If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen me talking about the early Valentine's Day present that I gave my husband over the weekend. If you didn't hear about it, keep reading! Over the weekend I surprised my husband with the cutest personalized storybook titled "Mark, 10 Reasons I Love You." This book was totally … Continue reading The Sweetest Personalized Valentine’s Day Gift
Advice For Other Type-A Parents
If you're a Type A personality (like me) parenting can sometimes be very difficult for you. Between the messes, the chaos, and never being on time (like, never), parenting can be somewhat stressful and most definitely gets your blood boiling. In an effort to ease the difficulties I've faced in parenting, I've figured out a few … Continue reading Advice For Other Type-A Parents
The Christmas Season With Estranged Family
I grew up spending Christmas with lots of family. On Christmas Eve, aunts, uncles, and cousins would come together to open presents with my grandpa and step-grandma; later on Christmas Day, that same group of family would spend dinner opening presents at my grandma's house. My immediate family spent the morning of Christmas together with … Continue reading The Christmas Season With Estranged Family
What I’ve Learned: Truths About Marriage.
In light of my brother's wedding this weekend, it has me thinking through some truths about marriage I never fully knew until after I was married. I'm no expert, really - I've been married almost three years now. Though my husband and I have been together for 8 years overall, we learned that marriage is … Continue reading What I’ve Learned: Truths About Marriage.
For Moms, When Your Days Are Long
We are smack dab in the middle of some rough times, y'all. Our son refuses to sleep longer than two hour stretches at night, and our daughter has a giant personality that sometimes chooses to manifest itself by running circles around me or screaming for no reason. These days are hard. And sometimes these days … Continue reading For Moms, When Your Days Are Long
Children Are A Lesson in Selflessness
Between all the diaper changes, late night rockings to sleep, kissing boo boos, and everything else we do to make our babies feel better, there's not much our children can do in their lifetimes to pay us back for all the sacrifices we make for them. The hand drawn pictures are wonderful, but they don't … Continue reading Children Are A Lesson in Selflessness
A lesson in noticing the little things.
It was a day just like any other day. Stuck in the rut of our normal routine: wake up, play, then nap, then play, then dinner. It was a regular day, until I was confronted with what I had slowly been missing. That day I noticed something about her, something about my daughter that had … Continue reading A lesson in noticing the little things.
A list of things my kids will NEVER know
They will never know what I've done for them. How I carefully watched my diet while they grew inside of me, and was meticulous about protecting my belly so that no harm would be done to them. They will never know what I felt when each of them entered into the world - the pain, … Continue reading A list of things my kids will NEVER know
Having A(nother) Baby Changes Everything.
This might be common sense for some, but in case you haven't thought this through - having another baby changes everything. It's not as simple as just being pregnant. You're just bringing another life into the world. You're just preparing to spend the rest of your life raising, loving, and mentoring another human being - that's the type of … Continue reading Having A(nother) Baby Changes Everything.
What I Didn’t Think About Before Having Two Kids Under Two.
I've been called superwoman lately for being 37 weeks pregnant with a 14 month old. To an extent, I want to disagree with that. And then I think about how difficult it really has been preparing to have two little ones under two years old! There are some things I just didn't think through. Like, … Continue reading What I Didn’t Think About Before Having Two Kids Under Two.