So Much Rain, So Little Play - August 2015

As I look back through the month of August, I notice that we both had a ton going on and also not. Yes, there was quite a bit of rain. Each week in August, we had at least 1-2 days of rain or rainstorms come through. That's not really typical for where we live, but I'll take it. This has meant the temperatures haven't been crazy and when it wasn't raining or threatening to rain the days have really been beautiful....more

Love With All Your Heart

There aren’t a lot of things in life that are free. Things don’t cost anything and that we have an abundant amount of and won’t deplete. Thank goodness, love is one of them.Love with all your heart.Our hearts were made to love.There isn’t a finite source of love. You won’t run out of it and no matter how many people you love, there's always room for more.You can open your heart and love those around you, and still have room to let others in. I promise....more

Back to School Questions to Ask Your Child's Teacher

We moved over the summer which meant our son had to switch to a new school.  A move to  a new home and new school at the same time can be a tough transition for anyone, particularly young children.  We wanted to make sure he was as prepared as possible for back to school since everything was going to be completely new to him and one of the ways we knew we could all be better prepared was by asking questions during the school orientation....more

Pregnancy & Baby Talk: Full of Questions

Today has been one of those days, the one where I'm just asking myself all kinds of questions....more

The least of them

Family, what can I say? It is only as good as the least of them. I often put myself on a pedestal in my mind, going back and forth with myself about how this could be done better, if only they thought about cleanliness the way I do, if only they kept mental notes of all appointments and knew all the medical numbers by heart.... blah blah...blah. Well what if they did, they would be as worn out mentally as I get (lol). Lord knows we don't need that. But, the truth is, I am only as good as my husband, my children....more

25 Things I've Learned Since Becoming a Parent

In a couple of weeks, my daughter will be four years old. In many ways it feels just like yesterday that Maddy was placed in my arms fresh from the womb. In many other ways, it seems like the time has drug on, and on and on. In the wee hours of the morning when you're up with a screaming baby it feels like those long days and nights are never going to end, but a new day comes with a fresh perspective and a renewed will to move forward and before you know it, you've blinked and the years have flown by. ...more

Why I do (or don't) Want More Kids

When Will and I were dating and hit our 1, 2, and 3 year mark of dating, can you guess what a common question we would receive? Yes, it was, "When are you getting married?" We always knew that was our ultimate goal, was to get married but it was always funny whenever we told people how long we had been dating that the question of marriage was one of the common questions we got asked. ...more

Fab 5 Friday


The Tender Moments

Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever stop watching him sleep.There's nothing better than being curled up with Baby Boy sleeping. I feel the tenderest at those times. I know he's safe and secure. It's quiet and I can easily reflect on the joy that is him.Listening to the soft breathing. Steady in and out. It's a great musical score. Especially as everything else is still....more

Twisting My Kaleidoscope - Book Review

Shannon Love's story of psychosis while a mother of 3, living abroad is compelling. It's not only compelling because as a person who's never suffered psychosis I get a peek into her world, it's compelling more through her family's fight for her sanity, even when she was in the midst of her first psychotic break, she thought all was well....more