Date Night In

Date nights are important. We can all agree on that. But in the trenches of parenting, date nights can sometimes feel about as likely as a solid night of sleep. 😉 Sometimes Hubby and I reminisce about the days when every day was a potential date night, when romance happened easily because the distractions from each other were few and […]

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The Most Important Word In My Motherhood Vocabulary

There was a time when I would have answered differently, when this important word hardly ever crossed my lips, when motherhood felt simple, and the choices made were straightforward ones. Now is a season where the days are full, the hours feel too few, and I have to consciously decide to make room what is important, to let go of […]

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Why We Argue In Front Of Our Kids

Our voices were raised. Our tone was frustrated. We were barely waiting for the other to finish before we snapped back with our own reply. The cabinet door slammed. What was it about? Who even knows. Maybe the teething baby, the bills due, the unpredictable schedule, the obligations. Adulting is hard. Harder on 2.5 hours sleep and sporadic bites of […]

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Come Home To Me

I thought it would fade over time, the way my throat closes and a momentary panic washes over me. I thought it would get easier to hear about the most recent loss, that eventually an unexpected knock at the door wouldn’t freeze my heart. I hoped that somehow I would become one of those people to whom the death of […]

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Teacher Gift: Thank You For Helping Me Grow

Hopping on here really quick tonight to share this incredibly easy teacher gift idea. Truthfully, all the cutesy teacher gift ideas in the world aren’t going to match up to a good old gift card (amiright, teachers?!?! haha), but it’s important to me that my children take an active part in showing their gratitude to others. This idea covers both […]

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Family Beach Day Essentials

Our kids take after us – they LOVE beach, pool, lake – water any way they can get it. 😛 The more kids we added, the more hectic these beach days became. With a lot of trial and error, we ended up with exactly what we needed to be able to truly relax and enjoy our family beach day! As […]

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Journey of Love

I love you. I’ve loved you for a while now. 10 years together, 8 of them married, and they’ve flown by. You loved me first. You picked me out and wanted me to be yours, and made sure it happened. I was fine with that. 😉 You made me happy. We took classes together, and texted sweet nothings, stayed up […]

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Ordinary Days, A Diaper Bag And Love

Motherhood Style Before my babies were even born, I’d decided what kind of mom style I’d have. I was never going to do the leggings/sneakers thing. I wouldn’t have my hair in a messy bun every day, my bag would always match my outfit, and my style was going to be perfectly complemented by my angelic brood surrounding me. 😉 […]

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3 Easy Ways to Teach Kindness At Home

  Kindness is my mothering goal, in growing these little hearts, but in the day to day, sometimes I need more than the mile-long parenting articles and perfectly scripted charts.  In this season of parenting, I am always looking for that balance between harsh and permissive, where my children’s hearts can grow strong but gentle, confident but kind. After wading […]

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