Running Toward: The Highs and Lows of Parenting

February has been a whirlwind! I really can’t believe that it’s almost March. As much as I’m eager for warmer weather and those first signs of the Spring ahead, it’s been nice to bask in the adventures that this month has brought us. Both my boys had birthdays this month (and apparently the little lady has several birthdays, according to her) which meant lots of celebrations, events, parties, and oh so much cake! Looking at my boys this morning, I can tell that they are most definitely partied out. I need to make a mental note to book a vacation Read More …

Reflections and Realizations…

Things have been a bit quiet around here for the past few months. Not much posting. I’ve found since the fall, life has gotten a bit busier but more than that, I just haven’t had anything to say. Not that I’ve been quiet by any means (just as my hubby…) but to sit down and write about something has been extremely tough. I’ve always enjoyed writing, from as far back as I can remember I found great joy in putting words to paper. It’s something that relaxes me but also gives me the opportunity to unload my brain in a Read More …

Finding the season tough? I get you…

As the holiday season is fast approaching, I can’t help but start reflecting on the year that was. I don’t really know what it is about this time of year that makes us do this. In some ways, I feel like I’m punishing myself for all the goals left unmet, expectations not risen to and voids left unfilled. Maybe it’s the way my brain is wired or maybe it’s the way I taught myself to think without even realizing it but this time of year is not always the easiest. I think of old family traditions amidst the brokenness of Read More …

Finding Life in the Broken Way

Friends, I’ve been given a pretty cool opportunity. I applied (because I’m a geek and have far too much free time, apparently) to be on the launch team for Ann Voskamp’s new book, “The Broken Way”. I was one (of many) selected and so as part of that, I have the opportunity to read the book ahead of its release later in October. If you’ve read Ann’s book “One Thousand Gifts” then you are well versed in her unique style of writing. It’s raw, it’s vulnerable and whether you relate to her writing style or not, there is no denying Read More …

Running Toward: Newness

Oh September, you sly fox…how did you sneak into our lives so suddenly??? So…I guess it’s fall now. I guess it’s time to make some pumpkin spice and prepare for the onslaught of fallness. School bus schedules, packing lunches, dropping kids off, picking them up, praying the kids you wake up with in the morning are the same ones you tuck into bed at night. But another “fall” phenomenon will soon be upon us: Routine. I am ready for routine. My kids are ready for routine. Summer is wonderful and it’s so great to be able to exhale from checking Read More …