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Life Isn’t Supposed to Match

Have you looked through Facebook lately?  Have you visited any of your friends’ houses who have perfect Christmas decor? I look at those beautiful mantels that are adorned with Christmas villages and greenery and perfectly matching stockings.  You know the ones I’m talking about.  Every stocking is the same size, the same color and print, and they have …

Lessons I Learned From a Little Black Kitten

Snuggles make everything better. Life is more fun when you splash in the puddles. A good meal solves most of your problems. Modern medicine is great, but it doesn’t work miracles.  Only God can do that. Being unique doesn’t make us any less lovable.  In fact, being unique makes us more lovable. Sometimes we all just need …

Just Like That

Last weekend before dance recital she did her own lipstick. It doesn’t seem like such a big deal.  She does her own makeup all the time.  But getting ready for her recital, she decided that she would practice over the summer so she could start doing her own dance makeup next year. Just like that. My tiny …

Lessons From the Stage

Things to tell my dancer daughter… There are many things I could tell you about life, but the dance stage will teach you all of it. Find yourself a tribe.  Welcome in all who support positivity, dedication, and teamwork.  Make others a priority and hard work your best friend.  Cheer for your friends loud enough to drown out …

Quitting is for Winners

Today, I quit…and so should you. I quit the idea that I am suppose to be perfect.  I’m quitting the expectation that I can do it all.  Because… I can’t. None of us can.  I can homeschool my kids and keep a clean house, or I can do one or the other and relax before 11:30 p.m.   I …