Running Toward the Harvest

Well…it’s been another long hiatus since I was last on here. Truthfully, I hadn’t really noticed the time away. In all honesty, the break has likely been a good thing. I’ve needed time to refocus, start focusing and continue to focus on other things. I’m not going to make some fluffy remark about how I’ve been building memories with my family as though we’ve had some massive breakthrough in parenting and in our day to day that’s all of the sudden provided crystal clear clarity about all the why’s and how’s of life. We haven’t. Yes, we’ve made some good Read More …

Running Toward: Loosening my Grip

“Mama, I’m just going to go play with my friends for a bit”… And just like that, he was off. 7 years old and suddenly a man… Well…not so much. More like 7 years old and bored being at his 5 year old brother’s soccer game. Either way, I feel like we’re approaching a new milestone that has me a bit overwhelmed. My shy, sweet, quiet first-born is becoming more and more independent. He’s got friends that he jokes around with, plays on sports teams with and that are filling his social calendar. Not to mention he’d rather be playing Read More …

Running Toward: No Apologies

I feel like a bit of a broken record when I say that I realize that things around here have been a bit sparse. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I make no apologies about not posting more often. I know for a fact that the two of you that actually tune into my ramblings aren’t hanging onto my every word like your last thread of sanity so I feel ok about living life off the open track. That said, I must confess that although I enjoy not worrying about writing some trifle of relevance on a Read More …

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 …

Recovery Road

Welp…our run of decent(ish) health came to a screeching halt over the weekend. And by screeching, I mean…puke. Puke. And more puke. Ugh. Thankfully, after a loooooong Thursday night listening to hubby clean up and deal with a pukey 2 year old (thank the good Lord I married a man that can handle barf!), we all took it easy on Friday and so far, no one else has been taken out. That’s not to say that it won’t happen (cue my massive paranoia and fear about the ralph) but I think we may have seen the worst of it. So Read More …