Tag Archive: gratitude

Looking back, moving forward

Happy New Year! As you head into the new year, may you reflect on all that 2012 was to you. The good, the bad, and the simply amazing. May the New Year bring you and your loved ones much love, good health, kindness, laughter, and open doors leading to exciting new adventures. I’ll be surrounded…

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Unplug. Play. Connect. Repeat.

Thankful for today. For family and friends near and far. Thankful to be surrounded by those I love and those who love us. A perfect day to unplug. Bask in the familiar sounds of family. To laugh, play, and connect with each other. To ditch our distractions and just be. Build a fort of pillows,…

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I wish I hadn’t held my baby so much…said no mother, ever.

It’s 2 am and I’m holding him. Pacing the house with the quiet swaying rhythm that only a mother knows. My arms need rest. My body and soul need a few solid hours of sleep. But I continue to cradle him in my arms. It’s the only place he seems peaceful. The only place he’ll…

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Crashing Down

(A special re-posting. As I take a little blog break, this post came to mind after recent events both personal to me and those that others have endured. This absolutely frames my perspective when it comes to parenting and I get mired in the every day. When I stop to reflect, I realize (as I’m…

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Merry Christmas and a few of my favorite things

It’s Christmas Eve and the kids are crazy excited. I love this feeling in the air…love, joy, warmth, and excitement. I hope this finds you snug within the confines of your family circle, enjoying some well deserved down time. Just thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite things, the ones that are…

Thankful for these moments

I love Thanksgiving. Love being around family. Love relaxing with the kiddos. Love the delicious food and even better conversations. Thanksgiving means warmth and love to me and what could be better than that? Here are 5 moments I’m thankful for. Right here and right now. And, in the chaos that the holidays inevitably bring,…

Happy New Year

I honestly cannot believe that today is the last day of 2010. When other, wiser people, told me that time will fly once you have children…I had no idea what they were talking about. Until now of course. Seeing as I still have my wall calendar on March 2010, you could say that yes, time…