By: Anne Marie Holloway – Guest Blogger & Former Signature Moms Blogger Sometimes my children…Wait, let me rephrase that.. Often times, my children remind me about our calling in the world… I believe we are called to be good… To love one another…To do something….It has also become apparent to me, that I cannot always protect them from the … More We Can Be Like Flashlights, Right Mom?
By: Anne Marie Holloway As the mother of four children, I often find myself smack dab in the middle of a “mayhem” I never thought could happen! I remember one harrowing and comical morning in particular where just finding a pair of pants for myself to wear was almost impossible. I thought I would share … More A Day in the Life of a Mom
By: Anne Marie Holloway The Birthday Countdown has ended….It has finally arrived.. I love birthdays. I especially love my birthday (just in case you did not know that about me). And today I celebrate my 40th birthday. My minds eye still views me as an enthusiastic and playful twelve year old. But, if truth be … More Birthday Wisdom?!
By: Anne Marie Holloway Sounds silly, but it’s true. My best ideas come to me when I am in the shower! Being the mother of four kids (which include two ukelele players, one trumpet player and a wannabe drummer), there are very few quiet moments in my home. When in need of a moment to “think,” … More Showers of Inspiration!
By: Anne Marie Holloway I don’t know about you, but as a working Mom of four active, school-aged kids, I have very little time available for myself to stop reflect, unwind and “de-stress.” Because of that, with the arrival of each year, I often find myself looking at trying to tip the scale back a … More What’s on Your “Bucket List?”
By: Anne Marie Holloway I sit on the floor looking at the mess that is my living room. I watch our kitten crash through the scraps of wrapping paper and ribbon that cover the floor and I just have to smile. I have long since let go of trying to have picturesque Christmas scenes replicated … More Broken Ornaments and Spilled Egg-Nog
By: Anne Marie Holloway We were just about to sit down and watch the rest of “Elf” (one of the newly added films to my top five favorite Christmas movies list) when the questions began. “Mom?” She asks me with an embarrassed pout, arms crossed, brows furrowed, “Some kids at school say Santa is not … More An Ode to Elf!!!
By: Anne Marie Holloway I wrote this blog post two years ago as a Veteran’s Day tribute to one of my life’s greatest soldiers. In 2011, when I wrote this post, my Dad was facing a diagnosis that rocked my parents’ world: Parkinson’s disease. My Mom and Dad formed a two-person army to face this … More Thank You, Dad
By: Anne Marie Holloway I think the most stressful part of my day is the minivan ride. I’m serious. I know it sounds ludicrous. Yep, I know it’s totally nuts! I don’t even go very far each day, but I find I spend a lot of time in my car transporting my kiddos from home to … More Minivan Madness – Better Warn the Kiddos!
By: Anne Marie Holloway “Mom?” he speaks my name quizzically. “How long have you known me?” he continues with a furrowed brow. I am elbow deep in old dress-up clothes and October decorations, focused on trying to figure out how to convince my kids that using the hundreds of costumes we currently own as costumes … More Old Halloween Costumes