It’s Almost Never The Things You Plan

It’s Almost Never The Things You Plan

As I’m working on this piece, I’m fighting the urge to toggle through web pages to plan the perfect fall season events for my family. Should we attempt the Family Series Symphony or the Children’s Theatre performance of Charlie Brown Christmas? Which pumpkin patches...
Milestones You Didn’t Know To Look Forward To

Milestones You Didn’t Know To Look Forward To

We’re all aware of the major milestones parents can’t wait for their kids to accomplish: first smile, first step, first word. However, there are events that are lost in the shuffle of everyday life that parents should be excited about. Here are the top five: The End...
Bluebonnet Season

Bluebonnet Season

Just keep moving forward. The first time I saw the bluebonnets that year was on my Facebook feed. In an attempt to find a lifeline to other adults during a day where demands from my four children reached an epic high, I logged on and found the Texas state flower....
The Balloon Text

The Balloon Text

“This is actually not a negotiation,” I say for the second time as my seven-year-old daughter, Wren, looks up at me in shock. “So I can go, but I can’t spend the night?” “Or you can choose not to go at all. Your call,” I answer, trying for a smile that is both kind...
The World Spins

The World Spins

This journey is beyond my control. I crawled across the living room and almost made it to the bathroom before collapsing in the hall. Upon seeing me go prone, my eldest daughter grabbed a bowl of fruit and started passing out breakfast to her three younger siblings....