Sunday, October 19, 2014


Day 19 - October 19

Early in the evening my munchkins and I went out to the front yard to play some ball.  They were so engaged in the game totally unaware of the happenings in our surroundings.  I, on the other hand, was watchful as always.  I credit this habit or skill to my upbringing.  I was raised by a mother who was sexually abused in her teenage years.  I also grew up in the middle of a civil war (back in El Salvador) where kids had a tendency to disappear (kidnapped by guerrilla or army).  As you can imagine, I'm always on guard with my motherhood antennas on alert mode.  That's exactly when I saw the Lost Soul walking in the middle of the street.  I have never seen him in our neighborhood. He was dressed all in black with overly sized clothes and his hand holding the side of his garment.  He looked so somber and hollow, it gave me chills.  He was looking straight ahead, although the look seemed so empty.  He was definitely on a mission.  
The Lost Soul appear to be of young age, yet so drained and wasted.  His empty bones showing through the barely skin on his arms.  He didn't even noticed I was watching him.  He walked by my house and turned right into my neighbors house.  I suppose no one was home because he was out of their driveway in the blink of an eye.  He stood in the middle of the street looking ahead.  Then he started his quick marching like walk and disappeared.  I couldn't help but feel sorry for him.  How does this happen? How do our children grow into this hollow empty souls?  How is it that the world's temptation can slave them and drained the life right out of them?  This young man was a kid once. He surely had a mother, or so I think.  What happened to him?  As I started to ponder, I looked at my children dribbling the ball.  They seemed so innocent, so full of life, so happy.  I know I can't keep them innocent forever, but I must keep them full of life and happy.  I can't let this empty superficial world make slaves of them. I once had a brother who walked as a lost soul in this world, and though my heart still hurts for him, I have a new mission as a mother.  My ministry as a christian mother is to be the light in their path and guide them to the one and only God.  This is the truth path for happiness.  In time, they will make their own choices.  But for now, I must make sure to build the strongest foundation ever.  I'm at lost for word for the Lost Soul, but in my prayers I lift him up and ask God to send an angel who can be the light in his path. Would you lift a prayer with me for him and all other kids who are wondering lost in this world?  

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all peopleto be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1, 3-4

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Day 18 - October 18

My goal as a mommy has been to create the most incredible memories with my kids.  When they're all grown up and living on their own I wish for them to look back and remember all the fun, crazy, cozy, heartwarming, silly and challenging things we did together.  I don't want them to look back in time and remember an empty chair or an absent mother.  Everyday is an opportunity to create those memories.  Every morning is an opportunity to start all over.  Every evening is an opportunity to show our endless love.  I believe with all my heart that God gives me a new chance at the motherhood thing with the start of each day, and I choose to take those opportunities.  I can't live just because.  I want to have a purpose and I want my kids to delight in our purpose.  The other day I saw the following quote on Instagram and identified with it instantly: 
"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling. You do not collect children because you find them cuter than stamps. It is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for." - Rachel Jankovic.

I chose that calling and in the midst of the daily chaos (specially in the mornings).  I enjoy my calling to be a mother and I treasure each memory in my heart.  I sure hope and wish that my kids do too.

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart..  Ecclesiastes 3:11


Friday, October 17, 2014


Day 17 - October 17

Housework when you have kids is like 100 times more.  Wouldn't you agree?  When I first got married my husband would make fun of me because I would vacuum everyday.  I now can vacuum twice a day and sometimes three times a day and still find a trail of toys, papers, crayon...etc.  As much as I remind my kids to keep their rooms clean is like a tornado hits the rooms every single day. Well, today was no exception, I walked into my boy's room and it was beyond a mess.  Recently he found a new hobby: Origami.  
Not just any origami, but "Star Wars origami.  He could spend hours building Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo...etc. He's actually pretty good at it if I may say so, on the other hand however, the mess created by origami is annoying.  There is tiny pieces of cut paper everywhere, construction paper, crayons, markers, etc.  Well, when I kindly asked him to pick up the mess I didn't see the star wars coming my way.  Talk about drama!  He must have had an awful day because he whine and cried and whine some more.  Apparently he had not made the mess on his own but along his little sister.  And maybe, his sister had contributed the most.  Long story short, my poor 9 year old was discipline by having to wash the dishes all week long (not because of the mess, but mostly because of the whining)   For now he's assigned to dishes and trash only on weekends.  What do you?  Life is not always easy, and as much as I enjoy seeing him be entertained by something constructive as origami (origami helps develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and mental concentration), responsibility is must in this household.  It's tough being a parent! 

