The Power House

  This is the second installment in my mini series, Healthy Mama – catch the first here! In these few posts I’m chattin’ all about being well in mind, body and spirit. I truly believe it is essential that a mama take care of herself in order to effectively and meaningfully care for her family. Can […]

Lie — The Appearance of My Home is a Reflection of Who I Am

  Honored. That’s how I felt when Ashley asked me to contribute to the Overcome the Lie blog tour this month. Mostly because it’s not something I truly feel worthy of, because it’s a daily battle to overcome these little lies. But that’s why I’m sharing, because overcoming lies is an ongoing journey and one […]

My Car Supply Box

Last week I wrote about my car supply box over at Baby Gizmo and I thought it would be fun to share a video on the same topic here! Awesome freeze frame, I know … karate chop those emergencies!!!     Did you make it through the whole video? Hope so! What would you add? […]

Workin’ On My Fitness

 This is the first installment in my mini series, Healthy Mama. In these few posts I’m chattin’ all about being well in mind, body and spirit. I truly believe it is essential that a mama take care of herself in order to effectively and meaningfully care for her family. Can I get an amen? I’ve […]

Word of the Year: Thrive

Last year I just wanted to feel settled. We had moved twice and Max was still a newbie. I was tired and worn and needed the year to be calm; restorative. Thankfully, it was. Here’s the best of 2013. I’m extremely hopeful for this upcoming year. I love making lists and organizing my thought; planning […]

Merry Christmas!

I’m sure I’ll say this every year, but this Christmas season has been magical. Jemma’s excitement has warmed all of our hearts and we can’t wait for this evening when we bake Jesus’ birthday cake and exchange gifts.   I wish I could mail you all a Christmas card, because truly, you’re all friends and […]

Mr + Mrs — WEDDING SNEAK PEEK!

Yesterday was the big day! My sweet baby sister married her dashing boyfriend of four years and she’s off to begin her new life as an officer’s wife. I’m so proud, pushing back tears and truly honored to have been a part of their beautiful wedding.   Hannah Pinterested and planned ever since their engagement […]

Breastfeeding Myths

In the last few months I’ve been reevaluating my commitments and allowing many things to take a backseat or go on to my “someday, but not today” list. My La Leche League leadership training was one of the things I chose to let go. Sadly, it just wasn’t fitting into our family right now.   […]

An Update On Max’s Thumb

Max has checked off three more doctor’s appointments, all of which resulted in good news! Yippee!   First up was his final appointment at Mary Bridge. We met with his surgeon who checked out his incision. She gave him a thumbs up on its’ healing and unless we have any further concerns we don’t have […]

Jemma | 3 Years

  A new tradition. Starting at age three. A little interview.In her words.   What is your favorite color? purple   What is your favorite toy? Dora   What is your favorite fruit? apples   What is your favorite tv show? Dora the Explorer   What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? dinosaur sticks (fish […]

Beauty Revealed Project

Late this summer I participated in a Beauty Revealed Project photo shoot thanks to the lovely LCS Photography. The BRP focuses on capturing postpartum bodies – the remnants of pregnancy and the reality of motherhood.   At first I shied away from the idea … me? Bare? I mean, I did it once … kind […]