Mr. Alex, It's 1am and I should be sleeping but, much like so many other moms of the world, my mind is racing and while bed would be best for me, here we are. Sweet boy, you are one. ONE! How did that happen? When did that happen? I feel like we just left the … Continue reading To My Sweet Boy on His First Birthday
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
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
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 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