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. Proverb 13:24



Today was my last day at the office I worked for 41/2 years.  
I turned in my two week's notice after landing a very promising position.  I've been too excited to close this chapter and begin the new one until yesterday when my coworkers threw me a farewell pot luck party.  The potluck, which was a taco bar/Mexican theme was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.  Today, I got gifts and so many compliments.  They all made me feel so special indeed!  I was so grateful that they were appreciative of me and my work. It felt like my work was never in vain. 
Note to self, always teach the kids to try their best and be diligent at everything they do. For now, I get to wait before beginning a very promising new chapter in my life.

Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Colossians 3:23

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Are you an overbearing parent?  Gosh, I really hope not to ever be one.  As much as I love being in control I know I can't control everything. I try hard not to be judgmental because we all have our very own parenting style.  But sometimes, well sometimes is just too hard. There may be a thin line between trying to help our kids and butting in a bit too much.  Where do we draw the line?  The worst that we could do is make our kids believe that we can magically grant every single one of their wishes.  We're no genies nor do our kids have the magic lamp.  
As as I wrote in yesterday's blog, letting our kids experience hurt and sadness is just as important as letting them enjoy happiness.  I've been thinking about this after finding out that our drama teacher got bombarded with calls, emails, texts and even parents' visitation after some kids didn't get a call back for the musical.  I guess they thought that calling the main director will change the ruling of 7 judges.  In my opinion, actions like this just expose our kids and makes them more vulnerable.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014



Parenting is so hard, even more so when our kids learn about hurt and disappointment.  Today our little one came back from school heart broken.  I so badly wish I could fix the whole situation.  Where are my super powers when I need them? I know what rejection and disappointment feel like.  But experiencing your child's hurt is ten times worst.  My hubby keeps telling me that she'll be o.k. and I know she will.  I also know that being an overprotective parent is so harmful to a child.  I need to let her live her own experiences which is probably a bigger lesson for me.  I'm going to bed praying for wisdom.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Monday, October 13, 2014


Day 13 - October 13

Today we were sadden to hear the news about Nina Pham, the Dallas nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola.  She's the first person to get infected with Ebola within the US, causing somewhat of a frenzy on this scary virus.  Scary, I suppose, because it's unknown and from what we have seen so far, extremely dangerous.  So how do we prepare as parents?  What do we take care of our kids? We're living really hard times with so much violence, natural disasters and illnesses with no cure.  It's very easy to get caught up in the turmoil of the "end of times."  Just this past Friday the whole kinder class (but three kids) at my
kids' elementary got sent home with the flu. Two teachers were also sent home sick. All you could the parents arrived to pick up the kids was how scary the situation was and how we should all rush to get our kids the flu shot. These are the time we're living as parents, with so many unexpected terrible situations happening in the blink of an eye. I don't know about you, but I know I can't live worrying all the time.  I refuse to live is a state of panic. I refuse to let the days go by without enjoying to the max the blessing of being a mother.  I refuse to be governed by the unknown of tomorrow.  I'm  choosing to cast my worries on God whose got my back.  I'm choosing to live with joy the present and to enjoy each second of my kids' life.  Tonight, let us all lift a prayer for Nina Pham and her family.  Miracles do happen.

