Simple & Committed

I'm a little behind in this post, New Year's has passed and I'm just getting around to writing about what I feel my focus should be...but that's how it goes. When I sat to reflect on what I wanted to be mindful of as I embark on a new calendar year, two words came brightly … Continue reading Simple & Committed

PREPARED

This week we got the news we are officially approved as Foster Parents. One step closer to growing our family a less traditional way. Since being approved I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be prepared.... Of course our training aimed to "prepare us" for what it is going to take to … Continue reading PREPARED

My Girl turns 3.

I started the tradition of writing a letter to our kids for each Birthday.  There are so many things that I hope to remember about each age but my mind can only retain so much.  These letters are my attempt to capture them in this moment in time and write to them some of my … Continue reading My Girl turns 3.

Waiting.

We've done it.  We've completed the paperwork, our home visit, and physicals.  We now are just waiting. We first have to wait for all the mountains of paperwork to be processed.  They still have to complete a background check on us, which takes weeks.  In about 4-6 weeks, we should get that approval e-mail saying … Continue reading Waiting.

5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

Health and wellness are such a buzz word these days! As a parent, it can be such a struggle to even know what it really looks like to live a “healthy lifestyle”.   The problem behind every definitive article on healthy living is that they bypass the truth: healthy living looks a little different for … Continue reading 5 Steps to Take Towards Healthy Living for Your Family

5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends

One unexpected change in my life post-motherhood is how it has changed friendships for me! I remember pre-kids I would hang out with my friends that had small children and would leave our meetings feeling a little frustrated.  Every conversation we tried to start would be quickly interrupted by the little person, making it hard … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Mom’s Need other Mom Friends

DIY Chicken Coop and Run

We did it!  We built a coop, run and currently have little chicks running around in our backyard.  While we are still months from being able to collect fresh eggs from these guys (yay!), we are still so excited about our six new additions to our family! Our kids helped us name our birds, so … Continue reading DIY Chicken Coop and Run

How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

If I stop and pause, I can see it... Fourteen years ago now, I met a sweet recent high school graduate.  He was kind, thoughtful, brought me burnt CD’s and opened my car door for me… what more could any 17 year old ask for?  I fell hard and fast. Fast forward, to now…  We … Continue reading How to Keep Love at the Center of Your Marriage

Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

One thing I wasn’t prepared for when I became a mother is how draining the gig is.  No matter if you're a young mom, working mom, stay at home mom or any other kind of mom, one thing we all can agree on is: the job can wear you down if you're not careful.  I’ve … Continue reading Five Great Ways to Recharge As A Mom

Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles

Guys, I can’t tell you how much we love audio books in our house.  They are amazing! We listen to them constantly in the car. It helps manage some of the drive time sibling conflict.  We also all love listening to stories. Here are a few recent listens that really captivated our attention.   The … Continue reading Five Family Friendly Audio Book Titles