Raising Toddlers: Having Grace With Us All

Raising a toddler can often be a wild ride but raising two at the same time? It’s double the love but also often double the chaos. I’m super open about the fact that we really didn’t plan on having another child after Ezra; we tried so hard and for soRead more >

Beyond a Bubble Bath: Rethinking Self-Care

There is a lot of talk these days about self-care, especially if you are a parent, most especially if you are a stay at home one. Generally when I see articles and discussion about it, there is a lot of talk about getting your nails done, about grabbing a coffee,Read more >

Happy Birthday, Nate!

Today is such a special day; my oldest son Nate is turning thirteen. It is so wild to me because I cannot believe that thirteen years have gone by so quickly. I know every parent says the years go by fast but it literally feels like it was just yesterdayRead more >

Gummy Bear Mom

I have a confession to make. I tried really hard for a long time to be a crunchy mom, but I have come to realize that I honestly just kind of suck at it. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of things about being crunchy that I do;Read more >

An Introvert Raising an Extrovert

Anyone who knows me knows that deep down I am very introverted. I am someone who is reserved at first and it takes me a while to warm up. Once I get there it is all systems go, but the getting there? It takes me a while. I just haveRead more >

Ode to an Almost Teenager

2019 is the year that I start parenting a bonafide teenager. My oldest will be thirteen in July and the passage of time is becoming so real to me. His turning thirteen feels like more of a landmark for me than my 40th birthday coming up in about two andRead more >

Balancing Being Mom & Being You

Becoming a mother has for sure been one of the most brilliant things to ever happen to me. I love my three children beyond measure and I am so proud to be their mother. It is the greatest thing I will ever do with my life…but it isn’t the onlyRead more >

Bathtub Confessions

Being a mother and an introvert is an interesting juxtaposition. I am someone that has always greatly valued having time and space to myself. I truly need it to recharge and rejuvenate my spirit. It has nothing to do with the feelings that I have for my husband or myRead more >