OUR MORNING PICKING FLOWERS

One of my goals for the summer is to take the girls on a little field trip once a week. Whether it’s going to a different city to do something or just trying something we’ve never been to in our town, I want to diversify the kids interests instead of just going to the pool every week (not that we don’t love that though!). This morning we went to a sunflower field that I found…

MAKING SELF-CARE A PRIORITY

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know how important I think self-care is to women and especially to women who have children. I have talked about it before on the blog and talk about it quite a bit on my Instagram feed but I think the self-care lines can be blurry for people who are not used to it. It’s important to know that self-care is not a bad…

THE INS & OUTS OF MOM DATING

mom dating. holy man. anybody with me here? did you ever think you would still have to think about making friends when you were thirty? i know when i was in high school, i assumed i would have my group of people and that would be it. who would need more friends right? you’ve already got them. how naive my fifteen, sixteen, seventeen year old self was! can we just talk about trying to make…

TIPS ON TRANSITIONING FROM ONE TO TWO …

the shift from having one baby in the house to two babies is huge. in every aspect does it change your whole parenting game. before i had amelia, i heard so many friends say it was the hardest transition they’ve ever dealt with. while it was hard for me, i think i had hyped myself up so much that i was anticipating the absolute worst and (thankfully) that wasn’t the case. again, this is simply…

ENCOURAGING CHILDREN TO READ

for the longest time, i have had a huge love for books and i always imagined my kids too. but i didn’t start from the get-go. i didn’t focus much on reading with addison until she was about nine months or so and slowly it’s progressed. we read at night to wind down, we keep books in the car as entertainment on short trips, both andrew and i encourage it as a part of her…

8 THINGS I DO TO TAKE CARE OF …

for the past few months, i have felt completely overwhelmed. i have goals i am constantly setting for myself (this blog being a large one) and the responsibility of raising two girls is no joke. on top of that, andrew has been working crazy long hours and just being able to spend a little time with him is few and far between. i have been living too long with stressing and being sleep deprived and…

TIME

time. it’s such a funny thing isn’t it? for so long i have been waiting for extra time. the perfect time. waiting to print those pictures that have been sitting on my hard drive for three years. waiting for the extra time to pray in the morning. waiting to make that trip to nantucket that we’ve talked about taking for so long. waiting to become a better cook if i only i had that *time*…