I remember how pregnancy with my daughter felt like some kind of limbo. It felt strange. Some days I was eager to just keep her in there and go about life and have nothing change at all. Is that selfish? Then I started to wonder what she’d look like and act like. Will she have … Continue reading Company in Limbo
A little honest writing for you today... As a working mom, I don’t get much time with my son other than evenings and weekends. Those go by quickly and there doesn’t ever seem to be much “down time”. Because I am a teacher, I am now super blessed to be home with my son for … Continue reading What did I do all day?
Just as quick as Christmas shows up every year...here comes summer! All of a sudden you have kiddos home all day everyday and wonder what the heck you are going to do to fill your days. "What are we going to do today?" or "I'm bored, what can I do?" are all common questions that … Continue reading How to Summer Like Super Mom!
Whether you’re a stay at home mom, working mom, or work from home mom, chances are you can’t or don’t have much time to do to a legit gym. (And if you do, I’m turning green with jealousy over here). I have grown up riding horses, playing soccer, and generally being active and athletic. So … Continue reading Working Out at Home (Plus a Toddler)
I grew up in a low income area. My elementary school was categorized as Title I, meaning 80% or more of the students are living at or below the poverty level. My parents never attended college or any higher learning, but what they lacked in formal education they made up for in their determination to … Continue reading Creating Learners
For the month of June, I'll be reading "Hot Mess to Mindful Mom" by Ali Katz. I'm definitely looking forward to figuring out some way to balance every day life! If you're interested in tagging along, here is the calendar. It's totally flexible, but this is just how I plan to read through. I'll be … Continue reading June Reading Calendar
I went back to work when my son was twelve weeks old. I was determined to make it to at least six months of breastfeeding which, of course, meant that I’d have to pump at work. “How will I manage to pump at work?” was definitely a thought that ran through my mind a lot … Continue reading Know Your Breastfeeding Rights, Momma!
September 2, 2017. “Happy one year of parenthood to us. I almost wrote “successful parenthood.” Who really can define successful parenting? We kept our kid alive, sure. Therefore, by that definition we succeeded. She grew and thrived. I guess if we can take credit for that, we’ll call it a success. She is a year … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Us…Kind of.
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.