Motherhood Then & Now

My Papou came over last week for lunch and while we ate our way through french toast and bacon, we talked and laughed with the kids and my mom. At one point, my papou turned to me and asked, do you think motherhood is more difficult now than it was back then? It’s funny because […]

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My Identity in This Season of Life

How many of us change our “identity” throughout life? I’d answer that all of us do. I mean, are you really the same person you were in high school, or do you really think you’ll be the same 20 years from now? I for one have had many identities and titles throughout my lifetime. In […]

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The Hustle and Bustle of the Holidays

This time of the year is really something. The Christmas lights, carols and songs, festive events and time with loved ones truly make December the most wonderful time of the year. It’s almost as if we’re living on clouds throughout the month of December. Well, most of the time anyway. If Christmas is meant to […]

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Then You Were My Baby, Now You Are My Child

The moment I found out I was pregnant with Peyton, I knew she was going to be extremely special to us. She was unexpected and we were kind of terrified thinking we’d be parents only a year and a half into our marriage, but amidst all of our anxiety and fear of the unknown, how […]

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12 Month Update on our Little Man

And just like that, we have a one-year-old. Ladies and gents, I don’t know whether to smile, ugly cry, or gasp, so I guess I’ll just do all three. It’s funny because there were many times when the newborn phase crawled – moments I didn’t think we’d ever make it to this point (I’m being […]

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When Your Toddler Teaches You a Lesson

A couple of weeks ago, I had a day that was one for the books. Unfortunately, not in a good way. Let’s just say it isn’t a day I’ll be proud looking back on in the future. During the middle of the day, I lost it. Just went straight up crazy mom. It was horrible, […]

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Dear Postpartum Body

If I’m being honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of you. You’re squishy, all over the place and make it difficult for me to put my pre-baby clothes on. My emotions toward you are somewhat of a roller coaster; sometimes I’m impressed by you, but other times I’m filled with frustration when looking at […]

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Why It’s a Privilege Being a Boy Mom

“Boys will be boys.” Can someone please tell me who came up with this saying and why they thought it was okay to give males the excuse to act a certain way because of their sex? Before kids, I  knew I wanted a girl. Someone I could play dress up with,  sing with, and someone […]

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Entertaining the Kids Inside & Outside the Home

These wintry days are killing me! I thought I had it bad when it was just me to worry about, but now I have two little people to keep warm and occupied all the live long day and it’s through this I know the true meaning of stir crazy. I am craving spring and summer weather […]

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The Intensity of the Toddler Years

Here’s a story for you… A mom decides to schedule her toddler and infant’s doctors appointments at the same time in the middle of winter right before lunch and nap time. How do you suppose this tale ends? In happiness with mother, toddler and infant running through a field catching butterflies? Or, in nightmare-ish form […]

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