What’s in a name?

I always think it is fun to hear the story behind a name, so I thought it would be fun to share ours. We have two children, a daughter – Catherine Joy, and a son – Theodore David. A little backstory on us and child naming – we have been talking about child names since…

To hold my children

One of my favorite things to do is to hold my children. I often think about my failings as a mother. The times I’m just too lazy or tired to make a home-cooked meal, when I say no to reading just one more book, or whether or not I am using the right kind of…

Freedom isn’t Free

Freedom isn’t free. A phrase I’ve probably heard for most of my life. This weekend that phrase has been rolling around in my head as I think about Memorial Day. It started when a fellow Beautycounter consultant posted that as a servicemember’s wife, it Memorial Day sales always bother her. Then I started thinking about…

It is funny how things happen

Welcome back to my stream of consciousness. You weren’t prepared to spend so much time inside my mind, were you? I planned to start or center this post around the following quote: “What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” – Mother Teresa Well, being the good scholar that…

Here in My Arms

One of my favorite things to do is to hold Catherine while she sleeps. When I do, I often think, “I consider it the greatest privilege of my life just to hold you while you sleep.” After hearing that phrase over and over again in my head, I started wondering why holding my sweet sleeping babe…