Racism at 5

I can’t believe I haven’t posted in over six months! Life has taken so many unexpected turns lately, that I couldn’t choose just one thing to share. Well, that all changed last week. Sweet P is wrapping up her kindergarten year and she’s over the moon about graduation in a couple days. She’s even been…

10 things I learned while volunteering with my 5 year old

Showing a child how important it is to serve the community is an invaluable lesson that many never grasp. I imagined us bonding, learning life lessons, and meeting some cool people.

Me time – part 1

One evening while rummaging through the kitchen cabinets and sliding things around in the refrigerator, I realized that I had nothing to cook for dinner. Upstairs, I could hear Sweet P diving off the couch onto the floor, attempting one of her gymnastics moves. Her thunderous bumps all but cracked the ceiling (at least that’s…

She’s Got My Back

Once a week Sweet P takes swimming lessons at a facility in a shopping center. There is also a children’s gym, a veterinary hospital, a boxing rink, and a children’s prep academy across the lot. But her favorite place in the strip of storefronts is a pizzeria. And rightfully so. They have the absolute best…

Just a little bit curious

Like all moms (well, people in general), I’m not perfect. Not even close on my best day. I try to extend patience , but at times fall short. I try to understand mishaps, but sometimes get frustrated. I try not to completely lose it in front of my impressionable and sensitive four year old, and…

How I know God answers prayers

When my husband and I found out we were expecting in the winter of 2011, I was calm-and-cool excited. Honey was over-the-moon excited. He had children from his first marriage and knew what to expect, somewhat. I did not. I wasn’t sure who or what was growing inside me as my abdomen swelled. During a…