Word of the Year: Routine

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2017 will go down in infamy for its non-routine.  We packed and moved in January-February. I cooked a baby all spring/summer long. Eli came in September. Then, we house-hunted, packed, and moved between October and December. Everything was helter skelter. Always. 2017, you be crazy. I like plans. I like knowing what to expect. So, although […]

Word of the Year: Embrace


I’ve known for awhile what my word for 2015 would be. It just seemed right, with how 2014 kept speeding up as the months went by.  Embrace. This year, I want to embrace each day. Appreciate the little things. Lock in moments with my kids at these sweet and crazy ages of 2 and 4. […]

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 […]