Our Christmas cheer vanished like a dream on awakening. Even as I turned the frigid doorknob I could see Jake in the dark, fingering the piece of yellow tape–crime scene tape?– tied to the tree next to our front door. My weariness in making it home after the long drive up north for our annual family holiday visit left my Read More »
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I was thirty-two in the summer of 2011, and my life was finally beginning to look like something that made sense. It was me and my two girls, Lily, age nine, and Grace, age six. Their Dad and I had separated about four years prior. While still young, they weren’t babies anymore, and their busier school and social schedules had Read More »
My favorite hat to wear is the one that consists of being a 30 year old single mom of an amazing 4 month old baby boy, Kaden. I must say that it takes a special person to be a mother! I’m so grateful that God trusted me to take care of this little guy! As mothers, we often dream of Read More »
I got married in August, 1993. I was married for about four years. Eventually it got to a point where all my husband and I did was argue and it was obvious to both of us that the love we had was gone. We were hiding things from each other, we were barely speaking to each other, and there was Read More »
The Mom Song Words and music by Jamison J. Statema and Julie Statema by/with the GoFishGuy VERSE 1 If you have a stroller But you’re still a rock and roller You’re a mom If you’re tired of doing dishes And you know who Elmo’s fish is You’re a mom If you have a lot of fun But your work is Read More »
I once read “Grasp the possibilities of radical!” I was intrigued by this powerful statement. The author continued to say “His radical for you … is just for you. Are you fearless enough to get out of the boat?” This reference is of Mathew 14: 22-31, where Jesus commands Peter to get out of the boat and for us, it Read More »
It is the 3rd of September 2009, my first son Camal is fourteen in four days time, my middle daughter Mina is now eleven and starts high school tomorrow. Me. I am just mum, the runner, the baker, the ‘pick up the socks caretaker’. I have a little one too, six years old, the family star Jenna; her jet black Read More »
As I sat across the conference table from the Regional Marketing Director, it was all I could do to maintain my composure. “Debbie,” Mr. Scott said in a condescending tone, “your numbers are down significantly this quarter, and compared to last year’s figures, you will need a substantial turn around before the 31st to even make budget for the month. Read More »
A little over six years ago, I found myself in the dressing room of JC Penney’s quietly sobbing because I had just tried on the biggest size pants I had ever worn…and I needed a bigger size! I HATED shopping for clothes. I avoided it at all costs because I hated having to admit that I had gained weight. I Read More »
I’m a single mom to 2 kids, ages 13 years & 18 months. I know that so many women hold it together, and we all deserve so much credit. I know that there are days when I can’t believe that I’m still sane, still functioning. Sometimes things are such a blur that I can’t remember what I did as opposed Read More »