1,000 Thanks!!!!

I FINALLY made it to 1,000.  ❤ I love this list and all the blessings it counts.  It took some time but it's worth it to remember God is good in the land of the living.  Happy Holiday's my friends, may you take time to be thankful for God's goodness in your life! 900. Our … Continue reading 1,000 Thanks!!!!

1,000 thanks (part 6)

I've been slow to complete this 100.... The past two months have felt tough for me.  I've dipped into some pretty dark places and probably working on my list would have helped!  With spring in the air I feel a new wave of grace for myself and our family.  It seems in life more stressful … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 6)

This Hard Season of Marriage

I recently saw a friend’s husband added to social media stating he came home to find his wife was reading a book entitled “How to not Hate your Husband After Kids.” My immediate thought was I need to get that book from the library pronto. I’m convinced my husband should read my mind, know what … Continue reading This Hard Season of Marriage

A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

Tonight I took a rare long, warm, soothing shower. I was reminded of nights not long ago when the only way I could relax and relieve some of my round body aches was to shower. During the end of my pregnancies I would look down at my stretched, full midsection. What I saw looked more … Continue reading A Momma Body is a Beautiful Thing

My Last One

The last first birthday celebration is coming soon. One. One is big.   It’s a celebration of having survived so many sleepless nights.  It marks having made it through a whole slew of firsts—first cry, first smile, first roll, first laugh, first crawl, first foods, first cold, first hug, first “No.” In some ways, making … Continue reading My Last One

1,000 thanks (part 5)

Here goes part 5 of my list of 1,000 thanks. the more I take time for this list, the more I love this practice. My realization this week as I look at my list, I have room for more love. There is always room for more. ❤️❤️ 500. Two boys snuggle in bed with me … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 5)

1,000 thanks (part 4)

So the list continues... counting all the simple ways I am blessed and loved by our God....  401. Panera with two of my favorites 402. Girl talk 403. Enneagram 404. Baby girl alseep on Daddy 405. Whole 30 406. Playdates 407. Prayers with Hubs 408. Snow day #2 and 3 of the school year 409. … Continue reading 1,000 thanks (part 4)

Keep Dreaming

Can you remember what it felt like to be eighteen?  Life felt wild and wonderful.  Dreams buzzed in and out of your head, as the possibilities for the future felt endless.  Adulthood, the great adventure was ready to begin! My twenties didn’t fail my expectations.  The milestones realized, fulfilled dreams and accomplished goals fueled me. … Continue reading Keep Dreaming

Waste Time on Purpose

Just writing the title to this post stings a bit. It goes against my every instinct. Time is precious, watching my children grow has has made me painfully aware of how fleeting the days are. I am all about optimizing our days. Getting as much activity, learning, socialization and happiness packed into a day as possible. … Continue reading Waste Time on Purpose

5 Ways to Teach Compassion to your Preschooler

Every now and then you hear an amazing story in the news of an exceptional preschooler who comes up with an amazing idea on how to show compassion to others. As a parent you marvel with wonder, asking yourself, what are they doing that I’m not? If you have a preschooler like mine, you have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Teach Compassion to your Preschooler