Ballerina In The Box

“It’s a girl!” Those words still echo in my mind, and forever remain in my heart. A girl. The day that Emaleigh was born was the first day that I got to experience a miracle firsthand. Ray and I created her! A first time mom, I remember being exhausted. But, I could easily stay awake…

This Is Our Year

When I was 21…I got married. Three days after I turned 22…I had my first child. When I was 23…I had my second child. When I was 28…I had my third child. I am a wife, and a Mom. As these two things, it’s hard to find balance. It’s hard to make sure that my…

Sweet or Sour…Your Choice

Originally posted on Rocky Parenting:
I grew up on a farm. That being said, I think that there has always been a different “way” that we did things. Not different to us though because it was always our…normal. But, different from our friends who lived in town. My friends in town would walk to the…

Measurement of Success

Today, I am 32 years old. If you would have asked me 15 years ago where I thought I would be in my life, my answer probably would have had “teaching” somewhere in it. Life is a funny thing. When you’re young, you think that you have your whole life planned, or even mapped out.…

Bring On The Cape

I wrote this blog about a year and a half ago at mrsmomdragon.com and just thought I would share it again. It’s been a rough week for me (nothing seems to be going right), yet I know in the eyes of my kids I am still “Batman”. Enjoy… So I should probably be sitting here…

Are You Ready?

Have you ever heard something, or read something, that kind of knocked your socks off? A thing that made you go, “Hmmmmm” (you’re welcome for getting that song stuck in your head), or a thing that you just couldn’t shake. A few weeks ago at church we had a guest speaker. Before he got up…

More Than A Wrapper

Our senses can do some pretty miraculous things. Not only do they let us see, smell, hear and (sometimes) taste the world around us…they also let us remember what the world around us used to be like for a brief moment. For instance, the smell of fresh cut grass takes me back to summer in…

Two Too Many…

So, I know that I have shared my feelings about snakes before…but since then, I have had two encounters. Two. Two too many. The first encounter was just a few weeks ago. We were weeding the area where we were going to plant flowers. Ugh. Just thinking about the weeds makes me irritable. They literally…