As a parent, I want my children to have what I never did. I know I’ve done that on a few different levels. Today, was another beautiful example.
You see, I love both my girls. My Zivah, however, is very much her dad and Uncle John. There’s little if any desire in her to play dress up, play with Barbies, or pretend any female typical role. That’s ok. I have LOVED seeing my world grow with cars and trucks, Paw Patrol and Minecraft.
In 2016, my sweet baby Calandra was born. I think intuitively, she knew she was going to be girlie girl.. cause her daddy wasn’t having it any other way 😂😂😂 She was born ready for beauty pageants! To be honest, I am so happy for this blend of dress up and teacher, drawing and all that little girls typically do.
It’s a wonderful journey, to watch them both. We get a taste of everything.
Thank you for allowing me to share these two with you.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized the importance of friendships. I truly wish I realized this, that my parents nurtured this idea when I was my daughter’s age.
I see other parents.
Suddenly I don’t feel so alone in the ” sometimes” struggles that feel like suffocation.
I hear others parenting.
This morning, I walked past an older woman of whom I’ve spoken to before. She had a small child with her, and she was instructing, “You always let the girls to first.” Way to go ma’am. That’s chivelry this world’s forgotten. Continue reading Top 10→
With the humidity here in Cleveland, I’ve lived on salads, sandwiches, and finger refrigerator foods. It’s awesome to know it’s healthy, and my body appreciates the sentiment. It’s just calories make me feel a bit more me and much less like Dracula! 😂😂😂(Insert any Snickers commercial here..) This evening, I managed to bake chicken breasts covered with ranch dressing and Italian breadcrumbs! It was AMAZING!! The meat was super moist and loaded with flavor! I made Spanish Rice and a small veggies and cheese combo side! Collectively, everything complimented one another and was delicious! My girls weren’t interested in having any so I even got to enjoy it HOT!!
When I can’t find the right words, music never fails. Two days ago, I was listening to Linkin Park. The song, Numb, played and I couldn’t believe how it spoke to me. I’d heard it so many times before; but, this was as if I’d heard it for the first time. Does that ever happen to you? Do you listen to the song but don’t actually understand it until it relates to your life? I’m happy that there will always be moments like this… Music therapy is essential food for my soul.