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you 1 Peter 5:7 NVI

Sunday, October 12, 2014


DAY 12 - OCTOBER 12 

Do you sit with your kids to read?  Do you sit with your kids to do homework?  It's time consuming indeed, but I have seen it from first hand that it makes a big difference accademecially and emotionally speaking. I'm no psychologist, thought I did take three psychology classes back in college including a child development course.  I speak from experience, both in being a daughter and a mother.  
In being a daughter, I remember loving the process of learning.  Most subject were so easy to me that I ended up skipping two grades back in elementary.  Unfortunately, that was exactly the fall of my academic life.  I was raised only by my mother who was very busy juggling work and single parenting issues.  She probably thought I was smart enough to take on school all by myself.  To my frustration, the second time I skipped a grade, school just took me down!  It was not until high school that my love for learning resurfaced again graduating with silver honors.  I can't help but think that if I would've had more academic support from my mom my school experience would've been more successful.
So in being a mother, I've tried my best to be involved 100% percent. I have been blessed with kids that excel beyond expectations at school and I take it as my responsibility to make sure that it stays that way. They are raw diamonds. Dirty dishes, laundry and floors can wait after bedtime. My priority is sitting down with them while they do their homework, reading together and reviewing afterwards.  It's quite on a task. My 4th grader doesn't require as much of my time, but I'm still here and he knows he can count on me.  Yes, it's the teacher job to teach them at school.  But it's a parent's job to make sure that the kids succeed as much as they can in all that they do. I intend to keep it this way till the end of high school (College will be a different story).  After all, spending time together is creating memories. The way I see it, is a win-win situation. It is not smothering in any way (specially if you know me), but instead it is parenting with a purpose.

Saturday, October 11, 2014


Day 11 - Saturday

One of our car is at the shop, there is a very important document that I'm missing and to top things off, I have two kids with school projects.  It's saturday afternoon and all I want to do is sleep.  The week has been quite busy and somewhat stressful.  Will I ever get some sleep/rest?  For now I'll just keep looking for that important document while I help the kids with their project. Mind you I'm making a mess as I go hunting for that document.  The cleaning afterward will be very painful.  No one ever told me that I was going to be doing school work after I was way done with school.  Off to some more errands before I pick up my hubby from work while I put on my hats for the day: chauffeur and teacher.  

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11: 28-31)

Friday, October 10, 2014


DAY 10 - OCTOBER 10 

It has been all over the news and I'm sure you have heard that this year a 17 year old girl has won The Nobel Peace Prize.  I am not going to go into the details of her story.  I am just going to leave a link which contains proper ways to recount the story to our kids according to their age: Malala Yousafzai.  I thought this article was very helpful.

I hope we all take this opportunity to encourage our kids to never give up no matter who or what stands in their way.  You see, I believe with all my heart that a parent's support is the key to a child's success.  Let's teach our kids to never stop believing, dreaming, working hard and pursuing. Let's teach our kids that Education is supper important.  Let's teach our kids to care for others around the globe and to fight for what is right in a peaceful kind of way.  Let's teach our kids to get up when they fall and to continue on with their race.  Achieving our dreams is the biggest defeat for our enemies.  Life was not given to us to just waste away. Life is a gift from God, and He wants to equip us with all the necessary skills to succeed.  

Here are some of my favorite bible verses to encourage my kids: 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Thursday, October 9, 2014


DAY 9 - OCTOBER 9 (My Birthday)

Today is my special day.  My mom gave birth to me about four decades ago.  Unfortunately she is no longer with us to celebrate it which makes it a bittersweet kind of celebration.  Still, I am happy for each new day and each new year. I learned at a very young age that "each day is a gift from God" and we should take each opportunity to make the best of it.  Some years have been difficult some years have been amazing.  Still, each year has been and will continue to be  a gift from God.  As expected, I got up this morning with a grateful heart ready to enjoy anything the day would bring. It was all good!  From my coworkers making a wonderful special day at work, all the wonderful messages and gifts from my family to my hubby and kids ending the day with a small and cozy family celebration.  All really good, yet, one stood out, touching my heart is such an amazing way.
This morning I opened the door of my daughter's room and there she was, already up, standing in the middle of the room with open arms.  As I walked in, she gave me a big hug and started singing the birthday song.  She finished the song and asked me to cuddle with her because "cuddling" is one of my favorite things. That was just the beginning of the most heart warming moment I was to live today.  She then proceeded to pull things under her bed.  Those things were my gifts.  Gifts that she had been working on for a few months.  She first handed me a painting of a flower "that was as beautiful as me" in her words.  Then two separate beautiful drawings of nature and last but not least, a hand made book.  My 6 year old baby girl had created a book for me!  A 3 page stapled book made of letter size white paper with sticky people drawings of a mom and a little girl.
First page read "I'll like you for always,".  Second page read "I'll love yo forever." (yes she wrote "yo). Third page read "As long as I'm living my mommy 'll be."  She took the idea from one of our favorite books "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch and she made it her own.  Needless to say, this was a very special, heartwarming gesture which I will forever treasure.   
My hubby and my son also had special gifts for me and I do treasure those as well. My hubby and kids are the best thing that ever happened to me.  I have nothing but gratitude towards my creator for his abundant love for me which sometimes, like today, is shown through my kids life.

