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Are there days you wish you weren't a mom? Feb 06, 2023

Life is hard. No one said it would be easy.

We love our children, but there are times we wish we could go back to being single and living the life we thought we would live.

When you were young, what did you dream of doing?

What did you enjoy doing when you were a preteen?

Are you doing...

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Do you know what you want to do in life? Jan 29, 2023

What do you want to do in life?

Do you know?

I have spent the majority of my life saying "YES." It may or may not have been the right answer.

I made the most of every opportunity. But I never sat down and evaluated what I wanted in life. I didn't think of my gifts, talents, passions, desires....

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Who is on the top of your priority list? Jan 24, 2023

When it comes down to it who do you sacrifice for?

Really think about this. It may be different than you would say.

Don't think about who is asking the question. Think about your heart.

Who you prioritize will impact your decisions.

Do you prioritize yourself?

Do you prioritize your family?

When...

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Reflection - Doesn't everyone see what I see? Jan 16, 2023

The holidays can bring out old memories, old photographs, old stories.

Isn't it funny how we remember things differently?

We can acknowledge in these settings that we have different memories. We can all look at the same family photo and tell different stories about what was happening. Sometimes...

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You are not just the sum of your roles Jan 11, 2023

Rob Raymond, CEO of Achieve Systems, says that you should have 7 streams of income. He draws out a mind map with YOU in the center and 7 ways that you earn money around it.

I believe that women need to consider a mind map of their roles.

We are not defined by the roles or positions we play in...

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I had good times, You have your own path Jan 01, 2023

Some talk about living vicariously through others. Sometimes through friends traveling to places we'd like to go. Others have relationships we'd only dream of. And then there are times our children are growing up and we try to enjoy the times they have, maybe we didn't have that type of...

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I love how annoying you are Dec 28, 2022

As children go through their teen years, there are times it seems like they hate us. 

We can take this differently depending on how we are handling our own emotions or things that are going on in our own world.

We go through life wanting people to love us and to like who we are. Having...

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Moms are to give joy, not enjoy. Wait! What? Dec 19, 2022

Moms, there is a lot that falls on our shoulders during the holiday season. Decorate the house. Make sure there are gifts for everyone; on Christmas day and at all the parties. Bake extra food for the parties and giveaways. Bake extra for visitors. Clean up after visitors. Make sure everyone is...

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Writing the Next Chapter: Starting Fresh After Kids Move Out Dec 12, 2022

For many mothers, their children moving out marks a significant change in their lives. It can be a time of both excitement and uncertainty as they enter a new stage of motherhood. However, with some planning and preparation, this transition can be a smooth one.

This holiday season is a great...

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5 Ways to Reflect and Figure Out What You Want for Your Future Dec 05, 2022

As an empty nest mom, you or someone you know, may be feeling a sense of emptiness or loss, especially this time of year. I understand this, as this will be my 2nd year without my son for Christmas.

You've poured so much of yourself into your children and their lives. It's natural to feel a...

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"No One Needs You Mom" Nov 28, 2022

It can be a difficult time when children don't need you anymore. They are now adults (or almost) and can take care of themselves. It's a time of new beginnings, but it can also be a time of loneliness and sadness for those who have been so focused on their children and put their dreams on...

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Make Your Dream Happen! Nov 21, 2022

As we come out of the pandemic, there is about 40 days left in 2022.

We are no longer in the pandemic and we cannot use it as an excuse to stay where we are.

Where do you want to go?

What do you want in 2023?

About a year ago, I was working through some worksheets Robert had printed from the...

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