Him

Him

There is a running list in my head - a scoreboard, if you will - of all the things he's done wrong today; everything from dirty laundry on the bathroom floor to the open closet door I've begged him to shut again and again. He didn't offer to fold laundry last night and the trash [...]

Girlfriends

Girlfriends

“Boys and Girls, catch a bubble,” she almost yelled as she held her arms up like a football goal post. Just like that, thirteen rowdy preschool children filled their cheeks with air and became completely silent. I was in awe, possibly in love, and fairly convinced I should quickly get a degree in early childhood [...]

Enough

Enough

Every day I do my best. But every day I know I could do better. When is my best enough? Day after day, I cook and clean, shop, plan and pay. I procrastinate too. I kiss my husband. I spend time with our children and always try to find more fun, educational things to do. I [...]

2018

2018

One average morning as I hid beneath the covers in complete denial of the sound of little feet shuffling across the carpet, our three-year-old son peeked over the edge of the mattress at me and whispered, as always, "Mom, are you getting up?" "No," I whispered to him and smiled. Then, as is routine, I [...]

Angels

Angels

When my husband asks, "What's on your mind," the wheels start racing. Whatever I was thinking is suddenly gone and I can't decide how to answer his question. It's like all my senses kick into overdrive and job-mode hits the fan and you know what happens next... Well, there's dirty dishes that beg attention in [...]