It's no shock if you've been following along for a while or if you know me...I like organization. I like things in their place, events planned down to the minute and tidy surroundings. It's just a part of my life that brought either joy or anxiety… ...Until I failed. You see, I listened to everyone's… Continue reading I’m Happy My Mom Plan Failed…Here’s Why
For many years I never truly understood what being a mom really meant. I looked at my baby pictures and you were always smiling so big. You always had fun activities for us to do and dressed me in frilly little dresses. I was thankful for such a great childhood, but I never knew what… Continue reading Dear Mom, Now I Know
I homeschooled my first child. It wasn't long, just for preschool, but that year was such a sweet and fun time. I made lesson plans and prepped materials each night. We started off with rug time and learned days of the week, months and weather. That turned into reading a book about the day's lesson… Continue reading A Mother’s Butterfly Life Cycle
It was about this same time last year. A time when my eyes were perpetually red and puffy from crying every 10 minutes. My first child, my little sidekick, my hilarious little buddy was going to kindergarten. I was determined I would not survive the first two weeks and couldn't even imagine beyond that. We… Continue reading If You Have Kids, Remember These 4 Words…
I remember hearing the phrase, "If I could be a fly on the wall" so many times in my life. As a child I literally imagined being a tiny insect sitting on a wall watching everything going on in the room. What must that look like? Now that I'm older I still wonder what I… Continue reading Fly on the Wall
Moms, there's this thing we do and I think it's about time we change it. We put on a fake smile and lock up how we really feel. We pass by each other every single day, yet never really speak. You know I'm right. Sure, that's ok sometimes. I get it, nobody wants a constant… Continue reading What I Really Want to Say to Other Moms
My ears literally ring from the silence the moment my kids are asleep. It's like I've been standing right next to the speakers at a rock concert and the silence on the drive home is deafening. Something occurs in that stretch of the night between dinner and bed. Is there a technical name for it?… Continue reading Sometimes we just want to be a blanket burrito…and that’s ok.