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


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


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

Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

We are wrapping up first grade (ugh, the end of the school year is so bitter sweet) and starting to look ahead to plan out next year.  In the fall we will have TWO school aged kids in our home... which is just pure craziness!  I'm a little nervous about making time to invest in … Continue reading Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum Picks

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

For the days you wanna quit..

A thing happens in life, you hit ruts.  You have days you want to throw your hands up in the air and just give hope to try something, anything new.... just as long as your not doing the same old thing. On occasion this impulse, this pulling can nudge us into new spaces.  Push us … Continue reading For the days you wanna quit..

My RVA Fall Favorites

Guys, fall… it’s magical. Pumpkin spice lattes, do I have to say anymore? There are so many things I love so much about this time of year, scarfs, boots, pumpkins, Halloween, chili, the beautiful leaves changing color...the list is so long! I’ll spare you the complete list of fall favorites and just share some of our favorite … Continue reading My RVA Fall Favorites