Inconsiderate Mom Award

Posted by idawrites on May 19, 2011 in All Moms, Children |

I’ve had a huge mental barrier about writing this post. I know that we, as normal people, hate to make ourselves look bad and open up our less than attractive traits for the world to see. However, this has been clawing at me to get out and onto “paper” since it happened. Mother’s Day is […]


Teach One To Lead One

Posted by idawrites on May 9, 2011 in Children |

My mini-me graduated from the Teach One to Lead One program through Celebrate Life International, last week. According to the website, it’s a Leadership Mentoring program that promotes: “These universal ethical principles apply to anyone, anywhere, anytime:” Respect Integrity Self-control Courage Humility Excellence Compassion Enthusiasm Teamwork Honor In a school that is known more for […]


My Perfectly Imperfect Mother’s Day Morning

Posted by idawrites on May 8, 2011 in All Moms, Children |

On the one morning a year that my family would like for me to sleep in (so THEY can sleep in) and lounge about while they dote on me, I (of course) woke up at 5:30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. I played some solitaire on my phone while lying still and trying […]


Who’s Your Momma?

Posted by idawrites on May 8, 2011 in All Moms |

I know everyone has their own spin on Mother’s Day. For my friends and family members who’ve lost their moms, this is one hell of a tough day. Brad and Jeremy, please know that my thoughts and love are with you today. If you come from a large family, a close knit community, or a […]


A Year of Getting It All

Posted by idawrites on May 6, 2011 in Full Time Mom, Transitions |

In three weeks it will be a full year since I quit my corporate job. I was going to write a book, and build my blogs into a full time venture, and be a model wife and stay at home mom. I’m smart, capable, and pretty high energy most of the time… it was gonna […]


Stranger On The Road

Posted by idawrites on May 5, 2011 in Charity, Family, Memories |

This afternoon, on Facebook, a friend of mine wrote about a knapsack and a cardboard sign beside the road on her way home from work.  Just those few words reached into my chest and pulled out a memory so strong and poignant that tears filled my eyes the same way they did on the day […]

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