Be The Mom

College Visit, Random Observations

This past weekend was Family Weekend at my daughter’s university. Her father, brother and I happily attended this annual event and were eager to spend time together as a family to recapture some of the mojo we miss on a daily basis. Oh wow…it was glorious. The missing element to Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Moms College Journey

One year ago I began a new and scary journey as I faced the effect college life was about to have on me. Not because I was going to college, but because my first born…my baby girl…my Samara was leaving our home and venturing out on her own. For her, Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

I Am Back In College

At least that’s how it feels! At this very MOMent I am sitting in my daughter’s dorm room, on her bed to be exact. I am experiencing a VERY surreal flash back in time to when I was sitting on my own dorm room bed. (Many, many years ago…yes, two Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Thanksgiving Changes

As you may recall, my daughter started college a few months ago. That has led to changes and a new normal around here. She certainly left a big empty space in our home upon her departure, but God is graciously filling that void. Having the capacity to embrace change, even Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

College Freshman Tips

The weeks have rolled by into months…and I have survived my oldest daughter going off to college. I have learned a few things along the way. There are many emotions that have hurled through my heart and head over the last few weeks. Excitement for my daughter at what lies Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Faith

Holy Spit Matters

If you have read my last few posts you may have noticed a common thread. P-I-T-I-F-U-L. Never underestimate the feeling of loss when your first child goes off to college. And this from a mom who is by nature ridiculously energetic and joyful. Ask anyone who knows me … or Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Marriage

Children Away Parents Play

Be prepared to become insanely jealous – both of my teens are gone this week and though I thought I was going to be so sad…I am not. Hubby and I are having lots n lots of fun and enjoying ourselves muchly! We have also been quite productive, doing little Read more…

By Tracey, ago