• #BeReal,  Blog,  Parenting

    It Takes a Big Man…

    It takes a lot to admit you’re wrong, but it takes even more to admit to your faults. One of mine is that I am very sensitive to being told I’m not responsible or that I am a bad parent. Don’t tell me I’m either because unless you are around me and my kids 100% of the time you have no idea whether I am a good parent or not, or if I’m completely irresponsible. If you see one moment out of thousands of moments, does that even give you the right to judge me on it? Maybe. Maybe not. But what if you are around me and my kids…

  • #BeReal,  Blog,  Life

    Heartaches By The Dozen

      The thought occurred to me this morning that I don’t have much time left with my kids. I watched Son #3 get on his bus this morning and a small pang went through my heart. How many more times do I get to watch him wave to me as his bus goes by? My two elder boys were done waving to mom the moment they entered Kindergarten, but not my Zombie Hunter. He has waved to me every day he’s gone to school since he first began attending it. Even when I drive him there and drop him off. And he won’t go in the school building until he’s…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Once Upon A Winter Day

    I can say with no small amount of truth that I didn’t see this poem coming. To say it took me by surprise is an understatement, and I am truly trying to keep the tears from falling as I write this for you. Today’s prompt was to write about a color and your memories attached to it. As I said…I didn’t see where this prompt would take me. I wanted to write about the color of the sky right before it rains and the newly leaved tree against that sky because those are my favorite colors. I wanted to write about all of the colors and how cancer comes in…

  • Writing

    The Adventures of the Blonde Princes

    So, I thought I’d share a little something I wrote a very long time ago for a family newsletter. It was something light and fun and I still giggle when I read it because it brings back soooo many memories. I hope it makes you smile today. 🙂   The Adventures of the Blonde Princes by Jesi Scott   Today begins another chapter in the story of our heroes, Princes Lock and Sean. Our champions are off on their next adventures today. Unlike their mother, our two brave heroes face their challenges bravely and with excitement brimming from the tips of their toes to the top of their brand new…

  • 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Blog,  Compassion

    Compassion In Action Day 2: The Village Circle of Life

    Yesterday I shared my friend Ty Walls with you. Funny thing happened after I hit publish on that post. I went to Facebook and sent him a message that I had written about him and I sent him the link. Then, I noticed he had posted a Facebook status stating that he was trying to cheer himself up with a Mickey Mouse omelet and in a comment to that update he said it had also begun to rain. A bit later he responded to my message and I knew I had made a small difference in his day. And that made me feel awesome. I hadn’t meant for that to…

  • Uncategorized

    Do You Know the Forgotten?

    Today’s post is going to be a little different. It might be a little intense. At least, I hope it is. I’m getting it in late today because I was at a marching band competition all day, so I’ve had all day to think about it. Today is Day 11 of my OctPoWriMo Challenge. I knew the minute I saw the email that this was going to hurt.  Today’s challenge was to free write for ten minutes about child advocacy. I don’t know if mine fits. However, this is what I thought when I read those words. I am including links at the bottom of this post so that you…

  • Life

    A New Beginning For Him

    Today is the day I have always held in my heart with a little fear, concern, and a lot of apprehension. It came too soon, and while I’ve always known it would come, I’m still not prepared. But I don’t think I ever would have been. Today, my oldest son is 18, a legal adult, and still one of the loves of my life. I won’t get to spend it with him, unfortunately. But what mom does not let that stop her from wishing him all the love in her heart on this special day? I started at midnight texting him birthday memes, and have continued throughout the day. And…

  • Writing

    Do Not Open…

    Sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, an envelope appeared on my refrigerator: Do you see what it says? Do not open until my birthday 2015. Now, I know who put this up, and that person has been coming in every night, pointing to it, and saying “make sure you don’t open this until 5/13/2015”. I do believe the intention is to drive me crazy with curiosity. Is it working? I’m not entirely sure. For the most part, I forget it’s there until I need something from the refrigerator. Then, of course, I see it and would like to know what’s in it. And just so you know, I have…

  • Journal,  Life,  Parenting,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Join PAGAN-People Against Goshdarn Allergy Nose-fiends

    I’d like to take a minute and talk to you about a subject that’s very close to my heart right now, allergies. Here in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolis we have been having fairly beautiful weather. It’s been in the 70’s (°F) up until a few days ago. It got cold and now we’re on our way back into spring-like temperatures. Due to this, our trees and grasses have decided that spring is indeed here and everything is blooming. I say  fie on this! How dare you bud and bloom so early! My nose and my eyes are going to go on strike if you do not close back up until…

  • change,  Encouragement,  Journal,  Life,  Motivation,  Random,  Running,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized,  Writing

    Do What’s Necessary

      I woke up when my alarm went off this morning at 6 am and I lay in bed thinking about how sleepy I was and how I needed another hour of sleep. If I want my kids to take the bus to school then I have to get them up at 6 am every day, and Jack makes it a challenge almost every morning. If I don’t care about the bus then I can sleep in until 7 am, get everybody up and I can drive them to school myself. But then I have to get dressed and get out the door and we have less time to get…