Rusty, Chippy, and Repurposed {A Giveaway!}

This last weekend, I went just a couple hours north to Prescott to serve at a women's retreat with dear friends. With Joy Retreats was a dream of two of these friends, and I was honored to be chosen to help organize the registration and details of that dream. The weekend was full of life, encouragement, and rest.I went away feeling tired, worn, burdened and overwhelmed ....more

Liam: Two Years

{Liam at his two-year appointment} Growing:...more

Dear Liam, You are two years old.

Dear Liam, You are two years old. TWO. Two full years have passed since you were born into our lives screaming and crying with a head full of blonde hair ....more

Moxie Jean: Shop Your Heart Out

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moxie Jean. Before Liam was born, we didn't know if...more

The 5 C's of Choosing a Daycare

When I found out I was pregnant with Liam, I had just started a new job. After the first day, I got into my car, called Chris and immediately started bawling as I cried,...more

Hitting the Jackpot {A Giveaway!}

I love having candles around the house. However, since Liam arrived and he has considered it his life's mission to undo anything decor-related in our house, most of our candles are hidden on shelves behind frames or in boxes. Chris often tells me that we should get more candles, and I remind him that we have about 16 hidden ....more

The Business of Marriage

We celebrated Valentine's Day with an early dinner on Sunday night - just the two of us. Once you have a child, dinner alone as just adults is one of the most rejuvenating experiences. All you have to think about is your...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Freezer Meals

Ah, freezer meals. As in,...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping is sometimes the thorn in my side when it comes to the weekend because first, it's a non-negotiable expense, and second, it's usually accompanied by a restless toddler. If I can get in and out efficiently, under budget, and with a happy kid, I consider it a success. After I...more

Meal Planning for the Busy Mom: Planning Meals

Planning out the meals for the week can be a little tricky. There are a few things I do to make it seamless. First, I consider our schedule for the week....more