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

Babies, Toddlers, motherhood

Dear Last Baby

Dear Baby Boy, You are one year old today. I can’t really explain how much love my heart can actually hold. I remember carrying you in my belly for almost 9 months and I had no idea who you were- if you were a boy or a girl. I remember obsessing over wondering if you… Continue reading Dear Last Baby