Category Archives: The Joy of Parenting

Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. ~Red Skelton

Summer Begins. I’m Exhausted Already.

6:30am – eyes open, look at clock. Why am I awake this freaking early when I don’t have to wake up any kids or get anyone to school or practice this early? Pulls blanket over head and attempts to sleep … Continue reading

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Embrace & Reward Passion: Change the World

Passion:  intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction A person can have a passion for many different things; passion for the work they do, passion for a calling, passion for a person or persons. Embracing those passions means pouring your … Continue reading

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Day 245

Today marks 8 months. 8 months since we went from celebrating a great Christmas to picking up pieces of our lives amidst the rubble of our home. I still pinch myself and think, ‘How in the world did this happen … Continue reading

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The Day After Christmas 2015 – Fast Forward Seven Months

This post is the fourth in a series I’m writing about our tornado experience. You can read from the beginning with the first post here. So I ended my last post in this series as we made it out of the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Nuggets of Advice (Hopefully You Never Need!)

You can never be truly prepared for a blow from Mother Nature, but I’ve learned some things since our tragedy hit six months ago that I will pass along: Pay attention to weather alerts. This is especially true if you … Continue reading

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