Tag: Encouragement

Learning to Be Still in a Lean In World

Lean in, Jenni.  Just lean in. People expect you to be strong, to have answers, and to keep all the balls in the air. Don’t cry....

Learning to Live in the New Normal

Originally published August 2020 I laid on the floor of the playroom in total defeat. It can’t get worse than this, I thought. I just...

This is Their Katrina Story

As I am constantly peppered with questions and concerns from my children about what is happening around the world, I stopped and realized, this...

Dear First-Time Mom,

Dear First-Time Mom, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. More often than you might expect considering I’m on my fourth round of this...

Don’t Forget About The Teacher Moms

As the school year gets underway, let’s not forget about the teacher moms. Teacher moms, as defined by yours truly, are the maternal mamas...

Let The Waters Renew You: A Perspective on Life

In my case, life’s lessons came via the sea. Anyone who knows me knows I must live near the water.  Yet, I drive down by the beach and have never stopped and appreciated the beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Miracle of Motherhood

Do you believe in miracles? When they laid my newborn son on my chest for the first time, he suddenly stopped crying, soothed by...

Sometimes as a Mom

I wasn't sure why I took the trail mix. I'm sure the recipe for it came from one of those cooking shows on TV...

Learning to Love from Your Children

I’ve heard it said that in the journey of raising children, parents will learn just as much as we teach.  When my children were...

As Love Grows: When Romance Changes

We have been neck deep in cleaning things out recently.  Cleaning out attics in childhood homes.  Cleaning out storage containers collecting dust in closets....