Grief: Recent Loss & Reflections

Exactly a week ago, two policemen showed up at our door asking if they could speak to my husband. Our day was a normal “quarantine-adjusted” day – homeschool, work at home, Zoom meetings, etc. Nothing warned us of the news that came from these officers’ mouths in a matter of seconds once they were settledContinue reading “Grief: Recent Loss & Reflections”

Coming Home…

March 2020 impacted so many lives in lieu of COVID-19 and the numerous changes people were required to adapt to. I almost didn’t believe it when I received notifications that my daughter’s school and the entire state of New Jersey were shutting down. I still had trouble accepting it one month into quarantine life asContinue reading “Coming Home…”

Election Unwind…

Today we cast our ballots after weeks of me staring at those envelopes on our living room table. And why did I wait to the last minute to read the pages of directions, research the nearest voting drop box, check off the intended boxes accurately, and make sure our envelopes were sealed in the correctContinue reading “Election Unwind…”

5 Things I’m Finding Helpful In Pandemic Parenting…

I won’t even fake it… Pandemic parenting isn’t an everyday fun adventure 😐… Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE being a mother. God has gifted me an opportunity to be apart of something so beautiful. But March 13, 2020 changed our lives, routines, and rituals for the long haul. Schools shut down. Simple grocery storeContinue reading “5 Things I’m Finding Helpful In Pandemic Parenting…”

It’s Okay to Dream…

Today’s times and current events may have snuffed the creativity and energy out of many people’s dreams of enjoying life a bit… I was reminded of something wonderful last week as I sat with Jordyn to talk about the upcoming #FallSeason and came to the conclusion that I’m going to have the cup of hotContinue reading “It’s Okay to Dream…”

Deeper Conversations…

I wrote about the impact of Hurricane Isaias yesterday (CLICK HERE) and the discovery of good things amidst a storm, power outage, etc. It’s amazing how God allows us to find beauty among the seemingly “rough “ parts of life. I’m in constant awe… Another thing I discovered or rediscovered rather is the significance ofContinue reading “Deeper Conversations…”

A Perfect Storm…

The weather forecast had been predicting that New Jersey would get hit pretty hard with the trickle down effects of Hurricane Isaias. I’d been putting blinders on and kept on with my normal routines without much consideration for the reports and serious-looking meteorologists. I continued to ignore alerts from our local energy company as theyContinue reading “A Perfect Storm…”