Happy Birthday to Us…Kind of.

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…

Love Unending

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,…

Joyful Motherhood.

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…

Balancing it all.

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…

We Deserve a Shirt or Something

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…

Honesty Hour.

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…

Best friends.

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…