Over the last (almost) month, Kailyn and I have been reading Love Unending: Rediscovering your marriage in the midst of motherhood by Becky Thompson. The book was really an impulse buy for me because I’m trying to be more. You know, be a well rounded person who can handle working, mom life, marriage, reading books, … Continue reading Love Unending
You want to know what ticks me off? What really makes me flinch and twitch, and frustrated and sad? What makes me grit my teeth and grinds my gears? What hurts my heart and pains my soul? This mom-culture, pity party, constant “survival mode,” whining, my kids are terrible and I need to hide from … Continue reading Joyful Motherhood.
A new baby in the house means there has to be a new kind of balance created. Before having a kid, my evenings were spent lounging around, going to the gym, making dinner, maybe cleaning my house, and a myriad of other things that were basically all about me. I knew that after bringing home … Continue reading Balancing it all.
You know when you ride a roller coaster and they sell those “I survived The ----- Coaster” tshirts? Wait, do they actually do that in real life? Or is it one of those ‘just on tv’ things? Anyways, I feel like my husband and I deserve a shirt or something because of our huge accomplishment … Continue reading We Deserve a Shirt or Something
I’m going to be honest here for a second: I have no clue what I’m doing. Did I just say that? Yep-- big confession there. I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to being a mom. I’m learning day by day just like tons of other first time moms (and even moms … Continue reading Honesty Hour.
28 years of life. 12 years together. 6 years of marriage. 1 child. 2 dogs. 4 moves. So many numbers make up our time together. We met when we were in high school. The story of our initial meeting is…. Colorful, to say the least. To quickly sum it up-- two silly kids on a … Continue reading Best friends.
Our one and a half year old recently picked up a habit. A very loud, ear piercing, eye-twitching habit. She screeches. Usually one, shrill, quick, glass-shattering screech. Sometimes she does it repeatedly. She doesn't care where she is. In the car. In the grocery store checkout line. At a restaurant during lunch. At a playdate. … Continue reading Noise
The mom guilt has been real lately. Well, if I’m being honest, it’s been real since day one. It just got more intense once I went back to work and hasn’t eased up since then. I never thought I’d feel the mom guilt. I thought that my general lack of feelings about most situations would … Continue reading Mom Guilt
Today we post our last installment of "What's in your diaper bag?" Some awesome moms took their time to share with us for this post so we can't keep them hanging! In this post you meet Emily, Courtney, Sarah, and Julia, through their diaper bags! We hope you've enjoyed this as much as we have! … Continue reading What’s in your diaper bag?: The Finale
One of the biggest chapters of self-discovery (I hate that term) in my life was college. There’s something about living in a tiny apartment with four other females (love you, ladies), five hours away from home, being fueled daily by high expectations and very little sleep that really makes you get to know your inner-self. … Continue reading Meeting Myself, Again