Happy Halloween. Also known as 'All Hallows’ Eve', celebrated by many countries on October 31st, dedicated to remembering the dead. Many believe the origins are pagan, transformed by the Christian Church, but today, its many facets of carving pumpkins, horror stories, haunted attractions, costumes, candy... have morphed it into a more commercial and widely celebrated secular… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
We all have a hero. A person who makes such a huge impression they impact our lives forever. My father was that hero for me. Sure, most little girls look up to their daddy. I was no different. He was a gentle giant, standing just over six feet tall and weighing three hundred pounds for… Continue reading My Hero
I love my daughter. She has given my life meaning in ways I never thought possible and I treasure every moment and memory. Even the struggles. In all those years I spent raising her, I learned far more from her than she ever learned from me. I had to look at my own life and… Continue reading It’s Not Us, It’s Them!
Letting go. Never a simple process when it comes to our babies. Figuring out what is in their best interest or how far to go can give any age gray hairs. It's an easy answer when our children are little. Holding their hand while they struggle to stand, and then ultimately walk. Feeling it slip… Continue reading Letting Go
Being a parent is a tough job. We try so hard to provide an environment that is nurturing, safe, and loving. But, sometimes we tend to forget that they are separate individuals. Their behavior is their behavior. Something, as a parent, we need to guide and make sure is appropriate, but is not an extension… Continue reading Accepting Our Children As Individuals