• I’m Too Busy Playing

    I hope you don’t mind if The MOM Journey is a little short this week…and maybe for the next few weeks. We’re out of school, Hubby has taken off a few days, and we are busy playing! Speaking of playing, that just happens to be our topic this week. I can already tell. This is […]

  • We Can’t Make Our Kids Happy

    I had an epiphany about myself. It wasn’t brought on by a life-changing event, but it was definitely one of those moments that makes you wonder how you’re parenting skills created socially acceptable offspring. Randi had just finished her shift at the shaved ice shack. She walked in the door and announced she was hungry and tired, […]

  • Here’s One for Your List

    Summer means a little extra time to for me to open a book. If this is your season to catch up on reading, too, then here’s a book to add to your list. Among other things (many other things), it’s a story about an incredible “mom journey.” Now, typically I reach for fiction. I enjoy the […]

  • It’s Not Worth the Fight

    WARNING: If you’re a neat freak, this photo may be harmful to your mental health. (Sometimes I worry the actual content itself is a health hazard.) This is Randi’s room. If you don’t have a room like this in your house, you probably don’t have a teenager. This picture might elevate your blood pressure; anxiety […]

  • I Can’t Stand the Pressure

    There’s just something about the sound of shattering glass that instantly freezes your body in place. Except for your head, which snaps sharply in the direction of the sound. One day glass shattered, my head snapped, and there stood Kelli in the front yard, her 8-year-old face paralyzed with guilt, her BFF Kristen standing beside her, […]