Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown

The night before last our whole family was sitting around the dining room table eating supper. My daughter was chattering away about a million different things and my son was sitting in his highchair feeding himself yogurt with a spoon. All of a sudden I felt very emotional and my eyes began to well up … Continue reading Considering Expanding our Family: The Great Unknown


Job Description: Mother

Until I had a kid, I really had no idea how hard being a parent is. Then I hopped aboard the pregnancy train heading for Parenthood with a capital 'P,' discovering all through the journey just how amazing (and sometimes gross- let's be honest) being a mom is. I bought What to Expect When You … Continue reading Job Description: Mother

Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary

One of our engagement photos Happy anniversary to my sweet husband. It is hard to believe that we have been together for eleven years and married for five! One of our wedding photos We've shared so many memories and have created a beautiful family. I love you! My husband with Abby Me with Oscar My … Continue reading Our Fifth Wedding Anniversary

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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

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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

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?

Father of Mine: What I Learned from Having a Shi*#y 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 Shi*#y Father

Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

Happy Friday, everyone! The sweet Ami (@Ami_T1995) nominated me to be next to answer the questions for the Vogue parody flittering about Twitter.  I thought it sounded like fun, so here are my answers.  I hope you enjoy and learn a little more about me. 1)What is your usual Starbucks order? Caramel Macchiato 2) What does … Continue reading Vogue Parody Questions and Answers

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How to Increase a Low Libido and Have the Sex Life You Deserve

When browsing Twitter and Facebook or reading parenting blogs, I have recently noticed a trend; it seems like there are many moms who talk about their lack of desire to have sex. I see memes and jokes, or even off-hand comments, but I wonder how many women are really silently dealing with this issue. Lack … Continue reading How to Increase a Low Libido and Have the Sex Life You Deserve

Date Night: Our Mini-vacation

On Thursday my husband and I left the kids with his parents and drove four hours east to Kansas City. I previously had written about how anxious I was leaving the kids at home with their grandparents. It only got worse as the week progressed, to the point I thought that I would need to … Continue reading Date Night: Our Mini-vacation