Oh, how things have changed! My last post was what seems like so long ago and I was super pregnant. We've now had Alexander home for about 2 months and we are in the constant process of finding our new "normal"...even if I question what normal is or if it even exists at all when your … Continue reading 10 Things I’ve Learned After Baby #2
It seems like the more pregnant you get, the more you find yourself mourning the 'loss' of something, whether it be your current family routine, your personal time, hobbies you enjoy and you know will be tough to find time for, your ankles, or even the ability to bend over and tie your shoes without asking for … Continue reading Saying Goodbye & Awaiting Hello
It's been far, far too long since I've sat down to write. What's funny is I always hated writing when I was younger (I even despised teaching it) and I don't know what changed, or when it changed but I discovered it was an amazing outlet to express myself, connect to others, and to just let things … Continue reading When Life Gives You…Lemonade
It's the end of August in Phoenix which means nothing other than it's HOT and gross outside. I see other people complain about weather in the 90s and just laugh silently. The high today is supposed to be 107...mix that in with the humidity from recent storms and it makes for one disgusting weather mess. … Continue reading Fun Friday: Ice Cream in a Bag + An Exciting Announcement!
It's been over a month since my last post and that is just far too long for me to go without writing. That isn't to say I haven't wanted to write; I have. I most certainly have. I have this amaze-balls recipe I created that I want to share with you guys but haven’t had … Continue reading Mommy Milestones
While I am more than grateful to be afforded the opportunity to be a stay at home mom, it has not come easily. I am the stereotypical Type A person who thrives on to-do lists and organization. I efficiently maintained an well-organized classroom for years, meeting deadlines, and (mostly) actually enjoying being as busy as I … Continue reading How I’m Staying Sane – Part 1
To my sweet girl, A year ago today your father and I received the most precious gift, you. We had been waiting what felt like forever. You were past your due date and we were so ready to meet you. Impatient to say the least! Many, many hours later once I had you in my arms, … Continue reading Dear Caitlin, You’re One!
A little later than I planned on with this update but nonetheless, here we are. Doing an exercise like this and trying to go about your life in a way that alters your thinking really makes you conscious of how you think. Does that make any sense? I wouldn’t have classified myself as a chronic complainer … Continue reading Gratitude 2.0
Delight in the beauty that surrounds you. ...Did you read that? Did you pay attention? Delight in the beauty that surrounds you. ...How often do you actually think that type of positive thought? Be honest. I'm not judging. Delight in the beauty that surrounds you. Ok lovelies. I've come to a conclusion. Nothing groundbreaking here, but something that many … Continue reading Delight in the Beauty that Surrounds You
Yesterday my husband offered some time out of the house and even mentioned getting my nails done. If you blinked, you probably missed me grabbing my things and getting out the door. As hard as it is leaving my little pumpkin behind, I know she needs alone time with Daddy and it's good for me … Continue reading Dear Momma