before you know it…

As a mother to young children, there’s a phrase I hear often. It’s one of those phrases that latches on and rattles around in my mind at the most inopportune times, like when I’m lying in bed at night and the house is quiet. I’m fairly certain the phrase isn’t easily shaken because of the weight and […]

i don’t have a picture of that

Admittedly, I take a ton of pictures. There’s an abundance of photos from day one, of both children. I don’t think my photo taking obsession really began until I had children and I become this weird photo-crazed person. I sort of self-evaluated my photo taking obsession and eventually deemed it was probably because of this […]

dear braylen, believe in fairy tales

Dear sweet daughter of mine, I hear a good bit of chatter about prince charming and how we should shield little girls like you from this very notion. Sweet girl, don’t get me wrong, I’ve never been a rebel. I prefer to follow the rules. I think when someone says something, you should listen. But, I’m here […]

newborn thoughts, it’s different now

I’m writing this post with a sleeping baby in my lap. I know I should probably put him down, but his hand is sweetly touching the side of my arm and when I start to lay him down his grip tightens just a bit. I know he won’t wake up, he’s a great sleeper. He’s […]

a to-do list worth checking off

I’ve given myself quite the list of to-do’s prior to baby boy’s arrival. I spent part of Saturday and between church on Sunday tackling a few things on the list. In that time I managed to clean out and organize the kitchen cabinets, clean out the pantry and refrigerator, organize our master bedroom closet, and start packing […]

on your birthday

Today, Allen turns 30 and I’ve thought of at least 30 ways to give him a big shout out on the blog. Instead, I think I’m going to tell you a story about another birthday of his that I’ll never forget. It was on Allen’s birthday that he proposed to me. Right back in the […]

dear working mom, i feel it too

I wrote this last year for Courtney Defeo’s blog, I’m going to work today after a much needed, unexpected break and I couldn’t think of a better way to start this Monday. The guilt is certainly alive and well on this cold and cloudy Monday morning, but I also know I have a great group […]

thoughts on two

I’ll be honest with you, I feel like this pregnancy is creeping along. It’s a bit annoying because I know once he arrives the time will pass with incredible speed. I’m not sure how or why it works that way, but it does, I’ve been there and I know how quickly everything changes. From newborn […]

Not Super Mom? You’re Super Wrong!

Quick! I’m going to say the phrase Super Mom and I want you to tell me the first thing that comes to your mind. If you’re like me, it’s quite picturesque. She’s making the quintessential  breakfast in a perfectly decorated kitchen, with perfectly clean baseboards and perfectly happy children. There are no crumbs on the floor, […]

don’t be so busy keeping up that you miss the growing up

Over the past three years, I’ve watched a tiny baby blossom into a three-year-old with a larger than life personality. Actually, we’re quickly approaching four, I know because time tells me so, not because I feel like I should have an almost four-year-old in my home. Because I don’t feel that way at all. And […]

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