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
My husband wrote a letter to me. About me. First let me say, I got his approval to share this. Trust me, I know how scary it can be to share written thoughts. I have a pep talk with myself each time I share a blog post. It's like freeing little thought butterflies. You think… Continue reading A Letter From My Husband
We are coming up on ten years of marriage. Add six years of dating prior to that and I've pretty much been doing life with this person forever. I'm cool with that. He's not too bad. We mostly get along. I even love his dirty socks on the floor. (If you didn't read that one,… Continue reading For Better, For Worse, and All the Mess In-between
Can we all travel back about 6 weeks ago. I know it's asking a lot, but it's vital to the rest of this post. If you weren't with me that long ago, first I'm sorry you missed out on all the greatness and second click here to read the original post. I'll wait. Are… Continue reading 28 Love Letters- the Update
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.
Dear (Almost) Kindergarten Mom, I have four words for you. You Can Do This! Ok, actually I have way more words, but we'll start with that. This is to all the moms (and dads) out there who are inching ever so close to your child's first year of school. You're about to get them registered… Continue reading A Message of Hope: For All the Moms Worrying About Kindergarten