Little Reminders + Choosing Joy

Little Reminders + Choosing Joy

Some days choosing joy as a mama is a struggle. Actually…if I’m being completely honest here, it’s a struggle most of the time. It’s not that I don’t love my children or that I don’t count them as one of my life’s greatest blessings, but being a mom is just really, freaking hard sometimes. I’ve shared a little […]

On Connecting and My Happy Place

Google Wifi

The wise John Lennon once said, “All you need is love,” but that was before the advent of the Internet. Now more accurate lyrics might be, “All you need is love…and a good Wi-Fi signal.” Sometimes I wonder what we ever did before the Internet? I mean, I suppose I do remember, but sometimes it seems like such a […]

Janky First Aid + 10 Grown-Up Things I Should Probably Do

Grown-Up Things I Should Probably Do + Janky First Aid

When you’re a kid you want to be a grownup sooooo badly. You lament the ridiculousness of following your parents rules and can’t wait for the day when you’ll be a full-fledged grownup yourself so you can do awesome grownup things…like eating ice cream for dinner and staying up late and buying whatever you want. […]

A Beautifully Simple Way To Stay in the Moment With Google

A Beautifully Simple Way To Stay in the Moment With Google

Every once in awhile I have these moments when I sort of wish technology wasn’t a thing. Don’t get me wrong…I am certainly thankful for all of the benefits that technology brings (hello streaming Netflix, I’m looking at you!), but sometimes it can be a bit much and honestly feel like more of a time […]

Making Special Moments in the Midst of Chaos

Special Moments With Aquaphor Baby

Making the decision to have a third child was one of the most wonderful/insane choices we have ever made. Let’s start with the insane. It is never (and I mean never) quiet. My big kids only have one volume: loud and when there’s a fussy baby added to the mix the noise level hovers somewhere around […]

My Kids May Be Exhausting, But at Least They’re Entertaining

Kids: Exhausting, But Entertaining.

When Fern was a baby and throughout most of her toddlerhood, I kept careful track of the important events in her life. I jotted down milestones in her baby book and when she started talking I wrote down words and phrases she said so I could remember them. I also blogged any and all events. […]