This is why…

I often talk about how losing PJ affects my children and our family dynamics. To people who don’t know the inside and out of our lives, which is really most, this seems like a normal grieving situation. However, I have had people question why I’m so sad, given that we were divorced. So, I’ll address […]

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Here and now…thankful

“There’s nothing fun about parenting alone.”-False statement.  There are perks.  Number one, all cuddles and snuggles are reserved for ME!  There’s no consulting before making a decision. If I think it should happen, it does. And vice versa. Sometimes that’s nice. However, I would happily share those snuggles if that were an option. And I […]

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No room for second place

I’m constantly evaluating my life. Mostly in regard to my children and parenting. I suppose we all do this, but I feel like I do it more now that I’m trying so desperately to fill the role of two parents. Which is unrealistic and unnecessary. But nonetheless, I do it. Daily, I reflect on how […]

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Today is OURS!

Life is short.  I know we hear this all the time, and it can become very cliche. But in all reality, it’s very true. I mean honestly, I was just beginning my teaching career and now I’m 16 years in. I’m pretty sure I just had my first child, but now she’s 8 and the […]

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Let your light shine

It’s September, so it’s time to talk about suicide. Hmmm…we should always talk about this. It doesn’t only happen this month. However, I agree…let’s bring awareness to the topic. Plain and simple, suicide sucks. It really is awful for those of us left to pick up the pieces. But what about those who choose that? […]

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Just a memory

Tonight, my son came to me and asked me to button his jammies. This probably should have hit me before now, but it just did tonight. I’m the only option. Mommy is the only one who can button those jammies. And I will do it happily. I read a lot of posts from moms who […]

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