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Tag: reflection

Our NICU Story

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It's 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve. I'm blankly staring out over the city through the window of my 4-day-old's NICU room. My baby is...

In My Daughter’s Eyes

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She is trusting and brave. Strong-willed and independent. Joy-filled and free. Beautiful both inside and out. She is everything my heart has prayed for...

Good Friends Are Hard to Find

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When I moved to the U.S. from my home country of England, I left behind my entire family. For the first time in my...

13 Life Lessons I Learned Before Turning 30

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We are quickly approaching my birthday, and not just any birthday, my thirtieth birthday. As in THIRTY. 30! Even just typing that, I am in a...

When Letting Go Is Hard to Do

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I’m not an overly sentimental person when it comes to things. My husband and I knew from the time I was pregnant with our second...

Dear Diary

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I am not really sure where I’m going with this entry. Is it the therapy I so desperately need or am I writing in...

Raising Confident Kids {My Own Struggle with Self-Confidence}

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If I had to use a word to describe myself, confident would not be one of them. I have plenty of other good qualities,...

It’s Just a Little Pee {Giving Grace During a Tough School...

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My son peed his pants. At school. On the fifth day. I was furious. This school year has been crazy, new, unprecedented, ________ - you...

Growing Pains {Letting Go is Hard to Do}

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"Are you okay to go in by yourself?" I nervously ask my 4-year-old as we pull up to the dance studio. It’s only her...

Leave the Dirty Dishes {Normalizing Self Care for Moms}

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I dare you to leave the dirty dishes in the sink.  I double dare you to not even worry about when you are going to...

The Joke’s Not on Me {Realizing My Self-Worth}

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To all the women who crack a joke at their own expense, I’m with you. To the women who use it to break the...

I Never Expected a “Love You, Too” {A Stepmom’s Story}

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Our text ended, "Love you,"  with a response from her, "Love you, too." I never expected that. I am the momma of boys, big boys and...

Motherhood: A Love like No Other

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Nine months of watching my belly grow and squirm from the outside led to my favorite face-to-face meetings. My heart won’t ever forget the...

What Will The “New Normal” Even Look Like?

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It's 2021 (finally!) and we are almost at the year mark of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. That's almost an entire year of social...