Tag: family

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”

Uncontrollable Parenting

My baby girl was diagnosed with RSV at her pediatrician nearly two weeks ago. I took her to the doctor because, while we all had green snotty noses, she seemed to be laboring to breathe. When the doc walked in to our room, his… Continue Reading “Uncontrollable Parenting”

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”

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 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 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 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 18/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Search

Day 18 When I was young and single, really from high school through my twenties, I’d look at couples and wonder how they’d met each other.  Out of all the people in the world, it seemed as if everyone had a partner, except me.… Continue Reading “Day 18/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Search”

Day 17/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pause

Day 17 I’ve written quite a bit about mothering my two year old lately.  I guess it’s been therapeutic getting it written out how I’ve been feeling.  Dang it, it is not easy having a 28 month old and a 7 month old at… Continue Reading “Day 17/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pause”

Day 16/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pray

Day 16 Quiet your mind, Child. Sit in my lap and look up at my face. I want to look in your eyes and see myself For I created you. I know how many hairs are on your head- and how many you had… Continue Reading “Day 16/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Pray”