Tag Archive: fear

Surrender

Friends, I’ve had a couple of different posts written and ready to go in the last month, only to pull them out of my drafts folder and trash them.  It seems that I can’t write anything until I write this.  So stay with me, I’ve just got to get this out. Ryan ———————- Source A…

The Learning Curve

We’ve all said it before…..being a parent is exhausting.   I’m not talking about physically I-haven’t-slept-a-full-night-in-years exhausting.  I’m not even talking about psychologically I-have-no-idea-how-to-handle-this-parenting-situation exhausting. I’m talking about emotionally being-a-good-parent-means-constantly-staring-at-my-own-weaknesses exhausting. Case in point: I am learning how to be a parent of a Kindergartner.  And it’s a steep learning curve. For some reason, I really…

The Silent Battle | Part I (The Pain)

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A few weeks ago, I announced on my (personal) Facebook page that I’d lost another TWO clothing sizes since the last time I’d gone jean shopping.  It was a very exciting moment for me. I was touched when so many people responded to that Facebook status.  Here is a sample of the comments:   Friends…

The Naked Face Movement (maybe)

The mornings around here are pretty hectic.  We wake up and get 2 kids and a dog fed, then spend at least 30 minutes cajoling our children into clothing, socks, and shoes.  All of this happens while we try to consume mass quantities of coffee, chase down book bags and diaper bags, and try to…

I’m Fight, He’s Flight. Part I.

They say there are two kinds of people: those who fight and those who flee.  . When it comes to the fight or flight response, I am most definitely a fighter.  If you need proof, just ask my mom who had to weather my teen years.  (Seriously, Mom, I’m sorry.  I really am.) . My…

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