Recent Ramblings

  • Who Needs a Uterus Anyway?
    Who Needs a Uterus Anyway?
    October 12, 2017 by
    I had this little procedure done back in April where they removed my uterus and ovaries.  Ya know, a complete hysterectomy.  I’ve put off talking about it or sharing any of the intimate details because I wanted to allow my body time to process and heal and absorb its new reality.  It’s time.  I’ve healed, I’ve processed and I want all you ladies to hear a few key morsels of advice from the other side.  Note, this is advice from MY experience and it’s not going to be true for the rest of the female race. Not having my...
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  • Not Cray Cray, Just Highly Sensitive
    Not Cray Cray, Just Highly Sensitive
    September 11, 2017 by
    If I need to prepare food and my kitchen counter is taken hostage by darling 1st grade drawings, Lego ninja characters, oatmeal buggers, orange juice glasses, and Pokemon cards….watch out.  Mama loses her mojo.  Instantly.  Functioning becomes nearly impossible, at least functioning in a reasonable, pleasant manner.  That counter top becomes my number ONE priority and my heart rate soars to frantic measures.  ALL the things become frustrating as I’m tornadoing through my kitchen.  My husband finds tasks that need immediate attention on the other side of the house and the children, naive to the scenario, continue to be...
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  • Doing Hard Things
    Doing Hard Things
    September 1, 2017 by
    We work pretty hard over here on encouraging our kids to do hard things.  Hard things are really hard when life in general feels really hard.  Does that make sense?  For our son, going to the basement without a sidekick is really hard.  Walking past an ant is hard most days.  Thunder is really hard since it might mean a flood or a hurricane.  Yes, we live in Denver.  Doesn’t matter.  The things we take for granted as being non-issues in our day to day can overwhelm our Dude.  New situations and new environments that are unpredictable and uncomfortable...
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  • How Have I Changed You?
    How Have I Changed You?
    August 28, 2017 by
    The car (ok, it’s a minivan) is the one place I am guaranteed to engage in reflective, heart clenching, and often swallow my pride conversations with my little people.  In the minivan, none of us are distracted by the 1056 things that cause us to float to opposite ends of the house.  This brings out thoughts and questions that otherwise pass and fade.  I love that about our Honda Odyssey.  She’s a real conversation starter that one.  The most recent reflective Honda talk came from our son.  From the 3rd row he asks, “Mom, how exactly have I changed...
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