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…

A Lesson On Gratitude

This past weekend we took a mini vacation to the Seattle area. It was a fun break as well as an opportunity to see a close friend who was visiting from the East Coast. One of the best parts of our trip was exploring Whidbey Island. Jeffrey, as well as most children I assume, loves to stop and…

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

On Caleb's day of watching the boys (while I was at work), they made our first clean eating dessert recipe, to celebrate National Peanut Butter Cookie Day... Stirring it up... Cookie sheet time! And ready for the oven... Wearing Daddy's grilling apron... I LOVE THIS! And some "healthy" peanut butter cookies... they could use a…

Corn on the Cob Day

Who likes to shop for corn? This guy! After a fun morning at the park I made sure to take the boys to the store just for picking out some corn for Corn on the Cob Day! Then home to shuck some corn... I love seeing them sitting at the table together! So sweet! Showing…