Category: hope

Sympathy Sickness?


A few months ago I was late with my cycle and feeling queezy. I freaked Daniel out when I mentioned I thought I might be pregnant. I wasn’t. So he can breathe about my health….. At least I can still walk and move around. But I have continued to have a lot of queesy, nauscious…read more.

I Choose Gratitude


Depression is something that I have struggled with for years. I have been blessed with a very supportive husband, inspired counselors and the use of medicine. Since my official diagnosis in 2008 my life has been a journey of learning how to manage the depression so I can live a fulfilling life. For me, even…read more.

Going Forward


My going phrase from my power hour today: “Do it smiling. One Step at a Time.” I thought I needed it for one set of thoughts, but my husband introduced a whole new line of thinking this morning. This new set of questions requires analysis, soul searching and decision making. It could be overwhelming, if…read more.

Suspend Judgment


Earlier today I read a post from a friend. She talked about days when there are a surge of emotions and you can’t think straight. She is learning to accept those days as part of the entirety of life and not something to be ashamed of or hide from. I thought about when I have…read more.

Nuggets from the trenches


My goal with these posts is to share something that helps someone in the trenches of parenting. Sometimes, I wish that I were an expert, who could give that profound thought, ┬áthat would be the “ah-ha moment” that will change someone’s parenting forever, in positive ways. But after I had committed to do this blog,…read more.