Dear Self

Have you ever written yourself letters for the future? Maybe they were lessons learned or things you wanted to accomplish, dreams, or a bucket list. You tucked them away in a safe place and years later, pulled them out, and were amazed at what you had accomplished or things you still needed to do. Maybe … Read more

My Son-In-Law

There are many things you wish for as a mom of a daughter. One of them is that she will find a wonderful man who will love her with every cell of his body. Treat her with respect, and encourage her to be the best she can be while he, in turn, works on being … Read more

I Can’t Pretend It Didn’t Happen

There are two kinds of people: those who need to work through issues and those who ignore them. I am the former. I need to understand what happened, why the situation occurred, and find a way to correct the problem; then, I can move on. It boggles my mind when I encounter people who want … Read more

Tell Your Story

Do you have a story to tell? Do you need to get something off your chest? Did you know that your story could help someone else? It’s true! Your story, your life lesson could actually help another person who is struggling. That person may think that they’re all alone in their struggle but after reading … Read more

Life Lessons Learned…Somewhat…Not Really

We’ve all had people giving us advice: do it this way- try this- don’t do this, etc… Some things stick, a lot don’t, and then there are those things that should, but no matter how hard we try, they just don’t. We can only promise ourselves to do better. Or, in my case, then proceed … Read more

What Cycling Has Taught Me

I’ve been cycling, for exercise and fun, for most of my life. I’ve enjoyed mountain biking and road cycling during that time. I have found that there are many life lessons that can be derived from cycling.  The first of which is “hard work leads to reward and success”.  I’ve discovered that with almost every … Read more

Life Lesson #1

Do you ever ask yourself, “I wish I would have known that when I was younger” or “I should have believed my parents when they told me that”? I love discussing life with my daughters and hearing their thoughts on issues and problems they face in their lives. Recently my eldest daughter remarked how fast … Read more

In Touch, But Out Of Reach

Wow, I hope I can express what’s been on my mind lately. It makes sense to me. I just hope it makes sense to you. Have you ever been in a situation where you feel overwhelmed by your family member, friend, or even co-worker’s challenges (for lack of a better word)? I don’t want to … Read more

Goldilocks

She entered the unoccupied house. Tasting each of the three bowls on the table. She said, “This porridge is too hot. This porridge is too cold. This porridge is just right.” Trying three chairs, the same routine. Trying three beds, the same. Goldilocks was a trespasser, a thief, and a consumer of private property, who … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Becoming A Surrogate

The practice of surrogacy is becoming increasingly common in the United States. In fact, 18,400 children were born from surrogate pregnancies between 1999 and 2013. Although surrogacy is an attractive option for people who can’t have children on their own, the process still remains a mystery to many. Today, Walking Through Life as Women discusses … Read more