My Freedom Baby

My free-spirited and sparkly first-born daughter turns seven today, the day before America's Independence Day. The timing of her entry into the world couldn't be more fitting. She lights up the world wherever she goes. She's a burst of energy, with occasional explosions. My little firecracker. My freedom baby.       ************************************************************************************ To share … Continue reading My Freedom Baby

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How to Feel on Father’s Day

Today is my second Father's Day without my dad. Please don't feel sorry about it, though. It's already a hundred thousand times better than my first Father's Day without him. It wasn't my father's lack of physical presence that made my first Father's Day without him so painful, it was the expectation from others that … Continue reading How to Feel on Father’s Day

Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life

The closest feeling to drowning without the presence of water is trying to take care of small children without the presence of others for guidance and support. At one point in my stay-at-home motherhood journey, three of my children were in diapers and the two older ones were being homeschooled. My husband helped as much … Continue reading Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life