The Gratitude Project: Week Fourteen

"It is a moment for which I am most grateful. It served as a reminder that there are times where the weight of life lifts, and the beauty appears on the horizon." This week's Gratitude Project wasn't quite a tangible "thing," as opposed to a heart-moment... a tangible moment, which made me take pause to enjoy the beauty. What are you most grateful for this week?

The Gratitude Project: Week Thirteen

"Did you know that sex, drugs, nudity, death, and negativity sell? They sell air time on the television, they sell space in the news, and they provide society with supposedly the understanding of the way of the world. You know what doesn't sell? Light. Love. Beauty." This week's Gratitude Project includes a call to action. I hope you will join in and share the message to those you know!

A Tale of Two Losses

"So, as I muddled through, trying to make sense of the head and tail of my root problem, I realized I was sad... I was grieving. But, I couldn't put my finger on it. Until last week." My family has hit two major milestones in the past week. Read on to find out more about those milestones, as well as learning a little bit of information about grief and loss... and, a reminder it can strike anyone at any time, and what may make one person grieve may not make another grieve.

The Gratitude Project: Week Eleven

"I've never written about breastfeeding my children, and I pray (literally) my daughter weans before she enters PreK. But, in honor of World Breastfeeding Awareness Week, I felt compelled to address this topic." This week's Gratitude Project addresses the gratitude I have for the support I have found for extended breastfeeding my children - support in terms of education and emotional support.

The Gratitude Project: Week Ten

"For many of us, our parenting adventures include the classics - the small child calling 9-1-1, the late-night rush to the emergency room, or the creative sibling haircut. Which brings me to my Gratitude Project for this week." Finding humor in a parenting situation from yesterday, leads me to my Gratitude Project this week.