This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  - Psalm 118:24


Today I received an email from one of my sisters titled Why Did God Made Moms?".  According to the email this was a survey given to 2nd graders.  As you can imagine the answers where hilarious.  I couldn't stop laughing because as cute as they sound they're also so true.  Have you ever wonder how your kids see you?  What do they think of you?  How you come across as a mom?  

I think that early on in life I had my mind set on what type of mom I would be.  The one that never yelled, always kept it cool and was her kids best friend.  I was not going to be my mom! Well, once I had kids, things didn't go as planned.  I still try to stay away from my mother's shadow.  Yet, sometimes I find myself repeating my mom's saying and even yelling.  I dislike the latter, but kids have a way to push their parent's buttons I tell you. I do work hard everyday in keeping a balance.  I want to be there for them, but I also have to set boundaries and build respect.  Bottom line, I am an imperfect human and the mom thing is a work in progress kind of thing.  There will be good days and bad days but my strength to do my best at motherhood, will always come from God, my strong tower and my hiding place.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Cor. 12:9

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I was ten minutes late to work this morning even though I had more time than usual.  Where did time go?  I got up at my usual time (5:30), got myself ready and then proceeded to wake up the kids.  As they started to get ready, I began to prepare their breakfast.  My picky eaters had willingly decided to eat lunch at school!  Hooray!  That meant that I would have more time than usual as I didn't have to prepare their lunch.  I truly wish they would eat at school everyday.  But having a chef for a dad has spoiled their taste buds!  As they finished eating I looked at the clock and it was almost time to go.  We still had teeth to brush and hair styles to be done.  My little 6 yr old girly girl loves to have her hair styled everyday.  I had no time to be styling hair today, so two braids bundled up was "it" this morning.  Just as we were rushing out the door, already four minutes late, I went to grab my lunch tote just to realized that I hadn't prepare myself any lunch!  Normally I pack my lunch the night before with left overs.  Last night there were no left overs so I had planned to make myself a sandwich.  Out the door were my plans too. I felt more rushed than ever.  Where did time go?  After dropping the kids off, the four minutes that I was behind became ten minutes. Crazy how one minute makes a huge difference when it comes to traffic. But what do you when it comes to fighting time?  Do I order the sun to stand still?  

Time flies and it seems like each day gets shorter and shorter.  My kids seem to be growing up by the minute right before my eyes.  It sounds totally cliché, yet it feels so surreal.   Yesterday I was changing diapers and embracing my babies so tight. Today I'm having interesting conversations with them as they get ready all by themselves. There is no time to waist.  These are the most important years of their lives.  They probably won't remember everything, but the foundation will be there.  I can't be trapped into the idea that I have enough time to spend with them for it will evaporate like it did this morning.  I must soak in every second I spend with them and teach them every thing I've ever learned and want them to learn.  Our days are numbered.  The time is now!

