New Admiration

You never stop being a mom. No matter how old your kids get, or where your kids' adventures take them, they are always your babies. You hope that you have given them the tools that they need to live their adult lives in the best way possible. And yet, somehow you have a difficult time … Continue reading New Admiration

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Soap Boxes On Top Of Soap Boxes

I have opinions. Shocking, I know! These opinions vary from spay/neuter, to organic preaching, to proper grammar/spelling, to breast feeding, to parenting, to family owned businesses, to creamer/chemicals in coffee vs drinking it straight up black. I do not lack for things that I feel strongly about. I'll just pick one today. Or, to clarify, … Continue reading Soap Boxes On Top Of Soap Boxes

Ingenuity

It's been a LONG time since I've told a Melissa Story. I got a phone call this afternoon and heard her cheery voice on the other end. We chit chatted about everything, as we always do whenever she calls. I could hear Hurricane Mara's giggles and jabbering in the background, as I always can. It … Continue reading Ingenuity

No Fear

#LaterGram My Mara is a water baby. She loves the water. It doesn't matter if it's a bathtub, a puddle of water left over from a typical Hawaiian afternoon rainstorm, a quiet cove surrounded by a protective barrier reef, or an angry ocean. She wants it. She doesn't care if there is a hand to … Continue reading No Fear