Organized Chaos

Parenting is the epitome of organized chaos. Continually working toward structure, even if all that means is 3 square meals a day and two snacks. With only toddlers it is easy to get in the rhythm of spending the day in pajamas and cleaning 10 minutes before the hubby gets home. You lose yourself in…

Clearing out the Muck

I’m realizing as a go through each room in my home - how simple I like things. Even decorating for the holidays I want less. Because less is more. Things to bring joy and comfort for all who enter. Nothing more, nothing less. Half off flowers and a basket of fruit. I still have my…

Simplifying & Thrifting

With 4 kids I’m forever trying to keep up on housework and efficiency in all things. We recently moved into a duplex (a very nice one I might add... phew!) and my goal has been to be completely unpacked and every box sorted by the week of Thanksgiving. It has been exhausting but enjoyable, fine-tuning…

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…