family, life, love, motherhood, parenting, self care, surviving motherhood

Seasons of Life

Life can be so crazy sometimes. I mean CRAZY- kids, jobs, money, balance, trying to be healthy, marriage, etc. How does anyone stay sane? I really would like to know how anyone stays sane these days. How does anyone not live paycheck to paycheck? People who don't have degrees make millions of dollars and people… Continue reading Seasons of Life

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, life, love, motherhood, parenting, surviving motherhood, teacher mom, toddlerhood, you

Be you

In a world with so much chaos, social media, social expectations and not enough time, it's never been more important to be yourself- be in the moment with your children, your friends, your family, your husband/wife. For the love of God I am so damn guilty of it. I am trying to do the next… Continue reading Be you

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

Babies, Toddlers, fitness, love, motherhood, surviving motherhood, toddlerhood

Mom Win

Let me just start off by saying that I have gotten some backlash for some of my recent posts, specifically Mama Meltdown. I am not looking for attention, or for someone to call DCF on me, and I'm not trying to make my family look bad. I write these blogs for me, but also to raise… Continue reading Mom Win

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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

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