Uncategorized

Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1

After I finished my first 10K last December and was all hopped up on endorphins and feeling bulletproof, St. Jude offered me the opportunity to sign up for the 2017 race. "Sure!" I thought, "I'm going to put my money down on the half-marathon. I'm committing now! I have a whole year to get ready.… Continue reading Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1

Christian, Mom, single-parenting, Uncategorized

Moving from Denial to Acceptance with the Aid of Birthday Day Cake

My daughter celebrated her 6th birthday this week, and I feel confident that she has enjoyed the heck out of it. She had a small birthday party at our house on Saturday. Then, of course, there was the birthday fanfare and cupcakes at school on her actual birthday. I surprised her that afternoon by picking… Continue reading Moving from Denial to Acceptance with the Aid of Birthday Day Cake

Christian, Mom, single-parenting, Uncategorized

Church, Casseroles, and Lent

My daughter and I visited a new church for the second time today. The first time, she went right into the kid’s program with zero hesitation. Today, she clung to my arm until I actually entered the kindergarten classroom. At that point, she released my arm and remained just outside and around the corner, which… Continue reading Church, Casseroles, and Lent

Christian, Mom, single-parenting, Uncategorized

When You Tempt Fate by Being Grateful for Your Health

I’ve been sick. I tempted fate one afternoon by saying to my child as we drove home, “I’m so thankful that we have been so healthy this season.” The very next morning, I left work 15 short minutes after clocking in, because I felt like I had morning sickness while aboard an Alaskan fishing boat… Continue reading When You Tempt Fate by Being Grateful for Your Health