The End Of An Era


I've debated for quite some time about what to do with my blog. This has been a place of learning. Of growth. Of life. Documentation of the last 9 years of our lives. But things change. And life happens. I am not the same. We are not the same. It is time to move in a new direction. I've … [Continue reading]

Peanut Butter and Jelly


Lunch. 1 Grilled Cheese 3 Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly 1 Grilled Nutella I'm not a short-order cook, but I'm willing to acquiesce to minor recommendations by the small people that seem to run my life. Dinner. "Miss E! Use your fingers! DON'T use your fingers. I meant don't!!" A … [Continue reading]


Crayons litter the floor of the den like confetti on New Year's Eve. Blankets for forts are scattered along the ground and over the couches. Goldfish … [Continue reading]

How to grocery shop for a large family


It is entirely possible that the title is totally misleading. Pre-shopping: Phase 1: Bemoan the fact that there may literally be no food … [Continue reading]

Many hats


I've found that my role as a mom is not a simple one to define. As I have moved into a mom of teens over the last few years, I have found that my … [Continue reading]

A million miles


I'm not going to lie. It was epic. Millions of miles. Nine people packed like sardines into what is normally a spacious extended van, made for some … [Continue reading]

Sweet 16


Holy Hannah. My oldest is 16 today. He is on the cusp of adulthood. A young adult. A teenager. He towers over me. He's silly and goofy and serious and … [Continue reading]

Home sweet…chalk?


There are inherent qualities that make any house feel like a home. We've settled in a bit in our current residence and I've noticed that some things … [Continue reading]

Dear Mother Nature,


On behalf of mothers in my surrounding city and state, I ask for a cease and desist on the rain. It would be quite lovely if this much needed moisture … [Continue reading]

Dear Little Man,


You are 4 years old now. For some reason it felt like a major milestone for me, for you. I know you are not little, even though you still need to … [Continue reading]

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