A Year of Dates.

I hate to even think about this but: Christmas is just around the corner. I know, that blows me away! We’re days away from October, which will fly by. Then we’ll be jumping into Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Before you know it, Christmas will come and go and we’ll have no clue how January 2019 snuck…

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,…

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…

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…

Becoming Teammates.

A few weeks ago, I wrote this post about communication in marriage. I decided to expand on each of the 5 points I made- what they look like, how to implement them, etc. This is the first of those points– Whose team are you on? The main idea for this is that you’re a team…

Communication 1.0.

One day I was having a conversation with my students about how we talk to people. There’s 2 things I always tell my students: 1). I will never lie to them; and 2). I will always try my hardest to speak kindness towards them and promote kindness in my classroom. I was sitting with two…

Valentine’s Day Fun!

Valentine’s Day is a weird holiday. Some people go all out— balloons, candy, flowers. The works. Some people do something a little more low key like an intimate dinner with their love. Others don’t even acknowledge the holiday. Personally, Michael and I are the low key celebrators. I will admit that I am way more…

Why I’m Here: Kailyn

Several weeks ago I had a friend ask if I wanted to collaborate and start a blog. It was quite literally as simple as that. After my instinctive, “um, sure?!” response, I let it sit on my heart a bit. Over the next few weeks I was plagued with doubt, worry, and questions. I wondered if…

Why I’m Here: Amanda

I have always wanted to be a writer of some kind. I feel like I have something to share– some kind of wisdom or something. Writing has really come easily to me for the most part, especially when it came to school. But this is different. This is more real. Raw. Vulnerable. For years I’ve…

Our Purpose

The Makings of Motherhood is here to stand by you as you grow and change into your role as a mother. We are here to show and tell that Motherhood is truly never one dimensional; that so many parts play a role in making you a mother. We’re here to offer a (virtual) sympathetic hug,…