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Capturing a moment of my day has been one of the best decisions I have made. I started on March 1st, I’ve missed a few days here and there, but I don’t beat myself up over that. This process reminds me of how many sweet moments there are in a day and how quickly we […]

being a mama, home life

May 15, 2019

in April

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Sitting on a toilet, in a public restroom, sobbing silently, my hand covering my mouth to try to quiet the sound. Veins popping in my neck, the pressure pushing through the top of my head. I want to take my fists and pound on everything. I want to scream and yell and throw things violently. […]

being a mama

May 12, 2019

broken hearted mother

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Sarah Jane has been a fussy little girl. Over Easter weekend she spent much of her weekend screaming and yelling and complaining an awful lot. It was then that her pale skin was noticed by me and a few others. But we didn’t think much of it and we certainly blamed her sour mood on […]

being a mama

April 30, 2019

about Sarah Jane

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I once heard the quote “stop the glorification of busy.” I feel strongly about this quote, I believe it happens, I believe it’s toxic, I believe it becomes a competition. I hear it in the aisles of Target, I see it on social media. When we run into an old friend, we instantly go into […]

being a mama, home life, writing

April 17, 2019

house of belonging

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This week is pretty different around here, which is good and also bad. It’s good because we all need a break in the kitchen, right? But it’s bad because my kids are with their dad, so it’s pretty quiet. Just Adam, Sarah Jane and I. The kids will be back on Wednesday, by Thursday we’ll […]

being a mama, dinner, soup

March 24, 2019

on the table

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It’s the end of your life, someone hands you an album filled with a photo from each day of your life. The images are people you love, places you’ve been, things that you enjoy, things or routines that surrounded you every single day that you simply stopped noticing. Memories that became faded or even lost […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 24, 2019

days gone by

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Recently I’ve been asked how I do it all. The simple answer is that I don’t. I don’t do it all. In fact, YOU, my friends, asking me the question…YOU do more than me. I don’t volunteer. Because I don’t have time. I’m too busy at home, baking, having dinner with my kids, picking up […]

being a mama, home life, writing

March 16, 2019

doing it all

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Every week I used to write our weekly dinner plan on our chalkboard that hangs on the kitchen wall. I would then share it on social media. My goal was always to share meal ideas to help inspire people who may need it…But I haven’t done it lately because erasing my chalkboard, writing the menu, […]

being a mama, home life, meals, menu planning

March 3, 2019

on the table