Parenting is not optional. It’s expensive and exhausting and 3 out of 7 days each week you will want to turn in your resignation. Dear God, I regret to inform you I can no longer serve as caregiver of this child. I have decided to take another route. Sincerely, Me Stick around. God gave you… Continue reading hey little mama.
Dear Ella, Today was Mother’s Day and while I was counting my motherhood blessings I was counting you. One year ago this month your Poppy called to say you’d be joining us for dinner. I left to meet you both at the house and we’ve been together ever since. Together we’ve learned and done so… Continue reading high calling.
I have criticized myself from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. If I was ever inadequate in your eyes, you were wasting your energy if you ever said so…you only validated what I was already thinking…feeling…which could all be summed up in these three words…Not Good Enough. Not thin enough…pretty… Continue reading scrutiny mutiny.
You are inundated with political banter and by now you’ve voted or you are planning to do so tomorrow. Let’s face it, we are not dealing with the brightest and best crayons in the box this election. We have watched with squinted eyes as these two have bickered, belittled and accused one another for the… Continue reading if you’re really with her…
Ask 9 year old, 4th grade Gina her favorite holiday and you would get this answer: Halloween. Yep. I loved October 31st…better than Christmas. Halloween meant costumes… and costumes meant witches… and witches had long nails… and I was a witch so I could press those suckers on and pretend! Halloween was a haunted house… Continue reading life is a treat.
Did you have time to put makeup on today? ahhhhh… You got a pedicure and some trendy seasonal shellac on your nails? How precious. You had lunch with a friend? Well…that’s special. I know…you saw my wedding video and the birthday post for Ella and you’re thinking I’ve got it all together and… Continue reading real talk.
Dear Ella, We celebrated your first birthday this past Saturday along with Uncle KJ, Claire, Ty, Lucy Claire, her pal Laurel, Sadie the Cupcake Queen and Kerald. We went to my favorite restaurant and had pink drinks and appetizers and of course, I had my Wasabi Chicken Salad. As soon as your pretty teeth learn… Continue reading e l l a…