Drinking Cold Coffee

My mom always told me I’d know I was a mother when I was willing to eat cold eggs. I only recently truly grew to appreciate the smile that accompanied her words. The day I found myself nursing a regular-sized cup of coffee for a full five hours, I knew I’d reached my “mom” moment. Something…

Leaving the Forest

When I’m preparing for something, like an event, I’m usually pretty antsy about it. It’s dreadfully difficult for me to let go and breathe and trust that things will happen the way they should, and all I need to do is be sure I’m ready. But then, my mind’s voice will echo back, “But how…

Important Patterns

Repetition creates retention. I had a college professor who lived by that motto. She would talk. All the time. Tell these crazy stories that seemed to have nothing to do with the subject she taught. And she would repeat them each class. Oh. My. Word. I’m sure we all rolled our eyes at some point at…

New Things

This year, I have tried a number of new things, just in the last month and a half. In no particular order, I’ve attempted: …to make dinner consistently for our family, instead of reaching for boxed mac-n-cheese. …to stay within a budget each month for groceries and other shopping.  (Have I  succeeded? Well… not exactl–um,…