Category: Mommy Musings

Riding the Wave

  My oldest went to her first church youth camp this weekend. I know it’s just for a weekend, but I miss her. Not just the “it’s my kid, I’m required to say that” kind of thing. But I mean, I really miss her. Getting to know your kiddo is pretty cool. I love the Read More

The Last

When I was pregnant with “Baby LeBlanc #2,” as she was called for most of my pregnancy because she wouldn’t cooperate for sonograms (so they could only give us about a 40% accuracy of her gender) I was in a state of “mommy bliss” I guess you could say. At the time, I never thought she would be Read More

Chasing Childhood

At dinner, my daughter ate 7 hot wings and what was left on her sister’s plate. She has recently perfected the one handed cartwheel. She went to a playdate where her best friend since Kindergarten talked about “getting married and having three children someday” while he pushed her on the swing-set. She will turn 8 Read More

The Fairy Dance

I’m not sure when it all began, but sometime around the “age of losing teeth” for my oldest, I had an idea to write notes from the tooth fairy along with the usual dollar or trinkets she received for each tooth. Ryan became Chloe’s fairy somehow, even though we took turns many nights for the Read More

The Thief of Joy

A snapshot. A moment. A day of digging for roly-polies and frogs coming to a close. Her little hand opened inside of mine, holding a caterpillar. Dirt under her nails, wispy blond hair falling in her eyes, the smell of sunshine on her face. An excited sister holding a box of dirt and bugs behind Read More

Letters to Mommy

This post is really for me… a visual reminder that will be here when I need it most. I want to read this over and over on those days when I just don’t know how much longer I can keep living in pain, for those days when I can’t seem to do anything right, or Read More

Grey Matters

I don’t know how to explain the chronic diseased life. There are only so many words and I think I have used them all. When it comes to living a half-lived life, words fail. This type of disease is tricky. It is confusing since there is quite a bit of false information out there and Read More

Don’t Miss It

I love EVERYTHING about Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday. I prepare for Christmas morning like a child. I get wrapped up in the excitement, the decorations and the giving. In the past I have gotten caught up in things that didn’t really matter. I quickly moved right through my favorite season without really being in Read More

Hey Jealousy

Jealousy can be a strange thing. It creeps up on me in the middle of the day, while I’m doing laundry or making coffee. I’m minding my own business and boom. Freaking Facebook! Why haven’t I learned my lesson? I know social media has many positives, but it also can be so damaging when we Read More

Fall’s First Frost

The first frost of November. There is a crisp chill in the air, winter is whispering that she is on her way. Little bodies need warm coats and little hands are forced into handmade mittens for the first time this season. My girl notices nature’s beauty before she even steps foot on the ground. The Read More

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