Just over two years ago, our family experienced the blessing of a finalized adoption. Our sweet little one had already been a part of our everyday life for nearly two years, but on October 20, 2015, we made it all official. We dressed up and took photos. We celebrated and signed paperwork (and more paperwork). […]
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At a recent MOPS meeting, we played a little ice breaker called “Mom Guilt Bingo.” Our cards were filled with things we don’t brag about and that you won’t find on our Instagram feeds (i.e. won’t buy my kids a puppy, uses disposable diapers, TV is my babysitter). As I read through my card, I […]
A clean house. It shouldn’t be that hard, right? Think again. I’ve seen those cleaning schedules on Pinterest, and honestly, they overwhelm me. I’m mentally defeated before I even get started. There is absolutely NO WAY I can do all of that. Obvi. One look at my house tells you I just can’t keep up with […]
I have a confession to make…I didn’t throw my kids a birthday party this year. Come to think of it, I didn’t throw them a party last year either. #momfail
Ah, summer vacation. I love it. It brings with it the hope of relaxation and rest amidst a life full of chaos and craziness. It’s a change of seasons and a change of schedules, at least for those of us who live according to the school calendar. And, of course, our family vacation is exactly […]
Will you go with me on a trip? It’s a trip of the imagination. We’re going to travel back to a day when devices and their tiny glowing screens didn’t dictate our every move. Back before “screen time” was a commonly used word. Can you fathom a time like this? If, like me, you were born […]
It’s been two years since we’ve welcomed an official foster care placement into our home. Which means foster mom amnesia has taken full effect.
To the moon and back: it’s a good way to communicate the indescribable love of a parent for her child. Even if it doesn’t always look that way.
As new parents, we had no idea what we were actually doing – or what we would actually need. These items are, for me, Baby Registry Essentials.
I’m a twin, so I’ve always shared my birthday. It’s no big thing. I remember the first birthday that I celebrated while I was in college. My friends went all out with decorations and goodies, and I felt so special and loved. The day was all about celebrating me — and only me! Fast forward about […]