A moment that was bigger than us

A moment that was bigger than us

I’ve been pondering this story for many weeks, trying to decide how I can tell it on my blog. Now that our kids are older, I know that their stories are no longer mine to tell. While this is a story that mostly involved our college-age son, it impacted me in...
The mixed-up seasons of life

The mixed-up seasons of life

For the past few weeks, a blanket of white snow has been covering the ground where we live. Typically, during the first snowfall of the year, I would go out with my camera and take some photos to mark the occasion. When you live in the Midwest, snow is just part of...
What I loved in October

What I loved in October

I was walking on the trail behind my house in mid-October listening to the last few chapters of my favorite book of the month on audio book, and I was crying. With my headphones in my ears and sunglasses masking my face, I felt like I was in my own little world. But I...
Getting ready to start the next chapter

Getting ready to start the next chapter

On the very last day of May, I resigned from my job, and I was able to jump into summer break without distraction alongside my kids. On the very last day of September, as the warm days of summer began to give signs of the transition into fall, I accepted a new...
What I loved in September

What I loved in September

When I began this exercise back in January of recapping my favorite books, shows and movies for the month, I had no idea it would tell such a story of my general thought patterns and life events. Looking back, it’s amazing to see how the books I read were a...
Under His wings you will find refuge

Under His wings you will find refuge

I was sitting on my deck a few nights ago, watching the sunset when my phone dinged alerting me to a text message. “Check out the clouds.” I looked at my phone, then up at the sky. A good chunk of my view was blocked by our willow tree, which has been...
Reminders are everywhere… on Grown and Flown

Reminders are everywhere… on Grown and Flown

Hey, friends! I’m writing this week over at Grown and Flown. And of all things… about my kid’s dirty socks! It’s amazing how much your perspective changes when you are missing your kid at college. Let me know if anyone can relate! My son is in...
Embracing the future

Embracing the future

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in church daydreaming. I know this is probably something I shouldn’t admit: Me, letting my mind wander during the pastor’s message. But when I snapped myself back to reality, I realized something was different about the...
There’s a chipmunk in my toilet on Scary Mommy

There’s a chipmunk in my toilet on Scary Mommy

As a former newspaper reporter, I like to believe I know a good story when I see one. So, when a chipmunk ran inside my house on Sunday and jumped in my toilet, I felt it was my civic duty to make other people aware of the issue. Little did I know I wasn’t the...
Acrylic paint pour with textured design

Acrylic paint pour with textured design

If you are feeling creative and looking for a new project to try this weekend, I have to tell you about my current obsession with acrylic paint pouring. I’ve been playing around with paint pours for the past few months, but what makes this project special is the...