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

Five Free Richmond Indoor Outings for Kids

If your at home during the week with your kids then I probably don't have to tell you the winter months are the hardest. After a week or two with everyone stuck indoors, getting out of the house is an absolute must for the sanity of all! Here are our top five free Richmond preschooler … Continue reading Five Free Richmond Indoor Outings for Kids

Five Ways to Include Dad in Homeschooling

The heart of homeschooling is family.  The choice to homeschool affects the whole home! It may interrupt naps for little ones, it may change Mom's availability for toddlers.  It means research, planing and teaching for Mom.  But what about Dad you may ask? Dad's are essential to the homeschool life.  Deciding the teach your kids … Continue reading Five Ways to Include Dad in Homeschooling

Things I’ve Learned, my 30th Year

I've started the tradition of writing, sharing and reflecting every birthday. Thirty-one. I am officially a thirty something. For some reason I've learned a lot over the course of my thirtieth year of life? Maybe every decade you actually learn something... who knew?  Here goes the highlights of the lessons I'm learning. Time really flies. This … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned, my 30th Year

Make Room for Rest

I woke up this morning and it dawned on me- I feel good! The first three years of this Mom gig for me were chuck full of sweetness mashed with so many things that felt so hard. I shed many tears. I awoke most mornings greeted by a body screaming at me, begging for me … Continue reading Make Room for Rest

Lovable Penguin Craft

This past month with lots of time off and together as a family there has been some extra TV time happening at our house.  In an attempt to infuse some education into this down time we have been watching the Planet Earth series on Netflix.  I have to confess, I love the series.  Nature amazes … Continue reading Lovable Penguin Craft

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

Third Baby and Still Clueless

It seems that after having three babies and being a parent for five years, there are so many things about having a baby I just can’t quite figure out how to do well! So often people say, “Well, you have three so you should be a pro,” or “Well, with three that should be easy.” … Continue reading Third Baby and Still Clueless

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

New Momma Breastfeeding 101

There are very few things in motherhood that have come more easily for me than others. I feel grateful that one of those things has been nursing.  Especially since this happened entirely by accident.  When I became a Mom, I had no clue what I was walking into. For some reason, I actually never considered … Continue reading New Momma Breastfeeding 101