Less is So Much More Special

Some say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. However, most would agree this time of year can be the source of so much more stress. The usual hustle and bustle of busyness has suddenly been replaced this year by so much less. Less on the calendar, less shopping, and less stressContinue reading “Less is So Much More Special”

A Child Who is So Much More

My daughter is far from perfect. She can be loud, attention-seeking, and somewhat demanding. Now that I think about that, most children share these attributes. However, if you were to do a quick online search, some might say my daughter faces many disadvantages. According to the studies, she will be seen by others and likelyContinue reading “A Child Who is So Much More”

Chivalry Used to Mean So Much More

We are currently facing unprecedented times in our world. The global pandemic has changed how we view everything from healthcare to disease, social interactions, and of course, travel. No doubt, we all think differently this year about so much more than usual. As I sit on a plane today, I find myself asking if chivalry,Continue reading “Chivalry Used to Mean So Much More”

Acting with So Much More Grace

Do you ever feel like some people in life are attempting to save face instead of acting with grace? Webster defines grace as a noun meaning “courteous, goodwill.” Growing up in the south, I can assure you that grace is just as essential to learn from a young age as reading, writing, and arithmetic. ThisContinue reading “Acting with So Much More Grace”

The Country Mouse Has So Much More

My daughter and I recently read the story of the city and country mouse for a school assignment. Afterward, I started to think about my past, present, and future homes. Being raised in the country, I always longed for so much more. The Country Mouse and City Mouse I grew up in the country inContinue reading “The Country Mouse Has So Much More”

Defining Home as So Much More

It is the question we all dread as military families and expats alike: “Where are you from?” It happened today on a virtual class call for my 6-year old daughter. After a long pause, and her eyes darting to me for a definitive answer, she said, “Virginia.” My face fell flat, and my heart instantlyContinue reading “Defining Home as So Much More”

Well-Meaning Cause of So Much More Stress

As mothers, we worry a lot. Are we doing what is best for our children? What is best for our families and ourselves? As though we didn’t have enough anxiety and worry, along comes 2020, a global pandemic, mixed with social distancing, extreme sanitization, and virtual versus live school debates. Just when you think youContinue reading “Well-Meaning Cause of So Much More Stress”

Being Left Behind is So Much More Difficult

As a military family, we move a lot. Leaving is the nature of the lifestyle. I am a professional at pack-outs, purging material items, and moving woes. I am an expert on going someplace new. What I am not an expert on is being the one left behind. Why is being left behind so muchContinue reading “Being Left Behind is So Much More Difficult”

Challenge Accepted and So Much More

The pictures are everywhere you look. Beautiful black and white photos of individual women on social media, all with similar hashtags. Different theories exist as to where, how, and when this new trend began, but it is here, and it is powerful. The overall goal of the movement is to spread words of positivity andContinue reading “Challenge Accepted and So Much More”

Innocence is So Much More

I sat at my computer today trying to craft a social media plan, finalize an upcoming presentation, tackle a new blog post, and work on a draft for an upcoming print publication deadline. During this time, I was interrupted no less than four times by my daughter and her friend. Typically, I would have foundContinue reading “Innocence is So Much More”