Posts filed under: Family

For the Love of Lamb

So yesterday morning I got a phone call from my daughter. Her lamb wasn’t doing well (a pity since his is name is Well). Quick backstory: he went to the vet the day before because he has been prolapsing. That means, his whole butt falls out of his hole. The vet tucked his insides in...... Read More


You see a girl who got pregnant in college. I see a single who mom who got her degree. You see a failed marriage. I see a woman who freed herself from an alcoholic husband. You see a dancer on a pole. I see a woman who found physical strength and confidence. You see rebellion...... Read More

Losing people is never easy

I read this quote this morning. Losing people is never easy. It's sad to the core. But this is life. Time to move on. Time to dance again. Time to meet new people who love me for who I am in this moment of my life.... Read More

My Kids are NOT My Life

I love my kids… but they are not the center of my universe. I don’t think that makes me a bad mom, either. In fact… I think in some ways I think my kids are better for it. When my son was a teenager he came to me once wanting a ride to see a...... Read More

Worthy of Great Love

“I think the most difficult thing to reconcile is knowing you are worthy of a great love and genuine acceptance and not having it.” I posted this on Facebook a year ago and it popped up in my history today. While I know that the love I was longing for when I posted this was...... Read More

Daddy Daughter Dance Rant

I keep seeing all these invitations and posts about Daddy Daughter Dances. Well, I have a little bit of a problem with it. So let me use this space to make my rant public! First, it is a noble movement to get daddy’s more involved in their daughters lives. Studies show that when a father...... Read More

I Have an Amazing Family

I have an amazing family. They accept me for who I am. They push me to be better. But the surest sign is to see how they love my daughter. I have felt estranged from my natural family for a while. I am far from perfect, and guess that realization was quite a disappointing reality...... Read More

Adding Adventure to Christmas

As Christmas decorations and advertisements began to appear in early November my daughter approached me rattling off all of the things she wanted for Christmas. I stopped her in her tracks and said, “I’m not buying anything for Christmas. Where would you like to go?” She paused for a brief second then with great excitement...... Read More