"I'd completely given up on this seed ever becoming anything. But, look! It broke through yesterday," I said to my 6th grade daughter. I gleefully held the plastic green cup in front of her. She wasn't nearly as excited or shocked as I was, but I guess that's to be expected from a pre-teen on… Continue reading That’s Why You Never Give Up, Mom!
Oh, Fortnite. I've been dragging my feet to post this, but the more I've talked with fellow moms the more I realize I'm not alone in these sentiments and the challenges of parenting in this technology age. My son downloaded Fortnite on his 14th birthday in November and began learning the ins-and-outs of the game.… Continue reading The Trouble with Fortnite (The New “F” Word)
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave person is not the one who does not feel afraid, but the one who conquers that fear." -Nelson Mandela Life can throw challenges our way that shake us to the core. Fear creeps in like a fire breathing… Continue reading How Courage Crumples the Fire-Breathing Dragon of Fear
Seattle Marathon, November 2017 I look up and see Mile 20 taped to the side of the sky blue outhouse. My legs burn from hours on the hard pavement, and my lungs expand long enough to inhale frigid air. The rainbow disappears and the predicted storm blows the side of my face. My fingers turn… Continue reading Embracing the Awful and Awesome on Our Marathon Roads