Is Your Child Climbing Their Mountain… Or Yours?

mountains of colorado springs

99 ViewsDreams. We have big ones for our kids don’t we? I can remember when I was pregnant with each of my kiddos; as my belly grew, so did my dreams for them. I was envisioning baseball pitcher, football quarterback, Valedictorian! But when I got the news that two of my three babies are blind, my dreams were extinguished. And …

Hopeless Kindergartener Transforms to Extraordinary Graduate: Expectations Matter

Michael at themailbox on first day of Kindergarten and High School Graduation Day

1,097 ViewsI’m an ordinary girl living an extraordinary journey.  Some people call it luck.  Others say I’m very blessed.  I believe both of those things to be true. But they aren’t the main ingredients in my secret sauce of climbing out of the hopeless pit and into a hope fueled journey. Let’s explore, shall we? First, let’s talk ordinary.  I …

If life is handing you crap, what did you expect?

Michael as a baby, big laugh, and wearing his wire rimmed round frame glasses

242 ViewsI have always had a healthy (arguably unhealthy) amount of optimism.  I tend to be deliriously optimistic most days.  It is not always a good thing – just ask the folks that I have kept waiting because I was so optimistic that traffic would be light.  But in terms of life goals and moving forward despite the BS that …