Engaged to Mr. Wrong

I’m a Brave Girl …and this is a piece of my story… (I’ve chosen to remain anonymous to protect the tender feelings of those I love and have loved.) This story starts like lots of others…with a boy and a girl.  We were both about 23 when we met at a party…he was fun and […]

Forget about “to-do”…what about “to-enjoy”?

Today, just like everyday, I was highly anticipating naptime. Once both kids were down, I went straight to my computer to edit some photos. After about 15 minutes of quiet went by, I heard my 1 year old rustling and fussing in her bed. I tried to ignore it, hoping she would fall back asleep, […]

Precious Minutes

Lately I have been busy….like crazy busy.  As a mother of 2 babies (ages 3 months and 2 years), wife (of -among other things – a high school wrestling coach), homemaker, assistant to Brave Girls Club and everything else I do, I am always running from one thing to the next – appointments, wrestling meets, […]

Sacred Yes – Think Before You Say It

I like the whole “word of the year” thing that so many of us do at the beginning of each year. I remember this huge trend originating with one of my peers many years back,http://www.aliedwards.com/  “one little word”…..it has grown to be such a cool thing out of such a brilliantly simple concept. Nice work, […]

She is Happy Anyway

These are my in-laws, Dan and LaNae: I could write volumes about how incredible they are and about the things they’ve taught me about how to live and how to be in the short 3 1/2 years that I’ve known them.  My father in-law was hit by a car 23 years ago, and wasn’t supposed […]

What’s the REAL Price?

Last night I crawled into bed before 7pm and put in a movie. One by one, my kids came upstairs and crawled on to the bed or under the covers…except of course, for the big old teenager who was downstairs raiding the pantry with his buddies… When Marq finally came to bed it was over […]