Open Arms

I am not one who particularly enjoys posting on a 'hot to trot' topic like the ones currently trending on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; but I feel that I have no choice given the hatred being spewed in oh- so -many directions. There are some days where I just want to ignore the news outlets… Continue reading Open Arms

Promiscuous Promises

I have inevitably become the mother I swore I never would.  Feel free to gasp appallingly here, I know I did. I am acutely aware of the fact that time passes and all too quickly a moment becomes a memory.  As a result, I am that person who is overly obsessed with the camera; an… Continue reading Promiscuous Promises

Taketh and Giveth

Lawd or Lawd, today was a day.  I wish I could say it was an unusual day, but then I would be a liar.  While the events of our days vary from time to time, the way they go down is essentially unchanged. For starters, the kids fought.  Shocking.  Over everything and anything.  Most notably… Continue reading Taketh and Giveth

It Happens

My oldest daughter recently had a birthday.  And by recently I mean yesterday. Birthdays are pretty low key around here, but I do strive to make them memorable.   We aren't big on loud celebrations; just an understated, albeit constant, acknowledgement of their birth.  It usually includes our birthday banner, donuts for breakfast with a… Continue reading It Happens

{a few of} My Favorite Things

I frequently find myself ranting and raving about product discoveries so I figured I would condense them here and share my excitement in a blog; what else is a 21st century momma to do {read: I am caving to social media conformity and making a list}. My life has been changed by a few simple… Continue reading {a few of} My Favorite Things

{De}stressed

I don't know about you, but there are some days where I just don't think I can make it through the day. Ever since Daylight Savings came to an end, I have been struggling.  Remind me why Daylight Savings is still a thing.  You would think that one hour would not impact your child or children's sleeping… Continue reading {De}stressed

A {real} Post-partum Story

I have a confession. I have been treated for post-partum depression and anxiety following each of my deliveries.  I suspected I would be at risk based on my medical history, but still, I was not prepared. There is an abundance of information surrounding expectant moms related to pregnancy and labor.  But, often times no one talks about what happens after.… Continue reading A {real} Post-partum Story

Up and Down

I once was energetic.  And then I had kids.  Now I observe energy and wonder how it is utilized so easily and effectively by humans that never sleep. I was also a bit more pliable.  Now, I watch enviously as my six year old does the splits, {mind you she has never taken a gymnastic course… Continue reading Up and Down

Country Lovin’

I have always lived near civilization; retail stores minutes away.  I had pictured myself neighborhood living in a populated town where my kids could ride their bikes from dawn until dusk.  Which is strange because I am really not a 'people person'.  I like to think that I am friendly and welcoming but I cannot deny that… Continue reading Country Lovin’