“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting my life is.” – Psalm 39:4, NLT 

Monday, October 6, 2014


Yesterday, my kids began studying a new series at church.  For the next five weeks, my kids will embark on an adventure that will make them understand that God made them and loves them just the way they are.  I strongly believe that having confidence is a key to success.  Not the kind of cofidence that is popular right now where self entitlement breaks all boundaries.  I'm talking about the confidence that you know you were born with a purpose and that you should work hard to achieve your dreams.  As parents, we should work on building that confidence.  Kids needs words of encouragement every day along with discipline and total involvement from us, their parents.  A pinch of reality in a subtle kind of way is also needed to build such confidence.   Not all dreams will come true, but we should never stop dreaming, working hard, trying again and finding our purpose in life.  

Just last week, our 9 year old son tried out for the "upper grades" basketball team. Though he did play basketball this summer, we knew that he wasn't quite there yet.  My husband, who attended the tryouts, got to see how the 5th and 6th graders were more skillful than our 4th grader.  We never told our son that he was not good enough  But we chose to prepare him by letting him know that things don't always work out the way we expect or hope.  No matter what the outcome would be, we were proud of him for trying.  We had words of encouragement along with a pinch of reality.  Turns out he didn't make the team.  He was a bit down.  But I was relieved to know that our words had resonated in his heart as he echoed to me how he'll just have to work harder and try again next year.  He probably won't be the next Magic Johnson, but he's trying out, he's dreaming, he's pursuing.  One day, with our total support, he'll find his purpose in life. My kids fall is my fall, my kids success is my success! God has a special plan for each of them, is my job to build that confidence so they can find it.

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:14

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Did you have one of those "MileStone" keepsake baby book for your child?  I did have one for each of my kids (I only got 2 kids).  And I so enjoyed filling them out.  Milestones in the first year are one after the other just passing before your eyes.  After that, the process slows down, sometimes making it hard to remember to write it down.  Well, this time I really won't forget the day my 6 year old baby girl (she's the baby) read her first chapter book because I'm leaving it imprinted in this blog.  Yes! I'm beyond excited with her accomplishment.  It was this summer while I was working on preparing her for 1st grade when I noticed that she was having troubles with her sight.  Af first I thought she was having problems remembering her phonics, but then my motherly instict kicked in and we took her to her pediatrician.  It was heartbreaking when the doctor told us she didn't pass her vision test.  But it was more heartbreaking when we took her to the optometrist who showed us how bad her sight was!  Long story short, she was seeing all blurry.  I remember being at the optometrist office swallowing my tears.  I felt like the most horrible mother ever.  How could I have not noticed her condition earlier? How did she handle learning her sight words and sounds in Kindergarten?  The guilt was eating me up.  But my hubby and I picked up ourselves and showed our parenting strength (fake, of corse) for the sake of our baby girl.   Long story short, she has been wearing her glasses since July and she looks fabulous!
Deep inside I still worry sometimes if she got the right prescription, if her glasses are really helping her...etc!  (just being a mom)
Our bed routine includes reading books every night.  She has been reading "easy level" books since 1st grade started back in August (I just correct some words sometimes).  But tonight, tonight she read her first chapter book.  A book with very little pictures and with small black letters.  She did good.  She read with confidence.  I barely had to help her.  As she read, I had to swallow my tears once again.  I'm a hot mess and I know it.  My kids mean the world to me and every milestone, specially in the midst of a stumbling block, it's an unmessurable joy to my heart.

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate." Psalm 127:3-5


Yes, it's a saturday morning and my little ones are not too happy with our weekend routine.  I know that they've been looking forward to the weekend just as much as I have, but the beds and the dishes will not wait till monday to be done.   

It was at the beginning of the year when I had a motherly epiphany.  What if my hubby and I were to (for whatever reason) not be there for our kids?  How would they be able to survive?  Have I done my best as a mom to prepare them?  It sounds very dramatic, but I've had too many losses in my life (different blog).  Sure it would've been easier to ponder if my kids were prepare to be responsible young adults?  Habits are created early on in life, not in the teenage years.  
Anyhow, after that "epiphany" the training began with the most simple of all task: making a PB&J sandwich.  Responsibilities since have grown to include doing the dishes (either both of them together and one of them with mom), choosing their clothes every night, and of course, cleaning their rooms every saturday (the beds are to be done daily, though sometimes the clock doesn't allow it).  I keep telling them that chores are because I love them too much that I'm training them to have a great future.  They don't seem to agree with me, but my mind is already set.  In fact, in just a few years, they'll be trained in doing laundry!  

