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Change The Ending

This quote from CS Lewis stirs up deep emotions for me. I know I’m not the only one out there who needs a reminder at times that it’s ok to move forward. Accept the past and keep writing your story. As a parent we not only get to write our next chapter, we are also writing the chapter with our kids. They watch how we handle each joyful moment and each set back. I want to show my kids to accept the highs and lows. …

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So…. a guy walks into a bar

Laughter at times seems to be lost in the Hustle of Mom life. We all have a never-ending to do list. I have to get everything done at work, I have to fill my days every weekend, I have to clean the house, I have to work in the yard, I have to do the laundry. Jen Hatmaker has a podcast called “For the Love” that is the best! She makes me laugh and think and cry. She just has an amazing way of connecting …

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School’s out for Summer!

How did this happen?   Summer is here! It seems like yesterday morning that I was walking the girls to their first day of school this year.  They skipped their way down the sidewalk so excited to meet new friends and teachers! The energy around the school was contagious.  My girls soaked it all up and gave me hugs and smiles and were on their way! Of course they had some new school nerves and jitters, but we spent weeks talking about how much fun …

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Flower Walks

My favorite mothers day memories are digging through the dirt with my mom.  Yep the dirt!  Not the spa, not a nice dinner, not a girls day out. We work in the yard. 🙂 Quite a few of my Mother’s days are spent in grubby jeans and a t-shirts.  And that is exactly where I’m happiest! My sister and I make sure to bring perennials so we can talk about they as they grow year after year and we can tell our story over and over …

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What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

I snapped this photo as I sat in a presentation a few weeks ago.  I didn’t know the answer to the question, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”  But I wanted to know my own answer. I missed the next 15 meetings of discussion because I was lost in my own head.  I’ll admit, I’m cautious in life.  I’m calculated in my risks. I definitely don’t like to get hurt or fail.  But who does?  🙂 What WOULD I do if I wasn’t …

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AMRAP – RX – EMOM – WOD —–  WHAT?

I’ve been a runner my entire athletic “career”.  I spent my high school and college free time running miles and miles and miles.  And I loved it! Loved the teams. Love my friends. Love the chance to keep pushing myself week after week.  Cutting those few seconds  to earn that PR made me so happy! But the weight room – ooooo that was SCARY!  When we had to do strength training I would do the workout our coach planned, but never ever did I walk in …

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Your Own Story

Can you remember the moments when the tiniest moment or activity triggered an emotion buried so deeply in your that you thought it was hidden forever?   When this happens to me, It’s ALWAYS unexpected.   Sometimes it makes me cry, sometimes it makes me smile.   I always wonder if the people around me understand what my heart is feeling at that moment.   The truth is they don’t know my story.  They don’t understand why that moment I’m short with my words or distracted. They …