Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

Summer is a busy time, with vacations, barbecues, sports, the kids are on school break, you name it. In our house at least, it feels like the family is flying in all different directions at once and don't always connect. Time is one of the threads that help weave a strong feeling of family togetherness. … Continue reading Simple Ways to Grow Closer as a Family

What a Mom Needs: and What They Don’t

On the same basic level we all require the same things- water, food, shelter, protection- but beyond that we each have our own special needs. Often as mothers, we overlook our own wants and needs because we take care of everyone else and tend to put our family's needs before our own. We know the … Continue reading What a Mom Needs: and What They Don’t

Check Out my New Page!

Hello, lovelies! My attitude has been pretty poor in the last few days, but I have been working on it! I just published a new page, called Live an Inspired Life, with items that I find inspirational, with the hope that you may find inspiration in them too. Check it out and enjoy!

Dadhood: an Adventure

Today I am happy to share with you a guest post by Gerry, from the blog The View from Oxford & Maitland. I hope you enjoy Gerry’s story as much as I did. I am the very proud dad of two kids, both of whom are now in university. My kids are great students, caring … Continue reading Dadhood: an Adventure

The View From Rock Bottom

Today I feel like shit. I’m not going to sugarcoat it.  I’ve done it. I have hit a new low. Today is casual Friday at work, where we are allowed to wear jeans with a shirt embroidered with our company logo. This morning I put on my only clean pair of jeans and to my … Continue reading The View From Rock Bottom

What Does Being a Mother Mean to You?

Thinking back to when I was a kid, I had no idea what a mom did. I remember rocking my baby dolls and pretending to change their diapers, cooking pretend food with my kitchen set, and playing “house” with my best friends Courtney and Preston. Other than taking care of a child and maybe going … Continue reading What Does Being a Mother Mean to You?

The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Our first time The day my husband and I brought our daughter home from the hospital will always be a day that I remember. We were so ready to go home after spending three days in the hospital following my daughter’s delivery via emergency C-section. At home there would be no uncomfortable hospital bed, no … Continue reading The Best Ways to Help a New Parent

Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shitty Father

Today I was listening to a random playlist on Spotify and an Everclear song that I hadn’t heard in a long time played. This song has always resonated with me because it has always made me think of my biological father. Father of mine Tell me where have you been I just closed my eyes … Continue reading Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shitty Father

Mommin’ and Feeling Out of Sorts

This past week I have been grumpy and grouchy. Tired. Upset when the kids seem to plan together to do exactly the opposite of what I say. Bored with being at home all weekend. Having baby fever and then looking at my children’s baby photos and crying because they’ve already grown up so fast. Jealous … Continue reading Mommin’ and Feeling Out of Sorts

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One of the Three Constants: Change

There are only a few things in life that are truly constant: death, taxes, and change. I have been thinking a lot about change. Change is inevitable. Change is constant. – Benjamin Disraeli Change is a constant in life that is expected but can be surprising at times when it occurs. Depending on your perspective, it could … Continue reading One of the Three Constants: Change