Mom Is Only Part of My Identity

Mom Is Only Part of My Identity

I always wanted to be a mother and it was such a gift. My children are now 17 and 14, and I have loved every stage. They haven’t all been easy, but being a Mom was who I was meant to be, but that is not ALL I am. I am a wife, a creative, a writer, and author, a...
Parenthood, School and Work!

Parenthood, School and Work!

Our lives are not simple. We are doing more, learning more, choosing what works best for us, not society. It was a pleasure to be asked to talk about how stress, transitions, and being a parent affects how we respond to our children and our lives. Simone Gavros, a...
My Word of the Year!

My Word of the Year!

What is a word of the year? How do you pick one? Do you need to pick just one? Here is my take on the word of the year. It doesn’t need to be one word, why not have more than one? Do what feels best for you! Write a letter to yourself. Don’t think just...
Do You Apologize for Your Emotions?

Do You Apologize for Your Emotions?

When you start to cry do you automatically apologize? It’s how many people respond because it’s what we have been taught. To protect other people’s feelings. To keep your tears for behind closed doors. Emotions are a sign of weakness and you will be...
Parenting is Hard

Parenting is Hard

When you are parenting little people you just want to love and protect them. As they grow older the problems get harder. Each child’s struggles are different. We as parents can relate to some of their pain, it could trigger our own past bad experiences. When I...