Kristin, Senior Writer
The kids are back to school, the temperatures are dropping, the leaves are starting to turn colors, and if you’re like me, fall is a fun season to enjoy with the family! I’ve scoured...
Is summer vacation over? Is it time to go back to school? Sumer vacation is over!! It's time to go back to school!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh.............. Yup, there it is. Sighs of relief being released by mothers everywhere (and...
I turned to one of my favorite Facebook groups, a group of moms in my area. I wanted to see if I was out of touch or right in with everyone else. Why not? Facebook was one of the main sources where I was getting the idea I might be out of touch—it seemed like the right place to ask!! What I found surprised me. Based on dozens of responses (mostly from strangers), it appears that I am not out of touch. I am not doing significantly less for my kids than many other moms out there. I am on par with the masses.
One thing stands out to me: Good relationships should be celebrated and Valentine's Day should be celebrated in some fashion. Whatever fits your relationship, your personalities and where you are in your journey: cute, fun, gimmicky, reflective, serious, sensual, sexual. Whatever fits the two of you the best at that point in your relationship. Have fun with your Valentine's Day, but celebrate each other and what you mean to each other—whatever that is.
Time with them is slipping through my fingers, like water wildly gushing from a faucet. I know I can do nothing to stop or alter the flow. But I need to do a better job of closing my fingers and creating a cup to drink from and savor before it flows over and passes me by.
Here's the deal. I am a what-you-see-is-what-you-get person. I don't hide the bad: I roll it right on out there. Everyone who knows me, knows my crap. The good, the bad, the ugly, the fantastic, the insane, the beautiful, the gross and the crazy that is my life. I am who I am. And my life is what it is.