It’s Hard Being You

It’s Hard Being You

We have all heard the saying, “Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time.” Carl Sandberg We are all onions and we all have layers and some can be more potent than others. Some layers can be hard, while others are soft. Each season in our...
Trustworthy Feelings

Trustworthy Feelings

“Feelings never lie.” This line stood out to me in Shrek the Musical when I recently saw it. The musical was fun overall, but this one line bothered me. I think it was because it was just another one of numerous messages that I’ve been hearing about feelings...
Love’s Cost: Dealing with Grief

Love’s Cost: Dealing with Grief

One of the most beautiful things about humanity is how we connect with others. Through our interactions, we emotionally bond with friends and family. We pull those people close to our hearts, just as they draw us in. And when we lose them, we feel intense pain inside....
Beauty in the Fog

Beauty in the Fog

Do you ever feel as though thinking about your future is like looking through a dense fog? You can’t see very far ahead. Maybe one step ahead, if that. I’ve been feeling like that lately—not sure what’s next, how things are going to work out, or if...
Just a Mom

Just a Mom

There was once a time when I thought I would one day change the world by becoming Mother Theresa or someone similar (minus the nun part. I always liked boys too much for that “habit”—ha!). I thought maybe I would solve the world’s hunger crisis or...
Precious in His Sight

Precious in His Sight

When we flipped the calendar to March this year, we also flipped to a new chapter in our lives. Our children are now 13 and 11, and with the passing of my 40th birthday last fall, I no longer consider myself a “young mom.” Those early years of motherhood are hard,...