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My First Birthday Without You

Today is a day that I would usually wake up excited and ready to celebrate myself because it's my birthday. But today I woke up and had tears streaming down my face as I lay in bed, not wanting to be awake. Wishing I could just skip over this day because today is my first birthday without you Read More »»

When You Become A Motherless Daughter

When you become a motherless daughter you know you still have your mom, in your heart, but she is no longer physically on this earth with you. When you become a motherless daughter, you remember the last time you said I love you and heard it back, wondering why you didn't say it at least one Read More »»

Off To College: You Only Have Them For a Little While

When you become a parent it seems like time is going to creep by as you wait for your child to hit those milestones like making their first sound, taking their first steps, and speaking their first words. I never truly understood "it goes by in the blink of an eye" until very recently. Don't get me Read More »»

When Life (and College) Takes Over

Hello, my name is Toni. You may remember me as the blogger who was here posting almost every day (sometimes multiple times a day), but you may have noticed I have seemed to have gone missing. I am still here, but not as much as I used to be. You see I started college this year, for the first time, Read More »»

An Open Letter From A Volunteer Cheer Coach

Dear Parents, I consider it an honor that you trust me with your child (or children). I love to teach them; I treat them like I treat my child. If I am honest, I am much harder on my child than I am yours. I want each child to excel when they are on my team. I want them to reach the highest of Read More »»

Here I Go…Off To My First Day Of College!

Obviously, I've been slacking on my blogging (I have plenty of drafts written, but never sit down to finish them...I must finish the letter to my high school senior before he graduates). I've been busy with life and enjoying my children all summer and that's been so freeing and full of Read More »»

The Despair Behind The Smile

Every day it happens, we see someone smile at us, and we think "They must have a good life" but too often, we may be missing the despair behind the smile. Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington suffered from something that ultimately caused him to take his own life, but to look at him, you would Read More »»

Growing Fruitful Friendships and When To Let Go

Joyce Meyer said it best "I'd rather have God as my only friend that have a lot of "friends" who aren't real friends and people who try to control me and make me into what they want. Love me for who I am not who you want me to be." Being a friend means being a friend at all times during that Read More »»

Where Did The Passion Go?

It's a hard thing to lose your passion for something. That's happened to me with blogging lately. I feel like I am in foreign territory where part of me wants to see if I can reignite the passion I once had and another part of me just wants to move on. Now, please don't think I hate blogging, Read More »»

7 Fun Date Night In Ideas

Thanks to ProFlowers for the perfect date night in decor and dessert. The roses were beautiful and the strawberries and cheesecake were absolutely delish! All thoughts and opinions are my own! When you say the word date night, it's usually assumed it means heading out of the house with your Read More »»

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