A battle is raging in our homes today. Fatigue wears at our spirits and bodies. We can sometimes feel defeated and wonder if we're losing control. Can respect and joy, consistency and calmness, be our daily reality? I've been on the losing side of many a power struggle. "Clean up on aisle 9 please! A… Continue reading When Love Wins the Day
"Oh Mommy,... I love that you're silly!" We laughed as I hugged him. Loving, patient, strong, hard-working, respected. We all aspire to these, but is silly in the Top 10? I'll be honest, I'm on the nurture side when it comes to silly. My mom, however, pulsed crazy fun since birth! Dad used to say… Continue reading Bring on the Joy!
We were wrapping up a family vacation with popcorn and a movie. Our three-year old was enthralled in every vivid-coloured car that sped across the screen. "Well, that was a good movie," Papa nodded with a smile. "Papa!! ....It's not good..... It's GREAT!!!" Eli's dramatic reply and expressive hand actions had us laughing right out loud. He… Continue reading When Broken turns into Beautiful
A Special Guest Post! Words penned and spoken over 18 years ago, by a woman deeply loved and missed. Parenting and palliative care intersected paths for her at age 45, yet Mom's life continues to deeply impact how my sister and I parent, and many others as well. Written by Debbie Willick - Shared at… Continue reading Parenting Words from a Missed Mom
The scene that unfolded, wrapped around my heart and squeezed tight. Twice the bubbly, young girl attempted the speak out "enough!" with her hand motions, but her request was denied. Screen time with a device, over face time with her, won on that lunch date with mom. Ouch. Conviction washed over me like a salty… Continue reading Let’s be real… about Parenting
Can I just be transparent with you on this Tuesday? Thanks... that means a lot. So, this kind of unfortunate thing happened. No major crisis, just a life moment. Our cars became a rummage sale during one night, and some sticky fingers snagged the iPod found inside. It was my hubby's. He enjoys podcasting his… Continue reading Losing is winning
Honest truth.... I would rather wrangle three monkey children on multiple limbs and risk losing a clump of hair, than ask for help to untangle the shopping carts! What is that about? Just to avoid the awkward ask. Welcome to Free Yourself Friday, friends. Let me go first. I am the queen of pulling the… Continue reading Sayonara, Superwoman!
Two words are being linked together to signify a common pain among us. A deep scar left by sexual mistreatment, or abuse. Whether left undeclared or spoken out loud, your story matters and I want to pause to acknowledge you. My heart breaks over your "me too". This is a unique invitation crafted especially for… Continue reading Meet the #me too World Changers
It was a morning of rush. A missed alarm, three kids to dress, two lunches to make, and a mama in a tale spin. The clock was going to win, hands down. The thought brushed past me gently, as I rushed madly around the kitchen. Give in. Breath deep and give in to the day. … Continue reading How to Pause your Life with Thanks
Flowing from a passion to invest in the next generation and equip others on the journey, Made to Mentor has been birthed. The dream is to expand from a presentation geared towards women, to a course tailored to any demographic eager to be more effective mentors. Feel free to read over the material and access… Continue reading Made To Mentor