Family

Family Reunion

Time marches on. For me that was easily and eerily obvious this past weekend when I gathered with extended family at a family reunion. How in the world can “cute little Jackson” be the father of an 18 month old? It literally blew my mind to see him chasing that little guy around Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Moms N’ Paintball!

I just spent the last weekend acting like a teenager! I went to a women’s retreat that was held at a youth camp and they offered some primo activities. I was 20 stories high on a zip line, I strategized my way through three rounds of some serious paintball battles and I danced the night Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Teen Trash Talk

Comments from my teens in the last 24 hours that made me laugh: Procrastinators unite – tomorrow! I’m the good kid…right mom? If I eat macaroni and cheese now can I still have dinner, in an hour, when we eat? Here mom…thought you might want this week old peanut butter Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Snow Day Fun! (“Fat”)

Ever have one of those “fat” days where you were just daggum happy? I just did! (The “fat” is compliments of my teen daughter…she added that when I walked away from the computer…and no, I was not just insulted – that means “great” in her world!) We have some fat Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Confession Time

For over two years now I’ve had this secret habit of visiting a man’s website. I am compelled to go there…I try to stop myself…but I just can’t. What is it with that? I especially find myself going to visit “him” when I’m sad, mad or simply if I’ve had Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Family

Hello…anyone home?

The last three weeks have been a blur for me! We traveled “home” to see family over Thanksgiving and spent the entire week visiting, eating and reconnecting. Whenever I travel back home I purposefully “unplug” from all social media and I must admit it was rather pleasant to not be Read more…

By Tracey, ago
Be The Mom

Meeting Steven Curtis Chapman

If you have not yet heard the CD Beauty Will Rise, by Steven Curtis Chapman, I suggest you go right out and get yourself one. I just spent this past weekend with Stephen Curtis Chapman, his wife Mary Beth, and several other people who believe in what they are doing Read more…

By Tracey, ago