I don't mind doing "things" for my kids.  After all, we chose to be parents and thought we weren't quite sure of how much work it was going to be, I still stand by my responsibility.  My responsibility, however, also includes building character, providing skills and shaping good citizens who can rely on their own through life. 

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Proverbs 22:6

Friday, October 3, 2014


Our elementary school is an visual and performing arts school.  Every year the
theater director puts together a musical.  My kids were part of the cast last year for the first time.  It was a lot of hard work  for 5 months, but  at the end (after 4 full house performances) they got to enjoy the fruit of their labor.  This year they have decided to audition again which means lots and lots of practice.  Now our after school routine also includes rehearsing singing a song and learning dancing steps to another song -(music director and choreographer have been added to my job description as a mom).  They usually start with so much excitement but after a little while (and I mean a short little while) they loose focus and I get a bit frustrated! Help! I do understand kids have a short attention spam but that's where I must keep my "cool" and stay focus as well. 

I think is so easy to loose focus of our goals.  Keeping in mind that "practice makes perfect" is a good motivation to always keep trying. There is no perfection, nor will there ever be.  But if we keep on trying and trying, we will eventually just get better at it.  We should never give up in our dreams, and we shouldn't rely just on our abilities.  Trying our best at everything we do, specially as parents will in time provide the most rewarding feeling we could ever have.  We should never give up trying to be the best parent we could be.  The more we practice a this parenting role, the better parents we become.  Keep calm and keep focus. Don't loose sight of what really matters.  

“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9 

For now, we'll keep practicing until audition time and then we'll wait, hoping to see my munchkins names on the casting board (the fruit of our labor).

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Day 2
These days I find myself so weary at nights pondering how did I get myself into this? And how on earth did my mother handled "motherhood"?  From day one when I found out I was pregnant I chose to be an "involved" kind of parent.  As you all know, planning is not the same as actually living it or doing it.  Still, in spite of having a full time job (due to the economy), I have made every effort to spend as much time with my kids as possible. It may be a guilt issue or just something I yearned during my childhood.  Either way, from the time I wake up to get them ready for school (that includes cooking breakfast and prepping lunch) to the time I come back from work to do homework and extra curriculum activities with them, I try my best to give them my undivided attention.  I truly believe that being an involved parent makes a big difference in a child's life academically, emotionally and physically speaking.  And I honestly enjoy spending time with them and listening to their daily adventures.  The thing is that after I put them to bed (between 7:30-8) I still have quite a few chores to complete, making my way to bed around 9:30 or 10 so exhausted that TV is totally out of the question.  
Am I doing something wrong or is this how I should be feeling? Then it hits me!  Bang! I have it easy for crying out loud!  I've been truly blessed with a great husband who is there for me and my kids 100%.  We share parenthood as well as marriage as a team.  What about those single parents?  What about the parents that have to work overtime to make ends meet?  My mother raised me as a single parent and one of my sisters raised her 4 kids as a single mother.  They both did a great job in the midst of their situations.  So, I stop for a second and as I lift a prayer of gratitude for my blessing, I also lift of prayer requesting strength, patience and wisdom for not just the single parents out there, but for any parent going through a weary season.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Day 1

I’m super excited to join the “31 Day of Writing” blogging challenge for the very first time.  I began my blog a few years ago as a hobby which I truly have enjoyed.  As time passed by, finding time to write while having a full time job and being a full time mommy and wife just became nearly impossible.  For weeks I’ve tried to pick up where I left off and this is just the opportunity to do so.  

In my blog you will find my day to day journey as a wife and a mom of 2; a 9 year old boy and a 6 year old girl.  I will share my crazy stories for other parents to relate to my perfectly imperfect parenthood season.  After all, each day is a new opportunity and it sure brings its own challenges.  Join me on this journey and together we will find encouragement and support while having a good laugh in the midst of creating lasting memories.

I'll be adding a link to each day here.  Click on the link below for each day of October: