Tag Archives: motherhood

My Minivan Mid-Life Identity Crisis…

November 25, 2013

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The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose. ~Richard Grant This particular post is one I have been wanting to write for ages, but perhaps acknowledging my own insecurities and inadequacies here in writing was even a bit much for me. Yet, I know I am not alone, so […]

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Lost and Found on Hallowed Ground.

September 11, 2012

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“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” ~ Norman Victor Peale As I watch the lone police man walking through the deserted streets under the too bright halogen lights, I feel a sense of wonder. My hotel room overlooks the World Trade Center Memorial and reconstruction. […]

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Humility, Advocacy and “The Greatest Love.”

March 26, 2012

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This post is a combination of emotions today. I am humbled to put myself in front of you.  I am advocating for a cause I believe in so strongly because I have lived it and I am sharing a piece of writing I submitted for a contest that captures both of these things and all […]

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Love is…Everyday.

February 13, 2012

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” ~ Mother Theresa For weeks I have wanted to participate in Northwest Mommy’s Monday Listicles, but for whatever reason the timing was never quite right, and then this week, the topic was “LOVE” and […]

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Out on a Limb, An Intersection in Life.

January 5, 2012

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“1) She doesn’t get eaten by the eel at this time. 2) WHAT!? 1) I’m explaining to you because you look nervous. 1)I’m not nervous. Well, maybe I was a bit…concerned but that’s not the same thing.” ~The Princess Bride Today, I am so excited and a bit “concerned’ (not nervous see above:)) as I […]

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The 12 month “me-moon” Challenge.

January 4, 2012

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Seeing this quote got me thinking about a conversation that I recently had with my friend A regarding her recent business trip to New York.  Her walk through SOHO along the cobblestone streets with the chill in the air.  Her scarf pulled tightly around her neck to shield her from the foreign and exhilarating cold. […]

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Merry, Merry from the Wondertwins.

December 22, 2011

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“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~Calvin Coolidge It’s here, it’s here! Tomorrow I will plug in the tree lights for good. A fire will burn in the fireplace. Presents […]

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A Mother’s Love Above all else: “Mom’s hug revives baby that was pronounced dead.”

December 13, 2011

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‘Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.’ ~ Robert Browning If you haven’t seen this video, it goes right to my heart for obvious reasons. We sat for hours doing Kangaroo Care with Q and E when they were born just one week later than these wee ones .  We cuddled them against our skin […]

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There is no such thing as Superwoman…

December 8, 2011

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“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” ~ Oprah Winfrey Earlier this week, we took a trip back in time to “Before I was a Mother, I was a Daughter.”   We talked about foundations, and how those moments of childhood and the struggles that followed, were […]

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A request at the intersection of hope and uncertainty.

November 30, 2011

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“Each instant is place we’ve never been.” ~ Mark Strand As the wind rages outside, it mirrors how I have felt all day or really if I am honest, the past few days.  A tornado of leaves swirling around in my head and chest.  I think technically, they call it anxiety, I might qualify it […]

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