Tag: authenticity

Handle with Care

This morning, I dropped off my kindergartener to her school, and then my three-year-old to her preschool class. We skipped from the car into her school building and then walked to her classroom in silence, taking in all the sights and sounds of other… Continue Reading “Handle with Care”

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 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”

Day 25/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Capture

Day 25 To capture a moment in time on film to capture a butterfly or firefly in your hands to capture someone’s personality in a single frame. To take captive every thought that intends to destroy us to allow our hearts to be captured… Continue Reading “Day 25/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Capture”

Day 22/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Help

Day 22 During Hurricane Matthew, we had my sister’s two daughters for nearly two weeks.  My sister had to work at the hospital on lockdown, so she wanted to be sure her girls would be safe away from the storm.  I loved having them.… Continue Reading “Day 22/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Help”

Day 24/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Brief

Day 24 I can remember writing something for my Freshman writing class at UNCW.  Actually, I don’t remember what it was about, but I do remember verbatim what my professor wrote underneath my 80%.  “Brevity is good, but this is way too short.”  I… Continue Reading “Day 24/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Brief”