Why I Won’t Miss the Thrive Conference

Why I Won’t Miss the Thrive Conference

Choose joy! These two words were part of the theme for the first Bridging the Gap women’s conference I attended several years ago, and became an impactful part of my life afterward that I still remember today. Since then, I have attended numerous spring conferences...

Safety Nets

The other day, Kyle asked jokingly why my friend Julie and I argue—or what I like to simply call banter—so much. “Because she is safe for me,” I responded without thinking. And it’s true. Together, through our mutual love and respect for one another, we are allowed to...

When You Feel Homesick

The clock reads 12:15 a.m…then 1:15 a.m…now 2:30 a.m. I lay here, still awake. Unable to sleep since waking with one of the kids who needed to use the restroom. Unusual for me, as I am typically able to fall back to sleep quickly, but tonight my mind begins to race...

It’s Ok to Fail

Stubborn tears streaked down his 7-year-old cheeks. Determination to do as well as his brother at snowboarding had lead to frustration and anger coming out sideways through tears when he couldn’t quite measure up—at least not in his own eyes. As I locked eyes with my...

Life Beyond Your To-Do List

This morning I forgot what day of the week it was. If it weren’t for school and the few activities my kids are in each week, I may never remember the dates as the year rolls on with no clear differentiation between one 24-hour period and the next. At times, life can...