R.I.P. Mom, You Weren’t There

mother and daughter

Dear Mom, When I was a little girl, you made me warm chocolate milk every day, kissed my boo boos and wiped my tears. You dressed me, rocked me and sang me to sleep at night. You taught me how to count to ten, color between the lines and share with my friends. You taught me right from wrong, the importance of faith and helping others. You taught me how to ride a bike, sew a button, bake a cake, and weather unkind words from others. You taught me to save money and how to spend it wisely. You were […]

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A Motherless Daughter’s Decision to Become a Stay-at-Home-Mom

  Making the decision to become a stay-at-home-mom after establishing your career is very difficult for many women. After we’ve gone through college, landed a good paying job and enjoying financially taking care of ourselves, we are propelled into a decision to give that up for our children and putting ourselves into a position where we are financially dependent on our husbands. It is a scary decision. At the young age of 18, I experienced the orphan-like loneliness of abandonment. My mother died of an aneurysm and I was the one who found her. I still have that image lodged […]

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Help! I Have Two Stalkers!

Our boys, David who is now 4 and Daniel who is almost 3, are quite a handful. I was so happy when I found out I was pregnant with Daniel but, I had no idea how my life was going to be transformed. Having my first toddler took getting used to but, having a new born and a 17 month old posed quite the challenge for a new mom, especially one that was child free for a very long time. I had always wanted kids but, the problem was, I had no experience watching kids and I didn’t even have siblings […]

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