life

The Hidden Blessing of a Full Life

As I flopped into bed, exhausted, I lay there thinking of all the things a left undone. Yet another day had passed, busting at the seams. Filled with highs and lows. Responsibilities, routines, and even some excitement. I sighed, trying to figure out what I would need to prioritize tomorrow. “Life is crazy,” I thought. “Will…

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What I’m Into {August 2015}

I guess I’m on the every other schedule for “What I’m Into” – I did April, skipped May, got June, missed July, and now I’m back again for August! August was a great month! Finished our 2 week road trip and have spent a lot of time finding new routines to keep us on track,…

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The Treadmill of Mothering Small Children

The afternoon felt like I was stuck in that movie Groundhog’s Day. At this point my 8 week old was starting to fall into some semblance of predictable routines. He woke for the day around the same time, stayed up for a while, cat napped the rest of the morning, and then usually took a…

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Dear Mom of a Newborn…

Dear Mom of a Newborn, It gets easier. I promise. You’re sitting there, feeling pain in places you didn’t know you even had, holding this tiny being that completely depends on you, and you’re wondering. Wondering what life will look like now. Wondering how you’re going to balance it all. Wondering if you’ll ever get…

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Finding Balance in Your Life

Even though I knew it was coming, adding child number two to the mix threw my normal routines all out of wack. Before I knew it, life felt like a giant to-do list mountain that I would never scale. I knew that I was going to have to make some changes if I was going…

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What I’m Into – June 2015

With the craziness that comes from welcoming a newborn into the world I didn’t get to writing a May edition of “What I’m Into.” I love reading and writing these silly little life updates so I’m glad to be back with an update for June! What I’m Watching… All the Spring finales have long passed…

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Baby J’s Birth Story

  I had a feeling this one would come early. I didn’t dare say it out loud for fear of jinxing myself. But part of me just knew (or maybe it was just really strong hope!) he would make an appearance soon. I really didn’t want to be induced again, so I was praying this little…

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Welcome Baby J!

He’s here! He’s here! 7lbs 14oz of perfection. Born 5/13/15 at 2:10am.   We’re in love. Can you tell? If you follow me on Instagram, I announced his name over there. I try to keep my kiddos names off the blog for their privacy, but I just couldn’t help sharing over there. I debated back…

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