Pour Your Heart Out

pour your heart out

I have a confession to make. If you read my post the other day about If It Were Me… about how we all deal with hardships in different ways and how we need to realize that and not judge because we aren’t actually the ones in the situation… you might have thought that either I […]

Letting Him Go It Alone: Pour Your Heart Out

Thomas Edison

There are some homework assignments that come home that make me roll my eyes because they aren’t homework for the kids, they are homework for the parents. I’m not complaining about having to help my kids with their homework- I feel like that’s part of a parent’s job. But I do think that kids should […]

Boys Will Be Boys… No.

boys will be boys

“Boys will be boys,” the sweet teacher laughed when my son had zero desire to sit in the circle at his Mommy and Me class and clap his hands along with a song. Oh, no. Instead, he wanted to climb and jump off of all of the gym equipment. It continued as he got older and […]

Lighting a Candle in Remembrance

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It’s happened to us twice. Once when my middle son was just shy of two. We found him twenty feet from a river. The second time was when he was six. I had my first ever full-blown panic attack. He was safe the whole time, but while I looked for him, I had no idea. […]

I Stopped Yelling at My Kids and Now They Are Better Listeners


It was one of my resolutions this year to stop yelling at my kids. It helped to put it out there and to set a high goal. Let’s just make sure we’re on the same page here- which I think we are, but the comments on Today Moms went off on such a tangent, I […]

Worrying When He’s Just Like Me: Pour Your Heart Out


After getting my children to seven soccer games, one basketball awards ceremony, and one birthday party all in one day, I came home on Saturday night completely done. Not just tired but done. It had been a good day, but I needed quiet. I needed to not have to talk, to not be around people. […]

Stargazing: 4 Years of Pour Your Heart Out


I’ve always been a stargazer. A literal look-out-the-window-up-at-the-sky or go-outside-and-stare-upwards kind of a girl. From when I was very young and had to make that quick dash from my window back to my bed if I heard one of my parents coming to when I was in college and would wander campus in the middle […]

Not the Anniversary Post You’d Expect

love is a decision

I started pouring my heart out earlier tonight about my marriage. Saturday will mark our 11th wedding anniversary. My fingers flew over the keyboard, talking about how we make each other laugh, support each other’s dreams, are a parenting team, never end a conversation without saying “I love you,” how I couldn’t imagine my life […]

Not Everyone Should Be a School Volunteer


My boys are in third grade, first grade, and the final year of preschool and yet this is the first year that I’ve been a regular volunteer in their school. Back when I was a teacher(before my kids were born), I assumed I would volunteer in my children’s classrooms. But when my oldest started kindergarten, […]

How Hard It Was Before: Pour Your Heart Out


It was not a day for yoga pants, a messy bun, or moisturizer-only skin care. I carefully curled my hair after meticulously applying my make up. I dressed in what I hoped read as confident soccer mom instead of mom who was so nervous her stomach was eating itself. After picking up my son from […]