Dear Mama I’ve Got Your Back

Dear Mama letters are meant to be encouraging, and they are, but only to a certain extent. Empathy without relationship is lonely. We live in a time of the easily offended. Furious posts referencing the horrible people who stopped by unannounced and woke our newborns; the never ending diets which make baked goodies seem pointless…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am happy to say we are expecting the arrival of baby #3 on the tentative due date of April 2nd. As exciting as it is I have had a completely opposite pregnancy than I had with my boys (fingers crossed for a girl but will be just as thrilled with another boy)... nausea, vomiting, heartburn and…

National Corn Fritter Day

The boys and I figured it was about time we celebrated a holiday, lucky for us it was National Corn Fritter Day - something new to try. This boy is a ball of energy and always so excited to help me cook but as soon as it's picture time I get this bored expression... hmm... Thankfully…

Dear Little Boy

Dear Little Boy I love So much, You are taking a morning nap as I sit here writing my apology. I have already yelled enough by 10am to last us for the week. I had a full nights sleep, breakfast, I exercised, I prayed, read my Bible, my house is decently clean, the sun is shining, I'm not mad…

Daring Greatly

"Nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as believing that I am standing on the outside of my life looking in and wondering what it would be like if I had the courage to show up and let myself be seen." -Brené Brown This is how I imagine my life - just a little too…

Being Intentional: Sleep

I am TIRED! Bet you haven't said that before... ha! This is my daily mantra - maybe even my hourly one. The problem is as soon as my boys are in bed I get a second wind. I am FREE! To read, to write, to watch a movie, play a board game, to clean in peace (OK this is one is…

If I Want To Be, I Have To Do

My new mantra is: If I want to BE, I have to DO. So often I think, say, or ask myself (and others): What do I do? I want to be an artist. What do I do? I want to be a photographer. What do I do? I want to be a singer/ songwriter. What do I do? I…