Last year, on our daughter's 1st Christmas, my husband and I started to implement the "4 gift rule". Well, actually we added another category that we thought was a part of it and so ours is really a "5 gift rule." Last year implementing this rule was not hard at all, considering we could have … Continue reading Kids and Christmas.
My sweet Reese, As the time approaches for your little brother or sister’s arrival there is a part of me that wants to tell them to wait a little longer so we have another “one last day” with just you. Soon that baby boy or girl will change your whole life as well as ours. … Continue reading A letter to my first born whose whole world is about to change.
[There is an excellent article that says anything way better than I could try to say it, but I decided to link it at the bottom and tell my own real-life version of how true this article is.] This morning I got humility-punched in a way I never saw coming. It all started a few … Continue reading A Halloween costume that revealed my heart.
Dear random people in the store today, Yes. Me here. The one whose once sweet-and-calm daughter sitting in the cart turned not-so-sweet-and-calm. Yeah, whose headband was no longer in, hair was everywhere, nose was snotty, and was acting completely unruly. Guilty as charged. Well, I just wanted to tell you a few things. I’m home … Continue reading A letter from a tantrum throwing toddler Mom at Target
Life can be so... loud. Outwardly there is the every day hustle and bustle, the never ending to-do lists, the screaming kids, the opinions of others. While inwardly there is the angst and fear, doubt and gloom, anger and annoyances. There is turmoil and chaos all around us as well as inside of us. I … Continue reading Quiet places
2.5 years ago my husband and I moved into a 1 bedroom apartment, and about 1.5 years ago we brought our daughter back to that same apartment where we've all three lived since. But now we are thrilled to be moving into our own house in just a week! Before making a list of all … Continue reading What this little apartment taught me
Here I am again, a few years later, sharing my pregnancy story. Once again it is all still so very fresh and tender. Once again my hope is that those who share similar experiences would not feel so alone. I hope I am one more person taking a step to open up this conversation many … Continue reading Losing someone you never knew