September 27th

Yesterday was September 27th.  All day I had this nagging feeling about the date.  Was it someone’s birthday I was forgetting?  An anniversary?  Why every time I saw the date, did I feel a twinge of something I couldn’t put my finger on?  Driving Andrew home from preschool it hit me.  His constant chatter brought […]

A Little Birdie

A little birdie told me there might be a little giveaway here at Barefoot Walks on Saturday.  And it might put a little cash in your pocket for a little fall fun. You might want to check back on Saturday to see if the little birdie is right.  

Smile at Me

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”  Mother Teresa Lost in my thoughts, I moved from counter to table and table to counter as I was hurrying to get dinner on the table.  I wasn’t mad or happy.  I was simply in […]

Memories Wrapped In Fall

(My mom making fall arrangements with my oldest son in 2008) Eager to spread my wings and fly, I graduated my senior year of high school 6 months early in December of 1994.  My high school sweetheart, now my husband, graduated the prior June, and I was ready to join him in “the real world”.  […]

A Letter To My Son – When Life is Tough

“Hey, Mom, can we talk?” “Hey, Mom, I have to talk to you about some stuff.” “Hey, Mom, wanna chat tonight?” I hear this daily from one of my children.  I have another child who just talks when he needs to talk.  But one feels the need to let me know he needs my attention. […]

The Struggle With Struggle

Photo courtesy of Dave Dunford “I can’t do it.  It’s too hard!” “Yes you can do it.  You are a big boy.  You can get your pajamas on all by yourself.” I could hear the cries reverberating down the hallway as my husband worked with our 3-year-old in an effort to help our son gain […]