Consequences

As a mother of two young boys, “consequence” is a word used regularly in our house. For example, the consequence of eating your dinner is that if it is a dessert night, well, you get some.  If you don’t eat your dinner, you don’t get any yummy cookies and cream ice cream. Sucks to be […]

Life is Funny!

Every year around this time, I get sick.  It’s been no different this year. For five days I wrestled with a 101° fever, body aches, headaches, a horrendous cough and more.  To say I was miserable is being nice.  Just ask my husband, Lee! Thankfully, Lee and our two boys, Jake and Chase, picked up […]

Mama

I found this poem I wrote in 2009 and I thought it was appropos to the upcoming weekend’s celebration of Mother’s Day. I love being a mom and I’m lucky enough to have my mom with me this year. Unconditional love is what mom’s are all about.  We learn it from them and then learn […]

Teaching Moments

I think the instruction manual was lost in the births of my two children.  They both came into this world without a handbook on good parenting. Pregnancy was difficult enough…now I’ve got to know what to do with these little ones?  WHAT?!?!?! How in the world am I supposed to know how to train, teach, […]

Happy Birthday, Chase!

It’s hard to fathom that my baby turns five-years-old today!  Crazy.  It seems like yesterday I was impatiently waiting to deliver this little boy into the world amid the stresses of working, raising a family and trying to keep this vehicle called life in the middle of the road! Looking back, I didn’t realize that […]