Last month our daughter Reese turned three. We decided that we would take advantage of her being young enough to think that hanging out with only her family for an entire day was still cool. We thought we would take the opportunity to capitalize on family time, experience, and try to keep it fairly low … Continue reading What my daughter’s 3 year old birthday taught me
If you know me you know how much I genuinely love every season of the year. Like, when someone says “okay but say you had to choose a place to live in that only has one season” nope nope nope. Not playing your game. I choose every season. More accurately, I kind of choose the … Continue reading Treasuring time and setting traditions
“Mama come see! Come see!” I hear exclaimed from the bathroom. “Looook!” I see her ducks, all varying in size, lined up along the edge of the bath. I force my face to light up in surprise as if I had never seen her do this before. And of course she would do it at … Continue reading Grief: the uninvited friend
A little over two years ago I wrote a letter to my daughter (linked at bottom). While it also reflects my hopes and prayers for my son, I wanted to write a specific one for just him. Dear Declan, Eyes: I pray that your eyes see, really see, every humans worth. That they will not … Continue reading A letter to my son
As of today my baby boy is two weeks old. It's been two weeks of short nights, curious little eyes, body pains, therapeutic snuggles, moments of utter chaos and so so much sweetness. While having my second go-around on this new born thing doesn't at all make me a pro, I decided to compile a … Continue reading Postpartum hacks
Last year, on our daughter's 1st Christmas, my husband and I started to implement the "4 gift rule". Well, actually we added another category that we thought was a part of it and so ours is really a "5 gift rule." Last year implementing this rule was not hard at all, considering we could have … Continue reading Kids and Christmas.
My sweet Reese, As the time approaches for your little brother or sister’s arrival there is a part of me that wants to tell them to wait a little longer so we have another “one last day” with just you. Soon that baby boy or girl will change your whole life as well as ours. … Continue reading A letter to my first born whose whole world is about to change.