Day 2 – The Elusive Kid Hugs

This story comes from Sandra A. When I asked about her favorite hug she kind of stared off in to space and said, “Well, the first thing that popped to mind was when my kids linger in a hug instead of squirming out of my arms.” Ahhh, the elusive kid hug. I know that all…

Not What I Expected

So, this 30 days of living life through my kids eyes isn’t quite shaping up the way I expected. I guess I kind of thought (hoped) that I would lighten up a little (a lot) and have more fun by being more childlike. Instead, I am learning so much more about what it is to…

Raising children on difficult days

I wish I could tell you that every day is full of love and kindness in my home. It’s not. Love, yes. Kindness, no. Today is one of those days when I am struggling to be kind to my children. This whole week has been full of those days. It’s quite tragic, really. All of…

A Little Mishap

2 New Hugs (2 employees at Gap) Look at his face. He is too cute to be up to anything, right? Ugh. If only that were true. Today I trusted him (big mistake) to be out of his stroller while I finished clothes shopping at the Gap. Just as I was about to check out,…

Because It Happened

5 New Hugs (5 new church friends) We are not less because it is over, we are better because it happened. This was a great lesson for me to hear in church today. So often, not just in my hug journey but throughout life, I have felt less after a great achievement. I feel as…

I’ve Got The Power

6 New Hugs (2 Chili’s employees, 1 Toys R Us employee, 2 Ann Taylor employees, 1 shopper at Ann Taylor) I am struggling writing tonight’s blog. Perhaps it is the alcohol that has done me in. Perhaps it is how late I have chosen to write it. Perhaps it is the sad events in today’s…

Young Love

3 New Hugs (1 Photo Bomber, 1 employee at Andy’s, 1 random person at Andy’s) I don’t know what it is but lately babies and toddlers have been drawn to me. Oh my gosh it’s amazing! Yesterday I helped out during church because they were running short on volunteers in the day care. My 2…