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!
Those are two words I never truly imagined putting together, lonely and motherhood. Being a mom means being surrounded, always...right? I've been thinking about this for quite some time and just now have gathered the guts to write about it. I hate the idea of writing about something that might make someone think I'm not grateful enough or that … Continue reading The Loneliness of Motherhood
I'm not sure if it was just our routine being thrown out of whack or what, but being awoken at an ungodly hour this morning meant that I felt like trying something new for breakfast. So, go grab a napkin. Or a bib....just whatever is nearby to catch your drool. This recipe is so quick … Continue reading Tasty Tuesday: Drop Scones with Cinnamon Almond Butter
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
I LOVE cooking. I LOVE baking. I love watching the Food Network and picking up tips and tricks along the way. I basically just love being in my kitchen. Trying new recipes and experimenting and sharing it with friends and family truly excites me. However, It's not often I feel so inspired by a new recipe to really share … Continue reading What to Eat Wednesday: Flank Steak Pinwheels
Ask (almost) any woman about her closet and I guarantee you'll get a groan or a response that includes muttering about how nothing fits and what a mess it is. Been there, done that. I would get crazy anxiety walking into my closet. More than half of what I owned was some semblance of a size … Continue reading Courtney Cleans Her Closet: How I’m Staying Sane – Part 2
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
As I sit and reflect this evening on everything Mother's Day is to me, I felt inspired to write. (I haven't been writing as much as I'd like to and hopefully this can get me back in the swing of things). While I loved being lazy and sleeping in, and even taking a nap, Mother's … Continue reading Thank You for Making Me a Mom
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!