I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute… When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, “Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent… it goes by so fast.” Many times I would look at them and be like… REALLY? REALLY?! … [Read more...] about Finding JOY right now. Here.
It’s Been Great, Northwoods!
Nine years ago I took a leap of faith and started working again. I had been a stay at home mom for 10 years. My kids were both well settled into their new school as second & fourth graders and so I decided I might like to find a new way to serve. I had been volunteering at my church, Northwoods Presbyterian, for about two years. I had found my way onto a few committees and various volunteer … [Read more...] about It’s Been Great, Northwoods!
28 days of love
This is not your usual "love" post... About a month ago, I was having one of those (seems to be daily) talks with my teenage son about getting things done, picked up, put away...etc.... You know the kind of daily "talks" we as moms seem to have oh so often with our kids. In the middle of the conversation he told me to "Stop right there". I was caught off gaurd and asked him why. He then … [Read more...] about 28 days of love
School is officially back in session. One full week to be exact. It's funny, I found myself deeply sighing many times this past week. I think I was holding my breath all summer. Just rushing around. Not really going anywhere, just rushing around to get the kids here and there... and there and here... and over there. and over here. Now, all is right with the world again. My kids are … [Read more...] about Ahhhhhhhhh.
School ain’t for sissies
Yesterday my kids headed back to school. This year I have a sophomore in high school and an 8th grader. I think it's funny, that even though they are both full grown teenagers, I still get choked up dropping them off on their first day of school. I still remember dropping my daughter off at pre-school and being so nervous. Then after lunch I ran by to peek in the window and check in on her. … [Read more...] about School ain’t for sissies
I love it. I love it. I love it! NEW beginnings... not necessarily new resolutions, just new beginnings. I love how everyone yesterday said goodbye to the old... and are ready to anticipate the new. New hopes. New dreams. New plans. First things first. I slept in... ahhhhhhh hello sleep! Then I got up ate a healthy breakfast and cleaned my room. Opened the windows (yes, I live in … [Read more...] about twenty twelve
I thought it was him, but maybe it’s me…???
I am one strong headed lady! I am Italian. I am an Aries. I am stubborn. I am passionate... I have a son. My son is one strong headed little guy. He is Italian. He is a Taurus. He is stubborn. He is passionate. Does this sound like trouble? I often laugh and tell friends that my daughter is the easy one, but my son gives me a run for my money daily! ha. I constantly wonder how I … [Read more...] about I thought it was him, but maybe it’s me…???