Why I Said Goodbye to Self-Confidence

It cuts deeper than any wound inflicting knife—that feeling of insecurity and doubt that whispers screams, “You can’t do this! You aren’t good enough!” And all the well-meaning guidance counselors and life coaches come swooping in with pats on the back and hardy “go-get-ums,” proclaiming all the reasons why you CAN do anything you put your mind to. But let’s …

A Schedule For the Mommy of Chaos

I like order. Plans and schedules keep me happy and sane; so when my three babies came along and decided they had plans of their own which did not include my schedule, my life was thrown into a whirlwind. When you are running on little or no sleep, it’s difficult just to blink much less actually put on a bra …

How To Become the Ultimate Prayer Warrior

Sometimes I have to ask myself why my prayer life seems to only thrive when everything goes wrong—you know, times like when my children are sick and pitifully sobbing while wiping the oozing snot from their noses across my bare arm; or when my two-year-old’s very best friend, puppy, goes missing and a mental breakdown ensues (me, not my child); …

5 Reasons Why Adults Need “Besties” Too

  Life without friendship would be like a cake with no icing—boring and quite frankly, pretty ugly. When I think on my time as a child, I remember ever so fondly Friday night sleepovers and trips to the roller-skating rink with my very best friend. As a teenager, I remember ball games and hangouts at the mall with the closest …

To the Mama In Need of Peace and Quiet

Solitude never felt so sweet. The gentle, steady sound of running water and the warmth and comfort of steam wrapping its arms around you were two very welcome friends in the midst of the morning you were having. But that sweet moment of peace was gone as quickly as it came when two little feet came barreling into this sacred …

So You Think You Are #blessed

Sometimes, out of curiosity, I will do a search on popular hashtags on Twitter and Instagram just to see what comes up. One hashtag I searched was #blessed, and, let me tell you, it was quite interesting what I found. According to the hashtags on social media, you are #blessed when you receive a raise at work or find a …

To the One I Lost to Cancer

You are no longer here, but that doesn’t mean you’re gone. Over time, your physical presence has simply evolved into a beautiful memory—a memory of secrets told and promises kept, a treasured memory of unconditional love and mutual respect, and a memory of uncontrollable belly laughs and late night girl talks. You were always there, telling me the truth when …

Embracing the Insanity

They’re everywhere. I’m completely surrounded. I can feel them all closing in on me as my heart pounds harder and each breath comes faster. It doesn’t matter how hard I try to push them away and back to where they came from; they just seem to multiply and make their way right back to where they don’t belong. Cue the …