Square Peg ● Round Hole







So, back to school week is always a challenge, especially when you have kids starting new journeys. Getting routines back in check and having everyone on the same page can present some obstacles, but I would not trade the experience for anything in the world. Being a mom has been the most gratifying job I have ever had. I am blessed beyond words that my job as a writer provides me the luxury of being flexible with my time.

While I am gasping at the thought of how independent they are, I am also relieved that such confident and capable young men live in my home. That isn’t easy. With all the distractions that the world offers, I am grateful that at some point, my boys were paying attention. They are courteous, respectful, and kind. Yes, I am patting myself on the back for a job well done. Shouldn’t you? After all, we are their whole world for a small amount of time.

Being a mom can be grueling, raw, and unpredictable, so it is important that we keep it in perspective. I am realizing, quickly, that I can’t pause time, but I can relish in it. I can take credit when Bryce tells me to trust the process, since it is a phrase repeated over and over. I can applaud Bailey when, without instruction, he calls his grandmothers just to see how they are. They paid attention.

Being a mom is like a million different jobs rolled into one person. I don’t do it perfect, but I own my mistakes and show them that there is nothing weak about making being wrong. Sometimes, we assume that our children should never see us be human, but that is the most important view they have of us.