A good friend of mine text me last week and asked about my opinions of the recent church scandal from several dioceses in Pennsylvania. She asked how I felt about it and mentioned while she couldn’t quite label it, this story was really bothering her. With the start of school I had seen the headline but not had a chance to look at the story. … Continue reading When you can’t trust Father.
Well the holidays are winding down and I’m sure, like you, they were a good mix of festivity, family, and cray cray. I had such good intentions of catching up here (four different article starts to be exact) but between the Christmas cards, cookie baking, and holiday merriment, life got away with me. Now that I’ve caught a moment to breathe, I’ve been thinking back … Continue reading THIS IS GOING TO BE GREAT!
If you haven’t seen, last week Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” And respond people did. I didn’t feel called to answer, but after this week I just need to get it off my chest. At lunch yesterday I started out for a run. The day had been a whirlwind…one kid to … Continue reading Me too.
Fall is here!!! Yes!!!! It occurred to me as Labor Day was upon us that we had actually made it through this summer’s church services. To take you back a bit…I realized as June began that the church would be stopping nursery services for the little ones for the summer. That meant we would have to pull out our absolute “A game” for summer church … Continue reading Praise God! (We made it through summer)
It seems pretty simple when you are from the north. You hear a hurricane is coming and think “get out people!” But the reality is much more complicated and I thought it might be insightful to give you a look into our Hurricane Irma experience. This is our third year in Florida and Irma was definitely the most fierce hurricane we’ve been in to date. … Continue reading Riding Out the Storm: Hurricane Irma
I was cleaning off my fridge this past week after I bought some new clip magnets from Target (woo!) for the upcoming school year. I took down pictures and artwork that had accumulated and then I stopped at one item in particular. After looking at the picture since November 2015, I finally felt I had the strength to take it down. It’s not a spectacular … Continue reading Goodbye Depression
I had a meltdown the other day. It was my fault. I had accidentally knocked the lid of Matthew’s new smoker on the ground and knicked the dang thing up. He was frustrated but I felt AWFUL. It was one of those days when everything seemed to go wrong. Forgotten golf clothes for after school practice, dumped out baby food pouch in the car, a … Continue reading Hiding Under the Bed
Yeah! Summer vacation season is knocking on our door! Several years ago I made such a trip to Orlando and we got to a point where we said that we needed to take a day off and hit the beach. Orlando has tons to explore but we know families (and have been that family) where repeated days of itineraries can put everyone at their breaking point. So if you … Continue reading Just Do It – Best Beach Day Trips from Orlando
Guest blogger today! Well semi-guest blogger. Matthew and I took a nighttime kayaking trip and about halfway through the excursion it was very obvious that I needed to do a split blog recap. To catch you up: For Matthew’s birthday I booked with BK Adventures requesting the nighttime bioluminescence tour. See illustration below. We traveled out to the Indian River along the Atlantic Coast for … Continue reading Matthew Guest Blogs: Moonlight Kayaking Adventures
Today marks a shift in the way I’ve looked at life in the last 10 years and I’m ok with that. Like all excited pregnant mamas, I purchased a girl (in addition to a boy) “going home” outfit when our first baby was due in May 2010. And with each passing pregnancy and subsequent boy baby, in the closet it hung, to the hospital it … Continue reading Goodbye to A Girl