back to school, first day of school, parenting, girls, letting go

Back to School Breaking My Heart Since 2009

Back to school was not Xanax inducing here. Not this year anyways. Today was the first day of school for my girls. It feels much too early […]
first communion, kids growing up, communion, letting go,lasts

Our Last First Communion

My 7-year-old just celebrated her First Holy Communion. She chose to wear her sister’s communion dress and sweater. She looked beautiful almost angelic. There was something […]
Back-to-school, first day of school, kids growing up, letting go

Back-to-School ~ Diary of a Recovering Helicopter Mom

Back-to-school school is upon us. Yesterday morning, I took my girls back-to-school. I know that I should be rejoicing. I thought I might be. This summer has been […]
paper lanterns, loss, miscarriage

A Sky Full of Paper Lanterns

Sitting there, immersed in the moment of a baseball game, the ordinary; the laughter of my girls, the deep, baritone voice of my father-in-law excitedly recounting […]
birthday, 6th birthday, Gabi

A Birthday Celebration with a Giveaway for You

It’s been a weeks since my baby girl turned 6. It’s been a crazy, crazy week that is the end to the craziest month in our […]

Change is Inevitable

As you may have noticed, change is inevitable in life in general for all of us and, more specifically, on my site in the last few days. […]
miscarriage, loss, goodbye,grief

The Last Goodbye

Yesterday was the day. I thought for sure, it would be too much to bear. I just waited for the emotional time bomb to end all […]
unexpected, family, life, change

Who am I?

Letting go, who am I without them? Letting go. Who am I now? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I think I have asked it […]
kindergarten, dropp off,letting go

Kindergarten Drop Off Kicked My Ass this Morning

Kindergarten is Kinda Killing Me Kindergarten hasn’t gotten any better for me; it’s gotten worse. This morning was the first day that I dropped my five-year-old […]