Growth

  We took advantage of the cold weather today and did a major deep clean. It's amazing the amount of stuff we've accumulated over the last 10 years. It felt good to toss out old, unwanted stuff. With our 11th anniversary coming up, hubby and I have been reminiscing about our past. When we first…

Nostalgia

  I find myself becoming more nostalgic as we get further into May. I can't believe that Boogie will be a year old next month. It seems like we just brought him home from the hospital. I remember being so nervous on the first ride home. Would we be able to handle it? With the…

Uncertainty

  An old friend has been reaching out to me, wanting to reconnect, but the thought leaves me a bit apprehensive. Don't get me wrong, we were as thick as thieves many moons ago, but somehow I just feel like we're living in two completely different worlds now. I feel conflicted because part of me…

Mother’s Day

  The relationship between mother and daughter has to be one of the most complicated dynamics. Somewhere around the age of 12, young girls begin seeing their mothers in a different light. The once fun-loving relationship begins transitioning into an adversarial one. By the time a girl is in her teens, some households resemble warzones.…

Trust

  "The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them." Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) How true is this statement? I know for me personally, the hardest thing to do is trust someone. I always think back to the times when my trust has been broken, and assume that the same…

Doubt

  I didn't think I could do this blog, and if fact talked myself out of it many times. I didn't think that I had the right tools in order to be successful. Truthfully, sometimes I still have those lingering thoughts, however slowly but surely my little blog is gaining traction. What's even more surprising…

Distance

  Sometimes family just means a shared name or bloodline. Not for lack of trying, but sometimes there just isn't a connection, or the connection has been lost. Unfortunately, I've experienced this in my life, and as time goes by, you learn to adjust. Some people, even if they are family, are only meant to…

Reflections 4.24.17

  Yesterday was a rough day, and after putting a very fussy Boogie today, I quickly followed suit.   I don't know if he's teething or just needed a little extra comfort, but he was a bit of a terror. I could scarcely be out of his line of sight without him screaming and crying. Needless…

Reflections 4.22.17

  Work definitely felt like work today, so that made for quite an interesting morning and early afternoon. I've been with the same agency for 9 years, and have been in somewhat the same type of position for the last 4 and a half years. Throughout my time in this position, I have sort of…

Reflections 4.14.17

Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing the right things. Did I talk to Boogie enough? Did I read and play with him enough? Was the food I cooked nutritious enough? Will he know that he is my greatest blessing in life? Will I be able to show him my love without being overbearing? Will hubby…