Category: Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday: Is there a REWARD for this?

This time of year, grocery stores sell mini Cadbury eggs. They’re little chocolate egg shaped treats with a crunchy candy shell in pastel colors, and my husband and I find them irresistible. Our oldest daughter, Noelle, loves them too, so my husband lately has… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Is there a REWARD for this?”

Five Minute Friday: Home SEARCH

My husband and I decided that we wanted to buy a second home in the mountains of North Carolina. We met while we both lived in Denver, and we were doing a bike ride fund raiser in the mountains. We got married in the… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Home SEARCH”

Five Minute Friday: Living ONE Moment at a Time

Today’s Five Minute Friday prompt is the word, ONE.  You can link up or read other writers’ thoughts on this word here. A few days ago, I went in to my oldest daughter Noelle’s bedroom to get her out of bed.  When I held… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Living ONE Moment at a Time”

Five Minute Friday: Life on REPEAT

This week, I’m joining the Five Minute Friday writing community in writing on the word Repeat, for five minutes flat.  Click here to read other great writers, and/or to join us! Having two little ones under 2.5 years old requires a routine.  Wake up,… Continue Reading “Five Minute Friday: Life on REPEAT”

Day 31/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Close

Day 31 As the month of October draws to a close, with it brings the colors of Fall and crunchy leaves on the sidewalk.  Tomorrow, non-stop Christmas radio stations will begin, and the holiday season will be uncorked.  The spooky graveyards and orange lights… Continue Reading “Day 31/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Close”

Day 30/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Voice

Day 30 My mom, my sister, and my aunts (my mom’s sisters) all have the same voice.  I can remember having both aunts visit us one summer, and they were all in the kitchen downstairs while I was upstairs getting ready.  I couldn’t tell… Continue Reading “Day 30/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Voice”

Day 29/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Together

Day 29 Stop striving so hard to do everything on your own. I watch you struggle, saddened; Not unmoved. I want you to ask me for help. I can’t let you succeed at everything or you will falsely believe you don’t need me. Stop… Continue Reading “Day 29/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Together”

Day 28/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Song

Day 28 When we put our two-year-old to bed at night, it’s always the same routine.  Brush teeth, sit on the rocking chair in Daddy’s lap, Momma sits on the rocking footstool with Baby Sister, we all read a book together, say a prayer,… Continue Reading “Day 28/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Song”

Day 26/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Moment

Day 26 Everything can change in just one moment: A door slams. I’m sorry. I do. That first kiss. Screeching tires. A striking match. Blowing out a candle. A baby’s first cry. You’re fired. You’re hired. A prayer. Swallowing that first taste of alcohol.… Continue Reading “Day 26/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Moment”

Day 27/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Whole

Day 27 As I sit in the living room with my husband, the World Series is on in the background.  I’ve just spent the last ten or fifteen minutes with my head down swiping through Facebook posts and friend suggestions.  Not a single word… Continue Reading “Day 27/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Whole”