#JobLove and Life

You would think that not having the kids with me would allow me much more time to devote to writing here but I’ve actually been really busy with work and home...more

Long Distance Parenting

So remember when I dropped this news bomb a few weeks ago? Well, I am here in Austin working at my new job (which I love) but my family is still in Oregon (which I don’t love). We are under contract on a home which is super exciting and I am just holding my breath(...) ...more

Sweetheart Shop for Valentine’s Day

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. ModCloth’s Sweetheart Shop is full of so many cute clothes and accessories for Valentine’s Day! From heart-printed pieces to charming trinkets and treats, the Sweetheart Shop is filled to the brim with gifts and clothes(...) ...more

Zen of Parenting: 10 Articles You Must Read Now

Richard and I have really been working to change our mindset when dealing with our crazy exuberant (see what I did there?) toddler and it seems that we aren’t the only ones. Here are 10 articles I’ve read lately that offer great advice and inspiration that will help you on your way to being a(...) ...more

A Big Move: Oregon Coast to Austin, TX

Ever since I had to leave my best friend in Austin right after her baby died, my family and I have been working towards a move to Texas. Going through that terrible tragedy with my friend was the worst experience of my life but it also made things very clear to me. I knew the(...) ...more

Art Prints for a Bright and Cheery Home

We have so many photos on our walls and I love every one of them but I do often wish that we had more artwork to brighten up our house. Luckily, our kid’s schools are basically little art factories with how much “artwork” they bring home but not all of it is frame worthy if(...) ...more

Happy 3rd Birthday

Our eldest turns 3 today and I am so proud to be her momma. She is such an independent, smart, witty and beautiful little girl. She brings so many smiles and laughter and love every day ....more

All I want for Christmas…

Christmas is behind us and I’m exhausted! Plus our toddler’s birthday is on New Year’s Eve so the mayhem isn’t over yet. I love spending time with family and I love watching the kids pure joy when they open presents but I’m starting to think it’s all a bit much for the littles ....more

You@theCenter Holiday Special

Happy Holidays From Me and YOU@theCenter For the past few months, I’ve been taking part in this incredibly reflective and transformational course. I want to share this opportunity with you, so you can make space in your life for the things that matter the most to YOU! Please enjoy this gift for the new(...) ...more

Useful Bedtime Products for Toddlers

Bedtime has been a real challenge lately and we have tried just about everything. Here are a few of the products that have actually helped make bedtime, morning time, and 3am-time a teensy bit easier. This timer is great for putting a limit on the bedtime routine ....more