Currently: Summer Edition

In March we shared some things that we were loving for the Springtime– books, podcasts, meals, and more. We thought we’d come back with a summer edition. Here are some totally random things we’re currently loving (for momma, kiddos, and life in general) that we wanted to share with you! Good Eats: Summer makes cooking…

Company in Limbo

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…

What did I do all day?

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…

How to Summer Like Super Mom!

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…

Working Out at Home (Plus a Toddler)

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…

Creating Learners

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…

June Reading Calendar

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…

Know Your Breastfeeding Rights, Momma!

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…

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,…