I wrestled with how to write this post. How much do I share? What do I title it? Will it be too corny? Will it relate the “awakening” that’s happened inside me? I knew that it was important to share, for myself… it’s a way of being tangibly grateful. More than that though, it was a change to be humble. Openly. My happiness has been shaping over 2016, and with the close of that TRANSITION YEAR, I find myself – eyes wide open – truly happy in this LIBERATION YEAR.



You might know her better as @MAMAWATTERS from Instagram, but Amanda Watters of HOMESONG BLOG recently posted a reflection themed piece where she encouraged readers to answer the questions as a way of reevaluating and better understanding themselves and their little world. I couldn’t pass it up, and thought (even if you already follow her or have done something similar) it might be interesting to share and connect on.



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The babes and I both got a nice long break from school. Honey-Love even got a nice break from work. It was nice. Not having to get up early (even though we did) and not having to be on the go so much (even though we were). Mostly though, the mental break that happens when you don’t have to read 500 pages a week and answer hundreds of math problems, write paper after paper and analyze till you can’t see straight — THAT was the kicker. We needed it… I needed it.



For as long as I can remember I’ve been a day-dreamer. I never really called it that, or even thought of it in that way, but that’s exactly what I am. I like to think about how my future home will be, how Honey-Love and I will look in matching coats, what books I’ll introduce Lydia to as she gets older, where I’ll go on vacation, what life will be like in another year… or ten. It feels good to think about where life is going. I think that’s why websites like PINTEREST are so popular. People love the thrill of a plan.

Inspiring Mothers with Cheryl Frasier



A little about Cheryl, in her own words…

I spent the last 18 years of my life raising the most amazing daughter. In August, when I dropped her off at college, I reluctantly retired my job title, “Stay at Home Mom”. It was tough, but I am excited to see what life has in store for me!

I love to cook. I am an Aquarius. I used to say my favorite color was blue, because I didn’t want to seem girly, but is has really always been pink. I have the sense of humor of a 5 year old boy. I can’t stop myself from saying, “that’s what she said” in really inappropriate situations. I pass out, like a lot. I have a lipstick obsession. I have two best friends, one I have been friends with for 20 years, the other I have been friends with for 10. That girl scout song is stupid, they are both gold. I used to write, and perform slam poetry. I live in Cincinnati with my awesome supportive husband and two dopey dogs.

I have a funny little blog, called Home Haircuts and Other Misguided Missteps and Mysteries of  A Girls Life. You can read it  HERE.