Drying the Worry: Finally Hitting a Milestone Early

With the exception of birth, my oldest child had never been early for a milestone. Some caused concern, even with his doctors. Others seemed small or inconsequential and were easy to brush off. But it was the combination of them all together that seemed big.

With each milestone he achieved later than other kids his age, I couldn’t help but think back to his early birth. I couldn’t help thinking that something happened. Something that couldn’t be detected at the time but was gradually showing itself now. Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 22 – Fireworks

Happy Monday on a Holiday weekend, y’all! We’ve already had a wonderful weekend with pool time (laps and for fun!), fireworks and a day date (stopped by Michael’s to get supplies for the boys to decorate their bikes for the July 4th parade, hit up Booty Loop for a quick – literally my husband is fast – run and grabbed lunch to-go from Dean and Deluca, which means it was basically my version of the Bachelor Franchise’s Fantasy Suite)!

I could go back to work tomorrow happy, but instead, we have two more days of fun. Hope you have a cup of hot coffee, here are the things making me happy… Continue reading

“What if I drop the baby?”

I was being ushered down a hospital corridor in a wheelchair, flanked by hospital personnel. Behind me a nurse was pushing my wheelchair. My husband oscillated between my side and over my shoulder. Or maybe he didn’t. I can’t remember if he was actually there or if he had gone to get food for me. On my other side was another nurse carrying my bags.

They had the easy job – Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 21 – Officially Summer

Happy Monday! June’s ending and summer just officially started, how does that work?! Besides the upcoming Holiday (I know it’s next week), we have a big celebration this week: our youngest turns two.

How did that happen?! We’ll be celebrating with cupcakes and coffee. Cupcakes for the boys and coffee for me – it’s been an active few years. Besides their cute faces, amazing smiles, hugs and kisses, here are the other things making me smile… Continue reading

What Officer Daniel Kaffe, Lt. Sam Weinberg, and Colonel Nathan R. Jessup Taught Me About Life

In my early teen years, I watched A Few Good Men obsessively (might have had something to do with Tom Cruise and Noah Wyle) to the point that I could recite the lines as I watched (I’m annoying to watch this movie with).

The story line is straight-forward: two Marines accused of murder. They are appointed a young lawyer who has never taken a case to trial. He prepares the case with two other attorneys and gets the Colonel to admit he was behind the Marines’ actions. Trying a case is as simple as that.

That may be the plot, but at the heart of A Few Good Men is Continue reading

Weekly Top 5, Vol. 19 – June Love

Morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for a new week. I had a weekend full of love. From witnessing friends exhibiting their love for each other by celebrating a coming baby to watching a family of 7, all in matching Make a Wish T-shirts, board a flight Turks and Caicos bound. The love the mama and dada and siblings had for each other through their actions made me Continue reading

Morning Routine: “You Probably Vacuum Before You Come to Work”

I’m fascinated by what people do in the mornings. Fresh off a night’s sleep, it’s our private time before we go tackle the world.

Those pre-dawn hours are the one part of the day that is somewhat sacred: no one calls, no one checks in and no one drops in.

We all have an idea of what people do in the other parts of the day. But the morning – it’s special time. It’s the chance to Continue reading