Monday Motivation: Roots and Wings

Today was the day!  First day of school.  I know I said I would be jumping for joy when school started but when today actually came, I was a nervous wreck.  Not really sad, because I know how much my boys love school and I feel that they were ready to get back on a schedule and back to seeing their friends, but just nervous. I didn’t cry or embarass them with tons of hugs and pictures (who knew that my little boys would be too cool for mom starting in 1st grade!)  I did snap a few pics from a distance and then got an eye-roll from my 3rd grader when he noticed and I followed both of their classes into the school just to make sure I knew where there classrooms were and to make sure they were in the right place. And then I watched them head off to another year of learning without looking back.   […]

Monday Motivation: “Do It Anyway”

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Monday Motivation:The Love of a Mother

This has been a hard week and a half for me, in fact so hard that I didn’t even write a Monday Motivation last week because every time I would try to put my thoughts into words, they came out so wrong and tears were too close to the surface.  It was a week and a half ago that our small community was rocked by the death of a beautiful mother and her 3-year-old son in a car accident. Living in a small town has advantages and disadvantages and one of the advantages being that you have the chance to really get to know people.  It’s a given that you will run into people you know pretty much everywhere and this particular mother was well-loved by many in the community.  She was a mother of all boys, just like me, and we often would chat at soccer games, church or school events about the craziness of raising boys.  And she was doing an amazing job.  Her oldest son is one of my 6-year-old’s best friends and he is the type of little boy that you love to have around.  The times I have had him in my home or when we see him at school or soccer he always greets us with a huge hug and a smile on his face.  And the thought that her little boy no longer has his mother completely breaks my heart. […]

Monday Motivation: Stepping Outside of Your Comfort Zone

  Think for a minute what you would want to do or be if you had absolutely no fear of failure.  Does any thing in particular come to mind?  Have you ever felt that you could do amazing things if only you would let yourself give up your comfort zone? I love the above quote.  Why is it so hard to step outside the box and challenge ourselves with new things? […]

Monday Motivation: Gratitude

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Monday Motivation:What Did You Do All Day?

So this weekend I have been sick, sick sick!  I think there should be a universal law that moms aren’t allowed to get sick!  So I’m a little slow at posting my Monday Motivation but when I was thinking of things to post I just had to share this funny little story.   I needed a little chuckle today.   Hope you enjoy! What Did You Do All Day? By: Veronica Kavanagh […]

Monday Motivation: Don’t Quit!

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Monday Motivation: Our Deepest Fear

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Monday Motivation: The Military Mama

Since today is Memorial Day, I wanted to write something that shows my appreciation to those who are serving or who have served in the military.  Their courage and willingness to sacrifice everything is something that I cannot comprehend but am incredibly beyond grateful for. And behind many soldiers is the wife and the mother to their children.   Those moms who silently sacrifice behind closed doors and expect no worldly recognition for the difficult job THEY are asked to do. Today I want to give a tribute to those moms who are at home raising their little ones while their husbands are oceans away from home, putting themselves in harm’s way and who are willing to give everything for the nation that they love.  I want to say a huge “Thank You” to those moms who don’t just have the normal worries that come with having children but have those worries multiplied on a daily basis as they think about the safety of their husbands. […]

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