“Robo mom! Mommy you are going to be like a robot,” expressed my six year old with excitement. Those were not exactly the comforting words I was seeking, but coming from my daughter they made me smile and laugh, knowing she understood what was going to happen to mommy. Behind my smile was fear, stress, […]
Author Archive | Melissa May Gama Bean
Doesn’t everybody have those moments where you just want to give up and crawl under a blanket and not hear of it any more so it can all disappear? Maybe you imagine starting anew in another life? But would that be worth it? Is it what we want to teach our children? Do we want to teach them […]
“Back to school – already? It’s too soon!” is what I said to myself as I was walking around Target during the first week of July.
As the days unfold, I can think of many happy moments. My Mommy Happy List consists of those many moments of happiness that make our hearts smile.
Have you ever thought of a song that you can’t seem to let go, and you continue to hum it over and over? Or, have you heard that one song on the radio that touches you so deep in your heart that it makes you reflect on your life up to this point? Recently, I listened to the song […]
“Because I told you so” doesn’t sound like a reasonable answer for our kids, now does it? Not for mine.
Who can say that she has a husband that does everything for her? I can. It’s the little things that count— like fixing the coffee in the morning and packing lunch for me. Making sure the girls are bathed and ready for bed by the time I get home. Just knowing what kind of tea […]
Is unconditional love from the heart or from pure sight of our children? What does it look like? How does it feel? What does it mean? Webster’s Dictionary gives us a word-based definition of unconditional love. The dictionary defines each word separately: Unconditional means “not limited in any way,” while love is “a strong feeling of […]
January is National Birth Defects Awareness Month. This is Natalie’s story. It is a story of hope, love, and faith. My Story I can remember the look on her face when the technician turned back to me and said, “I’ll be right back.” When she reentered the room I asked, “Is everything okay? What did you […]
What?!!! Holiday Reading!!! The holiday break is intended for family and friends to celebrate the time of Christ’s birth. Most of us aren’t thinking of keeping our kids engaged in their learning. “The teacher wants us to do what?!!!” is the reaction we get when we send home a practice packet. It’s not a bad intention; the […]