Liv(e)

I blog from Utah at livwrites.com and hope it takes me places.

In July 2010 I had my daughter and in June 2014 I had my son. I now find myself a full-time mom. My husband and I didn't plan on that, but the opportunity presented itself and we took it. I both love and hate being a parent- love it because these kids are AMAZING and a blessing; hate it because it's hard and I hate not being perfect at something. Overall, I am grateful for the opportunity to be a parent and to have my husband at my side.

Blogging has helped me make the transition from the coorporate world to the mommy world. I've found a lot of support through social networking and I know I couldn't do this parent thing without that outlet every day. We recently moved to the Salt Lake City area for my husband's job and we love it!

Christmas Tree - writing prompt

Last year the kids really loved the Festival of Trees at the Expo Center. I got so many photos of Aspen staring at displays in awe, and I was looking forward to it this year. I thought both kids would enjoy it and decided to put it as an activity in their advent calendar this year....more

When I Grow Up - writing prompt

When I grow up I want to remember what it was like to be a mom of young children. I want to be mindful of the younger moms around me who may be flailing and in need of help. I don't want to show up unannounced at their doorstep during the bedtime routine and interrupt ....more

Reflections Program 2016

Last week I received an email from Aspen's school about the Reflections program. It was to invite me to the assembly to watch Aspen receive an award. The PTA didn't specify if it was the advancement award or just one of merit, so we weren't sure what to expect ....more

Class Presentation

We're at the point in the semester that each student in my Intro to Yoga class has to teach a 30 minute practice. I spent some time last week preparing an outline, and hosted a free class on Saturday to give it a trial run. I'm really grateful people showed up and I had a chance to go over the outline and make edits.I was originally scheduled to teach for my peers next Monday, but I today spontaneously volunteered to fill a spot left by a sick classmate ....more

Family Pictures - writing prompt

2016 I don't have many photos of my childhood. Some survived the house fire, though, and for that I'm grateful. I even have some of my whole family that were taken in a studio setting, in addition to the random snapshots of candid moments ....more

Favorite Recipes - writing prompt

I don't remember my mom cooking while I was growing up. We had an unconventional family. If I didn't have to, I wouldn't cook for my family now, either ....more

She Picks! Facebook Group

The blog I work for has a Facebook group called She Picks! with awesome gift ideas, and the occasional giveaway. If you're not already a member, I suggest checking it out ....more

Gilmore Girls - Anticipating "A Year in the Life"

I have major writer's block today. All I want to do is binge on Gilmore Girls in preparation for the revival that airs on Netflix later this month. It's been a while since I've seen the whole series so I want to be up to speed for the new episodes.Before Aspen was born, I started collecting the DVDs ....more

Yoga Training Update

I recently passed the half-way mark for the semester, so it's probably time for a real update on my RYT course.Since Lincoln no longer naps (unless Kevin is home to magically put him down), I only have evenings to get my homework done. That's been a big adjustment for me since in the early part of the semester I had about an hour during the day to study while Linc napped and Aspen was not yet home from school. If anything didn't feel complete after that, I dove back in at night ....more

Disney on Ice 2016

Last year I won tickets to Disney on Ice, and this year Sophia did! She invited Aspen and we surprised her once again with the outing. When I told Aspen her Auntie was going to take her, she mentioned how last year she got that yummy, long treat-thing ....more
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