sharing the stairs

because life has ups and downs…

First Week of School

Classes started for the kiddos in my school district this week. You know what that means, right? It means that students packed their bags with new school supplies. It means … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Hope I’m THAT Teacher

When the new school year starts in a couple of weeks, it will be my 30th year in the classroom. THIRTY YEARS! That equals thousands of souls that I have … Continue reading

July 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Empty Nest Test Drive

I’m sitting alone on a hotel bed as the rain pours down on the city below while our youngest daughter is at a concert. She was invited to go to … Continue reading

July 21, 2019 · 2 Comments

People Will Surprise You

My favorite niece found this blog yesterday. She earned that title of ‘favorite niece’ because she spent time reading every single post right down to the Contact page after she … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · 3 Comments

Loneliness is Real for Aging Parents

My 84-year-old mom fell in April when she tripped on asparagus that dropped from her grocery bag and broke her hip. I found out that she fell through a voicemail … Continue reading

June 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Thanks for the Book Love

You guys- it’s only been a few days since my official book launch for LIFEGUARD. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude! The love I have received has been completely amazing. My goal … Continue reading

June 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

We Are Not Alone

We started a new series at church today called Fight of Your Life. Our pastor asked us to do something that gave me pause in the beginning, but I soon … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment