I contemplated quite a bit about writing and sharing this. I struggle regularly with wanting things to be perfect so the thought of writing this and having it serve as a reminder of the not-so-great days seems backwards. But, in the spirit of transparency, here it is. You know I like to keep it real and … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Need a Sticker
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
T-minus 33 days (hopefully) until our newest family addition will make his appearance into the world. This, in other words, means I am a hormonal, waddling mess who happens to look like I am smuggling a watermelon under my shirt everywhere I go while attempting to look put together. It's fabulous, really. In all seriousness, I … Continue reading The Unspoken Guilt
Seriously. Where did the first month of the year go?! I don't know how many times I thought to myself about things I wanted to write about and then...just never did. I don't even have any good reasons as to why not! Seems silly when writing can be so therapeutic to me; there is something … Continue reading Goals Check-in: How is it Already February?!
It's hard to avoid conversations or shopping lists that don't revolve around gifts this time of the year. We become what feels like hyper-focused on finding the perfect gift for those in our life and spoiling everyone around us. This year, Dave and I took it easy on gifts and tried to focus on the details of … Continue reading Because at Christmas We Talk About Gifts
In continuing with my "do not channel Martha Stewart" attitude (read: not trying to do too much or worry about perfection) this holiday season, I wanted to share a couple of my recent Pinterest highs...and lows. My mom has recently told me how awesome I am (duh.) because even if I don't know what I'm doing … Continue reading Oh, Pinterest
How is it basically mid-December already?! It's so cliché but oh, so true...the older I've gotten, the faster time seems to pass. As we've entered into the holiday "season" the rush of time is usually pressing and stressful and full of anxiety for me. Oddly enough, despite that, I've always loved the Christmas season. It's … Continue reading All is Calm, All is Bright
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!