Guess what?! You can be a great mom, even if you're not a "little kid person." That's me. I'm not a little kid person. Yikes! Taboo subject! Before you come at me, I love so much about the little kid stage. I...
Motherhood is an exhausting job, yet often one that comes with little recognition for the many tasks required in a single day. • Feed them breakfast • Find shoes, backpacks, and coats • Pack their lunches • Morning carpool drop off • Well-child checkups...
This is going to ruffle some feathers, especially for those of us raised to believe that a traditional 4-year (maybe more) college degree is the only way to grow up and be successful. BUT-College isn't for everyone!  I'm not saying college...
My kids love dirt. Anything messy, muddy, sticky, wet, wild chaos, they love it. And I let them. I very rarely say no to making messes. Which is probably why they like it so much - because I’ve always been pretty open...
Most people spend their time in the car enjoying podcasts, shuffling their favorite Amazon Music playlist, or simply savoring the sweet, sweet silence. Some drivers roll their windows down and belt out their favorite song into the wind. Others...
Spring is here and that brings warmer weather! We can finally play outside, but do we? I took my one-year-old to the park today and he was so happy collecting acorns, sticks, and crumpling up old leaves. It was a...
It's the question that every young married couple hates to hear, "When are you two going to have a baby?" My husband and I have heard that question so many times we have lost count.  When we met in college,...
New life is so precious. Those exhilarating moments just after your newborn has exited your body in an explosion of searing pain and now lays cuddled safe and warm on mama’s chest. The space where all the pain of...
I never cease to be amazed that even in the coldest part of winter, often when the days seem the darkest, new life is still taking place outside in my flower bed. What appears to be a dead, decaying...
12 x 4 inch, extra large, deep fried, custom designed donuts. No, I'm not drafting an incredibly hip wedding dessert spread, or describing the precise thing your cardiologist tells you not to eat once you hit 45. That's just...

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I'm one of the many, many people who jumped on the houseplant bandwagon during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm honestly surprised I didn't get on board sooner. My husband and I own a lawn and landscaping company,...
I know this post will be read by the people who aren't the problem, but I have to say something. When I had my first child, Caroline, I took her to the store when she was about two weeks old....

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Every September, America pauses to remember Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For many people, however, this month goes by with little notice. Let’s face it:...