Category: Just for Mom

Worry and Peace

In the past, a call from my doctor saying that I needed further images after my initial mammogram would have sent me reeling. However, when the call came a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t freak out.  Not really, anyway.  I never had that nagging, […]

#Thisis40

#Thisis40

Today, I am 40 years old. Holy crap. How in the world did that happen, I ask you? Wasn’t I just traipsing across the stage as Dorothy in my high school’s production of Wizard of Oz? No? Right. That was 23 years ago. Maybe it […]

Success and the Small Things

Success and the Small Things

“It’s hard to grasp, you know?  I am almost 40 years old and I will never be this world’s version of successful.” With those words, my eyes filled with tears.  Greg just took my hand and let me collect myself for a minute. We were […]

So, You’re Getting Your First Mammogram…

So, You’re Getting Your First Mammogram…

The time has come.  You’re turning 40.  Or your family history has you pegged as high risk.  Or maybe, God forbid, you have found a lump.  And the next thing you know, the imaging center is calling you to schedule your very first mammogram. And […]

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 3}

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 3}

Wow!  Part 3 in our travel series!! Thanks for sticking it out with me!  We talked about WHY traveling together is important in part 1.  We talked about HOW to get ready for the trip in part 2.  Take a look back and refresh your memory […]

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 2}

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 2}

So, you’ve got a bunch of kids and you could really use a vacation?  And you mean you want to care for your marriage and go it alone with your spouse?  Good for you!!!  I’m so proud of  you! Now, if you follow along here […]

Flying Solo & Keeping the Faith

Flying Solo & Keeping the Faith

The kids and I were sitting down to dinner after a phenomenally long day.  In the previous 24 hours, the school year had ended, our dishwasher had broken, and the hard-to-reach fluorescent light bulbs in the laundry room had burned out.  Thunderstorms and tornado warnings had […]

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 1}

Traveling as a Couple: Escaping Reality and Refocusing on YOU {part 1}

Holy Moses.  Greg and I just got back from a whirlwind trip up to Chicago and St. Louis.  We combined a little “us time” with a little “family time” and we did it without our kids in tow.  And you know what? It. Was. Fabulous.  […]

Busy & Fine

Busy & Fine

I found this quote in today’s devotional reading and it hit me squarely in between the eyes. That word…BUSY.  It tends to be tossed around like a badge of honor these days. I know I am just as guilty as the next mom of participating […]

Why This Blog? And Why Now?

Why This Blog? And Why Now?

Over the past few weeks, as I’ve tossed around the idea of starting a blog, so many people have been encouraging and supportive.  It’s meant so much to me to see the faith people have in me as a mom, as a woman with a […]