friendship, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

The island of motherhood

I coach a little college cheerleading on the side- just once a month for a great group of girls. I love going there because it reminds me of college... the days of effortless love, no technology, and hardly any responsibilities. Facebook wasn’t even invented until my senior year of college. We actually all got to… Continue reading The island of motherhood

Babies, Toddlers, emotion, family, motherhood, self care, summer, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood, you

My Last Summer

This may sound a little morbid, but this summer is hitting me really hard- the last summer of me. The last summer that I don't have to worry about my kids because they are still in daycare. The last summer I can sit on my unicorn float and read 3 books and day drink without… Continue reading My Last Summer

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

Feelin all the feels

Not just because Hudson is 2, but everything this week seems extra sensitive for me. I'm in a good place in my life mentally but every so often my emotional bank is robbed and I feel every emotion all at once. I'm sad because my kids are getting older, happy to watch them grow, anxious… Continue reading Feelin all the feels

family, friendship, life, love, motherhood, prayer, you

Dear Younger Me…

If I could tell myself one thing when I was younger (in those real tough years, 15, 16 years old...) it would be that you don't need anyone but yourself. Keep one good friend. Do the things YOU love, not what anyone else loves. I am 33 years old and my dad just wrote me… Continue reading Dear Younger Me…

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, love, marriage, motherhood, parenting, prayer, self care, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood

I see you mama

I see you. I see you working all the time... being a mama, a teacher, a full time worker, a wife, a communicator, a good friend. I see you trying to be the best. I see you waking up early to immediate anxiety of having to get the kids up and ready for school/daycare. I… Continue reading I see you mama

Babies, Toddlers, life, motherhood, nutrition, parenting, self care, summer, surviving motherhood, teacher mom

The Summer of Me

This was the best summer and I feel a little guilty saying this because a lot of the summer I spent with me, myself and I. My kids went to daycare full time because we still pay, I worked summer school for a month, and the rest of my time I spent at the pool… Continue reading The Summer of Me

Babies, Toddlers, family, life, love, motherhood, self care

I love you so much it hurts

I love you much too much. I've known it from the start, but yet my love is such, I can't control my heart. Alma Cogann Have you ever heard someone say you love something or someone so much it hurts?! Well, it's true. I'm not just talking about your first love, although I will say… Continue reading I love you so much it hurts

love, marriage, motherhood, parenting, rise together podcast

Relationships with Kids

I was recently listening to the RISE Together podcast with Rachel and Dave Hollis. As I write this, I am currently running 8 miles trying to do talk to text because I have a million thoughts for this blog post. During this podcast and this especially hard run, I realized dude, I can do this… Continue reading Relationships with Kids

fit mama, nutrition, fitness

Get off your ass, Do it for YOU

Surprise, surprise, here is yet another post about taking care of YOU. I am very passionate about this topic, but I can tell you, it is NOT easy. There are many barriers, especially when a mom, that prevent you from taking care of you- kids, lack of sleep, work, staying on top of chores and… Continue reading Get off your ass, Do it for YOU