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I am Grateful for Lifelong Friends

Friendships that persevere are not necessarily the most perfect ones. Sometimes you can’t even pinpoint why they make sense, but they do. Truth be told, my inner circle of close friends is pretty small. I have dear friends that will always take residence in my heart, but because of distance and circumstance have moved away from my daily […]

Sometimes I Run Away

When I’m stressed, I like to run away. Hours away… to the farm, the beach, the city, the mountains. Okay, I don’t actually physically run away, but mentally I am there. I will obsessively envision a new life. A “do over” in a completely different place. I start to research homes and schools and crime […]

I Am Thankful

Growing up, my family would sit around the Thanksgiving table and take turns saying what we were grateful for before we could eat. We weren’t big on saying grace, but this was our annual Thanksgiving tradition. It was our grace. My sisters and I always groaned and moaned about how cheesy it was, but we […]

We Can All Be Angels

This is the 11th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. When someone we love is suffering it is easy to forget about the abundance of love and goodness still left in the world. It is easy to forget that we are not alone. That so many others are sharing the same pains, fears, and […]

Everyone Needs Support and Gratitude

This is the ninth post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Sometimes it feels like we are living in a vacuum where no one notices who we are or what we are capable of accomplishing. Everyone has talents and abilities. Everyone is amazing in their own way, but not everyone receives recognition, appreciation or support. It […]

Tiny Steps Mommy’s Gratitude Giveaway

I never imagined when I started Tiny Steps Mommy in March 2012, that I would make so many new friends or build a community to share my thoughts, fears, and embarrassing moments. I am so grateful (as I wrote about in my previous post) that I decided to do a massive Gratitude Giveaway with the […]

Parents Can Learn a Thing or Two about Appreciation from their Children

Every day I nurse wounds, I hug, I problem solve, I teach, I lead by example, I laugh, and I give my heart to the children in my care. I am fiercely protective of these children. I try, sometimes really hard, to find the good and beauty in each child. There are days I get […]