I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I am slowly coming to the realization that motherhood, especially the first year, left me a bit unanchored. Shifting my identity from who I was before becoming a mother to who I was after...
I didn't know how I'd love you too, but I do. I didn't lose any love for the first, my heart just expanded to hold you both. Everything is just a little bit easier this time around. Dad and I...
We have reached the stage where both of our older children are in competitive sports or activities. The crazy whirlwind keeps every member of our family busy. Especially after the past year, I am grateful to have places to...
Dear Kiddos, It has certainly been a strange year, hasn’t it? Your tiny bubble burst a little over a year ago when you were off for spring break from school and all of a sudden you just weren’t going back. In...
Can we all just speak that over ourselves right now? (Minus the “but I could do this better…”) Could we just agree that we’re doing all that we can with whatever hand we’ve been dealt? In the wise words...
O: “I HATE you!” Me: “WHAT?!” O: “I hate you.” (more subtly and softly) Me: “You hate me?” O: “Yes.” (sounding regretful) Me: “Well, that’s unfortunate because I love you.” O: “I wuv you too.” A dagger to my heart. That’s the best way to describe how...
My husband doesn’t help me.  He doesn’t babysit the kids so I can visit with friends, attend appointments, or go grocery shopping alone.  He doesn’t clean, cook, do the dishes, or fold laundry because I ask him to. Nope. He does all...
I see you, new Moms and Dads. I see you with your first precious baby all wrapped in coordinated outfits and blankets. I see your brand new carseat and stroller, your perfectly decorated nursery. I watch when you take...
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Back to Busy

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It's that time of the year again! The time where we spend all day working or momming and then the evenings are filled with practices or games or school events. There is prom, field days, baseball, track. The list...
Having boys will break you. It will make you give up on having a clean house, a bathroom that doesn't smell like pee, and ever having a pantry full longer than a day after coming home from the store. It...
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Bless This Mess

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Being a crafty mama, people may assume I am open and ok with the mess that comes along with doing art, crafts, and sensory activities with my kids. I am here to tell you that I didn’t start out...
Female friendships are important. We listen to one another, celebrate together, gossip and complain together. We hate the same co-workers, love the same celebrities, become impassioned over the same injustices. We babysit each others’ kids, encourage each others’ dreams,...

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