Tag: growing up

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…

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,…

Day 20/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Audience

Day 20 We all live our lives with an audience watching, whether we realize it or not.  In high school, we’re all so self-conscious, star-struck or intimidated by those considered the “cool kids” that we may not even consider the fact that there is…

Day 19/31 Five Minute Free Writes: WHO

Day 19 This is also part of the regular Five Minute Friday writing community.  Here‘s the linkup if you’d like to check out other writers’ thoughts on the word Who. When I was a kid in elementary school, and was asked to write about…

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…

Day 15/31 Five Minute Free Writes: When

Day 15 There are some days when I find myself watching the clock.  That long hand seems to drag like a spoon through pudding.  “When will Daddy come home?” I ask myself on the particularly long days of carrying around a medicine ball in…

Day 13/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Talk

Day 13 My oldest daughter just turned two in early June.  She had been talking for about a year even prior to that.  Everywhere I take her, whether it be to her classroom at church or the YMCA or even to the grocery store,…

Day 12/31 Five Minute Free Writes: Praise

Today is a Five Minute Friday write with the online writer’s group, and the prompt is PRAISE.  Here is the linkup if you’d like to read some more from other writers. Today is also Day 12 of the 31 day challenge (also with the…

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…