Guest Posting: Missing the Good Stuff

Are you goal oriented? If yes, I would probably get you completely. Even if you are abrupt and cut throat about it. If no, I’d like to think I would stay your friend, but really, I won’t understand. It’s not you; it’s me. I am SO goal driven, if I weighed 400 pounds and made it onto the Biggest Loser I would be more focused on winning than changing my life. There’s a good and bad side to all walks of life. To combat this epidemic, I will eat Ben and Jerry’s frozen yogurt. Um, before you nay sayers count…

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Just For You Mom: Bear With One Another

Sometimes I want to crawl into a hole and forget about my issues. More often, I want to put myself in timeout and zone out to a saucy episode of Friday Night Lights and scream “GO 33!” Like I am a real football fan. Timeouts are reserved for times when other people’s struggles make my heart heavy. I’m working on my more recluse side. Nothing about me begs to be alone, but sometimes I find myself quoting Peewee Herman, “I’m a rebel Dottie. A loner” when really I should be quoting Jesus when he said loving others is the most…

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I Want to Be a Writer When I Grow Up.. Or Now is Good, Too!

A few months ago, I not so subtly dropped a hint of obvious proportions to one of my students’ mammas. She mentioned she co-owns a website geared at supporting mothers as we bumble our way down this all too crazy path called life. I mentioned back that I write, and I may, or may not, have followed it up on my knees asking to submit an article. I love that every time she and I talk, she pretends like I am the one doing her the favor, but honestly, I want to be a writer when I grow up. I…

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