Fitting Rooms

One thing I thoroughly enjoy about writing is the thought processing. It is a way for me to organize my brain and often times gets me to the core of what I am thinking or feeling. Ironically, that exact same fact gives me pause when I write. Also, fun fact: I have no idea how…

Last Minute Thursday Thoughts

Ok, I am going to try to squeeze in a quick little Thursday ditty here before the stroke of midnight because tomorrow is Christmas Eve and if that’s a holiday you celebrate then I hope you will consider a screen time sabbatical for the next 48 hours and soak in all the presence (see what…

Christmas Cookies

We did a little baking yesterday and made our traditional Christmas cookies and goodies. The thing about me is that I'm all about that semi-homemade life and so while we still spent a few hours baking, I didn't have to spend that much time cleaning. Hashtag winning. Since I'm an on top of it blogger…

Thursday Afterthoughts

Well if there’s one thing you can count on around here it’s that I’m not always meeting my goals which is how Thursday Thoughts turned itself today into Friday’s afterthought. It seems there are more things to do than hours in the day and that just never stops being true. Not only do I run…

Milo Monday and Factory Resets

Have you ever taken away your kids electronics and then realized that the one you have actually punished is yourself? Yea. That happened. But also, something else cool happened. It was a great weekend. We hung out. Remember hanging out? Like families used to when I was a kid. It was relaxing and calm weekend…

Thursday Thoughts: Christmas Traditions

Well it's Thursday and believe it or not I have no thoughts. I have a to do list a mile long and a very discreet headache lurking in the background so I think I will keep this edition of Thursday Thoughts more traditional, you know, like we did back in the day on Instagram. And…

Milo Monday and Christmas Chill

You know what my favorite part of being off of social media during the holiday season is? Not worrying about all the things I should be doing with my kids. I know there are tons and tons and tons of Christmas events going on that range from free to college savings and historically, I have…

Thursday Thoughts: Sleep Matters

I have a confession that shouldn't be embarrassing but it is embarrassing. I mean I've spoken about suicidal ideation for Christ's sake but the fact that I, gulp, snore, is, to me, more intimate a reveal. But there it is. I have been living in a fog and impressing my children with my "hardcore" and…

Our Stories Matter

I'm doing a little re-run series because I want to post consistently but I don't have enough posts yet to keep 'em coming so we are gonna share some words I've written for other sites and give them a permanent home on this site. So, without further ado... There’s a phrase I use to describe…