KA Confessions: Random Facts About Yours Truly

I felt like it would be fun to bring back the series where I post random information about myself because I really love to read those on other people’s websites. I used to do it on Fridays, like clockwork, and it had a nice title full of alliteration and everything except...more

The Bravest Thing I Didn’t Do

Pretty soon I am going to post dozens of pretty pictures of our trip to Ireland, because Ireland is magical and gorgeous. But before that I am going to tell you all about what happened right before our trip. At nine forty-five the night before we were set to leave we ducked into an urgent care minutes...more

Sweet Little Firsts: Footprints and Swaddlers

Now that I have Mommy Friends, one of my favorite things to do is host playdates. Scarlette loves to have friends over and I love it when my house is full of of laughter and little feet running around. So I said yes when Pampers asked me if I wanted to host a party because I figured it was a great excuse to have people over and also because sometimes the perks of blogging means I get to bless my friends with things like free diapers and wipes ....more

For The Love Of Books And Airplanes

I think it is well documented on the internet that Jen Hatmaker is one of my favorite authors. ...more

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways. All opinions are 100% mine. Remember when I asked for advice on where we should visit in Europe?...more

A Budding Author: Stories By Scarlette

“The Mouse Was Eating A Pickle” by Scarlette Lately Scarlette’s favorite activity is to create her own storybook. At bedtime she loves for me to make up stories for her and then she likes to tell me a made up bedtime story of her own. One day I was working at the computer when she sat down across from me with a handful of paper and a fistful of crayons and said “Look Mommy, I writing a book like you!” And so I told her that if she would work on all the drawings for her book she could tell me the story and I would write it down and then we could put it all together to make a special book ....more

Free Printable | Tune My Heart To Sing Thy Grace

This is one of my favorite hymns and lately it’s taken on a bit of a new meaning in our house as I work my way through reading a lot about grace-based parenting. I know it probably totally surprises you that I tend to be a little bit of an over-reactor given my past track record of being super laid-back and logical and not at all neurotic. And it’s not as though my house is filled with scenarios...more

The Perils Of Passport Offices

On Friday, the day that the world was abuzz about what color The Dress was, I had to go to the passport office because J and I had let ours expire. Getting new passports has been on my to-do list forever but...more

Grab Your Passport And My Hand

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Groupon Getaways. All opinions are 100% mine. The other night J and I went to have passport photos made, which was a bit of an experience on account of how I am very, very pale and so the first set of photos they took of me came out with just a white blur where my face is supposed to be ....more

Nice To Meet You, Where You Been

A couple of months ago I filmed this little video (with the help of my new friends...more