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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 …

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 …

Greatness

Tonight, I was surrounded by greatness. In a small dance studio, huddled around the window with other dance moms, I witnessed pure love and life lessons unfolding. It’s what we all hope for our own children. Love. Love from others, love for others, love in what they do.  Tonight I saw it all. Let me …