Spring is here! It's time to swap winter sweats for spring shorts, sweatshirts for t-shirts, and boots for flip flops. Who else is ready? I enjoy shopping for our four kiddos. It's an act of service and love that provides...
I have cancer. It's the rare kind. Literally one in a million. The kind where treatment looks a lot like, "Let's try this and see what happens." The kind that affects multiple systems within my body. In 2017, this cancer...
When the traditional way to grow your family doesn't work for you, it can send your brain spinning. There are so many other options out there, ranging from IUI to adoption. How do you choose which one will work...
When my first son was born, I was in a different stage of life. I was just leaving a career as a teacher, and beginning a new career as a part-time realtor so that I could stay home with...
As our community continues to inch back towards "normal", we can't wait to start planning for summer! Desperate to make up for lost time, my kiddos want to do ALL. THE. THINGS. this summer. Summer break is the perfect...
We love Easter at our house...it is a much-anticipated holiday amongst my kiddos. My husband's family - the only family that lives near us - are THE best Easter hosts around. Traditionally, after an Easter church service, we head...
Okay, maybe that's not fair. I haven't had it with self-care in the sense that walking, sleeping, making out, eating good foods, being with your people, practicing a hobby, and treating your body with some kindness are all great...
My daughter has been asking for a cell phone since she was in second grade. Second grade! That is insanity to me. I had to wait until the morning of my 16th birthday to receive the very first brick Nokia....
Hi, I'm Kaylee, and I'm a bad texter. I mean, seriously, notoriously, terrible at responding to texts. I'm fully aware of it, I'm not proud of it, but at this point, it's just a fact of life. What Actually Happens After You Text...
Some truths are hard to accept. My face requires moisturizer. Onions aren't the devil I grew up thinking they were. The new Jeep trucks are hideous. Maybe Target was actually just participating in a brilliant marketing campaign with those...
Huddle up, ladies. I’m calling a Mom Meeting. Don’t worry, you don’t need to change into anything fancy, like the lovely Michael Myers-inspired coveralls from Target. Your yoga pants are welcome here. You are safe. I called this meeting because someone has to discuss...
We have been judging kids based on their behavior, and it’s time to change. I get it. We like good kids! The ones who always listen to authority, use their manners, and respond to discipline and time-outs the way we...

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We're a year into the pandemic and, as much as we parents have had to upend our entire lives, our children have had to...