Felt Safety

Fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or a threat. In previous writings, I have detailed my fear of swimming in water where I was not able to see my feet. What is swimming below me? Is it going to bite me? Am I only moments away from being in pain? From what I have read, this is actually a fairly common fear. Continue reading


First Things First

Lately, I have been feeling incredibly overwhelmed by the seemingly insurmountable mountain of things that have fallen into my sphere of responsibility. So much has been coming up all at once that I have, at least for the last few days, felt like I was drowning in adulthood. Does that sound a little dramatic to you? Probably…. Can you relate? Definitely…. We all find ourselves in that place. Continue reading

6 Ways To Keep Your Kids Happy While You Drive

My family and I have spent a LOT of time on the road over the past three or four years. Between trips to Atlanta, GA and Corpus Christi, TX, we had logged a considerable amount of travel time and that was before we decided to move out to Virginia. One thing that has always amazed me is how well my kids handle long trips. It is not a problem for either of them to put in 5 to 6 hours of a trip before they begin complaining about how long the drive is. However, I know that is not the case for everyone. Continue reading