Growing Pains

My son is now a toddler. And on occasion, he experiences some restless nights. During this time, he might wake frequently with crying outbursts. This could be due to his body stretching some in length. Or, he may be encountering the last of his baby teeth cutting through his gums. It is no wonder, as…

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Cleaning House and Home

I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to cleaning my house. I like order and organization. I like rooms to be spotless. Although, I’ve learned quickly that this is near impossible with a toddler. And dare I say, my husband may be even more of a fanatic than I. Don’t get me…

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Surrendering My Control

Due to circumstances throughout my childhood, I suffered through years of feeling broken and damaged. Because of this, I was very vulnerable to more pain. I didn’t much care for the feeling of helplessness caused by the magnitude of my external circumstances. So, I decided when I turned 18 years old that no one would…

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Good Intentions

When I look back at my childhood, I perceive myself as being a relatively good kid. I was responsible, helpful, and kind. I had exemplary grades in school. I tried my hardest to follow instilled morals and values. However, I remember lying to others┬áto stay out of trouble, intentionally omitted details, and wanted to keep…

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