I used to be completely right brained, a lover of art and music, driven completely by my whims and emotions, then I became an educator. Because of the nature of my job, I had to kind of develop my left brain. Take a look at my desk at work and you will note my… Continue reading Broken Crayons Still Color
I guess I am basically a terrible example of having blind faith in God’s promises. I just sent a picture of a new book I got for myself for Christmas, Anxious for Nothing, by Max Lucado, to a friend who struggles with anxiety and self worth (when she is this amazing mom, coworker, aunt,… Continue reading Oh Ye of Little Faith
I love the beach. There are specific VIPs in our life who do not love the heat (my parents) or we would just move there tomorrow. So this year, Cole and I were able to go not once, but twice to the ocean, which made my soul so very happy. I believe in vacationing for… Continue reading Letting Go
You know what? Sometimes people are mean, and unhappy, and just downright not fun to be around. Which, in turn, makes you want to be mean, and unhappy right back to them. But what if you countered every thoughtless word and act with a simple act of kindness? My own child is really fantastic at… Continue reading The Crunchy, Granola, Keller Kindness Challenge
Let’s talk about food cravings. I love dip, really any kind of dip. I can hold my own against cupcakes, cookies and cakes (a feat since I work in a high school office where food is constantly in and out, and it is always gorgeously sweet food), but a tortilla chip and any kind of… Continue reading Made to Crave, Chapter One, “What’s Really Going On Here?”
Hey girls, it’s me again. I know you all get sick and tired of hearing me talk about my lifetime struggle with body image, but my small town went and opened a fabulous aquatic center this summer, and I live with a seven-year old minion who loves all things water, so I have had to… Continue reading Fit Mama, Strong Mama, Happy Mama
Father’s Day is such a mixed day of emotions for so many. If you are my age, and you still get to have your daddy in your life, you should feel so blessed. I know that circumstances are not always so happy for everyone, but I am hoping that in your lifetime, if you did… Continue reading What is value of a daddy?