Bravery & Triumph


I watched Kaila and her friends have a giggly girlfriend sleepover and listened on the stairs as they created music videos in her bedroom. Dancing and making up lyrics being carefree 7 year old girls. I realize how much bravery my daughter has.

It takes a lot of guts to put yourself out there and yet I sat and watched her play the guitar and sing like she didn’t have a care in the world. One day she will. One day she will feel judgment and have her heart broken. One day she won’t be so carefree with who she is, I can only hope to inspire her. To push her forward as she pushes me.

I watched my Brooklin triumph over her potty and she totally owned it. Screaming out “I did it!”. She’s so proud of herself and each day it she got better. Just two weeks ago I thought we’d never say goodbye to diapers yet here we are. We’ve gone out in public, she recognizes when she has to go and lets me know.

The first few days were the hardest, the endless amounts of laundry almost made me call it quits. I wasn’t going to give up because Brooklin wasn’t and she needed me to push forward. So together we did. We are now 100% diaper free and never looking back again. Even nights are great although I am waking up at 3am again at least we’re both doing it together. I kiss her goodnight and she gets back in bed.

Two words that describes our week, bravery  and triumph.



  1. Amanda says

    woo hoo Brooklin!! At least you will have a few months of no dipaers before you start over with Mia lol.

  2. says

    WTG Brooklin! I love the picture you painted of the sleepover – giggles of 7 year olds. It made me smile. Nicely said. xo

  3. Sirena says

    Good for you guys! Nothing like inspiration FROM the little ones to remind us to be an inspiration TO them as well. Such cute kids!!!

  4. shelly peterson says

    I remember the days when my girls were at that age and a little older, dancing around and singing into brushes and the vacuum cleaner and making dance routines. Those are moments you will never forget. How awesome of lil Brooklin to now be potty trained and just in time for a little diaper break before lil Mia arrives : )