Category: Friends

Do You Want To Know?

So, Fortnight. Don’t worry, I’m not going all Prince Harry here. To me, there’s very little difference between spending hours on Fortnight talking to friends and the hours I spent on the phone when I was 13 talking to friends. But. My mom couldn’t hear my friends unless she picked up the extension. I can hear it all from the Fortnight. I have said … Read More Do You Want To Know?


And I can say, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that an opponent’s good looks have never intimidated me on the court.  Not once.  Not when I was 11, not when I was 21.  And not even today when I’m 42 and playing after 2 c-sections and a hernia.

The Best Princess of Them All

Sleeping Beauty hit the big screen in 1959. Ariel swam along in 1989. In between, there was only one princess in the world and she had cinnamon buns on the sides of her head. I was 5 when Star Wars premiered. You know what I wanted for Christmas? A blaster. I was 12 for Return of the Jedi. It wasn’t until years later that … Read More The Best Princess of Them All


This is Alejandro.   He’s ten. We met him last year when he and Gabe played together during basketball season. He’ll be mad at me for saying this, but he’s adorable. And a baller. Plays mean defense with his good buddy Alex. But he was gone a lot from practice, and he missed some games. When I finally saw his mom Kyndra again I … Read More Believe

Cookies Hold the Bridge

There’s this thing my neighbor Julie and I do, and it kind of started as a joke. Last Fall, I baked too much of something fun and sent a bunch over to her family on this turkey plate. About a week later, I got the plate back with something equally fun. After a while, I sent something over on the plate again. Sure enough, … Read More Cookies Hold the Bridge

Love, Friendship, Faith

Kate is making her First Communion with four of her good friends. So the moms hired a photographer and on Sunday we dressed them up, took them to a pretty farm and took pictures. Officially, to mark the importance of the occasion. But in the far-reaching, planner’s part of my heart, it’s so we have these pictures to show at rehearsal dinners when they … Read More Love, Friendship, Faith

No Drama, Mama

  I was on the receiving end of a shaming attempt last week. The mama took me unawares because I know I have a big “I don’t care what you think because I’m minding my own business” sign over my head. Well, maybe it says something a little bit different…but either way, other mamas do not usually come at me like this. My mom … Read More No Drama, Mama

All I See Is Perfection ~ Guest Post by Jennifer

    Hi everyone. I’m back again, writing for Full of Graces. I’ve wanted to write about this topic for a while now but haven’t been able to put my thoughts to paper. We have just put the boys to bed after an afternoon at a birthday party. Some of the older children at the party asked about that thing on Andrew’s chin. Jacob, … Read More All I See Is Perfection ~ Guest Post by Jennifer

Holiday Stuff and Such

It’s the advent of Advent. And since I am always—ALWAYS—standing at Michael’s on the first Sunday of Advent afternoon, begging for someone, anyone to show me a pink taper candle in November, I thought I would share my newest and greatest discovery: THERE ARE PACKS OF ADVENT CANDLES FOR SALE ON AMAZON!!! With Prime shipping even. Which means you could have your Advent candles … Read More Holiday Stuff and Such

Mean Mama Walking

We have a sick mama among us. She’s sick in a way that she isn’t ready to face yet. I was surprised that her secret was so open. But then I learned there’s another mama who is making sure everyone knows. And not in a nice way. She is actively and purposefully making sure people know. This kind of stuff takes me by surprise … Read More Mean Mama Walking

And Then I Said “Younger Self, listen to me”

Too much, women lie to each other to soften the blows of life. We—you and I—do it. Not so much anymore, but when we were in the throes of our twenties, we did it. I get why we did it, because when our best girlfriend is a puddle of hurt and anger at our feet, we just want to make it go away. You’re … Read More And Then I Said “Younger Self, listen to me”

Safer Anti-Aging Skin Care

In the words of that immortal beauty sage, Truvy Jones: Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face. Sisters, that day is here. I am not going to fight aging. But neither am I willing to sit idly by. I have amazing genes on both sides of my family. My mother and my aunt look nowhere near their ages. Good stuff. But the good stuff … Read More Safer Anti-Aging Skin Care

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