Tag: authenticity

Day 11/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Door

Day 11 Schools here in Charlotte were cancelled today because of the potential flooding and winds from Hurricane Michael.  Most of the day was similar to a few weeks ago when Hurricane Florence decided to plop down and kick up her feet over the…

Day 10/31 Five Minute Free Writes: How

Day 10 I decided last minute that I was going to take a flow yoga class today at the gym.  I hadn’t planned to go to any class today, I was just excited that I managed to get both girls fed and in the…

Day 9/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Inspire

Day 9 I just finished reading a fantastic marriage book by Dr. Emerson Eggerich titled Love and Respect.  The main message he was getting across is that as women, our deepest need is love.  The deepest need of a man is respect.  With our…

Day 8/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Comfort

Day 8 I got to spend the afternoon with one of my college roommates yesterday.  There is something so comforting seeing her face and spending time with her because she really knows me.  For more than half our lives at this point, we’ve known…

Day 6/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Belong

Day 6 The hardest part about growing up is figuring out where you belong.  That really isn’t a question that ever crosses one’s mind as a baby, toddler, or even an elementary student.  You live with your parents.  Done.  Not much else to figure…

Day 5/31 Five Minute Free Writes: SHARE

Day 5 While I’m still doing the 31 day challenge of writing for five minutes each day on a given prompt, today’s prompt is from the weekly Five Minute Friday. FMF is exactly what it sounds like – set a timer and write for five…

Day 4/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Why

Day 4 As a mother of a six-month-old and a two-year-old, I find myself asking “Why” a lot more than before I had kids.  Or maybe my questions to my two-year-old just sound so ridiculous, I feel like I’m asking “why” more often. Why…

Day 2/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Afraid

Day 2 Afraid to speak the words I know to be true afraid to speak truth for fear of the repercussions of confrontation. will the truth be accepted? 0r will the truth be despised? my stomach is sick, churning like the ocean waves of…

Mom Connections

It was my second time back to my twice-a-month moms group after giving birth to my second baby girl. Several moms there asked me how I was doing.  At that time, my baby girl was six weeks old.  I was able to tell them all,…