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 interesting memories. Our portable home for 17 days, came home smelly and fairly disgusting. There were many moments of "what were we thinking." … [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 driven. Some days I can't believe that I gave birth to this boy. He makes me feel old. I always wondered what it must feel like as a parent to … [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]

It’s ok if you aren’t in love with motherhood


I'm not an optimist by nature, but I always attempt to look at the bright side. I know that sounds contradictory. I have to really TRY to look at the … [Continue reading]

Time: Jord Wood Watch Review


I don't know about you, but before I became a mom, I didn't really care what time it was all day long. As long as I knew when to be at work or at … [Continue reading]

Book review: Lose the Cape


I don't know about you, but from time to time I end up with SuperMom Syndrome. At least that's what I call it. It's that time when you think you have … [Continue reading]

Dear mom on the airplane,


I watched as you boarded the plane, three little ones in tow, the youngest being 13 months. I know because I asked you while she was trying to climb … [Continue reading]



"Mom, in 10 years, I will be 15 and Little Man will be 13. How old will Mr. A be?" "How much is 10 plus 15?" "Ummm, 18?" "Not quite. He'll be … [Continue reading]

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