The Hidden Grief on Mother’s Day

The Hidden Grief on Mother’s Day

As much as Mother’s Day is a celebration, for many the holiday brings sadness, pain, and loss. But Hallmark rarely produces cards expressing the difficult dynamic of Mother’s Day. Let me explain. Some of you experience grief on Mother’s Day as you remember your mom...
Live Full Walk Free GiveAway

Live Full Walk Free GiveAway

Hey Friends! I’ve been off the radar for a few weeks finalizing the manuscript for my new book on parenting during the full house to empty nest years. I hope to be back on the blog with fresh topics soon! But I’m excited to share a giveaway with YOU! Cindy...
Instagram Mom, Please Stop

Instagram Mom, Please Stop

I came across this beautiful photo (of which I’ve cropped) on my Instagram feed last night. It’s beautiful. Everything is propped and proportioned so meticulously. The colors are beautiful and the caption is great.  But it broke my heart. Actually, the...
I Have No Friends and Other Mom Grief

I Have No Friends and Other Mom Grief

I desire friendship was what I wrote in my journal. The tears flowed and I felt stupid. I had mom grief. What a selfish thing to write, I thought. I have friends. I mean, I had friends. Now, I have relationships. Work relationships, Facebook and Instagram...
Honesty and Envy and You

Honesty and Envy and You

Last week, I was reminded of envy. I read about the Longaberger Basket office closing. If you don’t know what that is, it’s the building which houses the Longaberger company headquarters. It’s shaped like a basket and is in southern Ohio.  My friends...