A Big Annoucement and New Gig for this Girl!

I have been hiding something for a couple weeks.  I totally let my twitter friends know that I had a big announcement coming, but I could not share my big news until today.  After a few years of blogging away and immersing myself in social media, I have a job doing what I love!  (I so need a drum roll) I am the Community Manager for Brica!  If you are expecting or have little … [Read more...]

I’ll Be In the Bathroom

I spend a lot of time in the loo and as you might expect no matter what my business, I am not alone.  This is motherhood folks.  And marriage after a while.  Dude, just because we are married you can't just come in when I'm going.  I suppose I get the littles doing it but a grown man in there just crosses my line.  The conversation can wait. I'm not in there a lot for myself … [Read more...]

Mother Nature’s Beautiful Mistake

Yesterday was March 1st and temperatures in Charlotte hit 78 degrees!  In all honesty, I spent a great day of time while my kids were in school pondering global warming and wondering how people could doubt that something totally fishy is going on.  A quarter of the country is freezing with snow days in the Northeast and just hours south we threw on our bathing suits.  That … [Read more...]

On My Due Date, I Grieve

Today is (or was) my due date.  I should be in the hospital delivering our 4th beautiful baby.  I am not.  We lost our baby to a fetal teratoma in August and for me, every day since has felt a little wrong.  This day and the baby we should have occupy my thoughts almost constantly. For those of you who have lost a baby or a loved one, you must know what I mean.  Life goes on, … [Read more...]

This Man Has My Whole Heart

I don't know what I did to get so lucky.  We don't really celebrate Valentine's day, but every day I pause and reflect on how much I love him.  And how much he must love me. We are lucky, right?Please don't think it is all sunshine around here.  I know he loves me so much and I love him so much because things have been so hard lately.  Some days feel impossible.  Many days I … [Read more...]

The Case of the Itchy Scratchy Baby and the Nipple that Wasn’t

Let the detective work begin.  Today started out totally normal. You know, complete chaos in the morning. As per our usual routine I ran chasing Violet around the house in an effort to force her prized Tinkerbell nightgown off of her body and momhandle an outfit on her.  It's fun times here in the a.m.  My little peach was more unhappy than normal and as soon as I pulled her … [Read more...]

When You Give a Boy a Vacuum

I am a big fan of men who do housework.  When I say big fan, I actually mean my mouth always drops open, tears well up and I contemplate breaking into song when I see it. I think us moms have a great deal to do with whether or not our little men who love to help grow into big men who know how to do complicated things like plug in the vacuum and walk around pushing it over dirt … [Read more...]

Sharing Grief: 5 Months After Losing our Baby

I have a confession.  I have not been sharing as much of myself lately.  It is not because I have a fear of sharing on le internet.  Truly, over the years I have babbled on about everything including my girly parts and tweeted through delivering my third child and I love to tell you almost everything.  I don't regret it. However, these past few months I have been a mess. … [Read more...]

Doodle Me with Love

I have been doodling since I was a small child.  While my life has changed immensely since my youth my escape in colors and shapes on paper has remained constant.  My lines have matured but the visions in my head have not changed much over the years.  I find comfort in these drawings, in the repetitive nature of my art and in the way the shapes wrap around each other. Sophia is … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Time and Intentional Love

I want to share an email I received from my father.  My father writes these thought filled emails to his friends throughout the world.  He was a minister while I was growing up and now works to renew Classical Education in America as the founder of Cambridge Advisory.  He has never been without words and while we do not always see eye to eye, yesterday his words moved me.Pin … [Read more...]