Category Archives: Things I wish I would have known when I was 15.

Value beyond 1st place

I have been a judge for swim teams for several years now. It’s a way for me to watch my daughter swim without her having to worry about my competitive side coming out. I can’t say anything while I’m judging … Continue reading

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What matters most…

Sometimes the only way to know what really matters most in our lives is have it taken away. A few weeks ago my youngest son was hurt on the football field. He was running the ball and ended up being … Continue reading

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Clueless and not ashamed to admit it

I spoke to a room full of girls over the weekend. My focus was on the importance of recognized that everyone you meet has something they can teach you. I shared with them an experience I recently had with a … Continue reading

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Relationship 101: Are they willing to climb back in?

Along this road of blogging I’ve given relationship advice many times, but finding the right kind of boy for you can be a tricky trial and error for any girl to navigate. A few weeks ago my husband reminded me … Continue reading

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A garden full of antidotes-weeds

I walked out into my backyard to see far too many weeds sprouting in my flower beds. Didn’t I just pull these like a week ago, is all I could think, yet the fearless buggers keep coming back. The struggles … Continue reading

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Nothing fixes like forgiveness

This week I managed to lose around thirty girls on a hike in the mountains. For more than thirty minutes I stressed, backtracking over a trail I had jogged to catch a pack of rouge girls out in front of … Continue reading

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Wiping a slate clean despite others

Everyone you meet has a past. That past is most likely filled with mistakes. Some of them might even look huge and horrible to an outsider looking in, but a mistake, no matter how big, doesn’t have to define the … Continue reading

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