Gifts

The Day My Daugher Skipped Out on the Fun to Go to a Funeral.

“Mom, it’s the funeral tomorrow. I want to go.” She said, as she handed me and her dad a piece of paper with the number on it to call Elly’s father. It was late and we had just come home from her annual school program which she had already missed gymnastics for, and I mean… read more

Mother’s Day and My First Giveaway: A Thirty One Bag!

I had no sooner mentioned in this post that I want to do a Mother’s Day giveaway, and my friend Rebekah from Thirty One Gifts had offered to donate one of the company’s amazing bags! See how that happened? The law of attraction is real, people. And sometimes it works super fast! (Note to self: now would probably be a good time… read more

The Gift of Grief.

(This is a continuation of my last post “When Grief Comes…” If you haven’t read it, please do so, and then continue here.) I learned a few things from that moment of grief at the San Diego airport. One of them is that it really IS ok to cry. It’s ok to let yourself hurt and feel and… read more

Happy Little Finds: A Pile of Pink Clothes.

It’s been a week of piles. Piles of laundry. Piles of needs. Piles of junk building up in the car. Piles of goals to meet and messages to respond to. Piles of frustration and running and plopping into bed every night, exhausted. Piles of spilled milk and inside-out clothes to sort. Piles of problems and reasons… read more